Sony QX1


If you are looking to be the biggest and baddest instagrammer on the block, you're going to want to set yourself up with the new Sony QX1. This will turn your smartphone into an APS-C camera with a 20.4 megapixel sensor and compatibility with Sony's E-mount lens system.

That means DSLR-grade photography for your smartphone and any lens options you can possibly think of. Yes, it's absolute overkill, but if you want to get the best shots possible with the flexibility of a big interchangeable, it may be the answer you're looking for.

$399, Sony

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Zeiss Loxia Lenses


If you've been cautiously waiting for Sony to release a couple of no-brainer, must-have lenses to bring you over to their new A7 camera system, today might be the day that you finally break out the Amex.

Zeiss is launching a brand new series of FE-mount full-frame manual focus lenses for the A7 line called the Zeiss Loxia. The lenses will come in two models: first up, a 35mm f/2 that will hit shelves in October ($1,300) and a 50mm f/2 lens that will arrive later this year. Both are also manual-focus only and is weather-sealed at the mount.


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Able Archer


Don't quickly brush off Able Archer as another "tacti-cool" bag line. These well-designed bags absolutely military-inspired, but don't shout wannabe Jason Bourne or even worse, paint themselves as a highly visible target that's ready to get stolen.

The bags come in five styles with bags that are ideal for more compact hauls or a spontaneous trip abroad. All the bags are made from military-grade cotton canvas with Molle-compatible webbing, protective pockets for sensitive gear like hard drives and memory cards, and soon detachable and personalized handles that can be swapped into any bag from the line.

$250-$400, Able Archer

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Olympus PEN E-PL7


Now in its 7th generation, Olympus continues to stick with its guns with Micro FourThirds and introduces the PEN E-PL7. The camera keeps its vintage styling and brings a new trick, a screen that flips down and automatically enables a selfie mode.

Inside, the camera carries over the 16 megapixel sensor, three-axis image stabilization, 81-point Autofocus, and built-in Wi-Fi for easy image sharing and smartphone connectivity. The camera will be available later in September and you can get it body only or equipped with a flexible 14-42mm zoom lens.

$600, Olympus

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Fujifilm X30


Fujifilm's point-and-shot gets an upgrade this fall with some necessary upgrades to bring it up to spec with the competition. The design of the X30's body gets slightly revised, but keeps the vintage-inspired design that has become the signature look of the X-line.

One of the biggest upgrades is the X30's new 2.36MP OLED-based EVF which now has a large magnification of .65x and a lag time of .005 seconds. The camera also gets a 3.0" tilting display and a new "Classic Chrome" film simulation mode. On the spec side the camera has a 12 Megapixel 2/3 sensor, a f/2.0-2.8 lens with 4x manual zoom, and a hybrid AF system that locks focus in just .06 seconds.

$599, Fujifilm

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Leica M-P


Leica updates its flagship M with the new and understated M-P. Available in black or silver, the M-P loses the Leica badge for an under the radar look with an almost completely unbranded exterior and the only branding being a subtle Leica script on the top plate.

The camera also gets a 2GB memory buffer for faster shooting, an LCD monitor covered in a layer of anti-reflective sapphire crystal for the ultimate in scratch-resistant screen protection, and the same flagship 24 megapixel full-frame sensor that's found inside its sibling, the Leica M 240.


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Sony a5100


Claiming the title of world's smallest interchangeable lens camera, Sony unveils their newest mirrorless shooter, the a5100. The compact cam has got a 24 megapixel APS-C sensor with a speedy AF system and their versatile E-mount system for a variety of lens options for every need.

While it doesn't have an EVF, the camera features a 180-degree tilting LCD which is touch enabled and can be used to control the touch shutter and focus. The hybrid AF system features 179 focus points so you can always nail that shot and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC makes it easy to connect to your smartphone for image sharing and remote shooting.

$549, Sony

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Blackmagic URSA


Time to step up from the DSLR on your shoots? Meet Blackmagic's URSA camera. This 4K-capable behemoth has a Super 35 sensor and a neat little trick that its main competition has been touting for a little while now: an upgradeable sensor.

There is one big difference though, the sensor is completely user upgradeable and so is the mount. You also get a fold-out 10" inch screen that is big and bright for outside viewing and two 5" touch screens give you easy access to the URSA's controls and settings, ProRes hshooting or Ultra HD 12 bit lossless Cinema DNG, and an efficient and robust I/O system.


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Nikon D810


Already a monster of a camera, Nikon is releasing a new full-frame DSLR, the D810. Even with the 36 megapixel sensor, Nikon has manage to squeeze out even more image quality and performance to create one of its most versatile camera bodies in the lineup.

At the core of the camera is their new EXSPEED 4 image processor that is 30% faster than the previous chip and supports a wider ISO range from 64 to 12,800 and can shoot upto 1200 images or 40 minutes of video. It also features 1080p/60 video recording, 12-bit uncompressed RAW, 5 fps continuous shooting in full-frame, and a large 3.2 inch 1229k-Dot display. The Nikon D810 will hit shelves in late July.

$3,299, Amazon

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Hard Graft Re-Process and Instant Camera Straps


Hard-Graft has got two new camera strap options for you today. One has got everything you could possibly need in a strap and the other is a beautifully simple and no nonsense solution to that ugly out of the box strap you get with every camera.

The Re-Process Strap is a versatile strap that works great with just about any camera. It's made from their signature vegetable-tanned leather and felt combo with a non-slip design and lots of adjustability. You can also switch it up from a shoulder/neck strap to a handle when you want a more compact load. Their Instant Camera Strap is the simple and clean replacement, well crafted leather and wool that perfectly complements any camera whether it's a new mirrorless or a vintage Polaroid.

$127-$166, Hard Graft


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