Our 5 Favorite Photo Gadgets & Gizmos: Social Media & Adventure Gear

Canon PowerShot N2: The PowerShot N2 camera is a Wi-Fi (and NFC-enabled) high-spec model that can capture high-quality images to post to your social networking websites. The N2 even allows users to shoot remotely from a smartphone or tablet. The Self Portrait mode takes advantage of the camera's selfie-ready, multi-angle touch panel LCD, showing you in a flattering light. Creative Shot mode offers a variety of ways to make your shots stand out and creates movies as well. The PowerShot N2 camera is equipped with an 8x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens with optical image stabilizer, and a 16.1-megapixel high-densitivity CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 6 image processor for the Canon HS SYSTEM. The N2 comes with a battery pack and charger, a wrist strap and a USB cable. This pocket size digital camera measures just 3.19x2.44x1.27-inches and weighs 6.35 ounces making it ideal to take with you where ever your adventures take you. The suggested retail price is $299.99.

More info on Canon’s PowerShot N2 here.

Nikon COOLPIX P340: This is a Wi-Fi connected low-light model that easily fits into your pocket or purse. The COOLPIX P340 features a fast f/1.8 lens i with a large CMOS image sensor for low-light shooting capabilities, fast shooting speeds up to 10 fps and beautifully blurred backgrounds. Shoot without a flash indoors, at concerts, at weddings—even when the lighting is dim—and the photos will instantly appear on your compatible smartphone or tablet for easy sharing. It has a 12.2MP low-light CMOS image sensor, a 5x optical zoom Nikkor glass lens, a 3.0 inch LCD screen and the Nikon COOLPIX P340 can shoot full HD (1080p) video with stereo sound. The suggested retail price is $349.95.

More info on the COOLPIX P340 here.



Nikon KeyMission 360: This is Nikon’s first action camera and the rugged KeyMission 360 is capable of recording true 360˚ video in 4K UHD. It features an image sensor and a lens on opposite sides of the device. Images from each combine to create a single immersive, ultra HD 360˚ video and still images. It is waterproof (up to 100 feet and doesn’t require an underwater housing) and durable enough to stand up to dust, shock and low temperatures so it can fit in your pocket and go anywhere. The KeyMission 360 has reliable electronic vibration reduction—enabled via applications during playback—that reduces the effects of camera shake, producing sharp/crisp movies. It has been designed for a variety of challenging conditions typical of the action camera market, while ensuring maximum ease of use and freedom of movement to facilitate a wide spectrum of outdoor sporting and leisure activities. It will go on sale in the Spring of 2016.

More info on the KeyMission 360 here (video).



Gorilla Gear Complete Selfie Kit: If you love social media (or know someone who does) then this kit has everything you need to create the prefect selfie shots every time. It includes an extendible selfie stick, a secure smartphone holder (with a stretchy strap and clamp style rubber grips), a pocket size mini-tripod (foldable), Bluetooth shutter remote (works with iOS and Android devices) and a durable, handy travel case—the ideal companion for all of those social media worthy adventures. The suggested retail price is $45.

More info on the Selfie Kit here.



GoPro Head Strap And Quick Clip: This includes a Head Strap and a QuickClip for a wide variety of head-mounting options. The Head Strap is fully adjustable—in order to fit all sizes—and can be worn over a helmet, a hat or directly on your head to allow users to capture video and images from a headlamp-like perspective. The QuickClip enables ultra compact, low-profile mounting, and can be used to attach a GoPro to a backwards baseball cap or other 3mm to 10mm thick object. There is a one year warranty and the suggested retail price is just $19.99.

More info on the GoPro Head Strap and Quick Clip here.