Must Haves, Cameras


If you wanna know what our photogs and filmers in the field are using as well as us desk jockeys in the office, here’s a mix of the best soul-stealers on the market. We’re backing ‘em.


Olympus Stylus Tough $300; Fourteen megapixels, fully waterproof and fully drop-proof. This is your new party camera.

Panasonic GF-1 $690; World’s smallest DSLR with an interchangeable lens system and HD video makes this little sucker an easy pro-quality point and shooter.

Hasselblad 500 series $2,500-7,000; Ol’ Hasse here changed the game in the ’90s. Medium format, square photos with sharp-as-a-tack Zeiss glass. Pricey but still looks better than digital.

Canon 5D Mark II $2,500; 21-megapixel full-frame sensor and shoots HD video. This camera has ushered in a new era where the line between filmer and photographer has all but disappeared.

Olympus Stylus Epic $10-40; The hipster camera on a budget. You can be the next Terry Richardson at a fraction of the cost with this poor man’s T-4.

Panasonic HPX $4,395; Then next TransWorld video is all HD and this is the weapon of choice for Jon Holland and Chris Ray. Sony VXs belong in a museum.