THE BEST Cameras

Pentax Optio WG-1

Pentax Optio WG-1

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

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.

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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

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.

Olympus SZ-30MR

Olympus SZ-30MR

The SZ-30MR may look like a typical mid-range camera, but it has a unique feature – it can capture full 16-megapixel stills while you’re shooting 1080p HD video through its 24x optical zoom lens.

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

For under $400 bucks, you can now own a Nikon with 36x optical zoom, full 1080p/30 HD video, manual exposure control, and a 921k pixel tilting LCD display. Plus, you can have it in glorious red.

Canon EOS Rebel T3i

Canon EOS Rebel T3i

Also known as the EOS 600D, the new T3i offers the same 18MP CMOS sensor from the T2i, but adds a high-res tilt/swivel monitor, and improved full 1080p (30fps) video shooting.

Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

The compact P300 has features usually reserved for higher-end cams. Its lens can open to f/1.8 for low-light shots. Grabs 1080p video, 12.2mp pics, 120FPS high-speed vids, and offers manual control.

JVC GC-PX1 Hybrid Camera

JVC GC-PX1 Hybrid Camera

Combining the best of still and video cameras, it shoots full 1080p60 full HD videos, 10 megapixel stills, 300fps high-speed shots and has a 10x optical zoom lens. Arrives in Japan first.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3

Panasonic’s LUMIX DMC-TS3 camera is equipped with GPS and compass and features 3D Photo mode; it creates images by taking 20 consecutive photos and overlaying the 2 best for the final shot.

Sony Bloggie Touch

Sony Bloggie Touch

This 12.8mp camera can record video in 1080p, and can even shoot pictures while recording video. Controlled by a 3″ touchscreen, and has an HDMI port. There’s even a 360-degree lens option.

Weisscam High-Speed Demos

Weisscam High-Speed Demos

These incredible videos of everyday objects moving in slow-motion were shot with Weisscam HS-1 and HS-2 high speed cameras, and are completely unretouched. Second demo here.

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Satarii Star Accessory

Satarii Star Accessory

The Satarii Star Accessory is a product with a sensor enabled motorized base that makes your mobile camera follow your every move while capturing video, eliminating the need for tripods.

Olympus XZ-1 Camera

Olympus XZ-1 Camera

The 10mp XZ-1 is powered by an extra large CCD sensor, with an f1.8 iZUIKO zoom lens optimized for low-light shooting at up to ISO 3200. We love the crisp 610k pixel HD OLED monitor on the back.

Horizon Perfekt Camera

Horizon Perfekt Camera

Made for panoramic shots, the Horizon Perfekt uses a clockwork motor instead of batteries. When its shutter is pressed, a narrow vertical slit exposes the film as the lens moves from side to side.

Polaroid GL30 Instant Camera

Polaroid GL30 Instant Camera

Hearkening back to Polaroid’s roots, the GL30 merges digital camera with ZINK portable printer to provide instant 3″x4″ digital prints. Not a high-end camera, but it could be good for creative projects.

Casio Exilim TRYX Camera

Casio Exilim TRYX Camera

The Casio Exilim TRYX has a frame that’s connected to the main body only on the lens, allowing the user to shoot from uncommon angles and positions with an ultra wide angle 21mm lens.

GoPro HD Highlights

GoPro HD Highlights

GoPro put together this montage of some of the more awesome action footage shot with their wearable 1080p HD HERO camera. The view from inside of a wave never ceases to amaze us.

Leica M9 Silver Set

Leica M9 Silver Set

Rarer than the Titanium M9 at just 50 units, the Leica M9 Silver Set has a silver chrome body and 35mm/f2 lens, brown ostrich leather trim and matching brown ostrich leather strap.

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Poco 3D Camera

Poco 3D Camera

Iain Sinclair’s Poco 3D, made of scratch resistant magnesium, is the world’s first credit card sized, full 1080p high definition video camera with 5 MP digital still and music recording/playing capability.

Camera Armor

Camera Armor

Spent a boatload on your dSLR? Then spend a few extra bucks to protect it from heat, scratches and dings with this silicon armor. Available for Canon, Nikon and select other cameras.

Vimeo: Choosing a Camera

Vimeo: Choosing a Camera

Vimeo recently launched the Video 101 series to help more people make videos. The first guide in the series will help you decide which camera to get. Skip to 1:30 for the meat of the lesson.

Pentax K-5 dSLR

Pentax K-5 dSLR

The reviews are in, and it sounds like the K-5 could be the best Pentax dSLR so far. The camera can capture 1080p HD video, 16.3 megapixel stills, with sensitivity up to ISO 51200. Canon 7D, look out.

POV HD Snow Helmet Cam

POV HD Snow Helmet Cam

We’re intrigued by the small bit we’ve seen in this vid for the new V.I.O. point of view HD camera; the shockproof little machine shoots in 1080p at 50 fps, has 4 recording methods and a modular mount.

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Continuing to improve on the point-and-shoot SX series, this new model adds a massive 35x optical zoom lens, ups resolution to 14.1MP and adds dynamic image stabilization for shake-free video.

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