A Aeroflot assina pedido firme com a Rostec de 50 aeronaves MC-21 recentemente fabricadas na Rússia

MOSCOU, 1º de fevereiro de 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A Aeroflot se tornará o maior cliente da recente aeronave russa de médio porte, a MC-21. O contrato histórico de 50 aeronaves de última geração para passageiros será assinado hoje entre a Aeroflot e a Rostec.

MOSCOU, 1º de fevereiro de 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A Aeroflot se tornará o maior cliente da recente aeronave russa de médio porte, a MC-21. O contrato histórico de 50 aeronaves de última geração para passageiros será assinado hoje entre a Aeroflot e a Rostec.

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De acordo com esse pedido firme, a Aviacapital-Service, subsidiária de locação da Rostec, fornecerá à Aeroflot 50 aeronaves MC-21-300 em arrendamentos operacionais. A Aeroflot se tornará a maior arrendadora russa da recente aeronave fabricada na Rússia. Os pagamentos de locação e as reservas de manutenção totalizarão mais de US$ 5 bilhões.

A aeronave será configurada para a Aeroflot para transportar 169 passageiros, sendo 16 na classe executiva e 153 na econômica. Na primeira fase do contrato, a aeronave será entregue com motores produzidos fora da Rússia. A partir da 26ª aeronave, a Aeroflot terá a opção de receber as aeronaves com novos motores PD-14 fabricados na Rússia, que atualmente estão passando por testes de certificação.

A primeira entrega de aeronaves à Aeroflot está programada para o primeiro trimestre de 2020, e o pedido está previsto para ser completamente finalizado até 2026. Cada aeronave será arrendada por 12 anos, com a opção de extensões de dois anos, não mais do que três vezes. A Aeroflot planeja operar a aeronave em rotas nacionais e internacionais.

Sergey Chemezov, Diretor executivo da Rostec, disse:

“O acordo ressalta que o setor de aviação civil da Rússia está se recuperando e assumindo o seu lugar entre os principais fabricantes mundiais. O MC-21 representa uma verdadeira conquista inovadora para o setor de aviação. A aeronave usa materiais de ponta e a última geração de sistemas, criados pelas principais empresas russas. Os elementos do MC-21 que a Rostec produz incluem peças de titânio e componentes, eletrônicos de bordo, componentes do chassi, outros sistemas e o ‘coração’ da aeronave, o motor PD-14. Acreditamos que este motor será escolhido pela Aeroflot como a principal central elétrica do MC-21.”

Vitaly Saveliev, Diretor executivo da Aeroflot, afirmou:

“A assinatura de um pedido firme de 50 aeronaves MC-21 é um evento histórico, não apenas para as duas empresas, como para o país. Os fabricantes russos criaram a primeira aeronave de passageiros de última geração, marcando o retorno da Rússia como líder mundial no setor de aviação. Vale ressaltar que a assinatura de um pedido firme entre a Aeroflot e a Rostec coincide com uma conquista não menos significativa, a saber, o retorno da Aeroflot à elite da aviação global, como uma das 20 maiores companhias aéreas do mundo. No contexto geopolítico de hoje, acreditamos ser essencial que haja tecnologia competitiva na Rússia e que seja da mais alta qualidade e com preço competitivo. Por essa razão, a nossa parceria com a Rostec, nossa maior parceira e acionista da Aeroflot, é de importância fundamental.”

O MC-21 é um avião de médio porte, de fuselagem estreita, produzido pela Irkut Corporation (parte da United Aircraft Corp., UAC), em cooperação com os principais fabricantes russos. As subsidiárias da Rostec envolvidas na fabricação da aeronave foram a VSMPO-AVISMA, a United Engine Corporation, a Technodinamika, a Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies e a RT-Chemcomposite.

O MC-21 tem cabine ergonômica inovadora para pilotos e recursos aprimorados, graças às soluções de engenharia únicas. É a primeira aeronave desse tipo no mundo a usar compósitos de polímero nas asas. Os compósitos representam mais de 30% do MC-21, o que aumenta significativamente a carga útil.

O MC-21 proporcionará aos passageiros novo nível de conforto, graças à mais larga fuselagem em sua classe de aeronaves de fuselagem estreita (com diâmetro de 4,06 m). A cabine tem corredor ampliado e lixeiras inclinadas para frente com capacidade expandida. O fabricante planeja equipar todas as aeronaves do pedido do MC-21-300s da Aeroflot com WiFi, para permitir o acesso dos passageiros à internet.

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SmartStop Asset Management, LLC Announces the Acquisition of a 760-Bed Student Housing Community Near University of South Carolina for $64.5 Million

“The Aspyre at Assembly Station acquisition aligns with our strategy to invest in well-located, Class A student housing communities near major universities that are purpose-built and offer best-in-class amenities,” said H.

“The Aspyre at Assembly Station acquisition aligns with our strategy to invest in well-located, Class A student housing communities near major universities that are purpose-built and offer best-in-class amenities,” said H. Michael Schwartz, chief executive officer of SmartStop. “The University of South Carolina is an R1: Doctoral University, as classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education; is ranked on the U.S. News Best Colleges—National University Rankings; and is a 27-year member of the Southeastern Conference.”

Aspyre at Assembly Station is comprised of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 560 square feet to 1,295 square feet. Each unit features a full-size washer and dryer, modern appliances, and a private balcony/patio. Community amenities include: onsite management and maintenance staff; a 24-hour fitness center; connected parking garage; card-access entries; high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi; five courtyards; business center with computer lab; resort and lap pools; a sauna; and various outdoor recreational areas.

“Due to a strong increase in enrollment at the University of South Carolina over the last decade, demand for student housing near the university has expanded significantly,” said John Strockis, senior vice president of acquisitions for SmartStop. “The property’s large units and enhanced privacy design allows our student residents to live with their friends while having the comfort of their own bedroom, closet and bathroom.”

Located on the corner of Assembly and Whaley Streets in Columbia, the property is 100 percent occupied for the 2017-2018 academic year and is within walking distance of classrooms, athletic facilities, restaurants, nightlife and entertainment amenities.

Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina has over 350 degree programs and reports an enrollment of more than 34,000 undergraduate and graduate students on the main Columbia campus. The school has 17 NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports teams that are in the Southeastern Conference. In 2017, its women’s basketball team won the NCAA Championship, and its men’s basketball team made it to the final four of the NCAA Championship.

About SmartStop Asset Management, LLC (SmartStop)

SmartStop is a diversified real estate company focused on self storage assets, along with student and senior housing. The company has approximately $1.3 billion of real estate assets under management, including 109 self storage facilities located throughout the United States and Toronto, Canada, comprised of approximately 68,000 units and 8.0 million rentable square feet. SmartStop’s real estate portfolio also includes five student housing communities with approximately 2,800 beds and 1.0 million rentable square feet of space. SmartStop is the sponsor of Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc., Strategic Storage Growth Trust, Inc. and Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc., all public non-traded REITs focusing on self storage assets. The facilities offer affordable and accessible storage units for residential and commercial customers. In addition, they offer secure interior and exterior storage units as well as outside storage areas for vehicles, RVs and boats. Additional information regarding SmartStop is available at www.SAM.com and more information regarding SmartStop® Self Storage in the United States and Canada is available at www.smartstopselfstorage.com.

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Aeroflot s’apprête à signer une commande ferme avec Rostec portant sur 50 des tous derniers avions MC-21 construits en Russie

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Dans le cadre de la commande ferme, Aviacapital-Service, la filiale de leasing de Rostec, fournira à Aeroflot 50 avions MC-21-300 en location opérationnelle. Aeroflot deviendra ainsi le plus grand loueur russe du dernier avion construit dans son pays.

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Dans le cadre de la commande ferme, Aviacapital-Service, la filiale de leasing de Rostec, fournira à Aeroflot 50 avions MC-21-300 en location opérationnelle. Aeroflot deviendra ainsi le plus grand loueur russe du dernier avion construit dans son pays. Les paiements du leasing et les réserves pour l’entretien s’élèveront à plus de 5 milliards USD.

L’avion sera aménagé pour Aeroflot de façon à transporter 169 passagers. Il disposera de 16 sièges en classe affaires et 153 en classe économique. Dans la première étape du contrat, l’avion sera livré avec des moteurs produits ailleurs qu’en Russie. À partir de la livraison du 26[e] avion, Aeroflot pourra avoir à sa disposition des avions équipés des nouveaux moteurs PD-14 de construction russe, qui sont actuellement en cours d’essais en vue de l’homologation.

Le premier appareil devrait être livré à Aeroflot au premier trimestre 2020, et la commande devrait être entièrement exécutée à l’horizon 2026. Chaque avion sera loué pour une durée de 12 ans, et il sera possible de prolonger le bail de deux ans, trois fois tout au plus. Aeroflot prévoit d’exploiter l’appareil sur les routes nationales et internationales.

Sergey Chemezov, PDG de Rostec, a déclaré :

« Cet accord souligne que l’industrie russe de l’aviation civile fait un retour en force et reprend sa place parmi les plus grands constructeurs mondiaux. Le MC-21 représente une véritable percée pour l’industrie aéronautique. L’avion utilise des matériaux de pointe et des systèmes de dernière génération, créés par les plus grandes entreprises russes. Entre les éléments du MC-21 que Rostec produit, on compte le titane et les pièces composites, l’électronique embarquée, les composants du châssis, d’autres systèmes et le ‘cœur’ de l’avion : le moteur PD-14. Nous pensons que ce moteur sera choisi par Aeroflot comme groupe motopropulseur principal pour le MC-21. »

Vitaly Saveliev, PDG d’Aeroflot, a déclaré :

« La signature d’une commande ferme de 50 appareils MC-21 est un évènement marquant, non seulement pour nos deux entreprises, mais aussi pour notre pays. Ce sont les constructeurs russes qui ont créé le premier avion de passagers de dernière génération et qui ont ainsi marqué le retour de la Russie dans le club mondial des grands de l’industrie aéronautique. Soulignons que la signature d’une commande ferme entre Aeroflot et Rostec coïncide avec une réussite tout aussi importante, à savoir le retour d’Aeroflot dans l’élite mondiale de l’aviation ; la compagnie fait désormais partie des 20 plus grandes compagnies aériennes au monde. Dans le contexte géopolitique actuel, nous pensons qu’il est essentiel d’avoir une technologie russe compétitive, qui offre la plus grande qualité et des prix compétitifs. C’est pourquoi notre partenariat avec Rostec, notre principal partenaire et actionnaire d’Aeroflot, revêt une importance capitale. »

Le MC-21 est un avion moyen-courrier à fuselage étroit, produit par Irkut Corporation (qui fait partie d’United Aircraft Corp., UAC) en collaboration avec les principaux constructeurs russes. VSMPO-AVISMA, United Engine Corporation, Technodinamika, Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies et RT-Chemcomposite ont été les filiales de Rostec qui ont joué un rôle dans la production de l’avion.

Le MC-21 compte une cabine ergonomique innovante pour les pilotes et des capacités améliorées grâce aux solutions d’ingénierie uniques qui y ont été déployées. C’est le premier avion de ce type au monde à utiliser des composites polymères dans la construction des ailes. Les composites représentent plus de 30 % du MC-21, ce qui augmente considérablement la charge utile.

Le MC-21 va offrir aux passagers un confort de niveau inédit, car son fuselage est le plus large dans sa catégorie d’avions à fuselage étroit (diamètre de 4,06 mètres). La cabine dispose d’un couloir plus large et de compartiments à bagages inclinables vers l’avant, qui offrent une plus grande capacité de stockage. Le constructeur prévoit d’équiper l’ensemble de la commande des MC-21-300 pour Aeroflot du service Wi-Fi afin de permettre aux passagers d’accéder à Internet.

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Here’s how Whirlpool could convince you to make your kitchen smart – CNET

It’s a risky move to buy a suite of internet-connected kitchen appliances. First, there’s the thousands of dollars you’ll need to drop. Then, you have to consider the lifespan of an oven, fridge or dishwasher.

It’s a risky move to buy a suite of internet-connected kitchen appliances. First, there’s the thousands of dollars you’ll need to drop. Then, you have to consider the lifespan of an oven, fridge or dishwasher. You want these products to last a decade, but will the tech that makes them smart quickly become out of date? And there’s the most important, practical question: Do you really need an appliance that you can control from your phone or with your voice?

Whirlpool has become the manufacturer that could finally convince you to take the plunge and buy some smart kitchen appliances that will connect you to the rest of the smart home movement. The century-old company has partnered with big names in tech and food-centric startups, upgraded both large and small appliances with Wi-Fi capabilities, and focused on cool features to make it more appealing to invest in its smart appliances.

Whirlpool isn’t the only company that wants you to put down massive coins for its smart kitchen products. GE Appliances recently introduced a touchscreen hub for the space above your stove that the company wants to become the command center for your life. Samsung is still putting touchscreen hubs in its fridges. And multiple manufacturers such as LG have integrated with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, the digital assistants that enable you to give voice commands to connected appliances and other products.

So what makes Whirlpool stand out?

Inclusivity

Like LG and GE Appliances, Whirlpool’s Wi-Fi-enabled appliance works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. But Whirlpool’s announcement that it would release an Apple Watch app this year made it the first appliance company to work with a smart watch platform. Cooperation with Amazon, Google and Apple shows that Whirlpool wants to make products that make it easier for you to tie your appliance into the platform you already prefer, rather than drop your favorite operating system for something new and unproven (looking at you, Samsung and Bixby). That Apple integration could also put Whirlpool in a good spot when Apple’s take on the smart home speaker, the HomePod, comes out this month.

The company thinks small

One of Whirlpool’s most interesting products at CES this year was its over-the-range microwave. The company first introduced the Wi-Fi-enabled microwave in 2017, but the appliance will have some new capabilities this year, such as limited integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The microwave also works with a Scan-to-Cook feature in Whirlpool’s app in which you scan the bar codes of packaged foods to send cooking instructions to the appliance. The microwave will also learn your cooking habits based on which settings you use the most; for example, if you select the same oatmeal setting every morning, that option will eventually become the first thing that pops up on the microwave’s touch panel control.

These microwave innovations are significant because it brings the type of technology we’ve seen in large appliances to smaller and cheaper products. Not ready to buy an oven that costs more than $1,000? You can start with a $619 microwave (not cheap, but cheaper than an oven or a range). Whirlpool doesn’t have a monopoly on smart microwaves. GE Appliances has a over-the-range microwave that uses Bluetooth to connect to ranges so the exhaust fan and lights automatically come on when you turn on a burner. That’s a practical approach, but it’s not as forward looking as the features on Whirlpool’s smart microwave.

Smart features that are fun and useful

We’ve seen companies throw in some connected features that aren’t very useful, like LG’s near-field communication (NFC) on its ovens that let you change the oven settings from your phone (but you still had to be close to your oven) or Dacor’s oven with a built-in tablet that quickly became out of date.

Whirlpool, however, has added connected capabilities to its smart kitchen products that I suspect people will actually use. Whirlpool’s Apple Watch app will let you glance at your wrist for status updates about your oven (along with your washing machine and dryer). This is a use case that makes sense, a quality that isn’t always present in smart appliances.

Whirlpool has also brought convenience onto its kitchen appliances. A new Whirlpool refrigerator has Amazon Dash integration so you can put free, virtual Dash Buttons for your groceries on the fridge’s touchscreen. If you run out of paper towels, you just press a button on your fridge, and Amazon will send you more paper towels.

Whirlpool has also used kitchen appliances to connect you to the rest of your home. A line of connected wall ovens from Whirlpool sub-brand Jenn-Air works with the Nest Learning Thermostat to cool off your home automatically when the oven starts cooking.

Cooperation with startups that know software

Whirlpool was originally set to partner with a company called Innit to run the software in its smart appliances. That deal fell through, but Whirlpool bounced back with the purchase of Yummly, a recipe app that reportedly has more than a million users. It’s through Yummly that Whirlpool introduced one of its coolest tools at this year’s CES: a feature in which you scan food with your device’s camera, and the app will recognize the food and suggest recipes based on what it sees. (This is in addition to the Scan-to-Cook feature I mentioned earlier, which will be a part of Whirlpool’s app. I won’t be surprised if these apps consolidate.)

Whirlpool apparently knows that software isn’t its strong suit, and wisely teamed up with a startup that specializes in creating an easy-to-use, interactive experience. GE Appliances and Bosch have also worked with startups such as Drop and Innit, but Whirlpool’s work with Yummly and the food recognition feature is the most ambitious partnership. And that could draw the attention of existing Yummly users.

Whirlpool has emerged as a leader in smart kitchen appliances. Its products’ thoughtful features and integrations with other tech companies and products will make it easier and more appealing to add a connected kitchen appliance to your home. Other companies like Samsung have made strides in other areas of the smart home, but Whirlpool has thoughtfully gone after the folks who consider their kitchen the center of their household. Other manufacturers will surely keep refining the marriage between smart home and your cooking habits, but for now, Whirlpool kitchen appliances make the best case for adding internet-connected tech to your kitchen.

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The 10 best full-frame DSLRs in 2018

Most entry-level and mid-price DSLRs sport an APS-C sized sensor, with the physical dimensions of the chip measuring 23.6 x 15.7mm (22.2 x 14.8mm on Canon DSLRs).

A full-frame sensor on the other hand has larger dimensions of 36 x 24mm – the same size as a frame of 35mm film, hence the name ‘full-frame’, and offering a surface area 2.5x larger than an APS-C sized sensor.

Most entry-level and mid-price DSLRs sport an APS-C sized sensor, with the physical dimensions of the chip measuring 23.6 x 15.7mm (22.2 x 14.8mm on Canon DSLRs).

A full-frame sensor on the other hand has larger dimensions of 36 x 24mm – the same size as a frame of 35mm film, hence the name ‘full-frame’, and offering a surface area 2.5x larger than an APS-C sized sensor.

This allows for larger photosites (pixels to you and I) on the sensor, delivering better light gathering capabilities, which in turn means better image quality – especially at higher sensitivities.

Many serious amateurs and enthusiasts can now enjoy the benefits of full-frame photography

Full-frame DSLRs used to be the preserve of professional photographers, but as the costs have dropped and lower-cost models have started to appear, many serious amateurs and enthusiasts can now enjoy the benefits of full-frame photography.

We should also mention full-frame mirrorless cameras. These aren’t DSLRs strictly, but the Sony A7 series cameras like the brilliant Alpha A7R III and Leica SL are muscling in on the full-frame DSLR market, and are particularly interesting for those who also need to shoot video.

To find out more, read this: Mirrorless vs DSLR cameras: 10 key differences. Or to get an idea of what kind of DSLR you can get at different price points, try this: Best DSLR. Otherwise, here’s our pick of the best full-frame DSLRs you can buy right now:

It may be pricey, but the Nikon D850 is the ultimate full-frame DSLR you can buy right now. The 45.4MP full-frame sensor delivers detail-rich images with brilliant dynamic range and excellent high ISO noise performance, while the advanced 153-point AF system is hard to beat. Add in 7fps burst shooting, a rock-solid build and refined handling and the D850 is pretty much at the top of its game for any subject you want to shoot. A brilliant piece of kit that won’t disappoint.

Read our in-depthNikon D850 review or view our hands-on video below

The 5D Mark IV pretty much tweaks and improves on everything the Mark III offered. This includes a brilliant new 30.4MP sensor that delivers pin-sharp results, an advanced 61-point AF system that’s incredibly sophisticated, a pro-spec performance, 4K video and some very polished handling. Put this all together, along with a host of other features and it all combines to make the EOS 5D Mark IV one of the best DSLRs we’ve seen. Now overshadowed by the mighty D850 (above) as our full-frame DSLR of choice.

Read our in-depthCanon EOS 5D Mark IV review

The D850 might have replaced it, but the D810 is still a brilliant full-frame DSLR. Images from Nikon’s 36.3MP monster are bursting with detail, while its 1200-shot battery life puts the 50.6MP EOS 5DS in the shade. The 51-point AF system copes well with tricky focussing situations, mainly because both the AF and metering systems are taken from the now ex-range-topping Nikon D4S. Excellent handling and relatively modest dimensions further ensure that the D810 doesn’t disappoint.

Read our in-depth Nikon D810 review

With 50.6 million effective pixels, the Canon EOS 5DS offers the highest resolution of any full-frame DSLR on the market today. Pixel-packed sensors can be compromised, but not here. Image quality is superb, with as you’d expect fantastic detail, well controlled noise and good dynamic range, making it the ideal choice for the landscape or studio photographer. It may have the resolution, but performance isn’t great, while there’s no Wi-Fi or 4K video recording. Huge image file sizes necessitate decent memory cards and a fast computer.

Read our in-depth Canon EOS 5DS review

Admittedly the first four our quite pricey options, so if you’re looking for something a bit more affordable, then the Nikon D750 should be at the top of your list. The D750 still packs a cracking 24.3MP sensor and is as weatherproof as the D810, yet it’s roughly 25% cheaper. Compared to its baby brother, the D610, the D750 has a superior 51-point AF system, as well as more advanced metering and video capabilities. That’s not forgetting the wider sensitivity range, useful tilting screen and Wi-Fi connectivity. Its continuous shooting speed of 6.5fps isn’t quite as fast as some may have hoped for, but on the whole the Nikon D750 is a well-rounded, well-priced choice for enthusiast photographers.

Read our in-depth Nikon D750 review

The D5 is Nikon’s latest flagship DSLR, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. 20.8 megapixels might seem a bit stingy, but it means the D5 can shoot at 12fps continuous shooting, while the extended ISO range of ISO 3,280,000 has never been seen before in a camera. That’s even before we get to the autofocus system – with a coverage of 173 AF points (99 of which are cross-type), the sophistication and speed of the AF is staggering. The ability to shoot 4K video is restricted to three minutes however, but that aside the D5 is a phenomenal camera that’s used by professionals the world over.

Read our in-depth Nikon D5 review

Choosing between the EOS-1D X Mark II and Nikon D5 will most likely depend on which manufacturer you’re already tied to with your lens system, but the two cameras are otherwise pretty closely matched. With the EOS-1D X Mark II, Canon has created a very powerful and versatile camera that’s a great choice for professional sport and news photographers thanks to a blistering 14fps burst shooting. It doesn’t have the outrageous sensitivity range of the Nikon D5, but it’s very capable in low light, delivering excellent images within its standard sensitivity range.

Read our in-depth Canon EOS-1D X Mark II review

Sony has made some significant changes from the original A99 for this latest iteration, and the result is a camera that should satisfy a broad range of users. The high-resolution 42.2MP sensor at the camera’s heart is the A99 II’s greatest asset, while 4K video quality is also very good. At the same time the camera maintains much of what we loved about the A99, with excellent handing and the benefits of the SLT system presenting very real advantages over more traditional DSLRs. The arrival of the mirrorless Alpha A9 though takes the shine off a little.

Read our in-depthSony Alpha A99 II review

Canon has certainly made some significant improvements over the outgoing EOS 6D, packing in a host of new features including a fresh sensor, a faster processor, a much more credible AF system and a stronger burst rate. It’s a much more well-rounded and better specified camera than the EOS 6D, but it’s not without its issues. These niggles dull what is otherwise a very nice full-frame DSLR that’s a pleasure to shoot with. It will certainly please Canon users looking to make the move into full-frame photography, but others might be better served elsewhere.

Read our in-depthCanon EOS 6D Mark II review

The K-1 from Pentax offers a rugged build and a full-frame sensor at a relatively affordable price. It’s not cheap, but it compares favourably with the likes of the Nikon D810, Canon 5D Mark III and Sony Alpha 7R II. Pentax’s Pixel Shift Technology is clever, and it’s great that the company has managed to produce a mode that can be used when the camera is hand-held, although the impact is subtle. Less of an all-rounder than the 5D Mark III, the K-1 makes an excellent camera for landscape, still life and portrait photography, or any genre that doesn’t require fast autofocus and which benefits from a high pixel count for detail resolution.

Read our in-depth Pentax K-1

Also consider…

If you want to go full-frame, you’re not just restricted to a DSLR. Sony’s growing range of mirrorless full-frame cameras offer a great alternative and the new Alpha A7R III looks like it could be a tempting proposition for a lot of DSLR owners. The high resolution 42.2MP sensor promises huge dynamic range, combined with 10fps shooting and an advanced AF system, and you’ve got a camera that can mix it with the best that Canon and Nikon have to offer.

Read our in-depthSony Alpha A7R III review

Not sure whether to buy a DSLR or mirrorless camera? Check out our guide video below.

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The best cheap GoPro deals in February 2018

Cheap GoPro deals are our specialty here at TechRadar throughout the year. These tiny cameras so good that the name GoPro is more popular than the entire action camera category in general nowadays.

Cheap GoPro deals are our specialty here at TechRadar throughout the year. These tiny cameras so good that the name GoPro is more popular than the entire action camera category in general nowadays. The best of the best action cameras don’t come cheap though – well most of the time at least.

We’ve rounded up all of the best GoPro prices, so that if you do want to buy one, you can get the best deal. Our GoPro prices are checked every day to make they’re all up to date.

If you’re just after a regular camera deal, be sure to check out our guide to the best cheap cameras.

What’s a good GoPro deal?

We’ve ordered the GoPros on this page in order of prestige. You can get some seriously discounted GoPro deals if you opt for some of the older models or the relatively new unnumbered GoPro Hero Session, which offers all the best GoPro features but in an easy to use and very affordable model. Naturally, we’ve updated our cheap GoPro deals page with the brand new Hero 6 Black deals for those of you looking the best GoPro action camera yet.

4K recording has never been better in the GoPro range, as the new GoPro Hero 6 Black now records at a super smooth 60 fps (frame per second). Image stabilization is super important given the active lifestyles most GoPros record, so it’s great to see this newest model improve even further. Even the 1080p recording has been improved with a boost to 240fps – excellent for maximizing those slow-motion shots!

The Hero5 Black is the GoPro we always wanted. The new waterproof design out-of-the-box makes it more resilient and the new camera has enough to make it a convincing update. The picture quality is better, it finally has video stabilization and the touchscreen makes it easier to use than any other GoPro. Sale items aside, it’s cheaper than most prices for the older GoPro Hero 4 Black now too.

The GoPro Hero5 Session is a capable 4K action camera with a minimalist design that pushes the specs to the max within its cube-shaped confines. The Hero5 Session is also a major specs boost for GoPro’s tiniest action camera. It now shoots stabilized 4K video and has a variety of new field of view modes. It’s more expensive than its predecessor, but worth the upgrade.

The model, simply called the GoPro Hero Session, has replaced the very similar GoPro Hero 4 Session. They’re the same price and considerably cheaper than the most recent GoPro Hero5 Session. Actually, looking around at the various GoPro models, this looks like the cheapest of the lot seeing as the older GoPro Hero is proving hard to get a hold of nowadays. So if you want an entry level GoPro, this could be the one to go for.

Compared to the models before it, the GoPro Hero4 Black offers the best image quality, plus a 2x more powerful processor that delivers super slow motion at 240 frames per second. High-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K601 video combines with 1080p120 and 720p240 slow motion to enable immersive footage of you and your world.

With the arrival of the newer Hero5 and Hero6, expect to see prices drop soon. As things stand many retailers are selling it for more than the Hero5! So it may be worth checking out the deals on the newer model (see above) before opting for this one.

UPDATE: This model has now been discontinued in Australia, but retailers could still have some stock available.

The GoPro Hero4 Silver was the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling the camera, framing shots and playing back content is very convenient with this model – just view, tap and swipe the screen.

This GoPro captures 1080p60 and 720p120 video, plus 12MP photos at 30 frames per second. It’s not the best anymore, but it often cheaper than the GoPro Hero4 Black model above.

Update: No longer available at most UK and Australian stores. This model doesn’t record in 4K, but it does offer 1080p 60fps video and 10MP photos at speeds of up to 10 frames per second. Built-in Wi-Fi enables you to use the GoPro App to control the camera remotely, preview shots and share your favorites on Facebook, Twitter and more.

Compatible with all GoPro mounts, you can wear it or attach it to your gear for immersive POV footage of your favorite activities.

8. GoPro Karma Drone deals

Looking to take to the skies with your GoPro camera? There are certainly cheaper camera drones available, but this is one of the best premium setups out there. You can buy the drone on its own (often listed as ‘GoPro Karma Light’ or ‘GoPro Karma with harness’), or get it bundled with the excellent GoPro Hero5 Black camera.

We’ve also included price comparison charts for both below, but you may be able to save a bit of cash by buying the drone and camera separately (check out the GoPro Hero5 Black deals near the top of this page). You’ll find the best GoPro Karma prices below though.

Expand and improve your home Wi-Fi with the Netgear Orbi for $179.99 – CNET

CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page.

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How’s the Wi-Fi in your place? Pretty good? No complaints? Then maybe skip on down to the bonus deals; nothing here to see.

If, on the other hand, the coverage is spotty and/or the speed is inconsistent, it might be time for a new router. And these days, mesh routers are all the rage, offering fast, blanket coverage of your entire domicile.

Alas, those kits can be pricey, usually starting at around $250 and rising sharply from there. That’s why today’s deal merits attention.

For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the Netgear Orbi RBK30 Home WiFi System for $179.99 shipped (plus tax). It’s available from Amazon for the same price, but let’s support the little guy for a change, shall we? (Yes, I just called Best Buy a “little guy.” Because compared to Amazon…)

It works like this: You connect the Orbi router to your modem, then plug the satellite into an electrical outlet somewhere that needs a signal boost: upstairs, basement, etc.

Owing to colossally bad design on Netgear’s part, that satellite will almost certainly block anything else you might want to plug into that same outlet. It’s also a little on the big, bulky side, though not what I’d consider an eyesore.

I haven’t used an Orbi, but I do have the similar Eero system, which vastly improved the speed and coverage throughout my house. Your mileage may vary, of course. Start by reading CNET’s review of the Orbi RBK30, then check out the user reviews on both Amazon and Best Buy. The latter average out much higher (4.4 and 4.6 stars, respectively, from nearly 300 buyers apiece); CNET strongly disliked the satellite size, but I don’t think it deserved a lower score because of it.

Even at $179.99, the Orbi is still on the expensive side for a router — but if it solves the problem of slow/spotty Wi-Fi in your home, it’s probably worth it.

Your thoughts?

Bonus deal: A phone/tablet stand can really come in handy, whether you’re reading at the breakfast table or watching a movie on the airplane tray-table.

Here’s a ridiculously good deal on one: This Ugreen folding adjustable phone stand is $4.94 when you apply promo code D6UCNL3Q at checkout. Shipping is free for Prime subscribers.

The stand can accommodate pretty much any phone in portrait or landscape orientation, and it should work with smaller tablets (Amazon Fire 7, iPad Mini, Kindle, etc.) as well. You can adjust the angle to your liking and fold it nearly flat for easy transport and storage.

Five bucks out the door. What’s not to like?

Bonus deal No. 2: This is nuts: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Totu (via Amazon) is offering its wireless sport earbuds (green) for $7.98, shipped free with Prime, with promo code EJBZKBAO. Reg. price: $19.99.

These in-ear, noise-isolating ‘buds feature a sweatproof design, noise-cancelling microphone and 8-hour battery. They come with small, medium and large tips so you can find the best fit, plus those little rubber “wings” to help keep them in place.

Caveat the first: As with many/most Bluetooth earbuds, connectivity can be iffy when you’re outdoors, because Bluetooth signals need something to bounce off. Caveat the second: User reviews (nearly 400 of them) average out to just 3.8 stars. From what I can tell, some folks didn’t like the fit, while others had connectivity issues (perhaps not realizing the above?).

But Totu does back these with a 12-month warranty, and for less than eight bucks out the door…

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How to buy a new phone in 2018 – CNET

Phones may get slightly new designs and features in 2018, but you’ll wind up buying them the same way you always have: either through your carrier — the method of choice for almost 90 percent of US buyers — or through an online or big-box retailer.

Phones may get slightly new designs and features in 2018, but you’ll wind up buying them the same way you always have: either through your carrier — the method of choice for almost 90 percent of US buyers — or through an online or big-box retailer. A small number of you even buy them online directly from the phone maker.

I get asked about my phone opinions a lot. But the most important factor when you’re ready to buy isn’t what I like, it’s what you care about most. Is it screen space, camera or something else entirely? At the end of the day, the choice typically comes down to price.

For the most part, a phone’s cost lines up with its performance. Expensive handsets will have the “best” features, fastest processors and the most advanced cameras. You’ll be able to do more on them, and brag to your friends.

Midrange devices are value plays that pack in pretty good features with a slight trade-off in speed, camera tools and nice-to-have extras that most people can live without. If you can happily spend your days without a curved screen or wireless charging, phones in this range will suit you fine.

Finally, low-cost phones are great options for people watching their budgets, first-time phone users and those looking for a secondary or backup device.

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Luckily, mobile tech has gotten so good, even budget buys can get you usable photos and satisfying performance. After all, they run on the same Android or iOS backbone as the more expensive models. These phones will fly through the basics, and maybe add a perk or two along the way.

Here are our favorite phones right now at any price:

High-end: Samsung Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S8, Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, LG V30, Huawei Mate 10 ProMidrange: OnePlus 5T, Motorola Moto X4, Huawei Honor 7XBudget: Motorola Moto G5 Plus, Moto E4

Looking for more options? Check out our current picks for best phones here.

New phones to look for in 2018

January and February are slow times for new handsets. We get some announcements in those months (around the CES and MWC trade shows), but the devices themselves only start hitting shelves in March and April. You do see new releases through summer, and a larger concentration of phone reveals as we head into September, October and November, the prime-time months for holiday sales.

Things change, but here’s a sample cycle:

Jan.: Midrange phones announced at CES show
Feb.: Phones announced for all tiers (MWC show)
March, April sales: Samsung Galaxy S phone, LG G line, Huawei P family, Motorola Moto
May, June, July sales: OnePlus update, iPhone SE
Aug., Sept. sales: iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note, Moto Z Force
Oct., Nov., Dec. sales: Google Pixel line, LG V series, OnePlus update, Huawei Mate family (global)

HTC, BlackBerry and Nokia updates are more fluid.

Top tips:Know what you care about most: Is it screen size, camera quality, battery life? This will help narrow down your choices.
Don’t discount the midrange:You can get a great phone that does almost everything that a premium phone can do, for a fraction of the price.
Shop the sales: Look for deep discounts around major holidays. And find out your grace period in case you need a quick return or exchange.
Last year’s phones are a great deal, too. Wait for this year’s launch to get last year’s phone for less.
Hold the phone at a store first: You may love or hate the way it looks and feels in person.
If you buy a global phone, make sure it works with your carrier bands first.
Have you already bought a lot of iPhone apps and iTunes movies? Stick with iPhone if you still want access to them. Likewise, if you’ve invested in any Android-only software, you’ll want to stay on that side of the fence. Otherwise, it’s simple enough to switch platforms.
Buy a case and glass screen protector: You’ll protect your phone from costly damage, and will increase the phone’s resale or trade-in value for when you’re ready to move on.

Learn how to recycle your phone for cash.

If you’re buying an Android phone

Android has the better native maps app and assistant by far (known as Google Now or Google Voice Search). Another Android benefit: It ties into the same Google services many people already use.

Major updates are typically announced in May or June. A “pure” Google phone will be first in line for major OS updates, whereas phone manufacturers take longer to upgrade Android. Pricier and more popular phones are more likely to get the update.

Look for:Android 8.0 Oreo or higher: This current OS will get you the most recent goodies, including autofill in Chrome and shrinking a video to a small thumbnail you can move around while doing other things.
Android 7.0 Nougat: Last year’s version is still going strong. Any older than this and you’ll start to lose out on navigation speed and extra features.

If you’re buying an iPhoneiOS updates come right on time for almost every phone. iPhones seem to develop fewer weird tics over time and they play better with other Apple products, like Macs. Apple usually announces the latest major iOS version in June, and releases it in September.

Older iPhones are cheaper, but run the risk of losing out on newer hardware-based features in future phones.

Big phone or small screen?

If you insist on a phone with a small screen (under 4.5 inches), you pretty much have a choices of one: the iPhone SE. Otherwise, you’ll need to scrounge up an older phone, like 2016’s Sony Xperia Compact or get used to anything from 4.7 to 6 inches (or even larger).

For screens 4.7 inches and larger:Look for a minimum screen resolution of 1080p.
A 2,560×1,440 resolution is even better, especially for 5.5-inch screens and larger.
If you plan to use a VR headset like the Gear VR or the PlayStation VR, the higher the resolution, the better — when the phone is inches from your face, pixel count matters.

Camera quality

If you don’t follow camera tech, a list of sensor brands and f-stops won’t make much sense when trying to determine if your photos will be any good.

Remember:Higher megapixels don’t always equal higher quality shots. A 12-megapixel camera might take better photos than a 16-megapixel camera. The amount of light a camera can let in is crucial to good photos, as is the software that processes your pics.
That said, phones with 8-megapixel rear cameras only appear on budget phones these days. Expect middling quality. If a phone has two rear cameras, the second camera is there to create an optional depth effect (also known as a background blur or bokeh effect), telephoto, a wide-angle option or more image detail (one lens is monochrome).
Optical image stabilization, or OIS, diminishes blur from shaking hands. This is especially helpful when shooting indoors or in low-light. It won’t help with blur caused by a moving subject, though. Most phone cameras come with HDR, self-timers, beauty mode and plenty of filters and effects.


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Battery life and performance

Most phones from the middle price range and up can handle a basic day’s worth of phone calls, email, gaming and music needs, though some internal tech is more refined than others. Some midprice phones even use the same chips as those with nosebleed prices.

In general:You’ll need to charge most phones once a day, so plan accordingly — stock up on an extra charger for your workplace or your bag.
You’ll typically get longer life from a 3,000mAh battery or above.
Maps and music streaming suck down battery life faster than other activities. So does keeping brightness on full blast.
An octa-core processor isn’t always “better” than a quad-core chipset.
For Qualcomm’s processors, higher-numbered chips are the most recent. So the Snapdragon 845 is newer (and faster) than 630 and 425.

Bonus features

Are these day-to-day extras nice-to-haves or need-to-haves for you?

Fingerprint scanner — usually on the back, power button or home button. 2018 showed us the first in-screen reader, and it was awesome.
MicroSD storage on some Android phones.
Water-resistant, IP67 and higher is best.
Wireless charging is available on many Samsung Galaxy and Note phones, the iPhone 7s and newer.
Stereo audio speakers or enhanced audio through headphones.
USB-C connector, the most recent standard for Android phones.
Headphone jack — is on the endangered species list.
Removable battery — this feature is almost extinct.

What about budget phones?

When a low price is the most important thing about a phone, you’re guaranteed to make some compromises. But there are still some great budget phones that give you more for their price than others. Right now, we like the Motorola Moto G5 Plus most, but we’re looking forward to 2018’s refresh.

Other questions to ask yourselfDoes it have a USB-C port, are adapter dongles (for example USB to USB-C) included, or will you need to buy one?
Does it have a headphone jack or will you need to buy an adapter dongle?
If the phone breaks, what are the steps to fix it?
Does the phone support Wi-Fi calling?
Is it locked to a carrier or can you add a SIM card for any network? Do you lose any features either way?
Can you travel with it internationally by simply swapping the SIM card?
Is it the same price if you pay in full or in installments? (It should be.)
Will the warranty cover your needs or will you pay for an extended warranty?

Read next: Best phones you can buy right now.

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Nikon D7500 vs D7200: 8 key differences you need to know

With the arrival of the Nikon D7500, things have got a little more complex for the photographer looking to make the upgrade to a more advanced DSLR. Do you opt for Nikon’s latest enthusiast-focused DSLR, or save your pennies and get the slightly older (but still very capable) D7200?

With the arrival of the Nikon D7500, things have got a little more complex for the photographer looking to make the upgrade to a more advanced DSLR. Do you opt for Nikon’s latest enthusiast-focused DSLR, or save your pennies and get the slightly older (but still very capable) D7200?

In this Nikon D7500 vs D7200 comparison, we’ll examine what advantages the newer camera offers for the photographer, as well as look at where the D7200 still has the edge.

If neither don’t quite tick all the boxes you’re looking for, don’t forget there’s Nikon’s pro-spec D500 that sits at the top of Nikon’s APS-C DX-format DSLR range.

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While the D7200 uses a 24MP APS-C DX-format sensor, the newer D7500, while using the same DX-format size chip, actually gets a resolution reduction down to 20.9MP.

You might have lost a few pixels, but this amount is negligible in real-world tests, while the pay-off is a much more flexible ISO range. Whereas the D7200 has an ISO range of 100-25,600, the D7500 offers an extra stop more at 51,200. That’s not all, as the extended range up to a staggering ISO equivalent of 1,640,000.

While we’d avoid using the ISO ceiling unless really necessary, the ISO performance across the board is that much bit better than the D7200, while it’s also possible to shoot as low as ISO50, making the D7500 that bit more versatile if you want to get creative with long exposures or use fast prime lenses in bright light.

Nikon D7500 vs D7200: Autofocus

Both the D7500 and D7200 feature a excellent 51-point AF system, with 15 central point cross-type variants for even great accuracy.

The D7500 does offer a few more tricks though, with the addition of a Group-Area AF mode found on the D500, as well as a higher resolution metering sensor over the D7200 for improved tracking capabilities. The 180,000-pixel RGB sensor on the D7500 is much more sophisticated than the 2,016-pixel chip on the D7200.

The D7500 also gets the the Auto AF fine-tune system we’ve seen on the D500 that enables users to automatically calibrate autofocus with specific lenses in Live View.

Nikon D7500 vs D7200: Burst shooting speed

While the 6fps burst shooting speed of the D7200 is solid enough, the D7500 is that bit quicker at 8fps. That’s not the whole story, as the D7500’s bigger buffer will allow you to continue shooting at this faster rate for 50 shots (that’s uncompressed 14-bit raw files as well). A big step-up from the D7200’s 18 shot buffer at 6fps.

Nikon D7500 vs D7200: Rear display

While both the D7100 and D7200 have sported large 3.2-inch displays that sat flush with the camera body, the D7500 has a 3.2-inch tilt-angle touchscreen display instead.

The tilt-angle touchscreen certainly has its advantages. Framing of shots in Live View is that bit easier with the D7500’s flip-out display, while the ability to tap-to-focus (you can also tap the area of the screen where you want to focus and trigger the shutter at the same time) and swiping to review images makes handling that bit more polished.

The one downside is the dip in screen resolution, with the D7500’s 922,000-dot resolution not quite a match for the D7200’s 1,299,000 dots. However, in use we found this to not massively impact on the user experience, with a decent amount of clarity and good color rendition shown.

Nikon D7500 vs D7200: Build quality

Both the D7500 and D7200 are weather-sealed

The Nikon D7500 is actually 5% lighter than the D7200 (and 16% lighter than the D500), and tips the scales at a modest 640g / 1lb 6.6oz. Despite this minor weight saving though, it feels reassuringly solid in the hand.

Compared to the D7200, the handgrip on the D7500 is that bit deeper. The D7200 has the luxury of being able to accommodate an optional vertical battery grip – useful if you shoot in portrait-format regularly, but Nikon hasn’t (for now at least) released a grip for the D7500.

Both cameras are classed as weather-proof, but whereas the D7200 features magnesium alloy panels, these are replaced by a single monocoque construction on the D7500 in an effort to save weight.

While it may appear a retrograde step, the D7500 still feels like a well-made piece of kit for the price – it certainly doesn’t feel plasticky.

Nikon D7500 vs D7200: Video

The D7200 can shoot Full HD footage at up to 60fps, but the D7500 is bang up to date and can shoot 4K footage at 30fps, and can do this for up to 30 minutes. As well as shooting in 4K, the D7500 can shoot Full HD footage at 60fps, while 4K UHD timelapse movies can be created in-camera, and there’s electronic Vibration Reduction to reduce the impact of camera shake when shooting movies hand-held.

Both the D7200 and D7500 feature a headphone and microphone jack for pro-level audio recording and monitoring, while the D7500 also offers simultaneous 4K UHD output – to card, and uncompressed via HDMI – as well as.

Nikon D7500 vs D7200: Storage media

The D7200 features dual SD card slots

The D7200 sports dual SD card slots, allowing you to set the camera up to record different media or file formats to each card (you can shoot stills on one, and video would be recorded on the other for instance, or raw files on one and JPEGs on the other), or the second slot can be used as an overflow for the first card. The D7500 on the other hand features a single SD card slot, which will no doubt be a disappointment for some potential buyers. With larger capacity cards being more affordable than ever, as well as being less inclined to throw-up a card error, a second slot isn’t quite as vital.

Nikon D7500 vs D7200: Connectivity

As we’ve seen with other recent Nikon DSLRs (including the D500, D3400, D5600 and D850), the D7500 sports Nikon’s SnapBridge technology, enabling the camera to stay permanently linked to a smart device over a low-power Bluetooth connection (or via Wi-Fi). This means that after the initial connection has been made images can be transferred automatically to your phone whenever you shoot.

The D7200 on the other supports Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity – it’s still possible then to transfer images out in the field, but not quite as streamlined as the D7500.

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A Rose Gold variant now on sale in India, starting at Rs 4,999

After teasing the phone’s launch yesterday, Xiaomi has brought the Redmi 5A Rose Gold variant in India, starting at a price of Rs 4,999. The listing of the phone is already live on Flipkart and Mi.com, with the device being available for purchase starting at 12PM today, 1 February.

After teasing the phone’s launch yesterday, Xiaomi has brought the Redmi 5A Rose Gold variant in India, starting at a price of Rs 4,999. The listing of the phone is already live on Flipkart and Mi.com, with the device being available for purchase starting at 12PM today, 1 February.

Xiaomi had launched its latest entry-level smartphone, the Redmi 5A in India back in November last year. At launch, the Redmi 5A was announced in three colour options – Champagne Gold, Dark Grey and Rose Gold. However, the Rose Gold variant was not available for purchase until now. And today’s announcement comes just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A specifications

The Redmi 5A is the latest entry-level smartphone from Xiaomi, and comes with a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top.

The phone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset and comes with two memory options – 2GB RAM with 16GB storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, with support for microSD cards up to 128GB via a dedicated memory card slot.

As far as optics are concerned, the Redmi 5A comes with a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and an LED flash, while on the front it comes with a 5MP camera.

Other features of the Redmi 5A include dual SIM slot, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and Infrared. The phone misses out on a fingerprint sensor, though. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A pricing and availability

Launched back in November last year, Xiaomi has brought its smartphones to a price lower than ever before. The Redmi 5A starts at Rs 4,999 for the 2GB RAM variant and goes up to Rs 6,999 for the 3GB RAM variant.