Posts Tagged ‘DSLR’

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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New arrivals: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II flagship DSLR camera

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The 35mm full frame EOS-1D X Mark II is the new Canon flagship professional DSLR successor to the EOS-1D X. Price & availability in Singapore TBA.

Update (5 April, 2016):

The EOS-1D X Mark II will be available at all Canon authorised dealers in May, at the recommended retail price of S$8,199.

The new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has a 20.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor with expanded ISO speeds up to 409,600.

The new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has a 20.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor with expanded ISO speeds up to 409,600.

The EOS-1D X Mark II is designed for high-speed photography and records 4K video.

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Hands-on the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II in Singapore (at Kaiserhaus).

The main specifications are listed below.

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New arrivals: Canon camera bags for DSLRs and compact cameras

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Canon today launched its first line-up of Canon bags, offering durability and weather resistance to cameras and accessories.

Prices range from S$9.90 for a generic compact case to S$289 for a professional backpack or shoulder bag. Available from 15 August.

The RL PB-01 (S$289) is a lightweight full size backpack capable of fitting a full set of photographic equipment and a 15” laptop.

The RL PB-01 (S$289) is a lightweight full size backpack capable of fitting a full set of photographic equipment and a 15” laptop.

Available in two categories – Professional and Classic, the bags and cases complement Canon’s extensive range of cameras and lenses.

For greater security, equipment can be placed in a compartment that can only be accessed from the back of the RL PB-01.

For greater security, equipment can be placed in a compartment that can only be accessed from the back of the RL PB-01.

The Professional line features camera backpacks and shoulder bags catered to DSLR users whereas the Classic line carries camera shoulder bags and cases suited for both DSLR and digital compact camera users.

Both lines feature quality craftsmanship, adorned with red threading that distinctly represents Canon’s brand identity.

The RL PB-01 (S$289) – available under the professional line, is a lightweight full size backpack capable of fitting a full set of photographic equipment and a 15” laptop.

It is also able to hold a tripod and a pair of trekking poles.

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New arrivals: Nikon D810 full-frame DSLR camera in late July

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The new 36.3-megapixel D810 caters to both enthusiasts and professionals. It now records Full HD (1080p60) video and offers a wide ISO range from ISO 64 to ISO 12800 (expandable to ISO 32 to ISO 51200). Hits the shelves in late July.

Singapore price TBA. US price US$3299.95.

Update (15 July, 2014):

The new Nikon D810, before we got our hands on it.

The new Nikon D810, before we got our hands on it.

The Nikon D810 was officially launched in Singapore today at the Altimate lounge club in 1-Altitude at Raffles Place.

The DSLR will be available at S$4,888 (body only) from 17 July onwards.

The new Nikon D810 will be available in Singapore in late July.

The new Nikon D810 will be available in Singapore in late July.

The FX-format D810 replaces the D800 and D800E and does away with the OLPF (optical low-pass filter) in its 36.3-megapixel (7360 x 4912) CMOS sensor.

The Nikon D810 is powered by EXPEED 4 engine.

The Nikon D810 is powered by EXPEED 4 engine.

It features the EXPEED 4 engine from the D4s to give a bigger ISO range, better image quality and metering and faster burst speed.

The Nikon D810 ships with an electronic first-curtain shutter option, has a redesigned mirror mechanism to reduce vibration, and includes Auto ISO in manual mode.

For video, it can relay uncompressed HDMI output to an external recorder with simultaneous video display on the camera’s rear LCD display and external LCD monitor, while recording to the internal card (compressed).

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Canon EOS 70D DSLR to be available in Singapore tomorrow

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

First announced on 1 July, Canon’s latest DSLR – the EOS 70D – will be available (S$1,499 for body only) at Canon authorised dealers on Friday 23 August 2013.

Canon EOS 70D is embedded with a powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor and a 20.2-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor.

Canon EOS 70D is embedded with a powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor and a 20.2-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor.

The following are the recommended retail prices:

  • Body only: S$1,499
  • Kit I (EF S18-55 IS STM): $1,699
  • Kit II (EF S18-135 IS STM): $2,049
  • Kit III (EF S18-200 IS): $2,149

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Users can now rent & test any Sony Alpha lens before buying

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Sony has launched its new “Alpha Lens Library” programme, which allows new and existing My Sony members, who are owners of its interchangeable lens cameras, to rent and test any lens before purchase.

Users can now rent and test any Sony Alpha lens for up to 5 days before making a purchase.

Users can now rent and test any Sony Alpha lens for up to 5 days before making a purchase.

By paying a rental fee, registered Sony camera users can review up to 20 of Sony’s lens models and adapters for up to five calendar days (including both pick-up and return dates).

New DSLR: Canon EOS 70D with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Canon has just unveiled globally the EOS 70D. The DSLR is Wi-Fi enabled and comes with new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology – for faster focusing speeds and improved Movie Servo AF.

Available in August 2013, price TBA.

The new Canon EOS 70D DSLR with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.

The new Canon EOS 70D DSLR with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.

The EOS 70D is embedded with a powerful DIGIC 5+ image processor and a 20.2-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor.

Canon EOS 70D: DIGIC 5+ image processor, 20.2-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, 100 to 12800 (expandable to 25600).

Canon EOS 70D: DIGIC 5+ image processor, 20.2-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, 100 to 12800 (expandable to 25600).

The first model in the EOS series to showcase the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, a phase-difference autofocus (AF) technology, the EOS 70D achieves approximately 30% faster focusing speeds and delivers improved Movie Servo AF tracking during Live View shooting.

The new Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology replicates how the human eye behaves. When switching between various AF points or areas, promising smoother and more natural transitions during the focusing process.

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Canon releases telephoto zoom lens with internal extender – world’s first

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

The EF200-400mm F4L IS USM Extender 1.4X is a top-tiered high-performance lens for the advanced needs of professionals. Available end May at S$16,599.

Canon EF200-400MM F4L IS USM Extender 1.4X lens will be available end May at S$16,599.

Canon EF200-400MM F4L IS USM Extender 1.4X lens will be available end May at S$16,599.

The EF200-400MM F4L IS USM Extender 1.4X is a new type of lens that combines the convenience of a zoom lens with the high performance of a fixed focal length lens.

It boast super long reach with high quality, records better moving images, and is designed for operability and durability.

Below is the press release from Canon.

Canon Releases the World’s First Telephoto Zoom Lens Equipped with an Internal Extender

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Event: Canon launches 11 cameras and a new lens in Singapore

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Canon formally launched the new cameras and lens at Chye Seng Huat Hardware cafe. Half the cameras had already hit the shelves earlier while the new models will debut towards end-April and early-May, with prices yet-to-be announced.

The highlights today include the PowerShot N, EOS 100D and EOS 700D.

Andrew Koh - Senior Director and GM of Consumer Imaging and Information Products Group, Canon Singapore - kicking off the launch in Singapore.

Andrew Koh – Senior Director and GM of Consumer Imaging and Information Products Group, Canon Singapore – kicking off the launch in Singapore.

The Canon PowerShot N has a squarish form factor (78.6 x 69.3 x 29.2 mm) and is so compact it can fit in the palm and be operated with one hand.

Canon PowerShot N has 8x optical zoom and 12.1 megapixels.

Canon PowerShot N

It has Wi-Fi connectivity and comes with pre-programmed creative Instagram-style filters.

The 12.1-megapixel PowerShot N has 8x optical zoom, swivel screen and ISO to 6,400.

The EOS 100D has an 18-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor and and full DSLR functionalities.

This is despite its compactness – Canon boasts that the 370g EOS 100D is the world’s smallest (116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4 mm) and lightest DSLR.

Canon EOS 100D is the world's smallest and lightest DSLR.

Canon EOS 100D

The EOS 700D has the same sensor and DIGIC 5 imaging processor, and comes with a fully articulated LCD panel.

Both DSLRs can be paired with the new EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM EF-S lens for quieter and smoother AF operation while shooting video.

All the above models will be available in Singapore by end-April. Prices will be announced later.

The other cameras that were launched are the IXUS 255 HS, IXUS 140, IXUS 135, IXUS 132, PowerShot A2600, PowerShot A2500, as well as the newest PowerShot SX280 HS and PowerShot SX270 HS.

Canon EOS 700D has 18 megapixels and DIGIC 5 imaging processor.

Canon EOS 700D has 18 megapixels and DIGIC 5 imaging processor.

All the cameras and lens that were launched today are listed below.

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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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