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Camera House : Better Pictures 14
8 Products Hot new gear 8 More than an upgrade to its predecessor, the P310, the COOLPIX P330 borrows from the P7700 to serve up a 12-megapixel image sensor alongside a fast f/1.8 wide-angle lens. Despite being small enough to slip into your pocket, it nonetheless delivers some high-end features such as full HD movies and the ability to shoot both RAW and JPEG images for greater creativity. A large 3-inch LCD makes framing your subject easy. The ability to shoot a superfast 10 frames per second allows you to capture fast-moving subjects, and movies can be shot at variable frame rates. Did we mention you can also shoot in 3D? Add to this full manual controls, built-in GPS and Nikon’s optional Wi-Fi adapter which allows you to shoot and share with your smartphone or tablet. A brand spanking new image processor and a 20x optical zoom make this new travel zoom from Canon a great option for the intrepid tourist. Wi-Fi connectivity makes it simple to shoot and share on the fly and GPS (boosted by assisted-GPS) is a boon for travellers wanting to keep track of their adventures. The DiGIC 6 processor works well in low light and those of you who like to capture movies on the go will appreciate the inclusion of HD video recording at 1080p as well as slow motion movie capture when shooting in VGA. However it’s the zoom that will attract most shooters to this camera and the digital zoom option ups the zoom level to 40x – just be sure to use the image stabilisation if you plan on getting that close. Lastly, manual controls are available for those of you who like to be a little more creative. CANON POWERSHOT SX280 HS NIKON COOLPIX P330 Sony’s latest addition to its NEX compact camera range is the NEX-3N . A more basic model than its predecessors, the 3N opts for a 16-megapixel APS-C HD sensor that’s great in low light and serves up wonderful image clarity. Weighing in at just 210 grams this is an extremely lightweight and portable camera that is ideal for social shooters. A 180-degree tiltable screen makes framing a cinch and makes dodgy selfies close to impossible. Auto object framing also automatically crops your image for a more pleasing result. The inclusion of Sony’s Triluminos colour system allows for more vivid colour when hooking up to your Sony TV. SONY NEX-3N 006_Bpics14_HotGear_v2.indd 8 27/08/13 9:36 AM
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