* From spotlights to full on videography rigs
* Here’s how to get the very most out of your fancy smartphone camera
* Plus, a sleek new minimalist “real” digital camera designed to work with your phone
Many photographers will tell you the best camera is the one you have on you. And what camera is more likely to be on you than the one that’s already in your phone? Make the most of the moment when it comes with this year’s best camera accessories for your smartphone.
1. Xenovo Pro Lens Kit
This .45x wide angle converter lets you expand your smartphone’s field of view. It’s made with high-quality glass for minimal vignetting. It also has close-up macro capabilities.
2. Pictar One Handgrip
Use your smartphone like a real camera with this camera-style handgrip. Get steadier shots than ever before, and do so in style.
3. Zhiyun Smooth Gimbal Stabilizer
This handheld stabilizer lets you get cinematically smooth video footage from your iPhone or other smartphone.
4. Mini LED Spotlight
This portable spotlight gives you continuous usable lighting wherever you go. And as a bonus, it doesn’t drain your phone’s battery extra fast.
5. iOgrapher Filmmaking Case
This is a case for your iPhone that lets you add microphones, spotlights and more while providing convenient videography style handgrips. It also gives you the ability to mount onto a standard tripod.
6. Coreal Mobile Harness
This mobile harness gives you the ability to shoot videos on your smartphone hands-free.
7. HTC RE 16.0 Megapixel Camera
Not technically a smartphone accessory, though it does interface with your smartphone, this ultra-simple, seamless digital camera from HTC has a “real camera” 16-Mpx CMOS sensor. Best of all, it fits in your hand even more easily than a phone.