For a company like Canon, which releases new, very similar products on an almost bi-weekly basis, consumers need each new release reduced down to the key differentiators. Don’t we? For the PowerShot G15, it’s the zoom. This thing packs the most powerful optical zoom in a compact camera to date. The 5X zoom goes from up-close 28mm all the way out to hummingbird-from-across-the-street 140mm.
If you want a best-in-class camera, one that you won’t have to replace in six months—or maybe six years, the new M from Leica is the one. This groundbreaking camera brings together the proven superiority of Leica Rangefinder tradition with the best of digital image technology for low-noise photos that are super-sharp and detailed by way of a full-35mm format 24MP sensor and Leica’s legendary lenses. Available early 2013.
After several iterations of the wildly popular and versatile 5D, the long-awaited Canon EOS 6D has finally arrived. This compact, lightweight DSLR features all of the internals that have made the EOS family the standard-bearer of the pro-sumer segment but the 6D gets some amazing upgrades: a full-frame 20.0 MP CMOS optical sensor, built-in wi-fi, crazy 102K ISO for low-light shooting, plus a 1080p, 30FPS video mode. Available December 2012.
The RX1 is a big leap forward. This little thing is the first fixed-lens digital camera to feature a full-frame sensor. That means high-quality, full 35mm, 24.3MP images produced in RAW format. It will shoot 5 fps bursts and captures it all through a super-bright Carl Zeiss F2.0 lens.
This little bag from Poler does double duty, functioning as both a camera bag and a cooler. Since few of us use real cameras, just stick your phone in the front pocket then stuff in as many beers as you can fit, which looks like about 4 or 5.
The mini DV cam battle continues. This week its Contour’s latest offering, the +2. This GPS-loaded, Wi-Fi connected model lets you share your 1080p footage instantly with speed, distance, and elevation data included. It also shoots 120 fps for sick slo-mo.
Though they were designed primarily for shooting stills, Canon EOS-system DSLRs revolutionized the way pros and amateurs shoot HD video. Now Canon has introduced the C series, cinema cameras made purely for video. The prosumer C100 model features EF mount lens options plus Canon’s proven CMOS sensors and DIGIC DV III Image Processor. Available November 2012.
Instacube wirelessly displays your incredible Instagram images on a screen that’s three-times larger than your phone, allowing you & people other than your followers to enjoy your shots in a new way.
GoPro might just GoHome when they see the Sony Action cam. It weighs just three ounces, features 120-fps slow-mo, a 16MP sensor, and a 160º super-fisheye Zeiss lens. It evens comes with a waterproof case good to depths of 200-feet and all for $200. For $270 you can get the Wi-Fi enabled model.
Samsung’s Galaxy point-and-shoot is a 16MP touchscreen camera powered by Android 4.1 that allows you to shoot, edit, and instantly upload your photos to FB or if you’re one of the 9 people using Google+, you can send shots there, too.