On paper, the PITTA drone is a brilliantly simple idea that should have been executed sooner. It’s a camera drone with the usual automatic flying modes, but it can also be mounted and used as an action cam or a security camera. Sadly, it only has digital image stabilization.
THE BEST Cameras
Kodak keeps physical pictures alive with the Mini Shot. It’s a compact instant camera with a 10MP sensor and a 1.7″ LCD viewfinder. It prints one picture in 50s and makes up to 20 prints per charge. You can also use it to print photos from your mobile device.
Building on its X1D-50c, Hasselblad’s new kit bundles the amazing medium-format mirrorless camera with a trio of XCD prime lenses (30mm, 45mm, and 90mm), a rugged Pelican carrying case, two batteries, lens cleaning accessories, and more. Hasselblad dealer list here.
Reflex System wants to make the first new manual 35mm SLR camera in 25 years. Its main draw is its interchangeable lens mount. You can get it with a universal M42, Nikon F, Olympus OM, Canon FD or Pentax PK mount. It also has a daylight-changeable film back and an LED light.
The new Sony A7R Mk. III mirrorless camera has a 42.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor. It can shoot at up to 10fps with autofocus and has a silent shutter mode, and captures 4K HDR video. It also has 5-axis optical image stabilization and twice the battery life of its predecessor.
A compact and versatile camera for recording everything from action shots to monitoring your home. It’s waterproof up to 20 feet, and can send images via Wi-Fi. Captures video at up to 1080p through a f/2.0 140º wide angle lens. Save 50% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
The GoPro Fusion has two lenses that create 360º videos at 5.2K/30fps or 3K/60fps. It has several modes, including a sweet Matrix-like freeze pan effect. Don’t want spherical videos? Crop it at different angles to look like you used multiple cameras. Drops 11/2017 for $700.
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.
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