Leica Camera shares footage from their spotless factory in Wetzlar, Germany, as technicians assemble their minimal new M10 digital rangefinder cameras. They may not have the mechanical complexity of film cameras, but the craftsmanship is still impeccable.
THE BEST Cameras
The Moon camera has a base that allows for magnetic levitation and wireless charging. But it’s more than a floating eye. It can rotate itself towards a source of sound, and act as a home automation controller. It even has an IR blaster to control older appliances.
Polaroid’s first instant camera in years combines the aesthetics of its 1970s classics with modern engineering. It’s super simple to use, has high quality optics, a bright flash, self-timer, and rechargeable battery. Instant film stock is available in color or black and white.
Sony’s shockproof, crushproof, waterproof RX0 offers the versatility of action cameras, but with high-end features like 4:2:2 4K video, 960fps slow-mo, 4K clean HDMI output, multi-camera control, and more. It stores 1080p/60 internally, but needs an external recorder for 4K.
The FrontRow is a 2.3″ tall disc-shaped camera that weighs just 1.94oz. You can hang it on a necklace or mount it on a clip. It can livestream to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter or automatically create time-lapse footage. Its 8MP front camera shoots at 1080p/30fps.
A compact interchangeable lens camera with 4K support. Works with a variety of Micro Four-Thirds lenses from Lumix, Sigma, Olympus, and Leica. It supports both automatic and manual focus, and is small enough to be mounted on a drone gimbal. Sample video content here.
An action camera designed for divers. It has large buttons with haptic feedback, automatic color correction based on your depth, and lets you overlay the time, depth and temperature in your videos. It uses a 140º lens with LDC, and shoots 720p/1080p/4K videos and 8MP stills.
If you’ve ever had to deal with a clogged drain or dryer vent, you know it’s tricky to figure out where the problem is. This nifty gadget has a tiny camera and LED lighting on its tip, so you can snake your way up to 10 feet into pipes, conduit, vents, and more to see what’s up.
A clever gadget for photographers which offers easy access to lenses. The hip-mounted holster hangs onto lenses securely using their mounts, and spins into position for quick lens swaps. It also provides storage for lens caps. Available for Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E lenses.
At the heart of this mirrorless camera is an insanely precise APS-H Foveon X3 CMOS image sensor which produces an image equivalent to a 51mp traditional sensor. Its RAW DNG files offer a level of detail not seen in cameras at this price. Sample photos on DPReview.
The Neptune Art Lens System consists of three fixed focal length lenses – 3.5/35, 2.8/50 and 4.0/80 – a lens base and six drop-in plates. Their size and weight makes it easy to switch lenses on the go, while the handcrafted optics offer a myriad of creative options.