Comex is currently taking place at the Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Center. From the 30th of August to the 2nd of September, the expo will span three floors (3, 4, and 6), and its doors will be opened from noon to 9pm daily. In this segment, we highlight noteworthy digital cameras, printers, monitors and storage products to look out for. Keep your eyes and ears peeled!
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Comex 2012 happens right before the big German camera show Photokina in September, where new models will be announced (or have already been announced, like the Sony NEX-5R which will be arriving only in November). While old models will probably see successors later this year, if the camera you're looking at was released earlier this year, chances are good that it won't be replaced that quickly.
If you don't want to play the waiting game, Comex 2012 still has a myriad of choices to offer, from DSLRs to mirrorless system cameras to simple compacts. Prices may not always differ by much, but Comex offers usually come with a host of functional freebies like dry cabinets, camera bags, card readers, tripods.
The A2400 IS drops $20 from $189 to $169 to become Canon's most affordable star buy at Comex 2012. 16MP, 5x optical zoom, a 2.7" LCD display and 28mm wide-angle lens. The A2300 is cheaper at $149, but you don't get the A2400 IS' Smart Auto and Intelligent IS (Image Stabilization).
Canon drops this mid-range compact from $349 to $299. Comes with a 16MP sensor, 5x optical zoom, 24mm wide-angle lens and a 3" LCD display.
Looking for a compact with a little more zoom? The diminutive IXUS 500 HS comes with a 12x optical zoom, 10MP sensor, 28mm wide-angle lens and 3" LCD display. The IXUS 510 HS is $50 more at the show at $449 (U.P. $499), and is nearly identical except for its 3.2" touchscreen. Unlike the majority of digital compacts today, the two cameras record to microSD cards, so grab the free cards Canon is offering.
The PowerShot S100 was one of our favorite premium compact cameras of 2011. It comes with a 12MP sensor, 5x optical zoom, 24mm wide-angle lens, 3" LCD display, f/2 lens and built-in GPS. Battery life is low at 200 shots however (we suggest you grab the online warranty promotion's free battery), and it's nearly one year old at this time so it might be due for an upgrade soon.
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