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Gadgets galore

AS recently as 10 years ago, the prospect of picking up the latest in electronic gadgets in Cambodia seemed as far-fetched as the Kingdom appearing at the next FIFA World Cup. But with the likes of Blackberry launching here last year, 3D televisions already hitting the Kingdom’s shops and the latest iPod now easy to find in Phnom Penh, things have changed – and these items are the genuine article.

If you’re thinking of booking a holiday to Singapore or Hong Kong to
get your hands on the latest consumer electronics, you may want to think again. Here’s a look at what’s hot in Cambodia right now including the latest in flat-screen televisions for your viewing pleasure during next month’s football World Cup in South Africa – even if Cambodia didn’t make it this time round.

Canon EOS 7D, $1,379, Sabbay Nash Camera Shop, No 216 Monivong Blvd

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors for high image quality speed
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800) for shooting from bright to dim light
  • 8.0 fps continuous shooting up to 126 Large/JPEGs with UDMA CF card and 15 RAW
  • Advanced movie mode with manual exposure control and selectable frame rates
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with approximate 100 percent field of view, wide viewing angle of 29.4-in, high magnification of 1.0, intelligent viewfinder with glass pentaprism and an overlaid LCD display in viewfinder supports various shooting styles
  • iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilises AF and colour information for optimising exposure and image quality
  • Magnesium body with shutter durability up to 150,000 cycles and exclusive dust and weather resistance

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, $355, Sabbay Nash Camera Shop

  • Sharper results with five advanced Nikon image-stabilising features
  • Nikon’s Smart Portrait System with Skin Softening
  • Intelligent automated shooting modes that promote carefree shooting
  • Quick Retouch
  • 2.7-inch high resolution LCD monitor with anti-reflection coated cover
  • 16 scene modes for optimised shooting in various settings
  • D-Lighting
  • Active Zoom
  • Auto Sort and Favourite Pictures functions
  • Four movie modes with sound
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • Approx 36 MB of internal memory
  • Hi-Speed USB Connectivity


MacBook Pro 13.3 Inch MC374ZP/A, $1,299, IOne.

  • • 2.4GHz Core Duo
    • 4 GB DDR3 memory, up to 8GB
    • 250GB 5400rpm hard drive
    • NVIDIA GeForce 320M share
    • SD Card Slot/Gigabit Ethernet port
    • Built-in iSight Camera/Bluetooth
    • Up to 10 hours battery life
    • Weight: 2.04kg

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj, $355, Sabbay Nash Camera Shop

BlackBerry Bold 9700, $600, any hellopoint or call 016 810 000

  • Email and text messaging
  • Instant messaging
  • Phone
  • Social networking
  • Browser
  • GPS Capabilities
  • Camera and Video
  • Media Player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Organiser
  • Bluetooth
  • Tethered Modem

Sony BRAVIA NX500 32-inch TV, $600, K four, 3rd Floor, Soriya Shopping Mall

  • Resolution 1920x1080
  • BRAVIA Engine 3
  • Intelligent Picture PLUS
  • MPEG Noise Reduction
  • 24P True CinemaUSB Photo/ Music/ Video
  • BRAVIA Sync

Ipod Touch 32GB, $309, IOne, Canadia Tower, Ground Floor, No 315 Monivng Blvd

  • Holds up to 7,000 or 14,000 songs in 128-kbps AAC format
  • Holds up to 40,000 or 90,000 iPod-viewable photos
  • Holds up to 40 hours or 80 hours of videos
  • Wi-Fi
  • Maps location-based service
  • Nike + iPod support built-in
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.5-in (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
  • 480-by-320 pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch
  • Dock connector
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
  • Music playback time: up to 30 hours when fully charged
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