Yeah, a camcorder. They still make those. The new VIXIA mini is a slim, compact video & still camera that offers HD video, built-in wi-fi, an ultra wide-angle lens, and a full bundle of proven Canon image & software technologies.
It may look like grandma’s old hobby camera from the 60s but this is actually the new Lumix GX7, a micro 4/3s point & shoot with a magnesium-alloy body, a 16-MP sensor, built-in wi-fi & super-high 25.6K ISO for getting solid shots even in situations with terrible lighting. Available November 2013.
If you’re into shutterbuggery, Hasselblad’s latest point & shoot is gonna give you wood. For real. Molded to the all aluminum Sony-made RX100 body, the Stellar features an Italian-designed grip that comes in your choice of 6 different types of wood: Padouk, Olive, Mahogany, Zebra, Walnut & Wenge. A solid grip for capturing a 20MB image with ultra-sharp Zeiss optics.
Someday your iPhone will probably shoot 3D video on it its own but for now, there’s Poppy. Slide your iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5 or fifth-generation iPod Touch into this little viewer & you’ll see all your photos & video in 3-D. There are no electronics inside, just a pair of lenses that create the effect.
You can’t shoot all your videos with a helmet-cam so when you’re done playing, Canon’s new 70D will help document the rest of your life. This camera replaces the outgoing 60D & for upgrades it got built-in Wi-Fi, Near Field Communication (NFC) sharing, a 3-inch LCD touchscreen and a bump up in megapixels. But the key upgrade for video is Canon’s all-new “Dual Pixel CMOS” focusing system. And yes, it also shoots photos.
Unlike most mini POV cameras, the Flytecam doesn’t need a special waterhousing or shockproof case to go from the turf to the surf and back. This thing is all-terrain. It features a rugged, rubberized body that is waterproof to 3 meters and shoots full HD 1080P video. A wide 120º lens & 60fps slow-mo mode brings the action up close.
For a little guy, the new Pentax Q7 is powerful, offering a 12.4 MP CMOS sensor in the world’s smallest & lightest interchangeable lens system. It also comes in a rainbow of custom colors.
To create the new Galaxy S4 Zoom, Samsung took an Android 4.2-powered smartphone and grafted it onto a 16-megapixel point & shoot with a 10X zoom. With this thing, you might be able to win Instagram without buying followers. Available late 2013.
It looks like a vintage knapsack but inside it’s got a padded, 31-liter, adjustable camera pod with 12 dividers for a custom DSLR or video camera set-up. There’s also a padded sleeve for an iPad or 11-inch MacBook Air, external pockets, and the design is backed with a lifetime guarantee. via
It feels good to have the right tool for the job. If the job in question happens to be shooting a time lapse HDR video, the Brinno TLC 200 Pro is the sledgehammer you were looking for. With a massive image sensor, the camera captures ultra-high dynamic range—115db, for crisp clear TL videos even in low-light conditions. There are also 97 other sweet features you may want to look into.