These days it takes a pretty awesome camera for most of us to put down our phones and shoot with something purpose-built for photos. Canon’s new PowerShot G1 X point & shoot is the one. It is compact and powerful, boasting a highly light-sensitive 14.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor plus all the user-friendly features that have made the PowerShot series so successful.
Hot off the presses, Fujifilm just launched their X-Pro 1. It’s a small yet versatile rangefinder-style camera that’s equipped for interchangeable lenses and has a huge 16-megapixel sensor. There are currently three lenses available: an 18mm, a 35mm, and a 60mm. It’s also got a hotshoe flash mount. This little unit truly is a photographer’s camera but still easy enough to use, even for us amateurs.
The DV300F from Samsung has a dual view LCD for easy self-portraits but what’s even cooler is the built-in wi-fi that lets you post your pics to the web straight from the camera. What will they think of next? Maybe adding a keypad for making calls?
Adults of a certain age will recall with delight a childhood toy called the View-Master, a magnifying photo viewer—whatever, you remember this thing. Now it’s back but instead of the Grand Canyon or Mount Rushmore, you can get reels of your own photos made for events, weddings, whatever.
You don’t know it but most of your Instagram followers are burnt on the stale ass photos you keep posting. Spice it up with this macro lens attachment. It’s a close-up lens built into a rubber band: super easy to use and super affordable. Also super for getting more likes.
The iPhone Lens Dial mounts to your phone and gives you the option of a Wide Angle, Fisheye, or Telephoto lens for your phone photos. The fact that it’s the same price and same size as many point-and-shoot cameras is irrelevant because those cameras don’t have a built-in phone. Right? Right.
If shopping blogs stop posting new cameras every week maybe the manufacturers would quit introducing new models every couple days. Yeah, right! That’ll never happen, so let’s get on with it. This here is the Lumix GX1. It’s new. It has more features than anyone needs, like stereo sound to go with full HD footage; it also takes pictures, huge ones.
Whether you ski, bike, boat, surf, or just shoot personal movies at home, you should be shooting with a GoPro HD camera. Their pro-quality mini POV-digi cams are the best all-weather-over-the-handlebars-lost-my-front-teeth-memory-makers you can get. 1080p, variable frame rates, 170º FOV, all that. Photo: Dan Bracaglia
The D-Lux 5 is a peerless, high-powered digital point-and-shoot from Leica, makers of the world’s best cameras. Technically, this new Titanium model is the same as the black one, just sexier and a little bit lighter.
With all the smart technology and after effects, it’s getting harder & harder to take bad photos. So why do yours still suck? User error? Bad aim? No matter what you’re lacking, the Lytro is designed to correct all your photography shortcomings in a small, easy-to-use package. Capture the entire light field. What does that mean? It means you can focus on certain details of your photo after the fact. That’s smart.