There’s a seemingly never-ending stream of new, portable HD video cameras spilling into the market. Inexpensive but not quite a dime-a-dozen, the ATC Chameleon from Oregon Scientific captures 1920 x 1080 HD 3D video & features a pair of 170º lenses—one on each end of the camera—that can be rotated 180º by hand for simultaneous dual views.
The battle rages on in the portable HD-POV-WiFi action camera war. The latest entry to the fray is this Ghost HD Action Camera and this little nug comes out shooting with LED remote control, a 2-inch GorillaGlass LCD screen, a glass lens and the longest battery life on the market.
This Italian-made leather camera bag is flexible, padded and features drawstring closures on both ends, allowing it to fit your camera with a variety of lenses or hold other items you want to tote in a protected, soft-sided cinch-sack. Like a muff for your stuff, its unique design leaves options open for how you carry your camera.
Producing pro-quality video shots like smooth follow cams and slow pans requires cumbersome, expensive equipment like dollys and slider tracks. The super portable design of the AirTracks inflatable slider now allows you to bag those high-tech shots with ease and you can carry the whole system along in your camera bag.
Smaller, lighter, and more powerful, GoPro’s latest offering in the hotly contested mini HD video camera market, the Hero3 has arrived right on time. The wi-fi enabled full HD model captures 4K video at 15fps all the way down to 1080p at 30 fps and feature a sharper lens that’s 50% better in low light than its predecessor the Hero2. Improvements have also been made to audio quality.
The compact and lightweight HD video cameras from Looxcie make it easy for you to film everything you do. Clip it to your helmet. Your car. Whatever. And with live streaming you can even share the action as it happens. Whether or not anyone wants to watch? Sorry, can’t help you with that.
With a built-in GPS, this hands-free, wearable camera uses 5 sensors to automatically shoot your photos for you without ever blowing it. With all glass optics and a 136º fisheye lens, 8GB of memory and Bluetooth, the Autographer makes it easier than ever to instantly post, geotag, and share your images. Available November 2012.
The vintage look remains intact but the new Pentax Q10 got a solid upgrade over its predecessor, the Q model. This super-compact system camera now features a new CMOS sensor producing a 12.4 megapixel image plus added an HDR (high dynamic range) mode and improved auto-focus.
For a company like Canon, which releases new, very similar products on an almost bi-weekly basis, consumers need each new release reduced down to the key differentiators. Don’t we? For the PowerShot G15, it’s the zoom. This thing packs the most powerful optical zoom in a compact camera to date. The 5X zoom goes from up-close 28mm all the way out to hummingbird-from-across-the-street 140mm.
If you want a best-in-class camera, one that you won’t have to replace in six months—or maybe six years, the new M from Leica is the one. This groundbreaking camera brings together the proven superiority of Leica Rangefinder tradition with the best of digital image technology for low-noise photos that are super-sharp and detailed by way of a full-35mm format 24MP sensor and Leica’s legendary lenses. Available early 2013.