18 February 2014 | 0
Canon’s new entry-level DSLR is being marketed at a young audience more used to taking fuzzy selfies than making HD video, so the comparatively low price point would prove more attractive to curious grown-ups. Its feature set includes a 3″ LCD, display, nine-point autofocus, 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor with Digic 4 processor, intelligent auto mode, and full HD recording.
For the selfie crowd there’s also a selection of creative filters, but nothing you can’t get on your smartphone already.
Price: €449.99 (body only), €549.99 (with 18-55mmIS 11 lens)
Energy Wireless BT8
Energy Sistem’s BT8 noise cancelling headphones are one of the first sets we’ve come across that connects by Bluetooth or NFC – making this more of a mobile device and a home Hi-Fi companion.
An integrated microphone lets you answer calls and the spec sheet promises up to 12 hours of music playback and the battery can be recharged over USB.
Digital cameras used to stand out due to their outlandish design. There was little reason a DSLR had to look like a film SLR until it became obvious more people would buy new technology if it looked more or less like what they’re already familiar with.
Now Sigma is reviving the tradition of iconoclastic camera design with the dp2 Quatro. The 29MP compact camera measures 161.4x67x81.6mm, weighs 395g (without battery or memory card) and shoots in lossles RAW or JPEG (or both). Other familiar features include nine-point autofocus with face detection, 3″ LCD monitor, manual focus and USB connectivity.