These bits and bytes will make you the most tech savvy
By Samantha Francis
LG’s first ever modular smartphone, the highly-anticipated LG G5 (price unavailable), has an innovative design that gives it the ability to transform into a digital camera and Hi-Fi player.
Photography enthusiasts will be pleased to know that it comes with two cameras — one with a standard 78-degree lens and another with a 135-degree wide-angle lens.
Available at certain mobile retailers.
Sony FDR-AXP55 Handycam
Preserve your precious memories with Sony’s latest FDR-AXP55 Handycam ($2,299). The first Handycam with an enhanced version of the Sony Balance Optical SteadyShot, it offers sharp footage even when handheld.
It also comes with a newly-adapted Fast Intelligent AF, which allows for auto-focus speeds of up to 40 per cent faster.
Available at Sony Stores, Sony Centres & select authorised dealers.
Canon EOS 80D
The new Canon EOS 80D (price unavailable) promises greater precision and control with a new cross-type 45-point AF system and better imaging quality thanks to the DIGIC 6 image processor.
It also features a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and ISO expandable to 25,600.
Available at Canon authorised distributors & dealers from April.
SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0
Is your android smart-phone or tablet running out of storage? With the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 ($59), you’ll be able to fit even more of your favourite content, including K-dramas.
Available in 128GB capacity with faster transfer speeds.
Available at Challenger, Sprint-Cass, Nubox and Gadget World.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 148, March 18 – March 31, 2016, with the headline ‘Capture the moments’.