Our Favorite Things: pictureline’s Top 5 Staff Selections of 2020

Raindrops on roses? Nah. Whiskers on kittens? Forget about it! THESE are a few of our favorite things. It’s been a wild year, but that hasn’t stopped us from finding fabulous new gear that we want to share with you. Read on to discover our favorite finds and staff picks that somehow managed to emerge from a seemingly unsalvageable year.

DJI Mavic Mini 2

The DJI Mavic Mini 2 Drone is incredibly agile and easy to use. Weighing in at only 249 grams, this drone flies high enough to get the shot you want and now has the capability to shoot in RAW. Equipped with an on-board 3-axis gimbal camera, you can shoot 12MP still photos and seamless 4K video. With a long, 30-minute battery life, increased wind stability and a speed of up to almost 30 mph, the DJI Mavic Mini Drone is suited to any adventure. Available as a combo, the Mini 2 kit comes with a propeller guard, two-way charging hub, DJI 18W USB charger, carrying bag, as well as additional batteries, propellers, USB cables and spare screws.

DJI Mavic Mini 2 on a table

Canon EOS R6

Enthusiasts, take heed: this is the camera for you. The very versatile, full-frame mirrorless Canon EOS R6 sports a 20MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC X processor, providing shooting up to 20 fps, 4K60 video recording, and wide-ranging sensitivity to ISO 102400. For low-light shooting scenarios, 5-axis in-body image stabilization helps you hold things steady. Not to mention the industry's best autofocus and tracking to date. A bright, detailed 0.5" 3.69m-dot electronic viewfinder and a 3.0" 1.62m-dot vari-angle LCD touchscreen only increases the power and flexibility of this all-around content-creation machine. 

DJI RS2

Searching for some stability? Look no further. A redesigned follow-up to the Ronin-S gimbal, the DJI RS2 has a payload of up to 10 pounds, this clever gadget is 25% lighter and more compact due to its crazy carbon fiber axis arms, shorter grip handle, and smaller battery cartridge. Still featuring a 12-hour run-time, this gimbal is packed with new technology like RavenEye that can be easily controlled through your mobile phone and Titan Stabilization that compensates for micromovements and increases torque. 

Man using DJI RS2 

Fujifilm X100V Camera

The Fujifilm X100V Digital Camera is a retro-styled, premium compact digital camera that delivers incredible digital tech in a small, elegant design. It is the perfect pocket camera for everyday shooting. It features a fixed 23mm f/2 focal length lens, finding and framing a subject is easier than ever with a hybrid OVF/EVF system. A back-illuminated 26.1 MP sensor, paired with the powerful X-Processor 4 Quad-Core image processing engine ensures fast, accurate imagery, whether shooting stills or 4K video.

Fujifilm X100V in silver and black

Canon RF800mm F11 IS STM Lens

The lens you never knew you needed. This compact, lightweight, super telephoto lens is perfect for anyone shooting sports or wildlife, and wanting to get closer to the action. This lens, along with the 600mm F11, changed the game for its high quality optics and affordability. The Canon RF800mm F11 IS STM lens features a focusing system that provides consistent, fast and quiet shots, as well as an optical image stabilization system with up to four stops of shake correction. It’s easy to use whether shooting hand-held or with a monopod.

So don’t feel down about where we’ve been this year—look forward to all the good things in store! New year and new gear equals new opportunities to be creative and share your gifts. Cheers to 2021! We’ll see you soon at pictureline.

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