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.

Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100

Sony will be releasing the Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100 around July 2012. This Camera is being promoted at Sony as “the professionals compact camera”. Looking at the specifications of this compact camera it is deserving of such a title for a compact camera. It has a huge 20.2 megapixel cmos sensor measuring 1 inch combined with a very fast built in F1.6 3.6 optical Carl Zeiss Lens and if this is not impressive enough it shoots up to 10fps. This camera has an ISO rating of 25,600 much like the current high end DSLR segment.
The msrp is 649.99 on the sony website.

Leica M Monochrome Camera

The Leica M Monochrome Camera has designed a truly digital monochrome camera that allows all light to hit the sensors pixel with no filter array around in front of its sensors. Since their is no filter array for color the sharpness should benefit dramatically and the maximum ISO is reported to have jumped to 10000 vs 2500 max iso of the M9 camera.
Its available at B&H for pre-order for 7950.00 without lens.

Genie- Motion Control Time Lapse Device

If you ever wanted to use your camera for time lapse and motion control without lots of homemade rigging this is the device for you, its called the Genie.
Its an easy to use device that covers linear and panning motion control as well as time lapse photography. It has preset modes, preview mode, and portability. The company also has smartphone apps underdevelopment to control the Genie as well.