Panasonic’s latest micro four-thirds model, the GX8 offers a 20MP sensor, the largest ever in this camera category. This means not just higher resolution but also a higher dynamic range, dual image stabilization, and faster sensor readout. This increase in tech capability also comes with a slightly larger body size, and beefier grip, all made of magnesium-alloy, resulting in a more substantial-feeling camera.
Sphericam 2 is a spherical, 360º camera; the first to offer global shutter at 60FPS and 4K. It allows you to capture everything around you in high-res with no blind spots & you can watch your videos on a VR headset like Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard or on your iPad, tablet, PC or phone.
The latest cam from GoPro is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than any before it. The Session is also totally waterproof to 33′ without the need for an external case. The feature set is nearly identical to the original Hero, minus the 4k capability of the higher priced models, however one thing that might not sit well with long day trip users is the lack of an external battery.
Olympus just unveiled the AIR Camera, a handheld interchangeable lens camera completely controlled with smartphones. Olympus wedged the mirrorless, wi-fi & Bluetooth-enabled, 16-megapixel camera—its sensor, storage, battery, & camera functions into a handheld device barely larger than a typical DSLR lens.
This plug-in iPhone camera greatly improves the imaging capability of your already impressive iPhone 6. The DxO ONE unit plugs into the Lightning port & offers a bright f/1.8 aperture and a 20.2MP sensor as well as a manually adjustable aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. Due for release in September.
One of the limitations of most compact cameras is a lack of zoom capability, making it impossible to get those nice, compressed long-lens shots. Canon’s G3X solves this problem by offering a whopping zoom range equivalent to a 24-600mm lens. Its back-illuminated CMOS sensor captures 20MP images & of course 1080p HD video.
Like a Hollywood dolly camera for your DSLR (or smartphone), the Pocket Skater 2 helps you achieve smooth, precise pans & steady motion shots for your video projects. 3 adjustable fold-out wheels & an edelkrone Flex-Tilt Head enable endless adjustment to help you nail every shot.
Nest Thermometer, Nest Smoke Alarm, & yes, now Nest Cam. It’s a home security cam that shoots 1080P HD & is packed with the same smart, simple features and clean design that have made the brand’s other products so popular. The Nest Aware App feeds you direct data from the cam so you can monitor your home when you’re not home.
Sony’s a7 RII brings pro-camera features to the compact category and the heart of this new camera is its incredible sensor, a back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS with a 42-megapixel resolution and an ISO sensitivity of 102,400. This technology makes the a7 RII the world’s first digital camera to offer in-camera full-frame format 4K recording capacity.
The new Leica Q is a fixed-lens prosumer camera that features a 24 MP full-frame sensor and super-bright and super-sharp 28mm f/1.7 prime lens that can also shoot macro. Switchable frame lines for both 35mm & 50mm cropping help add range to the limits of the fixed lens design.