Stuff Picks: an eye for details with the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II

Party mice and new smartphones are also up for consideration this week

Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II (S$799)

With Canon’s new DIGIC 7 image processor, the G7X Mark II can track and detect subjects faster and more accurately which makes it great for live shooting scenarios.

Boasting a large aperture f/1.8-f/2.8 4.2x zoom lens and 20.1MP 1.0-inch back illuminated CMOS sensor, this PowerShot provides background blurring that’s present in professional grade photos. Improved image stabilisation provides sharper detail and improved image clarity in dim settings at higher ISO speeds.

Time lapse photos will be a snap to take with three pre-set scenes that has different shooting intervals (1-4 seconds, 5-10 seconds, and 11-30 seconds). Its new Time-Lapse Movie feature enables exposure tracking which makes shooting day to night time lapse movies smoother.

Logitech 2016 Party Collection (S$29)

Jazz up your work desk and make whatever you’re doing extra fun with the Party Collection mice newly released by Logitech. Featuring graphic patterns, bright and contrasting colours, the Party Collection mice brings a touch of whimsy to the Logitech M238 Wireless Mouse.

Mashing fun and function together, the mice last up to 12 months on a single battery and its nano USB receiver allows its user to roam up to 10 metres away.

Samsung Gear Fit2 (S$298)

Embedded with a GPS and built-in heart rate monitor, the Gear Fit2 gives its allows its users accurate auto-tracking and measurement of their fitness and lifestyle activities.

Monitoring and real-time audio feedback can be done without manually activating the sports band. The Gear Fit2 shows fitness updates and real-time notifications such as messages and email.

LG Stylus 2 Plus (S$498)

Available from 11 June, the LG Stylus 2 Plus is just the phone for anyone on the go who needs to quickly jot down notes or is a habitual doodler. The Stylus 2 Plus has a nano-coated stylus that provides the tactile feedback of a quality fountain pen.

Under its 5.7-inch Full HD IPS display is a 1.4GHz octa-core processor armed with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, it’ll store your notes and allow easy multitasking.

A 16MP rear camera and 8MP front camera with flash on both sides ensures clear photos and videos even in low light.

Oppo A37 (S$289)

For the selfie-snappers, the A37 has a 5MP BSI+ front camera with a 1/4-inch sensor and 1.4 μm pixels, the biggest in the smartphone industry. This allows more light to enter the camera and thus boosts light sensitivity. Screen Flash emits a flash from the display to light-up selfies in low light situations.

An 8MP rear camera with a 1/3.2-inch back-illuminated sensor and the same large 1.4μm pixels maximises light sensitivity and minimises noise. Ultra HD mode shoots five photos consecutively, combines the best parts of each photo and thus creates 24MP photos in great colour and detail.

Running on 2GB RAM and a quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon processor, multitasking will be a dream. Built-in storage starts at 16GB ROM and is expandable to another 128GB which will come in handy for those HD photos.