THE BEST Cameras

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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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.

DSLR Wheel of Filters

DSLR Wheel of Filters

Turn your expensive DSLR into a cheap toy camera with this interchangeable wheel of low-fi filters and prisms. Choose from 18 different effects, including solid colors, splits and surrounds, macro, kaleidoscopic, and other funky patterns. For Nikon or Canon cameras.

Activeon CX Action Camera

Activeon CX Action Camera

Providing tremendous value compared to GoPro’s entry-level action cam, the Activeon CX shoots 1080/30p HD video through an f/2.4 lens, has a built-in LCD viewfinder, Wi-Fi, interchangeable batteries and faceplates, and a multitude of available mounting options.

Snap Flying Camera

Snap Flying Camera

Snap’s compact drone aims to bring awesome aerial image quality to the masses, with a 4K camera powered by Sony Exmor, 120fps/1080p video, gimbal stabilization, cinematic tracking and orbit, and the ability to collapse the drone to fit it in a backpack.

Win: GoPro HERO4 Session Camera

Win: GoPro HERO4 Session Camera

Enter to win the latest camera from GoPro, the diminutive, but powerful HERO4 Session. This rugged action camera shoots 1080p/60 video and fits just about anywhere. Just head over to the Technabob Shop for your chance to win! (Contest Ends 9/23/15)

Graava Action Camera

Graava Action Camera

Graava uses a variety of sensors to detect when it’s capturing something notable. It can then automatically edit its recording to include only those highlights. Takes 1080p/30fps & 720p/60fps videos and 8MP stills with 130º FOV.

Yuneec Q500 4K Drone

Yuneec Q500 4K Drone

Drone pilots and videographers of all skill levels will enjoy Yuneec’s newest 4K drone. It features 25 minutes of flight time, a 3-Axis anti-vibration gimbal, Geo-fencing and Follow Me and Watch Me modes. Read our review on Technabob.

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Z Camera E1

Z Camera E1

The E1 action camera is compatible with Micro Four-Thirds lenses. It can shoot 4096×2160 at 24fps, 3840×2160 at 30fps and 1080p at 30/60fps. It also has a 2.5″ TFT LCD rear display, 3.5mm audio in, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

GoPro HERO4 Session

GoPro HERO4 Session

The new HERO4 Session is the smallest GoPro ever. It packs 1080p60 video and 8mp photo capability in a tiny waterproof and rugged package. A low-profile frame and auto-rotation lets you mount it just about anywhere.

Explorer 360º Tactical Camera

Explorer 360º Tactical Camera

A rugged ball with six black and white cameras. Each camera shoots one photo per second. The photos are wirelessly sent and stitched into a 360º image to a mobile device up to 60ft. away. Available with LEDs or near-IR light.

Brinno Peep-Hole Camera

Brinno Peep-Hole Camera

Keep tabs on who’s outside your door without squinting with Brinno’s digital peephole camera. Visitors are displayed on a 3″ LCD screen, and a motion sensor automatically records whenever people approach even if you’re away.

Sony RX100 IV

Sony RX100 IV

The king of point-and-shoots returns with an even smaller body, thanks in part to its 20.1MP 1″ Exmos RS CMOS sensor. The RX100 Mk. IV can also shoot 4K video for up to 5min. at a time and full HD slow motion at up to 1000fps.

GoPro Hero+ LCD

GoPro Hero+ LCD

GoPro’s entry-level Hero+ LCD takes 8MP stills and up to 1080p/60fps videos. It has an LCD touchscreen that lets you view and edit shots on the fly, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth and a quick power on and record button.

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