JVC GY-HM650 Camera

The JVC GY-HM650 camera is really the complete camera for today’s demand of real time 24/7 competition, not just news anymore with social media, smartphones, etc. It allows direct uploads via ftp directly from the camera to ftp server with wifi or 4G broadband usb stick. It has an amazing 29-667mm 23x zoom (35mm equivalent). Includes HDSDI and hdmi outputs. 2 SDHC or SDXC cards that record independent formats simultaneously, possible to record full HD (.mov, mxf, avchd or .mp4 native sony xdcam ex) and simultaneously record low resolution proxy size file for web.
Also other useful features includes wireless/networked smartphone, tablet or pc remote zoom, record, edit controls.

FujiFilm XF1 Camera

The Fujifilm XF1 Camera is a compact camera with a large 2/3inch sensor with a built in F1.8 fast aperature lens. It also has a real manual zoom ring instead of a motor, which shooter’s that are use to DSLR’s appreciate. It has 35mm equivalent of 25-100mm which gives it 4X optical zoom range. The XF1 records in raw+jpeg, as well as .mov when recording video 1920 x 1080 hd, 1280 x720 hd, and 640 x 480.
The XF1 Camera has a rated ISO of 100-12800.
Msrp: 499.99

Memoto Lifelogging Camera

The Memoto lifelogging camera will have the capacity to take two geo tagged photos every minute with a capacity of up to 4000 photos
and run up to two days on a single charge. There are no buttons and activates automatically when clipped on the user. The pictures are uploaded to Memoto’s as soon as the unit is plugged into your pc for recharging via usb port.
All photos will have time stamped and geo tagged location and can be safely encripted and stored on memoto’s cloud storage.
Msrp: 279.00 available April 2013

Nikon 1 V2 Mirrorless camera

The Nikon 1 V2 Mirrorless camera has added a 14.2 MP sensor that is nearly 50% larger than the former V1 model. It adds functionality of a DSLR with viewfinder and higher ISO of 6400 with the advantage of lightweight of a mirrorless camera ( 9.8 oz without lens vs 24.3 oz for a D7000 Nikon Dslr without lens). Although DSLR cameras are trending toward 24 and 36 megapixel, for day to day practical stills 14.2 mp is more manageable and also helps ease of use by keeping camera weight down. Another nice feature is the pop up flash with a real hot shoe for a full size flash.
The Nikon 1 V2 can also record 1920x1080i,24P or 30P, and 1280x720P in .mov format. This looks like a good all around camera when you want something more than a point and shoot, without the weight of a full fledged Dslr yet still deliver excellent results even in low light situations.
I find the naming convention a little confusing and the price point point for a 14.2 mp camera makes it vulnerable to a lot of choices
for the consumer…especially for the serious photographer looking to move up. However if its size, convenience, weight, combined with features and the Nikon brand in a small package then its very competitive in my opinion.
Msrp: 799.00 body, 899.00 w/10-30mm lens, 1149.00 w/30-110mm lens.


The Dropcam is the camera that we have all been waiting for. Home computers need not apply as it connects directly form your wifi and streams to a cloud server, can be setup and ready to use in 2 minutes with no complicated installation. You will be able to watch from your web browser of an app on the iPhone or Android smart phone. Also has two way communication to the camera as well. Video recordings are totally secure since its stored in the cloud so no possibility of someone stealing p.c. and evidence in case of a break in.
Msrp is 149.00 for Dropcam and 248.00 for Dropcam with 12 months of dvr server recording, each additional Dropcam with 12 month dvr service is 198.00.