Flawlessly light your next video project (as long as you're shooting with a Nikon 1 or Coolpix camera) using the Nikon LED Movie Light ($100). The built-in diffusion panel allows it to provide natural, soft light for illuminating your subject consistently without glare. Unlike a standard flash, it constantly emits light, letting you adjust it on the fly while shooting. Remove it from your camera for handheld light from a variety of angles depending on your artistic preference. Available in October.
While photos are still a great way of capturing moments you want to remember, they still leave something to be desired — everything outside of the frame is left completely to the viewer's imagination. With the Ricoh Theta Camera ($400) you can photograph not just what's directly in front of you, but a complete image of your surroundings, creating a spherical photo. The camera is small and portable, fitting comfortably in the palm of your hand or stashing away in your pocket. It pairs with your iOS device using the included app over a WiFi connection (Android support is on its way), so you can view, edit, and share your spherical snaps.
Transform your smartphone into a fully-functioning camera with these Sony Cyber-Shot QX Lens Cameras ($250-$500). Each of these lenses attaches to your smartphone with an included mechanical bracket, and connects using WiFi or NFC, letting you take the kind of pictures reserved, until now, for actual cameras. They can also function as stand-alone cameras, with a slot for a memory card and a shutter button. They currently offer two models, one with a large 20 megapixel sensor and 3.6x zoom, and another with an 18 megapixel sensor and 10x zoom.