Another company that's no stranger to crowdfunding is Spider Holster. The camera accessory maker is currently on Kickstarter with the SpiderLight, a more compact version of its original Spider Holster.
Unlike last year, which saw about half a dozen drone makers and resellers, Yuneec was the only one at the show. All of the company's models were on display, including the Typhoon H with Intel's RealSense obstacle avoidance module.
Also unlike last year, the number of motorized gimbal manufacturers was pretty much non-existent. Ikan was there showing off its latest, the giant EC-1. The 3-axis gimbal features brushless motors with 360-degree movement on all axis. It supports cameras 2 to 4.5 pounds.
The DxO One is an ultracompact camera with a 1-inch image sensor designed to work on its own or paired with an iPhone. The camera isn't new, but the company recently released some accessories to make the camera more versatile, such as this waterproof shell.
The Vuze first showed up at CES 2016 and now it's getting ready to start shipping. The camera features eight individual cameras that get automatically stitched together into 3D, 360-degree spherical photos and video.
The Pentax K-70 was also at the Ricoh booth, an affordable dSLR featuring a maximum ISO sensitivity of ISO 102400 and a hybrid AF system wrapped up in a compact, water-resistant and lightweight design.
Irix released this lens, its first, earlier this year. The company's goal is to bring together classic style and quality with new technology. The 15mm full-frame lens is available in standard and premium versions. At PhotoPlus, it also had on display upcoming 11mm f4.0 and 45mm f1.4 lenses.
The wide angle 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art has all the features and build characteristics of the company's line of Art lenses; it's designed to deliver smooth, out-of-focus areas and edge-to-edge sharpness. It can focus as close as 9.4 inches (24 centimeters).
The $6,000 (roughly £4,910, AU$7,890) 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport is built from magnesium alloy components, with dust-and-splashproof construction and a water- and oil-resistant front element. It has standard and panning-optimized optical stabilization, a focus memory setting and a rear slot for filters.
The Trio 28 consists of a single mount with three 28mm lenses that you rotate into place: a Sweet, a Velvet and a Twist.
Like their full-size counterparts, the Trio 28's Twist lens surrounds the central area with swirly bokeh, the Velvet looks soft and the Sweet renders increasing blur from the center out. On Micro Four Thirds cameras, the Trio 28 lenses have about the equivalent angle of view of a 56mm lens, while APS-C Sony E mount and Fujifilm X mount versions deliver 42mm.
The Foldio360 combines Orangemonkie's compact pop-up studio box and a backlit rotating platform. Using either a phone via Bluetooth or dSLR with IR, the platform rotates and triggers the camera to continuously shoot until it creates a full set of shots to create a 360-degree image of an object.
What makes Magmod's light modifiers special is how you attach them to your flash. Instead of straps or Velcro, it uses strong magnets, allowing you to pop modifiers on and off quickly and quietly. Almost as important is that it will attach to just about any flash regardless of size.
Manfrotto had one of the largest booths at the show, displaying all its equipment from all of its brands -- everything from bags to flashes to tripods. One of the busiest sections was its phone accessories, though, such as the Lumimuse 6, a round dimmable LED catch light for portraits with integrated color filters.
Joby's newest accessory is sort of a crossover between its phone and GoPro gear. The GripTight POV Kit holds your phone and has a tilting handle that can be used to help stabilize your videos, give you a steadier grip for photos, vertically or horizontally stand up your phone and it has a cold shoe for adding a light or mic and comes with a Bluetooth remote, too. The handle can also be removed so you can attach the phone grip to any GoPro mount.
The main camera compartment is only accessible through the back. However, it has a large, sturdy waist strap that, when secured around you, lets you spin the bag around to the front and access everything without taking the bag entirely off.
JPEGmini is compression software that's able to significantly reduce image file sizes with little to no visible loss in quality or details. If you want to free up storage space, it's definitely worth testing out.
Palette was definitely one of the most interesting pieces of gear at the show. Made mainly to work with Adobe software, there are buttons, dials and sliders that can be assigned and configured to handle different tasks.
They magnetically attach to each other, so they can be arranged in whatever way works best for your workflow. The brain, called the Core, connects to your computer via USB and powers all of the pieces.