Gadget Geek's Guide to Luxury Cameras

By Gadget Geek

Cameras are one of the most used gadgets around and we've rounded up the best of the best.

Cameras are one of the most used gadgets around and we’ve rounded up the best of the best.

SC1630 Smart Camera Powered by Android

Polaroid has teamed up with Android to attract a new generation of consumers by means of marrying all the apps you get with your smartphone with a fully functional high-end camera. We had a look at the SC1630 Smart Camera at this year’s CES and were pretty impressed by its capabilities. Basically it’s an HD 16-megapixel camera with everything you look for in a smartphone, save the phone. You’re able to email, listen to music and download your favorite Android Apps from the Market, all from your camera. Users can choose from up to 18 different scene modes and produce beautiful HD photos with its 3X zoom.


Geo-tagging Color correction 32GB memory via micro SD card Touch screen Smart albums  Built-in 3X zoom  Automatic face and smile detection

Leica à la carte

If you have your camera on you at all times, you may feel that it’s more of a fashion accessory than a gadget. Who wouldn’t want a camera that was handcrafted just to your specifications?  Whether you want it to be decked out in a flashy neon casing or totally tasteful chrome, they can do it. With the Leica à la carte Configurator, you build your very own camera online based on a modular component system.  After that, you can track its construction at their workshop facility. This will cost you a pretty penny, but it’s an irreplaceable piece of art.


Depending on what you pick, it varies!

Nikon D4

If you’re a camera pro, you know you’ll eventually give in and buy the Nikon D4. This camera body is the Ferrari of high-quality professional cameras. It has full 1080p HD video capabilities and shoots 10/11 frames per second, taking gorgeous photos at 16.2 megapixels.  We’ve been on a few film sets and have seen this camera in action (once even attached to the outside of a car in a high-speed chase!) and can vouch for its awesomeness. 


 FX format 100-12,800 ISO expandable to 204,800 HD video with stereo sound Interchangeable lenses

Hasselblad H4D-60

If you have $42,000 and change to shop around for your camera, good news! That’s how much a Hasselblad H4D-60 digital SLR camera is going for. With its 60 megapixels, 80 mm f/2.8 lens and speedy autofocus, this mother of all cameras gives you incredibly crisp shots with every click of the shutter button. We really like that you’re able to choose between tethering all your shots to a computer or storing your photos on a compact flash card. Surprisingly, an 8 GB CF card can hold an average of 100 images despite the high quality of the photographs. 


Rear uni-body housing  Large sensor medium format  Hasselblad lens  32 seconds to 1/800 second shutter speed


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