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Canon releases new EOS mirrorless camera

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Canon recently introduced the mirrorless EOS M6 camera to its EOS M family. The camera features a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C size sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and DIGIC 7.

Canon provided the following information:

Capture bright summer days to late winter evenings using Canon’s DIGIC 7, which offers enhanced processing power to ensure images are richer in tone and detail, regardless of lighting. Combined with a 24.2 MP CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF, DSLR-like quality and speed is achieved every time. For spontaneous moments you can’t control, from lively street performers or high-intensity action, the EOS M6 shoots continuously at 7 fps, or as quick as 9 fps when shooting with fixed AF – so you’ll never miss a moment. In-camera five-axis video stabilisation provides perfectly smooth Full HD 60p video that stay steady when you’re on the move, improved further by using a Dynamic IS lens, such as the

EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.

Iconic EOS design and controls

Incorporating Canon’s classic EOS design, the EOS M6 is the perfect size to join you on your adventures, ready to capture the creative moments you seek out. An intuitive, large tilting LCD touchscreen and thumb operated dial offer full control of the camera at the touch of a fingertip, for easy handling whatever the composition.

Connect and share

With integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, you can share your images quickly and easily for the world to see with the EOS M6.

A constant connection between the EOS M6 and your smartphone can be maintained via Bluetooth connectivity, letting you view your photographs without taking the camera from your bag. You can also use Bluetooth to remotely capture the perfect group selfie or shoot wildlife from discreet locations without disturbing your subject.

An all-new viewfinder

Also introduced today is the Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2, a compact and lightweight external electronic viewfinder for both compatible EOS M cameras – including the EOS M6 – as well as a range of PowerShot models. The new 0.39-type viewfinder includes a 2.36 million dot display that reveals every intricate detail, while 100% coverage ensures everything the eye can see is captured in the shot. The Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2 shows movement in real time with up to 120 fps refresh rate and makes it easy to swap between screen and viewfinder shooting, simply by raising the camera to your face, for truly responsive shooting. Weighing just 29 g, it’s a compact item perfect for EOS M6 photographers’ kit bags.

EOS M6 key benefits:

·       Big on quality, small in size

·       Blazing performance when you need it the most

·       New levels of movie creativity

·       A blend of compact and DSLR

·       Share your images with the world – no wires needed

Electronic Viewfinder EVF-DC2 key benefits:

·       Compose with confidence

·       A different way of working

·       Portable design you can take anywhere

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Smash hits the Nintendo Switch

Super Smash Bros. delivers what the fans wanted in the latest “Ultimate” instalment, writes BRYAN TURNER.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest addition to the popular Nintendo Smash series, has landed on the Nintendo Switch with a bang, selling 5-million copies in the first week of its release. The game has been long-anticipated since the console’s release, as many fans consider iy to be a Nintendo staple. And the wait was well worth it.

It features 74 playable fighters, 108 stages, almost 1300 Spirit characters to collect while playing, and a single-player Adventure mode that took about three days (or 28 hours) of gameplay to complete. The game offers far more gameplay than its predecessors, making it the Smash game that gives its players the best bang for their buck.

For those new to the game, the goal is to fight opponents and build up their damage score (draining their health) to knock them off the stage eventually. This makes the game seem chaotic, as many players jump around the platforms as if they were on quicksand, in order to avoid being hit by the other players.

It also services two kinds of players: the competitive and the casual.

Competitive players can be matched on the online service by skill ranking to enjoy playing with similarly high-skilled opponents. This is especially important in e-sports training for the game, and for players wanting to master combos against other human players. The casual gamer is also catered for, with eight-player chaos and button-mashing to see who comes out luckiest. This segment is also important for those wanting to learn how to play.

Training mode is also a place to go for those learning to play. It offers “CPU” players that are graded by intensity to train as a single player to learn a character’s moves, combos and general fighting style. More challenging CPU players can also be used by competitive players to train when there isn’t a Wi-Fi connection available.

Direct Play features in this game, allowing two players with two Switch consoles to play against each other over a direct connection – no Wi-Fi needed. This is especially useful to those who want to have a social gaming element on the go, similar to that of the cable connector of the Gameboy.

Click here to read Bryan Turner review of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Win Funko Fortnite in Vinyl

Gadget and Gammatek have nine Funko Fortnite figurines to give away.

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A Funko Pop figurine based on a character set is indicative of reaching the heights of pop culture. It is no surprise, then, that the world’s biggest online game, Fortnite, has its own line of Funko Pop figurines. The Funkos are modeled on the characters in game, including Drift, Ragnarok, Dark Vanguard, Volar, Tracera Ops, and Sparkle Specialist.

Now, local Funko distributor Gammatek has released the Fortnite figurines in South Africa. To celebrate, Gadget and Gammatek are giving away a set of three Funko Fortnite figurines to each of three readers (9 figurines in total). To enter, first click on your favourite Funko Pop on the next page and post the Tweet that appears. Then, follow Gadget on Twitter.

You can put the tweet in your own words, but entries must have the competition’s hashtag (#FunkoFortnite) and mention @GadgetZA to be considered valid.

Click here to select the Funko Fortnite character you want to tweet.

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