Capture life's moments in rain, shine, or underwater with the Kodak Playfull Waterproof Video Camera ($100). Weighing just three ounces and sporting a thin body that's about the size of a credit card, the Playfull captures 720p video to SD/SDHC storage in nearly any conditions -- including up to ten feet underwater -- and also offers a macro mode, digital image stabilization, a pop-out USB arm for easy transfer to a computer, and a two-inch LCD for reviewing clips as soon as you're done shooting.
And you thought the line between still and video cameras was already blurred. The JVC GC-PX10 Hybrid Camera ($900) aims to stir the imaging pot further with its unique design that merges aspects of a point-and-shoot and a digital camcorder, 12-megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, 32GB of internal storage with SD expansion slot, tiltable 3-inch touch panel LCD display, Konica Minolta 10x optical zoom lens, dedicated mode dial, Falconbird imaging engine, 60fps 8.3-megapixel still capture, and 1080/60p, 300fps slow-mo and time-lapse video recording modes. It looks a little unwieldy, but since it's taking the place of two items in our gadget bags, we'll let it slide.
Are your indie film aspirations being held back by your DSLR's lack of videographic variety? Let the Lensbaby Movie Maker's Kit ($2,900) help add some much-needed spice to your shoots. The kit includes a variety of the lens house's most popular optics in mounts for both PL mount cameras and Canon DSLRs, along with a wide variety of interchangeable optics and accessories for a nearly infinite number of naturally-obtained effects. Not convinced? We'll let the video do the talking. [via]