Ricoh-WG-M1-Action-Camera

Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for the new Ricoh WG-M1 action camera. Ruggedly designed, this waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof camera boasts a 14MP 1/2.3″ CMOS image sensor, a 160-degree wide-angle lens, a 1.5-inch LCD monitor for real-time image monitoring, a microSD card slot (up to 32GB) and built-in WiFi connectivity (you can use the dedicated app to remotely control the camera and monitor videos and photos from your mobile device). The WG-M1 can capture both 1080p@30fps or 720p@60fps video and up to 14MP digital still images, and supports for motion detection movie recording, high-speed movie recording (848 x 480 resolution movies at 120fps) and time lapse movie recording. The WG-M1 sells for $296.95 and will begin shipping from October 26th. [Product Page]

CVZU-C382

Stay safe on the road with this new Full HD car DVR ‘CVZU-C382′ from Chinavasion. Powered by a built-in rechargeable 850mAh battery, this compact car DVR has a 178-degree wide-angle lens, a 4x digital zoom (only for photo mode), a 2.7-inch TFT screen, a 64MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB of storage. Furthermore, this car DVR can work all day and night due to the powerful flashlight functionality. The built-in WiFi connectivity allows you to transfer the camera files to your phone via the app (only available for Android phones). This car DVR also supports motion detection recording functions as well as the ability to automatically begin recording after the car engine is started. Finally, it can capture both 1080p Full HD video at 30fps and up to 14MP digital still images. The CVZU-C382 is available now for $115.06. [Product Page]

Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ Unveiled

by Isaiah on October 16, 2014

Leica-X-'Edition-Moncler'

Leica in collaboration with Moncler have recently unveiled a special limited edition camera called the Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’. Finished with a premium leather trim in a triple-colour scheme of blue, white and red, this eye-catching camera will be limited to only 1,500 examples for the entire global market and come complete with a matching camera strap in genuine leather bearing the inscription Leica & Moncler to highlight the collaboration between the two brands. In terms of specs, the Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ will have the same exact specs as the standard production model of the new Leica X camera. The Leica X ‘Edition Moncler’ will be available from Leica Stores and Boutiques, as well as Moncler flagship stores from October 2014 for 1,952 GBP (about $3,122). [Leica]

micro-HD+

Protected by a rubber-armored, shock-resistant body (depth rating: 200′), this compact, waterproof point-and-shoot camera ‘micro HD+’ from SeaLife sports a 14MP 1/2.3″ CMOS image sensor, a 20mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens (35mm equivalent) which enables you to fit a lot in-frame and capture effective low-light shots with shallow depth of field, a 2.4-inch color LCD monitor, a 32GB of internal memory and built-in WiFi connectivity, allowing you to wirelessly transfer photos and videos to your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet using the free Action Cam HD App. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the micro HD+ also comes with a number of interesting features including 4 Underwater Shooting Modes with Automatic Color Correction, Time-Lapse Shooting, Capture Photos while Recording Video and 1080p Full HD video recording at 30fps. The micro HD+ is currently available for pre-order at B&H Photo for $499. [Product Page]

HDR-AZ1

Finding yourself a new action camera? Why don’t you take a look at this new HDR-AZ1 Action Cam Mini from Sony. Designed for capturing POV footage of adventures of all kinds, this splash-proof camera (IPX4) packs a 16.8MP 1/2.3-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor, a 170-degree wide-angle lens, Sony’s BIONZ X Image Processor, a microSD card slot and built-in WiFi connectivity for live-viewing and remote operation using a smartphone or other mobile device. The HDR-AZ1 can record 1080p60 Full HD video in XAVC S codec and 120fps slow motion video in 720p. In addition to video, it also takes 11.9MP still photos with the option for single shot, burst shooting at up to 8fps and interval recording for creating time-lapse effects. The HDR-AZ1 will go on sale from October 24th for 31,500 Yen (about $292). [Sony]

WG-30w

Ricoh is preparing to launch a new WiFi-enabled rugged digital camera called the WG-30w. This waterproof, shockproof, crushproof and freezeproof camera sports a 16MP 1/2.3″ Backlit CMOS sensor, a Ricoh 5x optical zoom f/3.5-5.5 lens (equivalent to 28-140mm in the 35mm format), built-in LEDs, a 2.7-inch 230k-dot LCD monitor and built-in WiFi connectivity. Other interesting features include WG Digital Microscope Mode which allows user to capture even the slightest detail, like pebble in a mountain stream, High-Speed Continuous Shooting: 10fps and 1080p Full HD video recording at 30fps. The WG-30w will start shipping around December 15th for $276.95 in Carbon Gray and Flame Orange color options. [SLRLounge]

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