COMEX 2015

Cameras

1: Casio Exilim EX-TR60
1: Casio Exilim EX-TR60PHOTOS: CASIO, GARMIN, OLYMPUS, SONY, TOMTOM
2: Garmin Virb XE GPS Action Camera
2: Garmin Virb XE GPS Action CameraPHOTOS: CASIO, GARMIN, OLYMPUS, SONY, TOMTOM
3: Olympus OM-D E-M10
3: Olympus OM-D E-M10PHOTOS: CASIO, GARMIN, OLYMPUS, SONY, TOMTOM
4: Sony a7R II
4: Sony a7R IIPHOTOS: CASIO, GARMIN, OLYMPUS, SONY, TOMTOM
5: TomTom Bandit Action Camera
5: TomTom Bandit Action CameraPHOTOS: CASIO, GARMIN, OLYMPUS, SONY, TOMTOM

1 Casio Exilim EX-TR60

$1,299; free 16GB MicroSD card and camera case (worth a total of $39)

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If you are a selfie lover, take a look at the Casio Exilim EX-TR60 before considering anything else. This camera is designed with you in mind. Its 21mm rotatable lens, and a rotatable frame which doubles up as a handle, make composing selfies a cinch.

The latest 11.1-megapixel TR60 also features a Selfie Pad - a sensor pad for changing settings such as zoom or shutter release.

It has Casio's famous Make-Up Plus technology for rendering flawless skin, as well as a Selfie Art function for adding artistic effects such as the Foggy effect, which adds a softer ambience to the image.

2 Garmin Virb XE GPS Action Camera

$439 (usual price $489)

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Garmin's Virb XE can capture full high-definition videos at 60 frames per second, and 12-megapixel photos at up to 30 frames per second

But it is not just another action camera. This is because it has a unique feature that overlays videos and pictures with captured data such as speed, altitude and G-force. It does so using its built-in GPS and motion sensors.

It is waterproof down to a depth of 50m without the need of a casing, and its microphone can record sounds even underwater.

3 Olympus OM-D E-M10

$1,098 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses; freebies include a 16GB SD card, three-month local extended warranty and product workshop (worth a total of $217) plus additional battery and automatic lenscap, 32GB SD card and 45mm f1.8 lens (worth $682)

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The Olympus OM-D E-M10 might be the entry-level model of the popular OM-D mirrorless camera series, but it uses the same 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor and TruPic VII image processor found in the more expensive and mid-range model E-M5 Mark II.

Its 3-inch tiltable touchscreen display is similar to that used by the flagship E-M1. However, its built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF), with 1.44 million dots, has only half the resolution of E-M1's EVF. Still, the E-M10 is no slouch with its 81 contrast autofocusing points and a fast shooting speed of up to eight frames per second.

4 Sony a7R II

$4,099 (body only)

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The Sony a7R II mirrorless camera boasts the world's first 42.4-megapixel back-illuminated full-frame CMOS sensor. It is also one of the best when it comes to low-light photography, with an ISO range that stretches to 102,400.

It betters the original a7R by about 40 per cent in autofocusing (AF) speed, thanks to having 399 focal-plane phase-detection AF points. A five-axis image stabilisation system helps reduce camera shake. The camera comes with a tiltable 3-inch LCD screen, and an electronic viewfinder (EVF) that Sony claims to have the world's highest viewfinder magnification of 0.78x.

5 TomTom Bandit Action Camera

$599

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Launching in Comex 2015 is the TomTom Bandit Action Camera, the first ever 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) action camera that comes with a built-in media server. This makes editing and sharing of videos quick and easy.

It is also equipped with in-camera motion and GPS sensors, allowing you to automatically find and tag exciting moments based on speed, acceleration, altitude and G-force.

By pairing the camera with the TomTom Bandit mobile app, you can create an exciting video and share it right after capturing the action. The camera is waterproof down to 50m.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2015, with the headline 'Cameras'. Print Edition | Subscribe