And you thought your DSLR was advanced. The Lytro Camera ($400-$500) is an all-new type of shooter called a Light Field Camera that captures the color, intensity and vector direction of the rays of light — 11 million of them, in the case of the Lytro — and then uses powerful software to substitute for the internal pieces of regular cameras and also add incredible new capabilities, like the ability to focus the photo after you've taken it. Yeah, that's what we said. [Scouted by Ryan & Alex]
Looking for the absolute best professional DSLR you can buy? As of March 2012, that will be the Canon 1D X DSLR Camera ($6,800). Built to replace not one but two EOS-1D models, the 1D X sports three DIGIC processors — including dual DIGIC 5+ processors to allow for up to 12fps RAW shooting and 1080p video capture, and a dedicated DIGIC 4 for metering and AF control — an all-new 61-point AF system, an 18 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, a new 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor, a super high speed, 14fps JPEG mode, and an all new shutter with carbon fiber blades rated for 400,000 cycles. Your move, Nikon.
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.