Though they were designed primarily for shooting stills, Canon EOS-system DSLRs revolutionized the way pros and amateurs shoot HD video. Now Canon has introduced the C series, cinema cameras made purely for video. The prosumer C100 model features EF mount lens options plus Canon’s proven CMOS sensors and DIGIC DV III Image Processor. Available November 2012.
Instacube wirelessly displays your incredible Instagram images on a screen that’s three-times larger than your phone, allowing you & people other than your followers to enjoy your shots in a new way.
GoPro might just GoHome when they see the Sony Action cam. It weighs just three ounces, features 120-fps slow-mo, a 16MP sensor, and a 160º super-fisheye Zeiss lens. It evens comes with a waterproof case good to depths of 200-feet and all for $200. For $270 you can get the Wi-Fi enabled model.
Samsung’s Galaxy point-and-shoot is a 16MP touchscreen camera powered by Android 4.1 that allows you to shoot, edit, and instantly upload your photos to FB or if you’re one of the 9 people using Google+, you can send shots there, too.
The image quality of Sony’s forthcoming 4K LCD cinema display is roughly 4-times better than regular old HD. Watching it might feel sort of like that scene from Poltergeist where Carol Anne is literally sucked into the television.
Why look up at the sky or peer out a window when you can just keep your eyes permanently glued to your phone? This iPhone-based weather station lets you do it. It tracks environmental variables like temp, humidity, & air quality with software that produces detailed reports for you to share with your amateur meteorologist friends.
The Croon is a stereo HI-FI amplifier with an integrated Bluetooth receiver. It’s designed to sound good and in our opinion, it looks good, too. It’s a super-simple, uncluttered design that does exactly what you need it to: provide much-improved sound to your phone, tablet or computer.
Originally designed for teenage boys unencumbered by parental control settings on their bedroom PCs, this washable keyboard can be thrown in the sink and scrubbed back to sanitary condition as often as every 5 minutes.
The ongoing tit-for-tat battle between Canon and Nikon benefits us, the consumers, most. Canon dropped the G1 X and now Nikon volleys back with the new Coolpix P7700 that packs a 12.2 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 7.1x zoom lens, 1080p movie mode and optional full manual mode for the purists.
Android tablets are still fighting an uphill battle against iPad but for those who dare to be different, the Archos 101 XS has the noteworthy distinction of being 15% thinner than iPad. If that’s not enough for you, keep in mind that the Ice Cream Sandwich software will automatically upgrade to Jelly Bean by the end of 2012. Eat that Apple. Available November 2012.