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The Coolpix AW120 is the latest though camera by Nikon. The rugged and waterproof digital camera is built to withstand harsh environments and risky outdoor photography. It can dive up to 18 meters(59 feet), fall from 2 meters(6.6 feet) high, and withstand cold to minus 10 degrees Celsius(14F). Just like its predecessor, the AW120 is also equipped with a 16Mpx CMOS sensor, but features some upgrades, it now packs an ultra-wide 24mm f/2.8 lens with 5x optical zoom, improving underwater snapping qualities. It is also capable of shooting 1080p/60i video in slow or fast motion from 15 through to 240fps, and includes a built-in GPS, integrated WiFi and compass. Available in several colors including the always cool camouflage.

Learn more at Nikon, or pre-order now from Amazon
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Now available for purchase, is the Sony QX100 Lens-style Camera, it is the perfect compliment for your Android or iOS smartphone, instantly transforming it into a power-packed camera. The QX100 wirelessly connects to your smartphone using it as the viewfinder, settings panel and shutter release, you can clip it on to your phone or use the lens independently(the phone sees what the lens sees!). The Sony Smart Lens offers all the DSLR advantages such as shallow depth of field, manual zoom, a 20.2 megapixel sensor (4x bigger than your iPhone!) and up to f/1.8 aperture. It allows you to save every shot online automatically and works with most smartphones. watch the video

Also available is the QX10 lens (18MP, 10x Zoom) at $248
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The long-awaited Ricoh Theta 360-degree camera has finally hit shelves, the little device captures  your entire surroundings with a single shutter click! The compact, slender stick is small enough to fit in a pocket and is very easy to use. It features a twin-lens folded optical system that captures everything around, above and below for fully spherical images. It can also be mounted on a tripod and remotely controlled via an iOS device. Images can then be immediately transmitted via Wi-Fi and viewed on your smartphone with a dedicated free app. watch the video

Available in Europe here
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Panasonic have announced the beautiful Lumix DMC-GM1. The tiny, vintage-style GM1 features a remarkable compact body, a truly Micro Four Thirds camera and a great step up from a compact point-and-shoot for those that don´t want to go for the larger DSLR model. Available from November, the pocketable single lens mirrorless camera, weighs only 204g and offers 16MP shots, 1080p video recording, 3.0" LCD, and integrates Wi-Fi connectivity. via

Pre-order now at amazon
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Two of the world’s foremost design pioneers, Apple’s designer Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson have collaborated on a beautiful, special edition Leica M to be a auctioned at the upcoming (RED) Auction at Sotheby’s New York. The sublime version features a laser-machined aluminum body, a full-format CMOS sensor, high performance processor, and new Leica APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens. The one-of-a-kind will surely lead the (RED) auction on November 23.
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Cotton Carrier´s Camera Carrying Vest is a revolutionary carrying system that eliminates all the pain on the neck and shoulder that is created by the traditional neck strap. The camera feels virtually weightless and is locked securely into place, but instantly available. Cotton Carrier allows you to have both hands free with no more swinging camera dangling off your neck. Cotton Carrier also sells the "Steady Shot" accessory for attaching to the vest, providing a solid and stable platform for shooting.

Get it in Europe here
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The new Nikon 1 AW1 is the world´s first rugged waterproof camera with interchangeable lenses. Every part of the camera is completely sealed, including the area around the flash, making it waterproof, shock and freezeproof. Boasting a 14 megapixel CMOS sensor, the compact camera supports a wide variety of lenses, including the waterproof compatible 1 nikkor AW collection. It also features a 14.2 megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor, a 73-point Autofocus array, an ISO range upto 6400, and full HD 1080p video recording. Available in white, black or silver. via
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theQ is the world´s first social camera, it was designed for sharing. It is capable of uploading your photos to the internet automatically, just by taping the upload button, you can also use the included "theQ Lab", a service that allows you to store, edit and post photos from any device. The small camera features a built-in diffused LED flash, a five megapixel sensor, manual focus wheel, and a fixed lens with an f2.4 aperture, and it also happens to be waterproof! watch the video
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Autographer is available from today! It is the World’s first intelligent wearable camera, developed for documenting key moments in your life, capturing images hands-free. The innovative little device features an ultra-compact, lightweight and stylish design and is equipped with a 136° eye view lens, a ultra small GPS unit and 5 in-built sensors that tell the camera exactly the right moments to take photos. It has 8GB of internal storage and can be paired wirelessly with your smartphone, allowing you to check out and share your photos, adjust camera settings, check your battery level and memory capacity. Check out the Autographer official site for more details or take a look at the video after the jump first.
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Leica has teamed up with G-star for this limited special edition of the D-Lux 6 digital camera. The technical specifications of the Leica D-Lux 6 "Edition by G-Star RAW" are the same as those of the standard model, , but this version features an unusual color scheme, is finished in the typical RAW design and features a rugged, dotted grip texture over the body and comes equipped with a full-grain premium leather carrying case and a custom leather strap.
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Lomography announced the Konstruktor, the World’s first Do-It-Yourself 35mm SLR! The camera comes in a cardboard box with all the components and a simple guide to take you through all the steps in building the camera. You´ll learn, understand and experience how analogue photography works. If you were a fan of building model airplanes as a kid, you’re going to love this camera kit. watch the video (thanks Antonio)
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Fujifilm recently announced the FinePix XP200, a serious adventure camera. It was designed for users who photograph in action sports, it is shockproof to height of 6.6ft(2m) and dives up to 50 feet without harm. Even at 14°F(-10°C) it should still work. It is equipped with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, a  3-inch LCD, and records 1080i video. It also features Wi-Fi transfer options allowing the user to transfer photos and movies to smartphones and computers.
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The BlackRapid Sport Strap is a camera strap for the active photographer. It features an ergonomic fit and an under arm safety tether keeping your camera close during your most extreme adventures, allowing you to hold and keep an SLR camera and lens steady in strenuous shooting situations.
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Last year we did a very popular feature on the Instagram Socialmatic Camera concept by Antonio De Rosa from ADR studio. Well, we have found out that ADR Studio has granted the rights to Polaroid and they will produce the camera with a release planned for early 2014. We´ll keep you posted with updates.
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Outex is a protective housing for your camera that won´t break the bank. The rugged, waterproof and flexible casing is made of high-quality, extremely strong latex and features a lightweight and malleable design, maintaining photo integrity and tactile controls. Outex works with most SLR cameras by major manufacturers.
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The new Nikon Coolpix AW100 Camouflage is as ready for an adventure as you are. The compact and rugged camera offers all the features you would expect from an outdoor camera...waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof, making it the perfect companion for extreme adventures. It is packed with a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens and a 16.0-MP CMOS sensor and is capable of recording Full HD (1080p) movies. It also features a GPS + Electronic compass and a 3-inch monitor.

Get it in Europe here
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Olympus has updated its line-up of Tough cameras, one of their latest models is the Olympus TG-2, an update of the very successful TG-1 model. Water, freeze and shock resistant, the TG-2 is virtually indestructible on the outside and is packed with a 12-megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor and a 4x optical zoom lens, plus Dual image stabilization, GPS and a 3" OLED display.
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Gordy´s Camera Straps is a family run business lead by Gordon Coale, they sell elegant and rugged handmade camera straps. They are made of California Latigo belt leather, insuring they are tough, flexible, and pliable, and giving them a natural luster that only improves with age and softens with use. Check out Gordy´s website for the full collection, he also makes custom orders.


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