Posts Tagged ‘Canon’

Event coverage: IFA Global Press Conference 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

IFA Global Press Conference 2017 is happening this weekend in Lisbon, Portugal. 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 1-6 September, 2017.

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.

Stay tuned over the next few days (especially 21-22 Apr, Fri-Sat) when the show will be in full tilt.

I’ll be bringing along a couple of newest and latest gadgets to try out during the trip.

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New arrival: Canon PowerShot SX730HS megazoom compact camera

Friday, April 7th, 2017

The new PowerShot SX730HS has 40x optical zoom and is targeted towards selfie enthusiasts. Available in Singapore end-May (price TBA).

Ergonomically-designed for a secure grip, the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS has a 180-degrees tilting LCD screen for selfies. The 40x optical zoom will make it easier to zero-in to that pimple you want to examine closer. ;-P

The PowerShot SX730HS has a 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and a Smooth Skin mode for enhancing selfies.

Weighing only 300 grams, the PowerShot SX730 HS has 40x optical zoom which can be doubled to 80x zoom with Canon Zoomplus technology.

“The Powershot SX series is proven for its high zoom capabilities, enabling far-reaching sight for photographers such that fine details can be captured even from afar. Going a step further to broaden functionality, features such as the smooth skin mode and tilt-type screen on the PowerShot SX730 HS will help users to take the most flattering and high-resolution selfies,” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore.

The PowerShot SX730 HS is also equipped with the Zoom Framing Assist feature which helps the user keep the subject within the frame.

Should the subject move out of frame while user is shooting, the Zoom Framing Assist feature can be activated with a push of the button, to zoom out and quickly locate the subject, keeping it in the frame.

An Auto Zoom feature also allows the camera to adjust the zoom factor automatically, to maintain the optimum framing based on users’ desired setting.

For portraits, the Smooth Skin mode offers three levels of skin “enhancement”.

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Event: Canon Chinese New Year Lohei media lunch in Singapore

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Canon ushers in the Lunar New Year in Singapore with an early Lohei lunch.

Canon Singapore hosted the annual Lohei lunch with media at Aura restaurant at the National Gallery Singapore.

To the left of the menu in the cover photo above, you can see the PowerShot SX430 IS.

The immediate reaction upon lifting up the camera is that it is incredibly light.

Preview of the new IXUS 190 (left) & PowerShot SX430 IS. These were part of 4 new compact cameras Canon has just unveiled. Prices & availability TBA.

So light that I thought it was a plastic prototype with nothing inside.

But it’s a fully functional superzoom with 45x optical zoom going from 24 to 1080mm.

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Canon Lunar New Year media lunch in Singapore: Black Cod with Caciucco Sauce & Seasonal Vegetables – served at Aura in National Gallery Singapore.

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New arrival: Canon compact cameras in PowerShot & IXUS series

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Canon has announced four new compact cameras: PowerShot G9 X Mark II, PowerShot SX430 IS, IXUS 190, and IXUS 185. All prices and availability yet to be announced.

New compact cameras from Canon. Clockwise from top left: PowerShot G9 X Mark II, IXUS 185 (red/black), PowerShot SX430 IS, and IXUS 190 (black/blue).

New compact cameras from Canon. Clockwise from top left: PowerShot G9 X Mark II, IXUS 185 (red/black), PowerShot SX430 IS, and IXUS 190 (black/blue).

Featuring the latest DIGIC 7 image processor used in the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II and EOS M5 models, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II produces high quality images and new levels of performance for accurate detection and precision tracking of subjects.

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POTD: Hands grasping light (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Byron Moray Pittendrigh, 2nd runner-up for Theme 1: Vision (Open Category).

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2nd Runner-up in Theme 1: Vision (Open Category) in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Byron Moray Pittendrigh.

A very atmospheric shot – many hands grasping at a light source.

An apt illustration for an alien movie, or “The X-Files”.

Really love the lighting!

POTD: Window (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Wee Keng Hor, 1st runner-up for Theme 1: Vision (Open Category).

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1st Runner-up in Theme 1: Vision (Open Category) in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Wee Keng Hor.

This photo is really interesting.

“Those curious eyes just adds to the frame!!” says @artbyradha (artist) via Instagram.

The window serves as a picture frame so it looks like “there’s a picture within a picture”.

And to the people in the photo, the photographer is also a picture within a picture.

The window serves as the picture frame from both sides.

POTD: Ghostly portrait (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Nicholas Tan Jiale, winner of “Best of Show (Student Category)”, for the third theme.

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Nicholas’ submission for Theme 3 – the last of three themes in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Nicholas Tan Jiale.

The third and final theme for Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 was: #NoFilter + #NewPerspective + #SPACE.

So it’s quite open to interpretation!

Nicholas Tan is a student at Singapore Polytechnic.

POTD: Queue for snacks (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Nicholas Tan Jiale, winner of “Best of Show (Student Category)”, for the second theme “Kyosei”.

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Nicholas’ submission for Theme 2: Kyosei – the second of three themes in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Nicholas Tan Jiale.

Kyosei is what Canon states as its corporate philosophy – living and working together for the common good.

Nicholas Tan is a student at Singapore Polytechnic.

POTD: Double vision (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Photo of the Day: Taken by Nicholas Tan Jiale, winner of “Best of Show (Student Category)”.

This photo also won top place in Theme 1: Vision in the Student Category, the first of three themes in this year’s PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Nicholas Tan Jiale.

This photo also won top place in Theme 1: Vision in the Student Category, the first of three themes in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Nicholas Tan Jiale.

The photo is also the top photo for Theme 1: Vision in Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 for the Student Category..

Nicholas Tan is a student at Singapore Polytechnic.

POTD: Jogger on the bridge (Canon PhotoMarathon 2016 winner)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Photo of the Day: Black and white shot of a jogger running on a bridge leading to the Singapore Sports Hub. Taken by Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan, winner of “Best of Show (Open Category)”.

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Mark’s submission for Theme 3 in this year’s Canon PhotoMarathon. Photo credit: Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan.

Guess who was the jogger in this photo?

It’s none other than the photographer himself!

When I chatted with Mark about the photo, he shared that he frequently went to that bridge to take photos – so when the third theme was announced, he immediately formed this image in his mind.

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