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In Sunday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Tim Gilbert) we covered OPPO’s launch of the Find X5 Series ahead of Mobile World Congress in Spain.

The OPPO Find X5 Pro wide-angle camera features a first-of-its-kind Five-axis OIS system, which improves with every use to counter handshake, reduce noise and sharpen scenes. 

OPPO claims “four times improvement in perceived night video resolution, less grain and superior colour reproduction, making 4K Ultra Night Video possible for the first time on an Android smartphone, with each frame as clean as a still photo.” Looking forward to testing this!

As the event kicks off in Barcelona we also discuss the continuing impact of COVID-19 and the invasion of Ukraine on the program.

DVD PLAYERS STILL SELLING IN AUSTRALIA

Why are Australians still buying DVD players in huge numbers? Isn’t that old tech now? DVD players hit their peak in 2004 – selling 2 million units in Australia but they are still selling in big numbers.

Laser Corporation on its own is still selling more than 250 000 units of home DVD and Blu Ray players at year. We discuss why.

CIRRUS ICE BALL MAKER IS DESIGN PERFECTION

We also showed the ultimate ice ball maker for those who love science and design. I’ve been using the Cirrus Ice Ball Press Kit – made famous in bars.

No electronics – just a simple machine using aluminium alloy. Through the power of thermal conductivity this beautifully designed unit takes about a minute to make perfect ice spheres. The full kit costs $1,149.99 US.

CAMERAS IN FLOODS

Do you need special equipment? Weather sealed cameras are a must. We showed some of the behind the scenes while I was capturing some of the flooding around Coffs Harbour in NSW. Most new phones are water proof so check if your phone is IP68. Ingress Protection (IP) rating system

I’ve been testing the Canon R3 around Bellingen – inland from Coffs Harbour. Canon is the best manufacturer for tough cameras – especially when it comes to weather sealing.

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