Creating the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera is no small accomplishment — what with a field already dominated by some pretty tiny shooters — but the Samsung NX Mini Camera has set a new benchmark for camera size. Weighing in at a scant third of a pound, and measuring less than an inch in total thickness without a lens, you'll never think twice about sticking it in your pocket before you head out. It's also packed with features for such a small camera, including a 20 megapixel sensor, a three-inch flip-up touchscreen, and three available lenses. What's more, the Mini was designed with the selfie-taker in mind, thanks to its 180-degree screen and its narrow focal range, taking shots of you and your friends with your arm out has never been easier (so it might be time to apologize to your friends in advance).
Mirrorless cameras are the new DSLRs — and the Nikon 1 V3 Camera is the flagship of Nikon's mirrorless lineup. Boasting an 18.4 MP sensor and the Expeed 4A image processor, the V3 offers the world's fastest continuous shooting frame rate at a blazing 20 fps, as well as a fast AF system with 171 contrast detect focus areas, Full HD 1080/60p video recording, a tilting, touch-panel 3-inch LCD monitor, and built-in Wi-Fi. There's even an optional shooting grip and electronic viewfinder packed in with it, but unless you're coming from a DSLR, you might not even use them.
Life doesn't just happen within the confines of a rectangular frame — plenty happens on the periphery as well — and that's where normal video cameras fall short. But with the 360Fly Camera you're not just limited to what's in front of you, it films in 360 degrees horizontally, and 240 degrees vertically, capturing the entirety of life around you. With the ability to attach to helmets, tripods, bikes, boards, and more, it's the perfect way to preserve all of life's memories. And since it's compatible with both iOS and Android, and works with apps for both, you can view video as it's captured, instantly edit it, and share it on the web with your friends.
Most action cams only let you adjust the angle at which you're capturing your video by moving the camera itself — which can make for some mighty unwieldy mounting solutions. The Socam overcomes this problem with a 330º rotatable lens that provides viewing orientation and mounting options. Other features include a built-in gyro-assisted image stabilizer to keep your footage looking smooth, built-in Wi-Fi for hassle-free sharing, simple operation with only two buttons and colored LED indicators, the ability to shoot 1080p video at 30fps, WVGA slo-mo at 120 fps, and 16 megapixel stills, and an optional splashproof case with room for extra batteries or sensor modules.
Not every moment you witness that really calls for a photograph is necessarily the best moment to actually take a picture — so you need a camera that not only takes great pictures, but takes them in nearly every scenario imaginable. The Nikon Coolpix AW120 Camo Camera is ready for some abuse, thanks to its water-proof, shock-proof, and freeze-proof construction. So, go ahead and take it with you underwater, drop it off a ledge, or take it out in the cold, because beautiful pictures don't always happen at the most opportune moments (or in the most accommodating conditions). And with a 16-megapixel sensor, built-in WiFi, GPS, and full 1080p HD video capability, as well as a camo colorway that will help you blend in with your surroundings, it's ready for pretty much anything.