Gadgets of the Year Every December, G&G toasts the best products to have come out during the year. Here are those that stood out in 2012.
THE NEW iPad
The iPad was always the best tablet around, but with a retina display screen things got much better. If we have waited for an iPad killer for all these years, it has always turned out to be another iPad. This year, there were two iPads, one better than the other, but both better than all the rest. Now, these tablets have better processing power, more sound output, a 5MP iSight rear camera with autofocus and voice dictation. That should do till the
next iPad comes along.
It is rare for a camera to impress its users at so many levels. This compact mirorless camera is one such device. Be its ease-of-use, its low-light performance or its motorised zoom lens, the EM-5 has an awe factor all the way. We were particularly impressed by its max ISO of 25600 which lets you click pictures in complete darkness, that too with minimal noise. This is one camera that can put most entry and mid-level DSLRs to shame. But then it costs as much as a DSLR too.