If you're looking for pro-level construction, DLSR-quality images, and the kind of compactness and portability you can only get with mirrorless, you need the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Camera ($1,400). With a body made completely from magnesium alloy, this camera is dust-proof, water-resistant, freeze-proof, and very durable, so you can put it through a lot out in the field. Its 16 megapixel live MOS sensor shoots stunning photos — combine that with image stabilization, accurate autofocus, built-in WiFi, as well as a range of excellent lenses, and you get great photos every time in an easily-managed package. Its micro four-thirds design means this camera is small, light, and portable, so you can pack along more gear on your next photo trip.
Flawlessly light your next video project (as long as you're shooting with a Nikon 1 or Coolpix camera) using the Nikon LED Movie Light ($100). The built-in diffusion panel allows it to provide natural, soft light for illuminating your subject consistently without glare. Unlike a standard flash, it constantly emits light, letting you adjust it on the fly while shooting. Remove it from your camera for handheld light from a variety of angles depending on your artistic preference. Available in October.