What's that? 100 frames per second not slo-mo enough for you? How about 1,000? Really? Well, how about one million? That's what we thought. Okay, so the Phantom v1610 Camera ($100,000) can only reach that insane number by cranking the resolution down to an animated GIF-esque 128x16, but it can still take 720 HD video at a staggering 18,100 fps, or way faster than you'll need to properly capture your next Diet Coke and Mentos misadventure.
Get all the image quality of a Leica with all the colorful fun of a Lomo cam with the ColorWare Leica D-Lux 5 Camera ($1,200; $400 if you mail yours in). Sporting the same features as the standard model — including a 10.1 megapixel sensor, fast f/2.0 lens, a 3.8x optical zoom, 720p video recording, OIS image stabilization, a three-inch LCD, and low-light prowess up to 12,800 ISO — it also lets you adorn the front, back, lens body, lens face, top, port door, hot shoe insert, and lens cap of its compact body in whatever colors you'd like, letting you create everything from a rainbow-colored disaster to the tastefully loud Uncrate-approved model pictured above.
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.