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Camera House : Better Pictures 12
6 Products Hot new gear FujiFilm X100S Canon PowerShot n When FujiFilm launched its X100 a couple of years ago, the pro shooters were wowed by its super fast f/2 fixed prime lens and incredible image quality. Now it’s released the X100S and there is more cause for applause. The X100S couples a 16.3 megapixel APS-C X trans-sensor with the new EXR II processor to deliver images with even greater resolution and reduced noise. Built-in phase detection enables extremely fast autofocus (0.08 seconds) and virtually zero startup, so no more shutter lag. Photographers can easily switch between hybrid AF and contrast AF depending on the shooting situation. Add to this the ability to shoot at six frames per second at full resolution and a world first – the digital split image display – that allows you to display dual images on the left and right for increased focus when shooting in macro or wide apertures. Now let’s talk lenses. The X100S comes equipped with a fast f/2 lens that delivers the focal length equivalent of a 35mm lens, making it extremely versatile. It features eight elements in six groups (including a high-performance double-sided aspherical element), allowing for detailed images with excellent sharpness and no chromatic aberration. A nine-blade diaphragm provides wonderful bokeh. Combine this with the ability to shoot HD movies at full resolution and a number of artistic filters (Pop, Toy, Dynamic, High Key etc) and modes (film simulation, pro neg etc) and your creativity just got a real boost. Happy snappers of the world rejoice – it is now even simpler to get creative with Canon’s latest point and shoot, the PowerShot N. This little beauty packs a stack of new features, including the ability to produce five additional pics of your original image, all with creative effects applied based upon the scene detected. Not bad. Add to this one touch Wi-Fi for easy sharing with your smart device, a tilt touch screen with integrated zoom and hybrid auto that captures footage as a short video before you even take your photo, to give a ‘behind the scenes’ view of your shot! HOT NEW GEAR The latest camera gear set to sizzle. 006_Bpics12_HotGear_v2.indd 6 14/03/13 3:54 PM
Better Pictures 11
Better Pictures 13