Shoot­ing gallery

Rod Ch­ester and Jennifer Dud­ley- Ni­chol­son check out a range of hot cam­eras

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - FRONT PAGE -

CANON EOS 1200D $ 550, / har­veynor­

NEW pho­tog­ra­phers look­ing to step up will fi nd plenty to like in Canon’s new en­try- level DSLR. This 18- megapixel cam­era has a de­cent 100- 6400 ISO range, a ba­sic 9- point aut­o­fo­cus sys­tem, the abil­ity to shoot HD video, and a menu sys­tem that’s easy to nav­i­gate. On the downside, the 3- inch LCD is nei­ther touch­sen­si­tive nor does it tilt, and it would be a bet­ter cam­era with wi- fi . The kit comes with an 18- 55m lens that you should con­sider just as a start­ing point. De­spite be­ing a low- end unit, it feels sub­stan­tial in your hands.


$ 799, / pax­

NIKON is ex­tend­ing its range of in­ter­change­able lens cam­eras, cram­ming a stack of fea­tures into a com­pact size. Al­though the 10- 30mm kit lens ( 27- 81mm equiv­a­lent) means it’s not quite slim enough to slip in a pocket, that’s one of its few neg­a­tives. It can shoot a stag­ger­ing 20 frames a sec­ond, it has an 18.1- megapixel sen­sor, and there are 171 aut­o­fo­cus points over three ar­eas. A touch­screen and wi- fi are good ad­di­tions, even if the wi- fi con­nec­tion won’t work if the cam­era bat­tery is low. One of the few changes that won’t im­press ev­ery­one is switch­ing from an SD card to a smaller Mi­croSD card.


$ 1099,

THIS pocket- sized shooter of­fers a periscopic elec­tronic viewfinder, an f1.8mm, 24mm wide- an­gle Zeiss lens, a 20.1- megapixel sen­sor, popup fl ash, and a hinged 3- inch screen. It can also trans­fer im­ages to a smart­phone over wi- fi .

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