Discovering cool new technology is an exciting prospect! Each month we take a look at some of the latest tech products available from JB Hi-Fi.
What: Nikon Z 30 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm VR Lens
Why: A decent quality camera nowadays not only offers brilliant still photography features, but stunning video quality as well – and the Nikon Z 30 is a prime example. A one-stop content creation powerhouse, it’s the lightest and most compact Z series camera to date, making it perfect for taking with you everywhere. It includes dual microphones for top notch sound, but naturally the visual features are key to the experience, and the Z 30 packs a wallop. For starters, the sensor is 14 times bigger than those in most phones, delivering a huge improvement in video quality at up to 4K, and making image noise a thing of the past when shooting at night. Special eye and pet detection helps you nab those hard to catch moments perfectly, plus there are 20 real-time filters that can eliminate the need for post-processing – just do it in-camera! Wi-Fi connectivity, a pop-out, fully-adjustable touch sensitive LCD monitor and customisable buttons help to seal the deal.
Who: If you’re a content creator on a budget, but looking for the best results for your buck, this really is a must-play-with powerhouse camera.
What: Breville the Barista Express Impress Manual Coffee Machine
Why: If you’re a serious coffee connoisseur then you’ll need little convincing that you need to go with a top shelf coffee machine. This latest wonder from Breville delivers where it counts, with a huge range of the features that you need for that perfect cuppa. Utilising their “4 Keys Formula’, these machines are designed to use the perfect dose of freshly ground beans, ensure precise temperature control, maintain optimal water pressure and finally create true frothy microfoam milk that’s absolutely essential for latte art – just like professional café machines deliver. Armed with the Barista Express Impress you’ll have all the necessary tools to concoct your optimal blend, from intelligent dosing via its integrated conical burr grinder (complete with 25 grind settings, through to a professional style 54mm stainless steel portafilter to deliver full flavour with both dual and single wall filters. Full bodied coffee just how you like it – mmm!
Who: How could anybody who really loves their coffee pass up the chance to put this beauty in pride of place in their kitchen?
What: LG CineBeam HU715Q 4K UHD Ultra Short Throw Projector
Why: Projector technology has come a long way since the days of noisy old clunkers that required a massive space in order to deliver a decent screen size. LG are masters of the short throw projector, with their technology allowing placement of the CineBeam HU715Q a mere 31.7cm from the projection surface for a huge 120-inch screen. You can forget the fuzzies, too, as the CineBeam delivers crisp vision right up to 4K resolution, using its 8.3 mega pixel laser technology, and all with a superb contrast ratio, including HDR support, and top-notch colour accuracy. It’s also a peach to set up, with an inbuilt ambient sensor that automatically recognises the lighting conditions and adjusts the brightness mode accordingly, while adaptive contrast gives more depth to your image by adaptively adjusting the laser output. Running webOS 6.0 and connected to Wi-Fi there’s a world of popular streaming options at your fingertips, too.
Who: Anybody who’s after the full cinema-at-home experience is sure to marvel at the picture quality that the CineBeam HU715Q achieves.
What: Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2
Why: If you love the impromptu nature of instant photo prints, but are already carrying a camera around in your phone, Fujifilm have the perfect solution – their Instax Mini Link 2 portable printer. Easily connected to your mobile by the wonders of Bluetooth, it delivers the ability to print out photos right there in the moment – and with a whole lot of personalisation, too. One of the coolest new features of the Mini Link 2 app and its focus on getting creative is an AR drawing mode. It responds in real time to the printer’s movements, allowing the addition of all sorts of fun graphics such as bubbles, petals, neon, spray paint or even glitter to your shot before printing. Or, you can draw onscreen with a finger. Plus, each print only takes 15 seconds, then around 90 more to develop, or you can share your enhanced images straight to your socials. As long as you’re armed with enough photo paper you can print around 100 memories from a single charge.
Who: If being social is your thing, what better way is there to spread the love than by printing out and sharing memorable moments instantly?