Bragpacker Round-Up – Travel News – Week of December 9th

Welcome back to another edition of our weekly travel news round up! There sure are a lot of interesting updates from the world of travel as we approach the end of the year – let’s jump right in, shall we?

Apple iPhone XR Receives Highest Rating For A Single Lens Camera 

Apple’s iPhone XR sure is one of the finest phone cameras out there – in fact, DxOMark has given it the highest rating for a single lens camera, beating the Google Pixel 2. DxOMark rates smartphones based on their camera’s video and still picture quality. All this said and done, we’re curious to see how they rate the Google Pixel 3’s camera!

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New Fujifilm Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Launches In India

Good news – Fujifilm has launched its medium format mirrorless camera, GFX 50R, which comes with the FUJIFILM G Format image sensor – this is nearly 1.7 times the size of a full-frame 35mm image sensor! Priced at Rs. 3,69,999, this premium camera also features Bluetooth compatibility. Fujifilm has also launched two new XF lens for its X series line-up.

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REVIEW – Nikon Coolpix P1000 

If you loved Nikon’s compact Coolpix P900 for its 83x optical zoom, then here’s some pleasant news for you – Nikon has now launched the P100, which has an impressive 125x optical zoom! Furthermore, it also features 4K video support. Priced at Rs. 75,990, find out more about its design, ergonomics, specs, features, performance quality, battery life and more at the link below.

Read more here.

Gift Your Traveller Friends These 18 Inspiring Books For Christmas 

If you know someone who loves travelling and reading, then National Geographic’s list of 18 inspiring books to gift them this holiday season will make your X-mas shopping much easier. The books on this list will help any gypsy soul set new travel goals. Broken down into cookbooks, photo books, fiction and nonfiction, there’s something on this list for every type of traveller and reader.

Read more here.

The Future of Ultrahigh-End Space Travel

Virgin Galactic is all set to launch 90-minute suborbital trips for aspiring cosmonauts. Passengers will have the opportunity to spend four minutes floating in zero gravity and they will also be able to check out Earth’s curvature. Priced at $250,000 per person, 600 customers have already signed up. For travellers ready to shell out more cash (we’re talking millions!), opportunities to stay in luxurious floating hotels that orbit Earth will soon be a reality.

Read more here.

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