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Camera House : Better Pictures 10
5 Products Hot new gear Pentax K30 Inspired by the Olympus classic OM SLR, the OM-D E -M5 is a new entry to the brand’s compact system camera range but proves itself an entirely different beast. On board you’ll find a 16 megapixel MOS sensor, a revolutionary 5 axis image stabilsation system, continuous shooting speed of up to 9 fps and the ability to shoot in low light with an ISO range up to 25,600. A 3 -inch OLED vari-angle touchscreen display makes framing up in difficult situations a snap and improved autofocus with 3D tracking ensures images remain sharp as a tack. Twin programmable access dials add to the ease of use and a dedicated movie record button makes shooting HD (1080p) footage simple. OlymPus Om-D e-m5 This compact superzoom from Ricoh serves up a 10 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and a 28-300mm zoom lens. Combine this with fast auto focus, a dedicated movie button for HD recording and Aperture and Shutter Priority modes and you have a compact camera that is as smart as it is stylish. A large VGA LCD screen makes framing up your shot easy and it has great visibility when shooting outdoors. RICOH Cx6 It’s been a while since Pentax released a new DSLR, however the K-30 proves the adage good things come to those that wait. Weather-sealed and able to withstand wind, rain and temperatures up to -10 degrees, the K-30 is ideal for the adventure-seeking shooter that wants a DSLR that’s able to withstand some rough and tumble. With a continuous shooting speed of 6 fps and a 1/6000 second shutter speed, this camera can capture any action you throw its way. Programmable front and rear dials allow rapid setting changes and the 77 segment metering system delivers pin sharp focus. Factor in HD movie recording at 1080p, ISO speeds up to 25,600 and the fact that it can run on readily available AA batteries and you have a camera that can go anywhere, and shoot anything! Let’s start with the massive 20.2 megapixels on board and the new 1.0 Exmor CMOS sensor; then consider the f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 3.6x optical zoom lens and you have a compact camera that is capable of delivering incredibly detailed images with fantastic colour reproduction and resolution. The f/1.8 lens is superb for use in low light and delivers a great bokeh for portraits. If you want to take your point and shoot photography to the next level this compact is for you. Manual controls and RAW image capture allow for greater creativity and the ability to shoot full HD movies is another bonus. sOny CybeR-sHOt DsC-Rx100 004_Bpics10_HotGear.v2_final.indd 5 3/09/12 10:58 AM
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