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Camera House : Better Pictures 14
7 Products Hot new gear Tired of toting your DSLR around everywhere but still want to capture stunning images? Consider the COOLPIX A, a professional compact equipped with a fabulous new wide-angle 18.5mm, f/2.8 (equivalent to a 28mm angle of view in 35mm format) fixed focal length NIKKOR lens. Add to this a DX-format CMOS sensor with 16.2 megapixels on board and you have a camera capable of delivering super sharp images and fantastic colour reproduction. Like Nikon’s new D7100 this camera has no optical low pass filter so it makes the most of every megapixel available. Able to shoot full 1080p HD movies as well as RAW still images, this is one versatile compact indeed! NIKON COOLPIX A This tough little beast from Panasonic takes rugged to the next level. Able to withstand freezing temperatures, waterproof to 13 metres, crushproof to 100kg and shockproof to two metres, this compact camera can really take a beating. Connectivity options are expanded with built-in Wi-Fi, GPS and global navigation satellite system (GLOSNASS) for easy geo-tagging and the dedicated Wi-Fi button makes sharing images a simple process. You can even use your smartphone as a remote viewfinder. Armed with 16.1-megapixels, the resolution is tack sharp and the ability to shoot 1080p AVCHD movies is another bonus for the photographer looking for an all-in-one solution. PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-FT5 If you’re a bit of a social snapper, this new compact camera in Sony’s Cyber-shot range is certain to appeal. It boasts one-touch recording, wireless transfer of images to your smartphone or tablet, a tiltable LCD for easy framing, and it’s superb in low light. The 20.2-megapixel back- illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor offers crisp clear images and the f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens provides 3.6 optical zoom for greater versatility. Adjusting your camera’s settings is easy thanks to a control ring at the base of the lens and you can step through to five preset settings for faster zooming. With its classic retro style and small form factor, this new compact camera from Pentax offers a fast, bright 4x optical zoom wide-angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 . Boasting a top ISO range of 12,800 and with 12-megapixels on board, the MX-1 is a low light king. A pop-up auto flash and a large tiltable high-definition (920,000 dot) LCD monitor complete the package. Dedicated mode dials and the ability to shoot RAW images provide greater creative freedom for the photo enthusiast. Sensor-shift shake reduction keeps images sharp and blur free. Full HD movie recording including slow motion movies is another bonus. SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-RX100 II PENTAX MX-1 006_Bpics14_HotGear_v2.indd 7 27/08/13 9:36 AM
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