Awesome Cameras

GoPro Hero5 Black & Hero5 Session

GoPro Hero5 Black & Hero5 Session

Both the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session are waterproof up to 33ft out of the box, have voice control and shoot up to 4K video. In addition, the Hero5 Black shoots up 12MP images and has built-in GPS and electronic image stabilization up to 1080p.

How Phantom Cameras Are Made

How Phantom Cameras Are Made

The Slow Mo Guys built a career on the backs of Vision Research’s Phantom high speed cameras. So it’s only fitting that the YouTubers checked out the company’s factory in Wayne, New Jersey to see how the cameras are assembled.

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Sony X3000R

Sony X3000R

The 4K-capable X3000R action camera has optical image stabilization, a new 8.2MP backlit CMOS sensor and a more user-friendly interface. If you’re fine with shooting only up to 1080p, check out the AS300, which is $100 cheaper.

Garmin Virb Ultra 30

Garmin Virb Ultra 30

Garmin’s newest action camera looks a lot like a GoPro – it’s housing is even compatible with GoPro accessories – but the Virb Ultra 30 has a couple of unique features, including voice commands, 3-axis electronic image stabilization and performance data overlays.

Lomo’Instant Automat

Lomo’Instant Automat

Lomography’s newest instant camera is named after its user-friendly mode that automatically adjusts its shutter speed, aperture and flash timing for optimal lighting. It also has a long exposure mode and multiple exposure mode, and can be fitted with a wide angle lens.

Povie Smartphone Mount

Povie Smartphone Mount

It may look silly, but Edelkrone’s necklace-style smartphone holder is actually quite useful. It’s perfect for shooting unboxings, instructional videos, or any scene you want shot from your point of view. Its angle can be adjusted and can hold up to 1/2 lb.

Laowa Ultra Wide Angle Lens

Laowa Ultra Wide Angle Lens

Venus Optics claims that its upcoming Laowa 12mm F/2.8 lens provides a 122º field of view with close to zero distortion. It’s also small and light enough to be used in a variety of situations, from professional use to documenting your travels.

Nico360 VR Camera

Nico360 VR Camera

Currently up for funding on Indiegogo, the Nico360 aims to be the tiny champion of 360° imaging. It uses dual fisheye lenses and on-board stitching to make 1440p VR videos, or 25mp stills. Built-in wi-fi allows for live streaming without a PC. It’s also waterproof.

Nest Cam Outdoor

Nest Cam Outdoor

The weatherproof version of Nest’s security camera. Nest Cam Outdoor plugs into a socket, and in return it gives you 130º 1080p video at all times. It also has a microphone and speaker so you can interact (or scare away) with the folks onscreen using Nest’s app.

Pearl RearVision

Pearl RearVision

An accessory for vehicles that don’t have rear-facing cameras. It has a pair of wide-angle cameras in a frame that mounts over the rear license plate. Video is sent via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android device. The app also alerts you of nearby objects.

Switchback GoPro Mount

Switchback GoPro Mount

A simple but much-needed accessory for GoPro cameras. The Switchback has a quick-release mechanism that stays attached to your camera, while its base is compatible with practically all GoPro mounts. It also lets you rotate the camera in 90º increments while it’s mounted.

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm builds on its beloved rugged mirrorless camera. The X-T2 has a new 24.3MP CMOS sensor, a significantly improved hybrid autofocus with 325 AF points, a 3″ LCD with three-way tilt, 4K video capability and an optional battery grip.

Tiny1 Astronomy Camera

Tiny1 Astronomy Camera

The Tiny1 is a compact camera designed to take pictures and videos of the night sky. It has a backside illuminated 4MP CMOS sensor, a removable IR-cut filter and proprietary noise reduction. It can also be used as a normal point-and-shoot and has optional lens adapters.

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Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D

The X1D-50C is the world’s first compact mirrorless medium format camera. It has a 50MP sensor, 14 stops of dynamic range and 1/2000th of a second to 60 minute shutter speeds. It has its own range of lenses and an optional adapter for Hasselblad’s other lenses.

Restrap Sling Camera Strap

Restrap Sling Camera Strap

Restrap’s Sling uses magnets to secure the connectors with the strap itself, making it easy to transfer the strap between multiple cameras. It also has a magnetic lens cap holder and a pivot and quick release system to make it easy to bring the camera up to your face.

Olympus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Tough TG-Tracker

Waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, dustproof, and freezeproof, this action camera is ready to take on whatever you throw at it, shooting 4K video via a wide-angle F2.0 lens, with 5-axis image stabilization, and built in GPS, compass, altitude sensor, and accelerometers.

Literal Cameraman

Literal Cameraman

To promote the Sony RX100 Mk. IV, Thai ad agency Salmon House made this silly commercial that visualizes cameras as people. We’d actually rather have the DSLR though. The dude can take pictures and kick ass.

Hover Camera

Hover Camera

Zero Zero Robotics’ Hover Camera is a light, small and safe camera drone. Its propellers are housed in carbon fiber cages, it can shoot at 4K, and its app and follow-me controls make it easy to use. The catch? It only offers electronic image stabilization, and will cost around $600.

Revl Arc Action Camera

Revl Arc Action Camera

The Revl uses both electronic and mechanical image stabilization to create videos that are steady and level with the horizon. It shoots 4k/30fps, 1080p/120fps and 720p/420fps. It also captures data such as acceleration, G-force and rotation.

Convertible HDL Wearable Camera

Convertible HDL Wearable Camera

PRracer’s headband-mounted action camera for runners. It has a 12MP sensor and shoots videos at 1440p/30fps, 1080p/60fps, or 720p/100fps. It also has time-lapse and burst shooting modes. The headband also houses a 400 lumen flashlight and a retractable skullcap.

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Matador Camera Base Layer

Matador Camera Base Layer

A protective pouch that fits most Mirrorless and DSLR cameras. The Camera Base Layer’s unique construction has a wide mouth to accommodate your camera, and a quick release buckle that sheds the pouch in under a second. It also has an integrated rain fly.

Dual-Lens Huawei P9 & P9 Plus

Dual-Lens Huawei P9 & P9 Plus

Huawei teamed up with Leica to develop the first to market dual-lens smartphone camera. This new tech uses both an RGB sensor and a monochrome sensor to capture greater detail, improved color and better low-light imagery compared to other cameras.

Sony RX10 Mk. III

Sony RX10 Mk. III

Sony ups its compact superzoom game with the new RX10 III. It has the same 1″ 20MP sensor as the Mk. II, but its lens now maxes out at an insane 600mm. It also has 4K video, Wi-Fi and NFC, optical image stabilization and up to 960fps slow mo. Still no touchscreen though.

Canon G7X Mk. II

Canon G7X Mk. II

Canon updates its high-end point-and-shoot with a new image processor, up to 8fps continuous shooting, better image stabilization, face and object detection, a more ergonomic body, and a more articulated 3″ touchscreen.

Apple QuickTake to Instagram

Apple QuickTake to Instagram

Matt’s Macintosh dusted off a 20-year-old Apple QuickTake 200 digital camera to see if they could extract its images and upload them to Instagram. It wasn’t exactly straightforward, but in the end, they managed to figure out a way to do it. Check out the grainy result here.

Panacast 2

Panacast 2

Panacast 2 is a widescreen webcam for conference calls. Its three cameras create a 180º panoramic image at up to 4K resolution. It has stereo microphones and echo cancellation. An optional Skype add-on lets viewers zoom in on video from up to five Panacast 2 units.

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