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New arrival: Canon launches EOS M50, EOS 1500D & 470EX-AI

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Canon launched globally two new entry interchangeable lens cameras (EOS M50 & EOS 1500D) and an Auto Intelligent flash 470EX-AI. Prices & availability TBA.

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The Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera will be available in three kit options: EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM kit, EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM + EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM kit and body only.

The new 24.1-megapixel EOS M50 is the entry-level camera for Canon’s line-up of mirrorless cameras.

The first Canon camera to be equipped with the new DIGIC 8 image processor the EOS M50 ships with 4K movie shooting ability and an improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

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Olympus unveils new cameras & lenses at Photokina 2016

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Some new cameras and lenses from Olympus that we can look forward to in the coming months. Most of the prices and availability are yet to be announced.

The flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II with battery grip, being flanked by three PEN E-PL8 compact mirrorless cameras.

The flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II with battery grip, being flanked by three PEN E-PL8 compact mirrorless cameras.

The list of new cameras and lenses include the following.

  • OM-D E-M1 Mark II flagship mirrorless camera
  • PEN E-PL8 compact mirrorless camera
  • M.Zuiko 12-100mm F4 IS PRO lens
  • M.Zuiko 25MM F1.2 PRO lens
  • M.Zuiko 30mm F3.5 Macro lens
  • FL-900R external flash

A quick summary of each is included below.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Olympus announced the development of the new flagship OM-D E-M1 Mark II, with a 121-point all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection AF, and an 18 fps high-speed sequential shooting in AF/AE tracking.

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New arrival: Olympus Stylus TG-4 gets new flash diffuser & firmware upgrade

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

The new FD-1 diffuser accessory for the Stylus TG-4 improves flash illumination for better macro pictures. Price & availability TBA. Firmware update v2.0 (available now) enables flash activation and enhanced control in the microscope shooting mode.

The new FD-1 flash diffuser (left) promises beautifully diffused illumination for macro photography with Olympus’ ruggedised compact camera - Stylus TG-4 (right).

The new FD-1 flash diffuser (left) promises beautifully diffused illumination for macro photography with Olympus’ ruggedised compact camera – Stylus TG-4 (right).

Olympus has announced the launch of the FD-1 Flash Diffuser accessory for the Stylus Tough TG-4 compact camera.

The FD-1 creates attractive illumination for the macro photography of nature subjects and small objects, by improving the light quality of the camera’s built-in flash.

Complementing the launch of this new accessory is a new firmware for the TG-4, version 2.0.

The latest firmware provides additional flash functionality for macro photography.

The application of direct, on-camera flash illumination brings many benefits to macro photography with the TG-4, making close-up imaging possible in poor ambient lighting conditions.

The aesthetics of direct flash illumination expands the range of creative expression available to the macro photographer.

Sharper, clearer close-up shots can be also captured with a motion freezing burst of flash illumination that helps to overcome camera-shake.

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New arrivals: ASUS LolliFlash – LED flash for smartphone selfies

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The ASUS LolliFlash is an ultra-portable external LED flash for taking smartphone selfies in dim light. The LolliFlash comes with dual-LED light and multi-colour filters for a fun photography experience.

Available from today at S$17.90 at ASUS Online Store.

ASUS LolliFlash dual-LED light with three colour filters for taking smartphone selfies. Shown here with an ASUS ZenFone2 but compatible with any Android smartphone.

ASUS LolliFlash dual-LED light with three colour filters for taking smartphone selfies. Shown here with an ASUS ZenFone2 but compatible with any Android smartphone.

Many smartphones today ship with an LED flash for the main camera at the rear for taking photos in dim lighting.

The filter sleeve merge the light from the two LED light sources.

The filter sleeve merge the light from the two LED light sources.

Most smartphones, however, do not have a front-facing LED for taking selfies with the front camera.

The new LolliFlash from ASUS addresses this need for avid selfie photographers.

The LolliFlash is a compact dual-colour LED light that can be easily attached to any mobile phone to provide ample light in low light conditions, promising realistic skin tones in every photo.

Small and lightweight at only 8g, the wireless LolliFlash can be placed anywhere on the phone.

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Nikon launches D750, COOLPIX S6900, NIKKOR 20mm f1.8G lens & SB-500 Speedlight

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Nikon launched in Singapore today a new DSLR, a compact shooter, a 20mm prime lens and a flash. Price and availability TBA.

Update (23 October, 2014):

The Nikon COOLPIX S6900 (Black, White & Pink) is now available in Singapore, at a recommended retail price of S$419.

Update (20 October, 2014):

Nikon has announced the pricing information below. Available now.

  • AF-S NIKKOR 20MM F/1.8G ED – S$1,099
  • Speedlight SB-500 – S$319
  • Nikon DSLR D750 with 24-120 KIT – S$4,079
  • Multi-power Battery Pack MB-D16 – S$449

Update (24 September, 2014):

The Nikon D750 (body only) is now available in Singapore for S$3,079. The D750 Kit will be available in November 2014.

For every Nikon D750 (body only) purchased from 24 September 2014 to 5 October 2014, customers will be entitled to redeem a free 32GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive (worth S$139).

Redemption is available from 3–5 October 2014, from 11am–7pm at Funan DigitaLife Mall, in conjunction with the upcoming I AM FULL FREEDOM Nikon consumer event.

Nikon COOLPIX S6900 (left) and Nikon D750 (right).

Nikon COOLPIX S6900 (left) and Nikon D750 (right).

The highlight of the launch is the D750, a “successor” for the aged D700 that sits between the D610 and the D810.

D750 Full-frame DSLR

The full-frame D750 is Nikon’s smallest and lightest FX-format camera and will be available in September 2014.

Nikon D750 DSLR.

Nikon D750 DSLR

It ships with built-in Wi-Fi, vertical-tilting monitor, 24.3 megapixels, 91K-pixel RGB sensor, and high-speed continuous shooting rate of approximately 6.5 frames per second for both FX- and DX- format, all fitted into a slim and durable body.

The FX-format CMOS sensor and EXPEED 4 image-processing engine are packed into a monocoque structure framed by carbon fiber composite material (new material), and magnesium alloy to provide nimble durability.

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New arrivals: Leica T (Typ 701) mirrorless system camera

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Created in collaboration with Audi Design, the Leica T will be launched with two lenses available: Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18–56 mm f/3.5–5.6 ASPH and Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 ASPH.

SRP:

  • Body + 18-56mm lens: S$4,950
  • Body + 23mm lens: S$5,250

Update (29 April, 2014):

The Leica T was officially launched in Singapore today. The camera will be available in Singapore from 26 May 2014 at Leica Stores located at Raffles Hotel Arcade, Mandarin Gallery and ION Orchard.

The Leica T will be available in either a natural aluminum finish, or anodized black.

The Leica T will be available in either a natural aluminum finish, or anodized black.

Two additional lenses are also scheduled to appear in time for presentation at Photokina 2014 on 21 September.

  • Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH wide-angle zoom
  • Vario-Elmar-T 55–135 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. telephoto zoom

The mirrorless interchangeable lens Leica T camera features a 16-megapixel APS-C-format, CMOS sensor.

It is the first system camera from Leica to feature an integrated Wi-Fi module.

Pictures and videos can be wirelessly transmitted straight from the camera to a smartphone, tablet or computer, and can then be shared by email, or on Facebook or other social media.

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Nikon announces new NIKKOR 18-140mm lens & Speedlight SB-300

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

The new AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens is an approximately 7.8x high-power normal zoom lens compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras; while the Speedlight SB-300 is a compact and lightweight camera flash unit that can easily be taken anywhere.

Just announced in Tokyo by Nikon. Price and availability TBA. Not shown to scale.

Just announced in Tokyo by Nikon. Price and availability TBA. Not shown to scale.

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR high-power normal zoom lens covers the frequently used wide-angle 18mm to telephoto 140mm (equivalent to 27-210mm in 35mm [135] format) range of focal lengths.

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Sony reveals new RX Cyber-shot cameras & HVL-F43M external flash

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Sony has announced that its new Cyber-shot RX 100 II, Cyber-shot RX1R cameras will be available in Singapore from August 2013, while the HVL-F43M external flash will be available in July.

Update (1 July, 2013):

Sony has announced the pricing for its new Cyber-shot RX 100 II (S$999) and Cyber-shot RX1R (S$3,999) cameras.

From today, the retail price of the DSC-RX100 has been reduced to S$849 (from S$999).

Sony's new 20,2MP Cyber-shot RX 100 II (left) and 24.3MP Cyber-shot RX1R (right) cameras will be available in Singapore from August 2013 onwards.

Sony’s new 20,2MP Cyber-shot RX 100 II (left) and 24.3MP Cyber-shot RX1R (right) cameras will be available in Singapore from August 2013 onwards.

The Cyber-shot RX1R is a new full-frame compact camera and is the sister version of the Cyber-shot RX1.

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R is a S$3,999 full-frame compact camera with 24.3 megapixels and Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* F2 lens.

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R is a S$3,999 full-frame compact camera with 24.3 megapixels and Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* F2 lens.

It has 24.3 effective megapixels and a Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* F2 lens.

The RX1R removes the optical low-pass filter (OLPF) found in front of the RX1’s sensor, enabling flawless capture of fine details without any distortions.

This makes it ideal for taking landscape and other high-detail scenes.

The camera’s compatibility with TRILUMINOS Colour technology ensures richer, more natural colours when viewing stills and video on the latest generation of BRAVIA televisions with TRILUMINOS Display.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II comes with 20.2 megapixels, Wi-Fi and NFC. S$999.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II comes with 20.2 megapixels, Wi-Fi and NFC. S$999.

The new Cyber-shot RX100 II builds on the popular Cyber-shot RX100, with enhanced picture quality and convenient new features such as Wi-Fi and easy One-touch smartphone connection with NFC.

The RX100 II possesses increased sensor sensitivity with 20.2 effective megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R 1.0-type CMOS sensor, delivering DSLR-style shots regardless of the shooting situation.

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Sony announces a slew of new cameras, lenses and accessories

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Sony launched today a range of digital imaging products – 5 cameras, 3 lenses and 2 accessories. Available in Asia Pacific in March/April 2013. Prices TBA.

From top to bottom, left to right:  1. 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II telephoto zoom lens 2. RM-VPR1 wired remote 3. DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II zoom lens 4. Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM lens 5. HVL-F20M flash 6. Alpha 58 DSLR 7. NEX-3N mirrorless interchangeable lens camera 8. Cyber-shot WX-300 compact camera 9. Cyber-shot HX-300 compact camera 10. Cyber-shot TX-30 compact camera

From top to bottom, left to right: 1. 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II telephoto zoom lens 2. RM-VPR1 wired remote 3. DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM II zoom lens 4. Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM lens 5. HVL-F20M flash 6. Alpha 58 DSLR 7. NEX-3N mirrorless interchangeable lens camera 8. Cyber-shot WX-300 compact camera 9. Cyber-shot HX-300 compact camera 10. Cyber-shot TX-30 compact camera

The five cameras announced today include the Alpha 58 DSLR, NEX-3N MIL, and three compacts: Cyber-shot WX300, Cyber-shot HX300, and Cyber-shot TX30.

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New Olympus PEN E-PL5, STYLUS XZ-2 cameras and lenses for Photokina 2012

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Olympus has unveiled two new cameras and three new lenses for Photokina 2012 (18-23 September). At the same time, it is consolidating all its compact cameras under the new STYLUS branding.

None of the pricing is available yet.

Update (15 October, 2012):

The Recommended Retail Price of the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 has just been announced.

Option 1: Single Lens Kit (S$1,098)

  • Body (Silver, Black or White)
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 IIR

Option 2: Double Zoom Kit (S$1,348)

  • Body (Silver, Black or White)
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 IIR
  • M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 R
The new Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 with its selection of accessories. The PEN Lite E-PL5 has its own set of chic accessories.

The new Olympus STYLUS XZ-2 with its selection of accessories. The PEN Lite E-PL5 has its own set of chic accessories.

Photokina 2012 begins tomorrow and ends on Sunday. Below is a summary of the slew of cameras and lenses that Olympus has lined up for the biennial trade show in Cologne, Germany.

PEN Lite E-PL5 micro four thirds MIL camera
PEN Lite E-PL5 micro four thirds MIL cameraSkipping the inauspicious number “4” in the Japanese language, Olympus introduces the E-PL5, the successor to the E-PL3.Available in October 2012 in Silver, Black or White.

Features:

PEN Lite E-PL5 micro four thirds MIL camera

  • 16.05 megapixels
  • Live MOS Sensor
  • FAST AF
  • Touch AF Shutter
  • TruePic VI image engine
  • 12 Art Filters including new “Water Colour” filter
STYLUS XZ-2 compact camera
STYLUS XZ-2 compact cameraThe first member of the new STYLUS line, the XZ-2 is the successor to my favourite compact, the XZ-1.As the latest member of the STYLUS X series, the XZ-2 will be the flagship of the Olympus compact cameras.Available in November 2012 in Black.Features:

STYLUS XZ-2 compact camera

  • 12 megapixels
  • f1.8-2.5 bright lens
  • 4x Optical zoom
  • 28mm wide angle
  • Touch AF Shutter
  • Swivel screen
  • 11 Art Filters
  • Removable grip
  • Hybrid control ring around the lens
M.Zuiko DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 Limited Edition Black Kit Lens
M.Zuiko DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 Limited Edition Black Kit LensThis lens will have a limited worldwide release of 3,000 sets, with 50 allocated to Singapore.Available in early October 2012.Features:

  • Dual Super Aspherical lens element
  • ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating
  • Fine-textured metallic outer finish
  • Snapshot focusing mechanism for pan-focus shooting
M.Zuiko DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 Lens
M.Zuiko DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 LensWith product launch scheduled in the first half of 2013, the detailed product specifications are not determined yet.It will have the same snapshot focusing mechanism from the M.Zuiko DIGITAL ED 12mm f2.0 lens.It will also feature the MSC (Movie & Still Compatible) mechanism for fast, quiet autofocusing.
M.Zuiko DIGITAL ED 60mm f2.8 Macro Lens
M.Zuiko DIGITAL ED 60mm f2.8 Macro LensThis lens promises high resolution and contrast, as well as the ability to shoot close-up with 1x magnification.MSC mechanism for fast, quiet autofocusing.Dust and splash proof construction for secure shooting under poor conditions.Enhanced control with focus limit switch and indicator window.

Available from early October 2012.