With modern-day DSLRs capable of fantastic stills and Hollywood-worthy video capture, it's more tempting than ever to take them everywhere — including underwater. If you're planning on testing your rig's sea legs, you're going to need one of these Ikelite Waterproof Camera Housings ($250 and up). Available for everything from point-and-shoots to semi-pro models, they'll keep your rig usable and dry down to 200 feet. [via]
If you need your next pocket cam to be as thin as possible — think millimeters here — then you'll want to take a look at the Sony Cyber-Shot TX55 Camera ($350). The latest pint-sized powerhouse from the Walkman maker features a 16.2 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor for terrific detail and low-light performance, Full HD video, fast, 0.1-second autofocus, crazy "By Pixel Super Resolution" processing that extends the 5x optical zoom to 10x without lowering the pixel count, SteadyShot image stabilization, Memory Stick Micro/MicroSD card support, and a 3.3-inch OLED touchscreen that'll let you ensure you've got the shot before the moment passes. [Scouted by Pete]
The dream of a complete cinema in your pocket gets one step closer to reality with the Sony HD Camcorder Projector ($900). Not content to simply shoot and store its 1080, 60p videos on the integrated 220GB hard drive, this pint-sized powerhouse also boasts a projector built into the space behind the fold-out three-inch touch screen, letting you share your newly-minted memories on an image up to 60 inches in size.
Whether you're going on a deep sea expedition or just fooling around in the kiddie pool, the Liquid Image Wide Angle HD Dive Mask ($350) will let you capture it all in stunning high-def without even using your hands. This unique mask integrates a digital video camera into the chassis above and between the lenses, recording 720p, 30 fps video in H.264 format onto a micro SD/SDHC card, and capable of taking 5MP stills as well. Lever-style buttons make it easy to operate while wearing gloves, and, of course, it's a pretty decent mask, as well.
Another week, another tiny interchangeable lens camera. The Olympus PEN E-P3 Camera ($900) is the latest entrant into this increasingly crowded market, and packs a 12.3 megapixel Live MOS sensor, the new TruePic VI processor, an all-new FAST AF Tracking System with 35 focus points, 1080i HD video recording, ISO up to 12,800, and a 3-inch OLED touch screen for viewing all those masterpieces. DSLR, it's time to break out the bottle again.