Awesome Cameras

Brinno Time-Lapse Camera

Brinno Time-Lapse Camera

Brinno’s wireless, waterproof TLC100 camera automatically captures 1280×1024 time-lapse shots onto your USB flash drive. Just set your interval, lock down the camera, wait, and out pops a video.

RED Epic Octocopter

RED Epic Octocopter

The RED Epic is a drool-worthy 5K camera fit for Hollywood’s finest filmmakers. But that doesn’t mean it can’t get cooler – like when you strap it to an eight-bladed R/C chopper and send it skyward.

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Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon enters the rugged camera biz with this sturdy 16mp/1080p GPS digicam, waterproof to 33 feet, impact resistant to 5 foot drops and freeze-proof to 14°F. Available in orange, black or blue.

Olympus SP-810UZ Ultrazoom

Olympus SP-810UZ Ultrazoom

Can’t stand bloated digital zoom specs? Olympus’ compact camera is all lens. With an outstanding 36x optical zoom (24-864mm equivalent), it lets you get up close from any distance.

Bright Siren (Music Video)

Bright Siren (Music Video)

The directors of this music video for Japanese band Androp wired up 250 Canon cameras so that their flashes could act as pixels for an animated backdrop. Make your own version here.

Making Leica Lenses

Making Leica Lenses

The quality – and price –  of Leica products say a lot about the craftsmanship behind them, but if you’ve ever needed proof, here’s a brief tour of the manufacturing and assembly of Leica lenses.

iPhone SLR Lens Mount

iPhone SLR Lens Mount
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While the idea of using real Canon or Nikon SLR lenses on an iPhone seems a bit ludicrous, this adapter lets you give it a try anyhow. Surprisingly, the images produced look pretty decent.

Pixbag SLR Camera Bag

Pixbag SLR Camera Bag
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Pixbags are padded SLR camera bags made by Chocmuf. What they lack in protection, they make up for in style. There are dozens of designs and supported camera models.

Olympus Pen E-P3 Camera

Olympus Pen E-P3 Camera
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The latest interchangeable-lens, micro-four-thirds cam shoots 12mp stills, 1080p/60i HD video, zippy shutter and auto-focus speed, all wrapped in an metal body with a sharp OLED touchscreen.

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Measuring just 3.9″ x 2.3″ x 1.2”, the tiny Pentax Q is small enough to fit on your keychain, but offers interchangeable lenses, a 12.4MP 1/2.3 backlit CMOS image sensor and DSLR-like manual modes.

Mountkestrel Duopod

Mountkestrel Duopod

Ben Millet designed this incredibly versatile camera mount for a college project. Functioning as a tripod, steadycam and chest/shoulder mount, the Duopod would be perfect for all our on-the-go DSLR needs.

Leica M9-P Camera

Leica M9-P Camera

The M9-P distinguishes itself from its twin with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal cover on its LCD display, grippy vulcanite leathering and a Leica logogram instead of the usual red dot logo.

Lomo La Sardina Camera

Lomo La Sardina Camera
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Lomography’s limited-edition La Sardina collection is inspired by the humble sardine can. Each 35mm camera has a 22mm wide-angle lens, a multiple-exposure switch and a rewind knob for effects.

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Sony NEX-C3

Sony NEX-C3

The latest in Sony’s prosumer NEX line, it offers interchangeable lenses, and a large 16.2MP APS-C sensor, high-end features for a camera of its size. DPReview has an early preview and sample pics.

The Camerang

The Camerang

Park Sangyong’s concept camera works in an unusual way to be sure. Throw the Camerang into the air and as it spins, its automatically adjusting lens captures aerial self-portraits.

Replay XD1080 Action Cam

Replay XD1080 Action Cam

The latest incarnation of Replay’s tiny, durable XD action camcorder shoots 1080p full HD footage at 30fps, wind-resistant audio and offers a ton of mounting options. Video demo footage here.

Hasselblad H4D-200MS

Hasselblad H4D-200MS

By combining six slightly shifted 50 megapixel images, Hasselblad’s pro-grade digital camera can capture images at an astounding 200 megapixels. Demo an example multi-shot image here.

Mini Leica Digital Camera

Mini Leica Digital Camera
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This classic Mini Digital Camera from Minox, fashioned after a Leica M3 that James Bond used, packs a punch with 5.1 megapixels, a rechargeable battery and an SDHC memory card slot.

Lomo LC-Wide

Lomo LC-Wide
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The robust Lomo LC-Wide will take your shots to the widest extremes; it features the new Minigon Ultra-Wide Angle Lens and the versatility of 3 different photo formats. (Thanks Steve!)

WVIL Concept Camera

WVIL Concept Camera

Artefact’s, WVIL is a high-end camera with smartphone functionality. Its patent pending design also allows the camera’s lens and body to work even if they’re not attached to each other.

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Nikon D5100 dSLR

Nikon D5100 dSLR
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Nikon’s D5100 dSLR offers tons of cool in-camera effects including ISO 102,400 “night-vision”, HDR, sketch, selective color and a simulated tilt-shift modes. Shoots 1080p HD video and 16.2MP stills.

Pentax Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG-1
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The WG-1 is waterproof, dustproof, and handles to 220lbs of force applied to its shell. Shoots 14MP stills, 720p video, stores GPS data and has a macro light ring. Available in black, purple and green.

Midnight Shot Camera

Midnight Shot Camera
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This night-vision camera lets you shoot stills (5.0MP) or video (VGA) in total darkness, thanks to built-in infrared illumination. Add an infrared filter to intensify the otherworldly visual effect.

GoPano micro

GoPano micro

Just snap this gadget onto your iPhone 4 to grab 360º panoramic videos. Use the app or upload and share your surround-videos online. A $50 Kickstarter pledge gets you in on the first batch.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS
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The latest in the ELPH series, Canon’s pocket-sized 12-megapixel digicam has a 24mm ultra wide-angle lens, 5x optical zoom, and shoots full 1080p HD video with image stabilization.

Awesome Item of the Week

Awesome Item of the Week

Don’t just live your life, capture it in glorious 1080p HD with Sony’s pocket HD cam. The 8GB model stores up to 4 hours of MP4 video and shoots 12.8mp stills. Check back 3/15 for another pick.

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