If the video footage & photos from your phone aren’t quite cutting it, the LX7 is a solid step up. The lens is a bright, 1.4 Leica that zooms from 24mm to 90mm producing crisp shots even in low light conditions. Video capture is hi-res full HD at 1080/50P with progressive scanning which results in video that’s crystal clear.
While GoPro and Contour have been busy creating the whole portable, POV DV camera market, the big dogs have stayed on the porch. But now JVC has jumped into the mix. In addition to its focus-group approved extreme moniker, the Adixxion action camera features built-in wi-fi, a superwide angle lens, full HD capture, and is waterproof to 15 feet. Available late summer.
Until the release of their latest point & shoot, the EX2F, Samsung’s wi-fi enabled cameras have suffered from sub-standard image quality. But the new EX2F is a definite step up. It offers a 12.4 MP image from a fast f/1.4-2.7 zoom lens along with dual image stabilization, ISO up to 12,800, and a 3-inch swivel display. Hits stores in August.
One of the saddest things about spending a big night in the gentleman’s club with the boys is that in the morning nobody remembers what really happened. Even though it’s against club rules, shooting some photos or footage in the champagne room would solve this dilemma. If you pack Sony’s super low light sensitive DSC-RX100, you won’t need a flash thus allowing to fill a “memory” card without risking being bounced.
The Pentax K-30 is a small, lightweight & powerful DSLR camera. It shoots a 16-megapixel image as well as capturing 1080p HD video. ISO speeds crank all the way up to 25,600 so you can literally get a shot in the dark. This new model is also weatherproof. Rain, dust, baby vomit, this thing is impervious to it all.
Who doesn’t want more “likes” on the pics they post? These clip-on lenses from Gizmon help you step-up your iPhone and iPad photography for great effects without costing too much. Choose from the fisheye, circular polarizer or 3-image mirage filter.
For those of you who go deep, the new Dive Housing from POV camera gurus GoPro is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. It goes down to depths of nearly 200-feet and its glass faceplate offer crystal-clear sharpness for your giant squid or shark attack survival footage.
At least one new camera comes on the market every single day, all year, every year. Or maybe it just seems that way. But how do you know which one to get? Well, in the case of the Samsung NX1000, the 20.3 MP optical sensor, 8 FPS shutter burst and direct-wifi image sharing all make a strong case for choosing this one.
Most people who give ContourROAM POV cameras the advantage over GoPro models say it comes down to a better design. They’re not as boxy, which makes them easier to hold & mount. Contour’s latest offering, the watersports kit includes all the gear you need to use the camera in or underwater; like on your surfboard, kayak, or next snorkeling adventure.
Fishing trips, bachelor parties, and drunken four-wheeler races, have claimed many a digital camera. That’s why Olympus created a camera for guys who roll like you. Their TG-1 iHS Tough model is beer-proof to 40-feet and dance-floor proof from a 6-foot drop. It also comes with a “memory card” to help you piece together what happened the next morning. Coming soon.