If Kickstarter has taught us anything, it's that good ideas can come from anywhere — and Cineskates ($150 and up) are a perfect example. This ingenious set of skateboard-style wheels are made to attach to Joby's ultra-versatile GorillaPod Focus tripod and ballhead, turning your DSLR or — gasp! — digital camcorder into a pro-style rig, allowing for silver screen-worthy movement.
We've been generally impressed with the evolution of compact interchangeable lens cameras over the last year or so, but the Sony NEX-7 Camera ($1,200 and up) represents about as big a leap forward as we've yet seen. Packing a crazy 24.3 megapixel, APS HD CMOS sensor, it's capable of out-shooting most DSLRs, and also offers the latest Bionz image processor, an ISO range of 100-16,000, a shutter release lag of only 20 milliseconds, 10fps burst mode shooting, an integrated XGA OLED TruFinder viewfinder, a three-inch LCD display that tilts up to 90 degrees up or 45 degrees down, Full HD, 60p 1080 video recording, and, of course, a full compliment of Program, Aperture/Shutter Priority, and Manual shooting modes.
If any camera was going to dispel the notion of "bigger camera = more zoom," this is it. The Canon PowerShot Elph 510 HS Camera ($350) turns convention on its head by cramming a 28mm wide-angle, 12x optical zoom lens into the thinnest space ever, and also offers up features like an Intelligent IS stabilization system, a Smart AUTO mode for easier operation, a 12.1-megapixel, high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a 7.8 fps burst mode, 1080p Full HD video capture, and a 3.2-inch wide, touch-panel LCD for reviewing all those great shots.