This new Lumix LF1 features Leica optical technology, a sensitive 12.1 MP MOS sensor & it shoots HD video, too. But what sets it apart is the electronic viewfinder offering a 100% field of view that assures accurate framing and high visibility live-view even in bright sunlight. The LF1 also features a manual control ring for zoom, aperture, ISO, and shutter speed adjustments the old-fashioned way.
Before you go buy that big, bulky DSLR camera you’ve been dreaming about, consider Ricoh’s new GR Digital V. It’s the world’s first compact camera with an APS-C optical sensor; same as the ones used in pro DSLRs. This sensor captures razor-sharp 16.6MP images, HD video, and shoots in 4 fps bursts. Unlike the big cameras this one is still light, small & portable.
Nope, there’s no film to load in this new digital video camera. In fact, there’s no such thing as “digital film.” Just the same, Blackmagic is claiming it. What they really mean is wide dynamic range that creates a “film look” which is to say, you can make what you shoot look old/lo-fi/cinematic. In addition to all types of contemporary tech features, this camera has a Super 16 sensor that supports all types of old, film quality lenses, too.
It seems like every few weeks Canon is releasing another new model in its proven, affordable Rebel line of DSLRs. In actuality, new models drop just a couple times per year. Here’s the new Rebel SL1; a powerful, lighweight camera that’s sure to make whatever you’re shooting with now obsolete. It shoots 18MP still images, offers full HD movie mode, plus it has a 3-inch touchscreen.
Pro features like an optical sensor that captures giant 20.3 MP images, blasts 8 frames per second in continuous shooting mode & has manual exposure control in video mode makes the NX1100 a powerful little camera.
For a compact point-and-shoot camera, Nikon’s 16.2MP Coolpix A camera produces images that look like they must have been shot with a pro-level SLR. That’s because this little guy has the same DX-format CMOS sensor used in Nikon’s professional line of D-SLR camera bodies.
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.