Fuji continues its retrolicious roll with the Fujifilm XF1 Camera ($500). This compact point-and-shoot features a 2/3-inch 12 Megapixel EXR CMOS sensor, a newly-developed wide-angle f/1.8 lens with 4x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, a 3-inch LCD, full manual controls, and, of course, fantastic vintage styling that's far beyond most modern designs.
Smaller and lighter doesn't have to mean less powerful with fewer features. The Fujifilm X-E1 Camera ($1,000-$1,400) is a more pocketable version of the company's beloved X-Pro1, yet still sports the same 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor and X-Mount as its bigger sibling. Other features include a high-def OLED electronic viewfinder, a variety of creative Film Simulation Modes, 1080/24p video recording, and the EXR Processor Pro. Available in two-tone black and silver or solid black, and with or without a bundled lens — whichever you choose, it'll arrive with plenty of retro-licious style.
Go Pro just got some serious competition. The appropriately-named Sony Action Cam ($200-$270) is set to make a run at the current POV sports cam king, by leveraging well-tested Sony imaging technologies like a 16-megapixel Exmor R sensor, ultra-wide angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, SteadyShot image stabilization, Full HD recording with a 4x slow mode available at 720p, Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC slots, a built-in stereo microphone, and an HDMI output. An included, ruggedized waterproof case with a universal tripod mount will keep the electronics safe from water down to 197 feet, and there will also be a Wi-Fi version that allows for easy retrieval of your latest videos using nothing but a smartphone — no cable required.
And the bettle between DSLRs and pocketable cameras rages on. The Sony NEX-5N Camera ($500) is the latest pocket-friendly, interchangeable lens camera to vie for the hearts and dollars of more advanced shooters. Features include a 16MP APS-C sensor, full HD 1080/60p video recording, burst shooting of up to 10 fps, a tiltable 3-inch touchscreen LCD, the BIONZ image processor, and a shutter release lag of 0.02 seconds, which the company claims is the world's shortest.
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Remember 110 film? You know, the kind that came in a plastic canister and always seemed to be used inside stretched out cameras? Well, it's back, and powers the far more traditionally-shaped Diana Baby Camera ($50). This diminutive camera comes equipped with a 24mm lens, slips easily into a pocket, and — as mentioned above — takes nearly-square 110 film, making it a sort of budget analogue Instagram cam.