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New Arrival: Canon Launches New Full-Frame Cameras & Lenses

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Canon has just launched two new full-frame mirrorless cameras in the EOS R lineup: the EOS R5 and EOS R6; as well as three RF-mount prime lens and its first super-telephoto L zoom lens. Price & Availability below.

Shoot high-resolution, professional-level still images and HDR PQ HEIF 10-bit video with the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6.

Shoot high-resolution, professional-level still images and HDR PQ HEIF 10-bit video with the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6.

The EOS R5 and EOS R6 are aimed at advanced amateurs and professionals, and are designed to provide a high-quality, high-speed shooting experience.

The four RF-mounted lenses are:

  • RF85mm f/2 IS STM
  • RF600mm f/11 STM
  • RF800mm f/11 IS STM
  • RF100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM

The three RF-mount prime lenses are fixed focal length lenses which will appeal to advanced amateurs, especially those focusing on wildlife or portrait photography.

The super-telephoto L zoom lens allows users to shoot even further with its focal length of 500mm.

Price & Availability below.

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Canon Singapore Launches Safe Entry Solution for Retail & Offices

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

The system consists of a device with a camera, temperature screening and a scanner that reads the identification card of a visitor for an integrated safe entry experience. As the solution is also a self-service system, workplaces can reduce manpower managing entry stations.

Canon's new all-in-one entry-control system: FACTS.

Canon’s new all-in-one entry-control system: FACTS.

Canon Singapore announced today the launch of a digital check-in solution which enables businesses to facilitate contactless, fast and easy temperature screening and entry/exit recording for staff and customers.

The solution, which is known as Facial Access Control Temperature System (FACTS), uses an 8-inch tablet which combines the functions of a camera, infrared thermography, near-field communication (NFC) device, barcode scanner and data storage.

The tablet is a third-party device distributed by Canon Singapore.

To check in, visitors should stand within 0.5 to 0.7metre from the device to have their temperature screened via the infrared thermography.

If the visitor’s temperature is within a predetermined range, a green text box will be shown to indicate that the visitor has passed the temperature screening.

This will be accompanied by an automated voice message which says, “temperature normal”.

The device will then request for the visitor’s identity, which can be quickly obtained by scanning the visitor’s identification cards such as NRIC (the latest digital version is also accepted) and driver’s license at the barcode scanner.

The device also can be set to automatically take a photo of the visitor, if required.

It takes just a few seconds to complete the entire process.

FACTS can also be used to facilitate the use of Singapore’s national digital check-in system, SafeEntry, to help retail stores, offices and other businesses comply with safe management measures at the workplace.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Canon Launches Camera, Lens, Pocket Printer & Cloud Platform

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Canon today announced the launch of the EOS 850D DSLR, Selphy Square QX10 pocket printer, RF 24-105MM F/4-7.1 IS STM lens, and the image.canon Cloud Platform.

The new EOS 850D DSLR entry-level DSLR and the Selphy Square QX 10 pocket printer from Canon.

The new EOS 850D DSLR entry-level DSLR and the Selphy Square QX 10 pocket printer from Canon. (Not to scale)

Canon also announced the development of the new EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera & planned release of 9 RF lenses in 2020.

EOS 850D

The EOS 850D ships with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF, and EOS Intelligent Tracking and Recognition Auto Focus (iTR AF) for face detection.

The camera has an optical viewfinder and boasts a low-light capability for shooting at night and in dark places.

The EOS 850D contains a 4K time-lapse movie function that allows users to capture day-to-night time-lapse movies of cityscapes in ultra-high resolution through a selection of pre-set scenes or simple manual settings.

SELPHY SQUARE QX10

The new SELPHY SQUARE QX10 is a palm-sized photo printer that produces square-formatted prints.

Featuring dye-sublimation technology, users are able to print high-quality photos directly from their smartphones that are dirt-proof and water-resistant.

The SELPHY SQUARE QX10 is Canon’s most portable printer, enabling users to instantly print their memories wherever and whenever they want, with the assurance that printout quality will not diminish over time.

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Arlo Pro 3 Wireless Security Camera System In Singapore

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Arlo’s latest home security camera solution features 2K HDR, integrated spotlight with color night vision, 160-degree field of view, two-way audio and cloud-based Smart Hub. Prices below.

The new Arlo Pro 3 features 2K resolution with high dynamic range (HDR), an integrated spotlight with color night vision and a wide 160-degree field of view.

The new Arlo Pro 3 features 2K resolution with high dynamic range (HDR), an integrated spotlight with color night vision and a wide 160-degree field of view.

The Arlo Pro 3 is designed to provide home and small business owners with a high-performance, simple, wire-free security solution.

Pro 3 is suitable for both indoors or outdoors and offers good image quality for DIY security that anyone can easily install in minutes and monitor from anywhere using the Arlo app.

The Arlo Pro 3 also includes a new Smart Hub that securely manages network traffic to the camera in addition to enhancing power and Wi-Fi performance for better range and battery life.

Completing the security solution, Pro 3 comes with a three-month trial of Arlo Smart, Arlo’s AI and computer vision-based service that delivers advanced detection of people, vehicles, animals and packages.

 

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The Arlo Smart Hub (left) is the nexus of your home security camera network. Plug it into your Internet router to access Arlo Smart on the cloud.

In addition, Arlo Smart enables personalised notifications with custom activity zones and cloud storage for video recordings up to 2K in resolution.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Jabra PanaCast Video Camera For Huddle Rooms

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Jabra launches PanaCast (S$1,389) – its smart panoramic 4K video conferencing solution for huddle rooms.

The Jabra PanaCast provides a 180-degree plug-and-play video solution that enables everyone in the room is seen.

The Jabra PanaCast provides a 180-degree plug-and-play video solution that enables everyone in the room is seen.

The “video-head” was made by Altia Systems which was acquired by Jabra’s parent, GN back in February this year.

Close-up of a PanaCast has a USB connector and a mic-in jack.

Close-up of a PanaCast has a USB connector and a mic-in jack.

Jabra PanaCast has three 120-deg 13MP cameras with overlapping FOV.

The feeds from the three cameras are stitched in real time to provide a 180-deg FOV – wider than any single wide-angle lens and without the edge distortion.

The result is a “short-throw” video camera that enables the PanaCast to be usable even in the smallest huddle room.

Details below from the press release.

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Arlo Announces Apple Homekit Compatibility

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Certified to work with Arlo’s most popular base station models that support Arlo Pro and Pro 2 cameras, users can now add HomeKit automations, allowing automatic interactions across supported devices.

Existing Arlo Pro and Pro 2 security camera users whose cameras are paired with either the VMB4000 or VMB4500 base station models will now be able to receive notifications on the Apple Home app when motion is detected.

Existing Arlo Pro and Pro 2 security camera users whose cameras are paired with either the VMB4000 or VMB4500 base station models will now be able to receive notifications on the Apple Home app when motion is detected.

HomeKit, Apple’s smart home platform, is now supported on Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 Security Camera Systems that are paired with Arlo’s most popular base station models, VMB4000 and VMB4500.

While Arlo users can already control their Pro or Pro 2 cameras via the Arlo app, HomeKit compatibility will provide added convenience for iPhone and iPad users.

More details below from the press release.

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IFA 2019 Preview: Singapore Exhibitors Heading To Berlin In September

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

The Singapore-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) gathered nine Singapore companies who are forming the Singapore Pavilion at IFA 2019 to give sneak previews of the main products that they are showcasing at the annual consumer electronics and home appliances fair.

 

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Here are some smart locks from Igloohome.

IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin – international radio exhibition Berlin) is a global consumer electronics and home appliances show held annually in Berlin in September.

 

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The myFirst kids’ tech collection by Oaxis makes children-version gadgets of devices that adults use. Seen here is a microphone, a smartwatch, earphones, a “gopro” camera, and a “instax” camera.

IFA this year will be from 6-11 September and will include the following nine home-grown tech companies in the Singapore Pavilion.

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New Arrival: Canon EOS RP Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

The new Canon EOS RP is the entry-level model in Canon’s full-frame mirrorless camera range, following the mid-tier EOS R that was released last year. Prices and specs below.

The new Canon EOS RP full-frame, mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera.

The new Canon EOS RP full-frame, mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera.

The new EOS RP has a more compact and lighter body compared to the EOS R.

The full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera has a 26.2-megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS sensor, 0.05s focusing speed and EV -5 focussing capabilities.

 

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Preview and hands-on for the Canon EOS RP in Singapore.

The body is priced at S$1,999 with a number of lens kits available at promotional prices.

Details and promotional prices below from the press release.

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Event coverage: IFA Global Press Conference 2018 in Rome, Italy

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

IFA Global Press Conference 2018 is happening this weekend in Rome, Italy. I will be covering this consumer electronics and home appliances showcase, as part of a small group of media the show organisers invited from Singapore.

The media delegation from Singapore is part of an international corp invited by Messe Berlin, the organisers of IFA and this Global Press Conference.

The media delegation from Singapore is part of an international corp invited by Messe Berlin, the organisers of IFA and this Global Press Conference.

IFA this year will be from 31 August 1 to 5 September, 2018.

As a lead-up to the actual trade show in September, the organisers have gathered some of the key exhibitors and media from around the world in a preview mini-show, featuring product showcases, as well as briefs and presentations on the latest trends on consumer electronics and home appliances.

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A day of walking and sightseeing in the ancient city of Rome to get the blood flowing in the veins after the long-haul flight from Singapore. Photo taken with Canon 5DX Mark IV fullframe DSLR.

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New arrival: Sony A7 III full-frame mirrorless camera

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The new Sony A7 III camera and SEL2870 lens will be available in selected Asia Pacific countries in March 2018. Prices TBA.

The A7 III is capable of continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with either mechanical shutter or silent shooting and full Auto Focus/Auto Exposure tracking.

The A7 III is capable of continuous shooting at up to 10 fps with either mechanical shutter or silent shooting and full Auto Focus/Auto Exposure tracking.

The Sony A7 III ships with a newly developed full-frame 24.2-megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with Evolved Image Processing.

The AF III is equipped with a 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation with a 5 step shutter speed advantage.

The AF III is equipped with a 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation with a 5 step shutter speed advantage.

It has a wide ISO range of 100 – 51200 (expandable to ISO 50 – 204800 for still images) and 15-stop dynamic range at low sensitivities.

The AF system features 693 phase-detection AF points covering 93% of image area, 425 contrast AF points and fast and reliable Eye AF.

The camera is capable of high resolution 4K movie shooting with full pixel readout and no pixel binning across full-width of full-frame sensor.

Sony boasts that the A7 III has the longest rated battery life of any mirrorless camera – at 710 shots per charge.

Other upgraded operability and functionality include the addition of a joystick for adjusting focus points, Dual SD Card Slots, and SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.1 Gen 1) USB Type-C Terminal.

More details from the press release below.

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