Drool of the Month – April 2013

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Nikon D3100

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Price
    Rs.28,450
  • Camera quality
    14.2 megapixels
  • Screen size
    3-inch screen
  • Video recording
    Full HD recording at 24 fps
  • Battery life
    550 shots per charge
  • Body weight
    445 g
  • Stock lens
    18-55 mm lens
  • What clicks
    For an entry level product, the D3100 is a hit as it packs together a feature loaded device at an attractive price.

V/S

Sony ALPHA A37K

 

 

 

 

 

  • Price
    Rs. 29,990
  • Camera quality
    16.1 megapixels
  • Screen size
    2.7-inch display
  • Video recording
    Full HD recording
  • Battery life
    450 shots per charge
  • Body weight
    448 g
  • Stock lens
    18-55 mm lens
  • What Clicks
    The Alpha A37K comes equipped with a flip-out screen. Also, beginners would greatly benefit from its help button.

V/S

Canon EOS 1100D

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Price
    Rs.26,181
  • Camera quality
    12.2 megapixels
  • Screen size
    2.7-inch screen
  • Video recording
    Full HD recording at 30 or 25 fps
  • Battery life
    700 shots per charge
  • Body weight
    495 g
  • Stock lens
    18-55 mm lens
  • What clicks
    Canon’s user interface is undoubtedly the most user-friendly and also has an intuitive user guide mode.

FINAL VERDICT: In the overall comparison, we would recommend the Canon 1100D to be the best buy for a beginner considering its battery life, user friendliness and price.

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Expected Price Rs. 40,000)

 

 

 

 

  • 5-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 display at 441 ppi
  • Equipped with a 2 GB RAM
  • Comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system
  • 13 megapixel primary camera with auto-focus, LED flash and 1080p video recording
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p video recording at 30 fps
  • 16/32/64 GB internal storage, expandable up to 64 GB
  • Weighs 130 grams

FINAL VERDICT: Expected to launch on April 13 or later, the Galaxy S4 is sure to be the next best thing in the smartphone world

Sony Smartwatch (Rs. 8749)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Multi-touch coloured OLED display which is scratch and splash-proof
  • Bluetooth enabled to handle music, calls and other functions
  • Can be synced with Android cell phones to check text messages and mails
  • Inbuilt Android operating system with Livewire Manager to search for apps
  • Can be attached to any 20 mm wristband
  • Weighs less than 40 grams

FINAL VERDICT: This gadget makes it very convenient to use your cell phone without having to take it out of your pocket every now and then, but an expensive convenience

Apps of the Month

Waze (Free)

Waze is a community-based navigation and traffic app that delivers real time information to commuters. Let’s say, you’re travelling on XYZ road and the traffic is bad there, or some accident has occurred. A person already present there will update his fellow commuters about it and they can consequently switch over to an alternative route. It’s a social navigation app that’s driven by the users themselves.

Platforms: Works on Android and iOS

Final verdict: A useful app for every smartphone user

 

Movie Tarot (Free)

If you love going to the theatre but can’t decide which movie to watch, this app is perfect for you. It predicts a movie’s success rate based on data collected and analysed from various news forums, blogs, videos, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sites. The main screen of the app is divided into three sections: Box Office Prediction, Happiness Factor and Trending Trailers. The app also provides details of individual movies.

Platforms: Android

Final verdict: A must-have for anyone who watches movies

 

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