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Camera House : Better Pictures 6
7 Products Hot new gear Another edition to Olympus’ Compact System Camera range, the E-P3 dishes up a 12.3 megapixel sensor with an ISO range up to 12800. It’s able to capture HD video at 1080i and the new TruePic processor makes shooting images a dream, especially with the improved 36 point AF system which makes sharp shooting simple. The LCD has been given a makeover – it now has a higher resolution (614,000 dot OLED) and a capacitive touch screen. The addition of a pop-up flash is another nice touch. While dual core processors see this camera operating at lightning speed! This stylish compact from Fuji blends retro good looks with high-end features to serve up a camera that will appeal to the professional shooter. The X100 delivers a large 12 megapixel APS-C format CMOS sensor alongside Fuji’s EXR processor and a 23mm F2 Fujinon lens (35mm equivalent) to provide a camera that is extremely versatile and packs plenty of grunt. Controls are analogue in style with traditional dials for shutter speed and exposure but the LCD and viewfinder are all high tech – the hybrid viewfinder lets you switch between optical viewfinder and EVF and displays detailed shooting info. Knowing everyone’s obsession with HD footage – the X100 also shoots full HD movies for those that want the simplicity of an all-in-one system. Most notably though, the fixed prime lens on this camera is superb! This one’s for the pros! olympus pen e-p3 FujiFilm Finepix x100 Looking for a travel camera that can take you from the beach to the Alps to your best mate’s birthday party without breaking a sweat? Then check out the TZ20 from Panasonic, the successor to the award winning TZ10. This neat little travel zoom delivers a 24mm wide angle lens, 14.1 megapixel MOS sensor, 16x optical zoom, a 3 inch touchscreen and is capable of shooting up to 10 frames per second so that you’ll never miss the action. Fans of 3D imagery will appreciate the inclusion of a 3D shooting mode (though only viewable on a 3D TV). While the obligatory GPS ensures you’ll have an instant recollection of where you were when you took that awesome shot. Sony’s new kid on the block, the A77, is super fast and super sexy. Boasting a phenomenal 24.3 megapixel APS-C sensor, it’s capable of a lightning fast 12 frames per second in burst mode and is compatible with Sony’s range of A-mount lenses. With an ISO range of 100-16000, this little beauty is great for shooting in low light, while the new XGA OLED viewfinder combines with a 3-way articulated LCD screen to provide 100% field of view for easy composition of your shots. panasonic lumix Dmc-tZ20 sony alpHa a77 006_Bpics6_HotGear_v3.indd 7 31/08/11 11:18 AM
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