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.
If you think the Sigma DP2 Quattro Camera looks unconventional from the outside, wait until you hear what's underneath. The DP2's new Quattro sensor captures light vertically instead of horizontally (like traditional sensors), by using three layers that grab luminance and color information separately, resulting in 19.6MP images offering fantastic detail. Other features include the new True III image processing engine, a 3-inch 920k-dot LCD display, and a fixed 30mm f2.8 lens that's the equivalent of 45mm glass attached to a full-frame body.
Continuing the renaissance of old-school camera design, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Camera combines retro looks with modern tech. At its heart is a 16MP Live MOS sensor with built-in image stabilization, which gets paired with a TruePic VII for outstanding color rendition, 8fps shooting, and fast AF. You can compose your images using the tilting touch screen or the built-in EVF, control your settings via the dedicated dials, and, once you're done, transfer the finished product over to your phone/tablet/computer using built-in Wi-Fi. And thanks to its Micro 4/3 compatibility you'll have a host of lenses at your disposal.
As it has evolved, Fujifilm's mirrorless X-Series range has become more and more popular with professional shooters — and now they have an X-Series camera that's just as powerful as they're used to. The Fujifilm X-T1 Camera takes the interchangeable lens series to new heights, with a 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder that has a lag time of just 0.005sec, an EXR Processor II and X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in phase detection AF that deliver best-in-class autofocus performance and burst speeds of up to 8 frames per second, a weather-resistant body, and a host of mechanical dials that offer complete control without ever diving into a menu.