With Christmas just around the corner, what better to hunt for all your tech gadgets than at SITEX 2012? Happening from 22 to 25 November, 11am to 9pm, at the Singapore Expo, Halls 4B to 6, and featuring over 200 exhibitors and more than 500 brands, SITEX 2012 is the ideal place to hunt for all your tech bargains this Christmas season. As usual (and fortunately), admission is free!
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Memories may be priceless, but cameras sure aren't. That's what shows like SITEX are for - to give you a better price on the gadgets that capture your precious memories - and HardwareZone - to give you some advice on what's hot and what's not. Here are some contenders to replace the phone camera in your life.
Canon's first mirrorless camera brings a lot of advantages - superb DSLR-quality images, a beautiful, solid body and a responsive touch-screen. Canon DSLR users can mount their existing EF and EF-S lenses using the optional EF-EOS M mount adapter. But the camera's auto-focus is sluggish, the battery life is low and the external flash only comes with the most expensive kit. While some might like it, we wouldn't recommend it for the general user.
Looking for an entry-level DSLR? The Canon 650D is an all-round capable entry-level DSLR, and the first DSLR in the world to come with a touch-screen. Even though the 650D comes with a hybrid AF that combines the auto-focus technologies of DSLR and digital compact cameras, the experience of shooting in live view still leaves something to be desired, so don't expect to use the monitor to shoot like you would with a mirrorless or compact camera. But when used like a traditional DSLR performance is punchy and the images turn out well.
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 card Canon is offering.
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