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Camera House : Better Pictures 7
8 Products Hot new gear Photo enthusiasts will get a kick out of this top of the line addition to Panasonic’s FZ range. It serves up a 24x wide angle zoom lens and Full HD recording with stereo sound. The fixed LCD screen of its predecessor has been replaced by a vari-angle TFT screen that offers great resolution and makes framing shots a simple affair. There are plenty of preset scene modes to keep the novice happy – but the semi pro will appreciate RAW file capture and manual shooting for fantastic results. The 14.1 megapixel MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor delivers fast results like 40 fps burst shooting. Looking for a powerful super zoom solution for your next overseas trip? Consider the SX40 HS. This slick little beauty offers up a huge 35x optical zoom alongside Canon’s DiG!C 5 image processor and a 24mm wide angle lens to deliver superb results across a range of shooting situations. Intelligent Auto (iA) takes the guess work out of shooting, providing the optimum settings to suit your shot and inclusions like Face Detection, subject tracking and Intelligent Image Stabilisation ensure your pics always come out crystal clear. The inclusion of full HD recording also means you need never take a second camera on your holiday again! Canon PowersHot sX40 Hs PanasonIC LUMIX FZ100 Sony’s Alpha range of hybrid cameras with their Translucent Mirror technology delivered a breakthrough in interchangeable lens systems. This new addition to the range offers up a 24.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 12 frames per second continuous shooting, a gorgeous OLED viewfinder and a 3-way tiltable LCD screen that makes framing up your images a delight. Of course full HD movie recording is possible and this new Alpha camera also has the inclusion of weather and dust seals, making it more attractive to the semi pro and pro shooter. Its combination of high tech features and manual controls make this a desirable camera for enthusiasts. sony a77 soldoutstoCkava I LabLejanUary 006_Bpics7_HotGear_v5_corrected.indd 8 24/11/11 3:51 PM
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