Here's where you find the best of the best, our top digital cameras across the board.
The Narrative Clip camera attempts to be your always-on wearable way to record photographic memories, but it lacks the flexibility, affordability, and camera quality to meet its promise.
As long as you respect its limitations and keep the camera steady, the Polaroid XS100i is a good easy-to-use budget-friendly option for dabbling in hands-free video.
Belkin's NetCam HD+ is a fantastic option for budget-minded DIY security enthusiasts, but you'll need to pay the monthly fee to get the most from this entry-level IP camera.
Wanna shoot two photos a minute from your lapel? Narrative Clip wants to be your everyday wearable memory recorder.
The Monoprice MHD Action Camera is a very good value. You'll just have to be forgiving of its video quality.
Outside of some design quibbles, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 puts big zoom power and nice photo quality (snugly) in your pocket.
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If you're looking for a step-up model that's still pretty compact, the Olympus PEN E-PM1 is a solid, affordable choice.
The accessory will add a 14-megapixel sensor to Apple's smart phone, and is apparently just the first gadget in the i.am+ range.
For simple snapshots of stationary subjects, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W650 should do the trick. At least, as long as you have plenty of light.
Changing from a Bluetooth headset to a little 1.9-inch square, the Looxcie 3 can record 720p video while streaming live privately or publicly to your Facebook page.