Camera deals at the IT Show 2016

Casio Exilim EX-ZR3600
Casio Exilim EX-ZR3600PHOTOS: CASIO, CURVE, FUJIFILM, NIKON, OLYMPUS
Curve Prestige 100 ActionCamera
Curve Prestige 100 ActionCamera
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200
Olympus Tough TG-4
Olympus Tough TG-4

Casio Exilim EX-ZR3600
$599; free 16GB SD Card, camera case and battery|
Booth 8117

Making its debut at the IT Show 2016, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR3600 is the perfect point-and-shoot selfie camera with its 3-inch flippable display, front shutter-release button and 25mm wide angle lens.

This 12.1-megapixel camera comes with an updated version of Casio's famed Makeup mode. It not only brightens the skin, but also adds a fresh tint to achieve more smooth and natural skin. It also has five new effects for selfies, which Casio calls Elegant, Foggy, Fairy, Nostalgic and Vivid.

The ZR3600 is available in pink, violet and white.


Curve Prestige 100
Action Camera
$179 (usual price $289); freebies include 32GB Class10 MicroSD Card (worth $39.90), travelling backpack (worth $49) and HDMI Cable (worth $39) for first 50 customers each day
Booth 8413

If you are looking to record the action but lack the moolah, the Curve Prestige 100 is an economical option at less than $200, at this show.

Unlike many action cameras, the Prestige 100 has a 1.5-inch LCD panel that lets you see what you are recording with its 170-degree wide-angle lens.

It shoots full high-definition videos at 30 frames per second and is able to shoot time-lapse videos as well. You can also shoot 16-megapixel still images with it.

It comes with a waterproof housing to protect the camera down to a depth of 30m.


Fujifilm X-Pro2
$2,799 (body only); freebies include extra battery, cleaning kit, BLC-XPro2 bottom leather case, 16GB SD card, photo print voucher and X-series product workshop
Booth 8218

After a four-year wait, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is finally here.

It boasts a newly developed 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III image sensor (its predecessor used a 16-megapixel X-Trans CMOS image sensor), and a new X-Processor Pro image processor that is said to be four times faster than its predecessor.

The X-Pro2's autofocusing (AF) is a vast improvement from its predecessor.

But it still uses Fujifilm's unique hybrid viewfinder that lets you toggle between an optical viewfinder and an electronic viewfinder with a simple push of a lever.


Nikon D7200
$1,409 (body only); freebies include 16GB SD card, battery pack, L'Pro FastPack, shopping vouchers and a free mystery gift
Booth 8230

This 24.2-megapixel mid-range DSLR was the Editor's Choice in the recently concluded ST Digital Awards 2016's Best Interchangeable Lens Camera (APS-C) category.

It was an easy pick. The Nikon D7200 offers plenty of improvements over earlier models. Among them: a larger buffer for RAW images, better autofocusing performance in low light, built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication and better battery life of 1,100 still images.

Plus, it has intuitive controls that make it a joy to handle. It even comes with two SD card slots, a feature usually found only in high-end DSLR cameras.


Olympus Tough TG-4
$498; freebies include 8GB SD card + 3-month local extended warranty (worth $78), additional Olympus battery, Sport Holder Case CSCH- 123, additional 8GB SD Card and $50 Best Denki Voucher (worth a total of $168)
Booth 8303

Planning to go diving or take an adventure trip during the school holidays? Take along the Olympus Tough TG-4 camera.

This 16-megapixel digital compact camera is waterproof down to a depth of 15m. It should survive being dropped from a height of 2.1m, and being in minus 10 degrees Celsius. The camera should also withstand a crushing force of up to 100kg, according to Olympus.

Its 25-100mm f/2.0-f/4.9 lens allows you to zoom in to capture that clown fish easily.

With its Underwater High Dynamic Range (UW HDR) shooting mode and a convenient dedicated UW setting on the mode-selector dial, you can easily switch to underwater mode to take better shots below the surface.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 10, 2016, with the headline 'CAMERAS'. Print Edition | Subscribe