Smaller, lighter, and more powerful, GoPro’s latest offering in the hotly contested mini HD video camera market, the Hero3 has arrived right on time. The wi-fi enabled full HD model captures 4K video at 15fps all the way down to 1080p at 30 fps and feature a sharper lens that’s 50% better in low light than its predecessor the Hero2. Improvements have also been made to audio quality.
The compact and lightweight HD video cameras from Looxcie make it easy for you to film everything you do. Clip it to your helmet. Your car. Whatever. And with live streaming you can even share the action as it happens. Whether or not anyone wants to watch? Sorry, can’t help you with that.
With a built-in GPS, this hands-free, wearable camera uses 5 sensors to automatically shoot your photos for you without ever blowing it. With all glass optics and a 136º fisheye lens, 8GB of memory and Bluetooth, the Autographer makes it easier than ever to instantly post, geotag, and share your images. Available November 2012.
The vintage look remains intact but the new Pentax Q10 got a solid upgrade over its predecessor, the Q model. This super-compact system camera now features a new CMOS sensor producing a 12.4 megapixel image plus added an HDR (high dynamic range) mode and improved auto-focus.
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.