Camera gear

I am seeing more and more drones around where I live zooming through the sky.  There are many uses for drones of course besides just having fun.  For example, a bunch of realtors around here use drones to give a bird's eye view of properties, which is pretty cool.  At the recent CES show the… Read More

The DOBBY is a new compact drone optimized for low-level photography that has some impressive features. When not in use it folds up to the length and width of an iPhone (5.3in x 2.5in x  1.33). When ready for flight, it unfolds and flies automatically. The drone is controlled by an iPhone or Android app that… Read More

Selfie takers take notice, GOATcase has developed an anti-gravity case that will stick to any smooth surface. To accomplish this it uses "nano suction technology" which is really just a fancy term for many tiny suction cups. GOATcase claims that the case will adhere to smooth surfaces like wood, a whiteboard, metal, mirrors, and a computer screen. They… Read More

GoPro cameras have literally changed the way we experience recorded video: The ultra-wide field of view of these cameras has accustomed the viewer to the expanded perspective these wide-angle lenses record. Now we are on the cusp of a new revolution in video - 360° immersive virtual reality - and Insta360's Nano camera offers a convenient, innovative… Read More

If you have been following any of the Tour de France as it rounds its way through Europe, you have seen a segment or two captured by a handlebar, helmet or seat mounted GoPro. These shots often capture the essence of the race: clearly depicting the speed, endurance, congestion and competitive nature of the event. But not… Read More

Dedicated point and shoot cameras (and maybe even DSLR cameras) aren't nearly as popular as they were before smartphones came on the scene. Now we mainly use our phones to take pictures because they are always with us and are smaller and lighter. But with smartphone cameras come some drawbacks like the lack of a… Read More

If you want to capture images and video of wildlife, you need a camera that has been designed with weather resistance, motion detection and night vision. Trail cameras are designed specifically for this task. The WildKamera Wild-Vision Full HD 5.0 trail camera is my second trail camera review. Let's see what critters it was able… Read More

After years of offering one of the most popular indoor security cameras, Nest has introduced the Nest Cam Outdoors. This weatherproof camera has been designed for outdoors installations which means you'll finally be able to see what's going on at night. That's the biggest complaint that I have with all the indoor security cameras that… Read More

Tomorrow we celebrate our country's 240th birthday. With the 4th of July comes cookouts and fireworks displays. I can't help you grill the perfect hamburger or steak, but I've got 5 quick tips that will help you capture memorable fireworks pictures with your smartphone.  You will definitely need a way to keep your phone steady… Read More

Great pictures require great lighting, and that includes selfie pics. iPhone owners who want to capture that perfect Blue Steel pout should check into Pyle's new Lite-Me Selfie Lighted Smart Case for the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. The Lite-Me case features bright LEDs that are built into the case's frame and a 1750 mAh… Read More

This summer I bought my son a remote controlled car.  Soon, I thought "what if I could attach a camera to it?"  I already had GoPro cameras, but I wasn't sure mounting them to a zippy kid's toy that's prone to crashing.  Fortunately, I had the chance to review the Campark Sports Camera, which boasts… Read More

Back in 2012, Ian Lim did a news post on a product called the SOLOSHOT, which was a device that attached to your video recorder and allowed it to track your movement wirelessly via an armband that the device tracked. One issue with the original device was the fact that you had to provide the… Read More

In this day and age of recording devices and selfie sticks, it's fun to see what's out there in terms of videography gear.  iVue has come out with the Horizon Pro Sport Camera glasses, which allow you to record video right from the eyeglass frame, and useful for recording while you are doing outdoor activities… Read More

If you've ever dreamed of turning your mobile device into a microscope (who hasn't?), then here's the add-on phone accessory that you've been wishing for. It's the Bodelin ProScope Micro Mobile. The ProScope is designed to snap into a special sleeve for the iPhone, iPad or Samsung Galaxy S4. The Edmund pro level glass optics provide… Read More

The SJCAM X1000 is another affordable action camera, or POV camera, that is biting on the heels of more popular and expensive action cameras. With the x1000's features and picture quality, this is a camera that could be an inexpensive alternative to higher-priced cameras such as the ever-popular GoPro. Right off the bat, the X1000… Read More