Leica's M series is one of the most heralded in all of photography. The Leica M10 Camera is the latest to join its ranks, offering a mix of old and new technologies that elevate it above the rest. For starters, its body is closer in size to that of the company's film-based M-models, making it more comfortable to use. Likewise, it has manual controls for shutter speed, focus, aperture, and ISO value, a first for a digital M. Yet despite these old-school features, it has a number of advanced improvements. An all-new 24 megapixel CMOS sensor offers improved ISO sensitivity, dynamic range, and sharpness, the latter thanks to the omission of a low-pass filter. A current-generation Maestro II image processor makes it the fastest M ever made, integrated GPS and WiFi add modern conveniences, and the lack of a video mode means it's even easier to get down to the business of making photos.
Created to celebrate the company's founding in 1941, the Hasselblad X1D-50c 75th Anniversary Camera stays true to Victor Hasselblad's spirit of innovation. As the world's first mirrorless digital medium format camera, it packs a huge 50 megapixel sensor into a body smaller than most full-frame shooters. ISO sensitivity up to 25,600, dual card slots, and a 1/2000th second shutter expand the creative possibilities further, while the included 45mm XCD lens is designed to deliver razor-sharp images from one corner to the other.
We've seen Leicas painted red. We've seen them painted green. Unique among them is the Leica Monochrom Meister Edition Berlin Camera, which isn't painted at all. Created to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Leica Store Berlin, both the Monochrom (Type 246) and its companion Summilux-M 1.4/50mm lens were treated in a brown pickling solution, giving them an elegantly understated look that's further enhanced by a gray leather body cover. Limited to just 10 examples, and available exclusively from the Leica Store Berlin.
A true Polaroid reimagined for the digital age, the Polaroid Pop Instant Camera is the spiritual successor to the 600 series. It has a 20 megapixel CMOS sensor, image stabilization, and a dual LED flash for capturing images. It has built-in Wifi and Bluetooth and a big touchscreen, shoots 1080p video, and stores its images to a microSD card. But most importantly, it has a built-in Zink printer that outputs 3x4" images with the iconic border, resulting in 3.5x4.25" prints, the same size as their models sold long ago. It can also serve as a wireless printer for your other gear, and its curvy design is as approachable as the classic OneStep SX-70.