Buying a Television Or a Digital SLR Camera - The Top 10 in April 2010

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Planning to purchase a television and/or a digital SLR soon? Do not leave home without this comprehensive list of the hottest selling items in these two categories.


  1. Samsung LED 8000: This stunning flatscreen TV from Samsung’s 8000 LED backlit series measures a meagre 1.2” in depth. Available in 46” and 55” variations, this energy-efficient offering from Samsung uses HD 1080p resolution and Auto Motion Plus 240Hz technology to bring crisp, life-like images to your screen. It is also equipped with SRS TruSurround HD and a contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1.
  2. Samsung UA46B6000: This 46” LED TV is part of Samsung’s popular 6000 series. Contrast, colour, and clarity are the strongest features of this seamlessly built set.  This smooth and incredibly slim wall mounted TV resembles a work of art! Its 100Hz Motion Plus technology removes blurs to give you vibrant images. 
  3. Sony KLV-40Z450A: This 40” LCD TV from Sony’s Bravia series features a quadruple 200Hz frame rate conversion, live colour creation, and 200Hz Motionflow to capture beautiful and fast-moving images without a blur.
  4. LG SL90: Available in 42” and 47” versions, LG’s popular LED TV uses TFT active matrix display technology. Its 120Hz TruMotion Technolgy gets rid of motion blurs and its Intelligent Sensor automatically modifies images based on the lighting conditions of your room.
  5. Sony Bravia KLV-46Z550: Another offering from Sony’s Bravia series, this 46” TV features 200Hz Motionflow. It is specifically built for fast-action images. It elevates your viewing experience of sports, action movies, and games by eliminating blur and visual noise and enhancing colour. 
  6. Samsung LA40B610: Another winner from Samsung’s 610 series makes a statement. This is a 40” Full HD iTV that gives you a surreal multimedia experience. You can connect it to HD gadgets such as game consoles, laptops, and cameras through the TVs’ HDMI inputs. Also features Samsung’s Down-Firing Speakers for deep, thunderous sound quality. 
  7. Pioneer PDP-LX5090H: This ninth generation 50” plasma TV is a mere 93 mm in depth and features 3D Noise Reduction, Auto Volume Control, and Room Light Sensors apart from bringing you flawless colours and details. With this TV, Pioneer boasts of giving you the best picture quality ever.
  8. Samsung LE46A656: If you’re bored with black TV sets, this Samsung model with a hint of luscious red is sure to get you excited. This is 46” of pure beauty and smoothness, since the model is built with no rivets. Also features Deep Colour compatibility, CEC functionality, and a 920x1080 Full HD resolution.  
  9. LG Scarlet: LG’s impressive Scarlet 42” HDTV packs quite a punch with the back of its LCD panel done in red! Equipped with LG's Intelligent Sensor, Down-Firing Speakers, superior colour technology, and USB ports.
  10. Hisense TIM42T08GP: This 42” plasma TV from Hisense comes with a built-in NTSC tuner and DVI-D input. This model has a 16:9 panel and is especially popular for its bright images and screen resolution (840x480).



Digital SLRs:

  1. Nikon D5000: When it comes to digital single-lens reflex cameras, you can’t really go wrong with Nikon. The D5000 is a 12.3 megapixel DX format F-mount camera. This DSLR is power packed with features such as the EXPEED image processor, a 2.7” Vari-angle colour LCD monitor, and a 3.5-5.6G VR lens with image stabilization. Your pictures will come to life with additional features such as 3D Colour Matrix Metering and 19 preset shooting modes.
  2. Canon EOS 500D: Equipped with a 3 inch, 920,000 dot resolution TFT LCD monitor and Canon’s EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens, this 15.1 megapixel DSLR from Canon is built to impress. It also features noise reduction, auto lighting optimizer, and a self-cleaning sensor unit.
  3. Canon EOS 1000D: Featuring a 10MP sensor, a 2.5” LCD monitor, a 7-point AF system, Live View with phase- and contrast-detect AF, and SD/SDHC for storage, the 1000D is a solid DSLR and justifies its popularity. 
  4. Nikon D300S: Nikon’s 12.3 MP DSLR was launched to replace its earlier D300 model. With 14 bit EXPEED image processing, Active D-Lighting, auto-correction of lateral chromatic aberration, and a 3” 920,000-dot resolution VGA TFT LCD, and i-TTL flash exposure, it’s no wonder that the D300S is Nikon’s flagship DSLR!
  5. Nikon D90: Winner of the TIPA European Photo & Imaging Award (Best D-SLR Advanced category), this masterpiece features a 12.3 MP resolution, auto-correction of lateral chromatic aberration, and a built-in auto-focus motor. The camera can also record HD 720p videos and comes with a 3” TFT LCD (920,000-dot resolution) as well as a 170 degree ultra-wide viewing angle.
  6. Sony DSLR-A550: If you are obsessive about the details, this Sony is the answer to your prayers! With a 14.2 MP resolution, Sony’s Exmor CMOS image sensor, and Fast Autofocus Live View, this DSLR takes crisp and stunning photos no matter what the conditions. It also has a 3-inch tilting LCD (922,000 pixels).
  7. Nikon D700: Another winner from the Nikon stable,the D700 comes with a 12.1 MP full-frame sensor, Kevlar composite shutter with 150,000 exposure durability, and a 3" (922,000 pixels) LCD monitor. This is more of a “professional” DSLR with above average features such as Auto-focus calibration and the Multi-CAM3500FX Auto Focus sensor.
  8. Olympus E-450: This is Olympus’ impressive foray into the compact DSLR segment. This camera is easy to use, small, and light. But don’t let that distract you from its awesome capabilities. It comes with a 10 MP resolution and a 2.7” LCD monitor. It lets you choose from three Art Filter effects – Pop Art, Pinhole, and Soft Focus – for your pictures. It also has contrast detection autofocus and a continuous shooting speed of 3.5 fps.
  9. Pentax K-x: A powerful DSLR from Pentax, the K-x comes loaded with a 12.4 MP CMOS censor, shake reduction technology, and HDR image capture. Other useful aspects include a 4.7fps capture rate with 1/6000 second maximum shutter speed, and an 11-point wide-angle autofocus. 
  10. Sony DSLR-A900: Sony has outdone itself with this “professional use” DSLR featuring a highest in class 24.6 MP (35mm format) full-frame CMOS sensor. With High Speed Dual Bionz processors, Penta-prism OVF, and 3" (921,000 pixels) LCD monitor, the A900 comes with 9 point AF with 10 assist points and 40 segment honeycomb metering. 


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