When Nikon's first 1 series cameras launched, they looked nice enough, but there also wasn't a ton of differentiation between them. That ends with the Nikon 1 V2 Camera ($900). Sporting a completely redesigned body, the V2 features a 14.2-megapixel sensor, an ergonomic grip, a new Command Mode Dial, a built-in flash, up to 15 fps still shooting thanks to the new Expeed 3A image processing engine, and 1080p video recording. Just remember: it's what the results look like, not the camera that took them.
Want the best action camera yet? You're looking at it. The new GoPro Hero 3 ($200-$400) continues the legendary line with three new models. While the base White Edition — 5MP still capture with 3 fps burst, 30fps 1080p video — and mid-range Silver — 11MP stills with 10 fps burst — are nice, the really exciting one is the Black Edition. While it's not actually black, it does offer the ability to record 4K footage — albeit at a paltry 15 fps — 60 fps 1080p recording, 120 fps at 720p quality, 12MP stills with 30 fps burst, and pro-level low-light performance. In addition, all three models come with a waterproof housing and offer built-in Wi-Fi and compatibility with the GoPro App — but only the Black Edition includes a dedicated Wi-Fi remote.
Wouldn't it be great if you had a photographer following you around, documenting key moments in your life without ever noticing he/she was there? The Autographer ($450) is designed to do something similar. Meant to be worn, it features a host of sensors — a GPS, accelerometer, thermometer, and motion detector among them — that work together to decide when it's time to take a picture. 8GB of internal storage ensures that you won't be needing to offload your 5 megapixel memories too often, but just because you don't need to doesn't mean you won't — it's got built-in Bluetooth so you can check out your shots instantly, no wires required.