It’s a good thing that Sony made their new TX30 waterproof to thirty feet as well as freeze- & dustproof. That’s because the 18.2 MP, Zeiss optics-equipped, HD video capable camera is so slim that you’ll forget you’ve got it in your pocket when you jump in the pool. But no worries & as David Lee Roth once enthusiastically exclaimed, “Go ahead & jump!” Available April 2013.
You may never take this rugged 16-megapixel-photo-HD video-GPS-Wi-Fi camera 60 feet underwater but you could. You could also drop it from over 6-feet without breaking it. But better than the long list of features: it comes in camo.
Unless you’re Travis Pastrana or Shaun White, you don’t have a team of filmers following you around to capture every extreme move you make. The Soloshot unit is like a robotic cameraman for us regular guys. It attaches to a tripod with a camera on it, links with a tracking transmitter that you wear & adjusts the unmanned camera to stay focused on you as you get rad.
Phones work fine for most of us, but if you’re one of those photographers or video enthusiasts who uses a camera so big that it needs its own bag, this SLR-size pack from Chrome is a solid choice. It offers weatherproof denier nylon construction and enough space to hold your SLR or video camera kit, lenses and accessories plus it’s got an interior laptop pocket, external tripod straps, and even a holster for your U-Lock if you happen to bike to your photoshoots.
Clean, classic looks and improved function make the new Fujifilm X100S even better than its popular predecessor the X100. This new model boasts the world’s fastest auto focus, locking in at .08 seconds. Even in super low light this means there’s no more waiting and lag between seeing what you want and capturing it at a giant, 16.3 megapixel resolution.
In terms of bang for buck, the new Canon N Series cameras deliver. They’re small, light, & impressively powerful for their size, boasting built-in wi-fi for instant sharing. They also shoot 12.1 MP stills and full HD 1080 video. The sleek, all-new body design also features a 2.8-inch tilt-type touch screen for nailing the shot from any angle.
This compact little camera from Samsung is the first of its kind to capture both still images and 1080p HD video in 3D with just a single lens. Built-in wi-fi connectivity also lets you instantly share those 3D pics & videos with everyone in one click, with the Direct Link hot key. Available March 2013.
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.