The trouble with standard photos is that they fail to capture the magnificent expanse of exotic locales and natural vistas. Ricoh's Theta Z1 360 Degree Camera ($1,000) is intended to get around the problem, literally. On a trip to Zermatt in the Alps last fall, it did an excellent job capturing the stunning views without a lot of fuss. You can hold it aloft to take a shot or put it on a tripod and control it remotely using your smartphone. The Theta Z1 also shoots 360-degree 4K video at 30 frames per second, which can then be uploaded via Wi-Fi. Who could ask for anything more?