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Top 100 Products of 2011

Top 100 Products of 2011


Picks 21-30

Canon Legria HF G10

Canon has bucked the trend of stuffing a high-megapixel sensor into an HD camcorder by introducing the 2.37-megapixel HD CMOS Pro sensor in several of its 2011 Legria camcorders, including HF G10. The logic is simple: larger pixels result in better quality videos, especially in low light. This flagship consumer camcorder also sports an 8-bladed iris, a 10x zoom lens, 32GB flash memory, dual SD card slots, and an innovative Cinema Style feature that lets you plan, create and spice up movies directly from the camcorder.

Canon Pixma Pro-1

Canon's flagship Pixma Pro-1 photo printer features a 12-ink system that produces professional-quality black and white prints. But that's not to say the Pixma Pro-1 can't print anything else; with support for input resolution of 1200 DPI, the Pixma Pro-1 can print pictures with resolutions of up to 4800 by 2400 DPI. Now that's some high quality and accurate printing.


 

Canon Powershot S100

If you're looking for a good advanced compact, according to our field tests, nothing gets better than the Canon PowerShot S100. With Canon's HS system, DIGIC 5 Image Processor and fast f/2.0 lens, the S100 is a powerful photographic tool that fits into your pocket.

 

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe

The Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe is a sound card based on Creative’s new audio chipset named Sound Core3D. The sound card sports seven jacks in all, including a 3.5mm headphone outlet armed with a higher amplification signal (capable of driving up to 600 ohms) as well as three line-outs designed for 5.1-channel desktop speakers. Besides the microphone jack, there are two dedicated optical slots (input and output) on the card's bracket. This makes the Recon3D PCIe viable for an HTPC setup, since it enables the card's uncompressed digital signal to be fed to an AV receiver too.

 

Dell Alienware M18X

This giant 5.3kg, 18-inch monster of a machine is currently the best gaming notebook money (a load of it) can get you right now. You can't carry it around much, but that's because it's not meant to be portable. If it were, then it wouldn't come with two of the most powerful discrete graphics engines on the market - you've the option to select dual AMD Radeon HD 6990M with CrossFireX enabled, or Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M with NVIDIA SLI enabled!

 

Denon AH-D1100 Professional Headphones

It's not easy to find a pair of one-size-fits-all headphones. Some cans fare better with jazz vocals whilst others do better with big beats. However, Denon's D110 comes close with its unbiased and balanced audio performance. What's more, this pair of circumaural headphones also offers unparalleled comfort, thanks to its soft leather pads on the headband and ear cups. And to top it off, it won't ravage your wallet too much with its S$299 asking price.

Eizo ColorEdge CG275W

Professionals in digital photography, graphic design, video editing, and prepress will appreciate the 27-inch ColorEdge CG275W monitor. This pricey, 2560 x 1440-pixel IPS display is able to calibrate itself. The computer doesn’t even need to be turned on. The panel can display 10-bit color from a 16-bit LUT via the DisplayPort input, and can reproduce 97% of the Adobe RGB color space.

 

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Every year people herald the demise of PC gaming. And every year PC gaming refuses to die, in great part due to titles like Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Utilizing the superior hardware options available for desktops, Skyrim is situated in lush, Nordic lands where the player embarks on a quest worthy of the adjective "epic". With the modification community already expanding the game beyond the creator's imagination, Skyrim displays qualities no console game can attempt to match. And oh, did we mention the game also has Dragons?

Epson EH-TW8000

The 3LCD-based EH-TW8000’s 2,400-lumen brightness rating makes it the world’s brightest 3D home theater projector. Using an image engine with a 480Hz refresh rate, the projector also has a manual lens shift mode with a wide lens shift range; the latter gives you more installation flexibility. A frame interpolation technology is used to reduce image blurring. It's also capable of 2D to 3D conversion.


 

Epson Stylus Photo R3000.

The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 is one impressive photo printer; professional photographers or even serious amateurs will not be let down by its high quality photo and text printing. The inclusion of Wi-Fi and Ethernet capabilities, as well as higher capacity ink cartridges, serve to sweeten the deal.