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Camera House : Better Pictures 12
7 Products Hot new gear I know we’ve gone on about the Galaxy Camera before – but we still love this camera just as much in the New Year as we did when it launched at Xmas. Still loving the 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. Adoring the Android operating system. Can’t get enough of the 21x optical zoom. Amazed by the image quality of the 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and finding the super clear HD touch display intuitive and easy to use. Imagine if your smart phone and your DSLR had a baby – and what you would get would not be too dissimilar to the Galaxy Camera! SamSung galaxy Camera Another fantastic addition to Nikon’s mirror-less compact system camera range, the Nikon 1 J3 opts for a lightning fast advanced hybrid auto focus system that can switch between phase and contrast detection for supremely sharp images with just one click. Imagine being able to shoot 15 frames per second – you’ll never miss a moment of the action again! Add to this a 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor for razor sharp images and the ability to capture both full 1080p HD movies and full resolution images simultaneously and you have a camera capable of uncompromising creativity. The inclusion of Smart Photo Selector (that fires off 20 shots with a single shutter press) ensures even a novice shooter will be able to cover all the angles. Add the Wu-1B wireless adapter and you also have a simple way to shoot and share. nikon 1 J3 Launched at Photokina last year, the K-5 II from Pentax delivers several advances on its little brother the K-5, such as a new dustproof weather resistant body and an upgraded AF system. The large 16.28 megapixel CMOS sensor provides an ISO range of 100-12800 (80-51200 when expanded) making it exceptional for use, even in low light. Its three-inch LCD display is great for framing up and reviewing your shot. While the optical viewfinder features a glass pentaprism, offering 100 per cent field of view. Add to this a range of built-in filter effects (from cross processing to polarisation, and more) plus the ability to shoot seven frames per second, and you begin to understand why the K-5 II is such a versatile beast. Pentax k-5 ii Olympus’ reputation for delivering quality tough cameras with innovative features was cemented with the arrival of the TG-2. Waterproof to 15m, shockproof to 2.1m, able to withstand temperatures of -10 degrees and crushproof to 100kg, this camera can really take a battering. The f/2 lens is wonderful for indoor or outdoor use and the wide-angle 4x zoom allows for plenty of shooting versatility. The inclusion of super macro also means nature lovers can get their fix with a close focus of up to 1cm available. A GPS also allows for easy geo-tagging of your images. olymPuS StyluS tough tg-2 006_Bpics12_HotGear.indd 7 28/02/13 2:26 PM
Better Pictures 11
Better Pictures 13