Capture the moment with some awesome new camera gear — check out new cameras from Nikon and Pentax as well as an innovative camera clip system.

Nikon D7100

Cost: $1,229

Nikon D7100 — $1,229

Attention all photo-buffs looking to take the next step up from an entry-level DSLR: Nikon’s new D7100 is for you. Featuring a 24.1 MP DX-format CMOS sensor, six-frame-per-second shooting, 1080p HD video recording (720p at 60 fps), ISO from 100 to 6400 and a 51-point focus system, the D7100 brings near-pro-level performance in a consumer-priced camera. Add to this HDR shooting mode, optional wireless connectivity (for social media addicts), uber-advanced scene sensors, 1/8,000 to 30-second (and bulb) shutter speeds and a moisture/dust-resistant body and you’ve got one seriously powerful shooter.

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Peak Designs Capture Clip System

$80

Peak Designs Capture Clip System — $80

Getting spontaneous photos means having a camera at the ready. Honestly, we were skeptical about this little clip being the solution until we started to use it. One half attaches to your camera’s tripod mount — the other to a shoulder strap or belt. They lock together easily, holding a camera vertically and securely. (We found it works best with a DSLR.) When it's time to take a pic, an intuitive pull releases the camera, ready to shoot — no futzing with a bag or strap required.

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Pentax Q10

$600

 Pentax Q10 — $600

This is a shockingly small interchangeable lens camera; one of the tiniest available, weighing only 180 grams, it looks like someone shot it with a shrink-ray. Inside, however, are the guts of DSLR: 12.3 MP, 1080p HD movie, pop-up flash and hot-shoe, five frames per second continuous shooting, RAW image capability and ISO from 100 to 6,400. Translation: almost equal capabilities and creative control of a DSLR in a body and lens combo that fits in a pocket. Being a micro 2/3 camera, there’s no viewfinder, but the three-inch LCD makes for a good stand-in.

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