Awesome Cameras

Centriphone & Centripro

Centriphone & Centripro

Nicolas Vuignier has open sourced his airplane-like DIY bullet-time rig. The Centriphone works with the iPhone 6 and 6S, while the Centripro works with the GoPro 3, 3+ and 4. Nicolas is also selling the rig to those who don’t have access to a 3D printer.

Nikon DL Series

Nikon DL Series

Nikon’s three-pronged attack on the premium compact camera niche. The DL series cameras have a 1″ 20.8MP CMOS sensor, hybrid autofocus, and 4K recording. The DL 18-50 has a wide angle lens, the DL 24-85 has a 1:1 macro mode, while the DL24-500 has a 21x zoom lens.

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Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Canon continues to impress with their latest prosumer DSLR. The EOS 80D packs a 24.2mp APS-C sensor, 45-point autofocus, 100% viewfinder coverage, a flexible clear-view monitor, up to 7fps burst mode, 1080p/60 video, Wi-Fi and NFC support.

Sony α6300

Sony α6300

Sony’s follow up to the stellar α6000 also has a 24.2MP CMOS sensor, but with a staggering 425 phase-detection AF points and 0.05s AF for razor sharp shots. The α6300 can also record video in 4K and shoot stills at up to 11fps and up to ISO 51200.

Canon EOS-1D X Mk. II

Canon EOS-1D X Mk. II

The 1D X Mark II features up to 14fps full RAW burst shooting, 52100 ISO that can be expanded to 409600, 1080p video at up to 120fps, 4K video at up to 60fps, live view one-touch autofocus tracking and more.

Leica X-U Adventure-Proof Camera

Leica X-U Adventure-Proof Camera
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This extravagant APS-C digital camera packs Leica quality in a rugged design that’s waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. The 16.2MP camera’s fixed f/1.7 23mm lens is also sealed, so the camera can be used under 50ft of water for up to 60min. Sample photos here.

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70

The X100T’s little brother. The new X70 has the same 16.3MP APS-C sensor, a new 18.5mm F2.8 wide-angle fixed lens, film simulation filters, a 180º tilting LCD touchscreen and a light and compact retro body.

Netatmo Presence Security Camera

Netatmo Presence Security Camera

The Presence is an outdoor security camera and lamp. It can differentiate between people, vehicles, and animals, so you can filter its footage and app notifications. It has a 100º FOV, records in 1080p and also has a night vision mode. Drops Q3 2016.

Kodak Super 8 Camera

Kodak Super 8 Camera
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Brand new cameras that shoot on good old 8mm film. They come with a fixed or 8-48mm zoom lens, and can film at variable speeds. A modern LCD viewfinder and microphone make shooting easy, and Kodak takes care of processing and digital archival scanning.

ExoLens x Zeiss Mobile Lenses

ExoLens x Zeiss Mobile Lenses

A line of high-end lenses for mobile devices that provide sharpness and angles that rival DSLRs. The wide-angle, macro and telephoto lenses drop Q2 2016 along with mounting brackets for the four iPhone 6 models; brackets for other devices to follow.

Phase One XF 100MP

Phase One XF 100MP

We’ve seen what an 80MP sensor can do, so we look forward to the endless enhance-a-thons from the new XF 100MP. The $49,000 medium format camera also has 16-bit and 14-bit color modes and automatic vibration reduction.

Nikon KeyMission 360 Camera

Nikon KeyMission 360 Camera

Nikon jumps head first into the crowded action camera market with the compact KeyMission 360. It packs two sensors, allowing it to capture 360º video and stills in 4k resolution. It’s also waterproof, and resistant to dust, shock, and cold, and has electronic vibration reduction.

Enlaps Time-Lapse Photo System

Enlaps Time-Lapse Photo System

Designed to simplify shooting time-lapse videos, the Enlaps Tikee sends images over Wi-Fi or 3G, combines still photos into videos, and recharges via solar power. It can shoot every 10 minutes for a week on battery, and uses dual Sony sensors to create a 220º field of view.

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Soloshot 3

Soloshot 3

Aside from automatically tracking subjects and controlling a camera’s zoom and focus, this robotic cameraman now has livestreaming and automatic editing. It works best with the new Soloshot cameras, but it has an optional adapter for third-party cameras.

Lytro Immerge

Lytro Immerge

Combining its light field image tech with a 360º camera rig and a sophisticated computer system, Lytro is developing a pro-grade system that can capture truly immersive VR they claim goes far beyond conventional tech, providing viewers with six degrees of freedom.

Joby Action Battery Grip

Joby Action Battery Grip

A lightweight and compact grip for action cameras that doubles as a battery charger. The Action Battery Grip has a 2600mAh battery, a miniUSB to USB cable, a GoPro mount, a 1⁄4″-20 screw for other action cameras and a standard tripod mount.

Lomo’Instant Wide Camera

Lomo’Instant Wide Camera

It’s comically large, and its film is pricey, but it gives you 3.5″x 4.5″ photos (2.5″x 4″ exposure area), a capable auto mode, an unlimited exposure mode and a lens cap that doubles as a remote control. It also has optional color gels, an ultra wide-angle lens and close-up lens.

Lume Cube

Lume Cube

This 1-1/2″ waterproof cube wirelessly connects with your smartphone to provide improved lighting for your photos, as a synced flash over Bluetooth, or providing constant light for videos. It’s adjustable up to 1500 lumens, and GoPro and Hot Shoe mounts are available.

LucidCam 3D Camera

LucidCam 3D Camera

LucidCam is a stereoscopic 3D camera that’s meant to be as easy to use as point-and-shoots. It takes 180º 1080p 3D videos and 2K 3D photos. You can view captured media from a VR headset or a smartphone with a cardboard headset and the LucidCam app.

Y Studio Camera Light

Y Studio Camera Light
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Y Studio repurposed the bodies of old and broken film cameras as lamp shades for minimalist desk lamps. Reborn 001 is based on a folding camera, Reborn 003 is based on a flash lamp and Reborn 004 is based on a twin lens reflex camera.

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Waylens

Waylens

A smart action camera for cars. Waylens uses data from your car as well as its sensors to automatically detect and record the highlights of your driving. You can overlay data such as speed, RPM or temperature over the captured video before sharing it online.

Sony RX1R II

Sony RX1R II

The latest version of Sony’s compact full-frame camera has the same 42.4MP CMOS sensor that’s in the α7R II for crisp shots and a wide ISO range. The RX1R II also has a retractable OLED EVF and an optical variable low-pass filter that can be set to off, on or high.

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon freshens up its premium point-and-shoot line with an improved version of the G7 X. The G5 X also had a 20.2MP CMOS sensor, 24-100mm focal length and tilting LCD touchscreen but adds an OLED EVF, a front dial, a hot shoe and more.

DJI Osmo

DJI Osmo

DJI leverages what its learned from making quadcopter cameras to make a fully stabilized lightweight handheld camera. The Osmo comes with a 12MP camera that takes 4K videos, but it’s also compatible with the Zenmuse X5 micro four-thirds camera.

Light L16 Camera

Light L16 Camera

The Light L16 aims to bring DSLR quality to a pocket-sized device. Instead of offering just a single lens, it has 16 camera modules for different types of pictures, and 10 of them fire at the same time to create a 52mp image. Early adopters save $400. Gallery here.

GoPro Hero+

GoPro Hero+

GoPro’s lineup is getting a tad confusing, but its entry level cameras do have clear differences. The $130 Hero is the cheapest, the new Hero+ adds Wi-Fi and 1080p/60 video, and the $300 Hero+ LCD gets a touchscreen too. The Hero+ drops 10/4.

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