It's built for one thing and one thing only. But when it comes to black and white photography, the Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) might be the best camera in the world. It features a brand-new, full-frame 24-megapixel sensor that, thanks to its lack of a color filter, takes incredibly sharp photos all the way up to ISO 25,000. Helping it along is the Maestro image processor and a 2GB buffer for faster shooting and review, compatibility with both Leica M and Leica R lenses, and a 3-inch LCD screen with a sapphire cover. Despite all the improvements, it still features the company's signature, tank-like rangefinder design with top and bottom plates of solid brass sandwiching the magnesium alloy body.
Pretty much any action camera can capture good footage. It's what you do with it afterwards that counts. The TomTom Bandit Action Camera aims to make it simpler than ever to make videos of your adventures. Using integrated GPS and various sensors, the camera monitors your speed, altitude, G-force, and acceleration to automatically find and tag your most exciting moments. The pre-edited highlight reel is then sent to the companion smartphone app via the built-in media server, letting you quickly share it and get back to what you were doing.
It's not much bigger than an action cam — but it's way more capable. The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera packs a Super 16mm professional sensor into a tiny body that can be mounted anywhere. A built-in expansion port lets you control settings like iris, focus, audio levels, and even get video output using affordable model aircraft remote control gear. It records in both lossless 12-bit log CinemaDNG RAW and broadcast quality Apple ProRes formats, features a global shutter that eliminates the wobbles commonly seen in digital footage, and accepts any Micro Four Thirds lens.