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Razor has used London Toy Fair 2016 to announce its latest Crazy Cart, and this one is designed to make drifting even easier than previous models. The Crazy Cart Shift makes a number of changes which will enable younger drivers to achieve serious drifts, including easier steering wheel-based drifting and an 8 mph (13 km/h) max speed.
If you are looking to buy a flagship APS-C DSLR, the chances are you are eyeing up the Canon 7D II, or the newly announced Nikon D500. But how do the two compare? Let's take a look at the key specs and features of the two cameras to see which one is right for you.
Leica has decided to take its famous red dot underwater with the launch of its first rugged and waterproof camera designed especially for outdoor use. The Leica X-U (Typ 113) is a fixed prime lens compact designed to be adventure-ready. In addition to a 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a 23-mm F1.7 lens, the camera is shock-resistant, dust-sealed, and waterproof.
Fujifilm has updated its X-series line-up of retro-styled cameras with the launch of three new shooters. The long-awaited X-Pro2, with an advanced hybrid viewfinder and a new 24.3-megapixel X-Trans sensor, becomes the new flagship rangefinder style camera, while the X-E2S update caters for the mid-range market. Also announced was the X70, a new fixed-lens 28-mm equivalent compact.
The Moov Now is not your typical activity tracker. Rather than monitoring your exercise and letting you know how many steps you've taken and how great you're doing, it's designed to be a personal sports coach which speaks to you while you work out. We recently spent a month being bossed around by this little puck, to see whether it's the best wearable for knocking you into shape.
Sony has added a new mid-level action camera to its line-up which is designed to make recording your everyday adventures easier, while still boasting high-quality Full HD video and SteadyShot stabilization. Also announced is a new Handycam camcorder which packs pro-level features and 4K video, but comes in at a consumer-focused price.
There's no shortage of smartphone camera accessory lenses out there. But when a respected lens manufacturer like Zeiss joins the market, it's worth taking notice. The firm has used CES to announce that in partnership with ExoLens, it will launch three high-performance iPhone lenses this year.
The Panasonic Lumix ZS100 is the latest compact camera to use a large 1-inch-type sensor to help deliver better image quality and low light performance than you typically get from a pocketable camera. The camera also boasts a 25mm-250mm equivalent lens and 4K video recording, along with Panasonic features including 4K Photo and Post-Focus.
After teasing that it was in development late last year, Nikon has now unveiled its flagship D5 DSLR, and it looks like quite a beast. The new professional-focused camera features a 20.8-megapixel full frame sensor, boasts a new 153-point autofocus system, has an almost ridiculously wide ISO range, and can shoot 4K video.