Archive for the ‘cameras’ Category

New Arrival: Sony Launches Alpha 7 IV Camera and Two Flashes

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Sony has announced the new Alpha 7IV (available in Dec 2021) with 33-megapixel full-frame sensor, as well as two new flashes (late Nov 2021): HVL-F60RM2 and HVL-f46RM. Prices TBA.

Sony positions the Alpha 7 IV as the “perfect all-around camera for today’s imaging enthusiasts and professionals who shoot all scenarios”.

Sony positions the Alpha 7 IV as the “perfect all-around camera for today’s imaging enthusiasts and professionals who shoot all scenarios”.

The new Alpha 7 IV (model ILCE-7M4) features many of Sony’s imaging technologies including the latest BIONZ XR processing engine and AF (autofocus) capabilities based on the flagship Alpha 1 model, combined with streamlined operability and enhanced reliability for photos and movies.

The newly developed 33MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor CMOS image sensor offers good image quality and Wide ISO sensitivity range expandable to ISO 50-204800.

Key specifications of the Sony Alpha 7 IV. Full specs here.

Key specifications of the Sony Alpha 7 IV. Click to enlarge. Full specs here.

The latest processing engine BIONZ XR used in the flagship Alpha 1 delivers high-speed AF, uninterrupted continuous shooting at 10fps with AF/AE tracking and a large buffer for a smooth shooting experience.

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Sony Alpha Creators 4.0 Contest for Millennials to Explore the Colours of Singapore

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

This year’s contest will see a new videography category being introduced to celebrate more diverse perspectives across the country. This year’s theme is “Our World In Colour”.

Sony’s annual Alpha Creators contest is back for its fourth edition this year.

Sony’s annual Alpha Creators contest is back for its fourth edition this year.

Boasting both a photo and video contest for the first time, content creators are being invited to capture and celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of Singapore, especially after a year of extraordinary change in 2020.

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New Arrival: Xiaomi Mi 11 Hits Singapore/Malaysia on 20 March

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Xiaomi also launched appliances from its ecosystem – Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10, Mi Ionic Hair Dryer H300, and Mi 360º Home Security Camera 2K. Prices & promotions below.

The latest Android flagship smartphone from Xiaomi - the Mi 11.

The latest Android flagship smartphone from Xiaomi – the Mi 11.

Following its global unveil two weeks ago, Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship – the Mi 11 – for Singapore, with availability beginning on 20 March, 2021.

Check out the features of the Mi 11 here.

The Mi 11 comes in two storage variants: 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB with enhanced LPDDR5 3200MHz RAM + UFS 3.1 storage.

The Mi 11 8GB+128GB version will be available as an online exclusive at Xiaomi official stores on Lazada and Shopee, whereas the 8GB+256GB version will be available for purchase online and offline at Authorised Mi Stores and other official retailers in Singapore.

Mi 11 comes in two colour options: Midnight Gray and Horizon Blue, which are available from 20 March; and Cloud White, which will be available at a later date.

In addition, the first 100 customers to purchase Mi 11 will receive an Mi AIoT premium pack worth S$461.90, and the subsequent 600 customers to purchase Mi 11 will receive a free Mi Air Purifier 3C (RRP: S$179).

This special first day sale campaign is only valid for one day on March 20.

The new Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10 features a digital motor that spins at 125,000rmp, creating up to 150 air watts suction power (25% more than the previous generation) with HEPA filter with 99.97% whole filtration rate.

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tech4xmas Gift Ideas for Christmas 2020

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

We’re now into December and the final stretch of 2020. Here are some gift ideas that I’ve curated for Christmas 2020.

* I’ll be adding to this list over the next few days, so check back daily for new gift ideas as I collate them.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

The tech4xmas gift guide is meant to provide ideas to start you off, so do check out some of them online and in the shops if they are what you think would bring a smile to your loved ones this Christmas.

Around this time of year, I’m usually inundated with requests from readers and friends on Christmas gift ideas for their loved ones or themselves.

So here are some tech that I would use myself or get for MY loved ones, based mostly on those gadgets that I’ve tried or reviewed.

Not all are the latest and newest, but they are what I think some of the best-in-class in their category of products.

Happy Christmas Shopping!

tech4xmas Gift Guide below.

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New arrival: Canon EOS M50 Mark II Targets Both Videos & Stills

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

The new Canon EOS M50 Mark II targets both videographers and photographers and will be in Singapore in late November, 2020. Specifications below.

Equipped with a Vari-angle LCD monitor and features such as touch screen recording, movie self-timer and an external microphone jack, the EOS M50 Mark II make it intuitive and easy for vloggers to record videos and do live streaming.

Equipped with a Vari-angle LCD monitor and features such as touch screen recording, movie self-timer and an external microphone jack, the EOS M50 Mark II make it intuitive and easy for vloggers to record videos and do live streaming.

Canon’s successor to its original EOS M50 offers sharper images and video with its 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, while its Dual Pixel CMOS AF provides quicker and more accurate autofocus.

Both the Canon EOS M50 Mark II and the Speedlite EL-1 will be available in late November from Canon authorised dealers and pricing will be advised at a later date.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: GoPro HERO9 Black Action Camera in Singapore

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

GoPro has announced its new camera, HERO9 Black, featuring “more everything” including a new sensor that offers 5K video and 20 megapixel photos, next-generation HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilisation with in-camera horizon leveling and more. Prices below.

The HERO9 Black is on sale starting today on GoPro.com and at select retail partners such as Courts, Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman, TK Foto and Sprint-Cass for RRP S$680.

The HERO9 Black is on sale starting today on GoPro.com and at select retail partners such as Courts, Best Denki, Challenger, Harvey Norman, TK Foto and Sprint-Cass for RRP S$680.

The GoPro HERO9 Black features a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30% more battery life, and a Max Lens Mod accessory that brings Max HyperSmooth video stabilisation and Max SuperView ultra wide-angle photo and video to HERO9 Black.

GoPro also shared that it has updated the name of its GoPro Plus subscription offering to simply GoPro, reflecting how central the subscription service has become to the brand’s product experience.

GoPro has also eliminated plastic from HERO9 Black’s packaging and added value by packaging the camera in a high-quality travel case that fits additional mounts and accessories.

Features and additional details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Sony Alpha 7C Fullframe Camera, Zoom Lens & Flash

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Sony Electronics introduces the Alpha 7C fullframe camera, the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens and HVL-F28RM compact flash. Prices TBA.

The new Sony Alpha 7C fullframe camera with the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens.

The new Sony Alpha 7C fullframe camera with the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens.

Sony boasts that the Alpha 7C is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame body, featuring advanced AF (autofocus) and high-resolution 4K video capabilities.

When paired with the compact FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 standard zoom lens, it enables portability and versatility for full-frame imaging.

The HVL-F28RM flash is compact and features an intelligent light intensity control linked to camera face detection.

More details below from the press release.

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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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Huawei Global Launch: P40 Series, Watch GT2e, Sound X, Gentle Monster Eyewear

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

At its online global launch event, Huawei has just launched its latest flagship P40 line-up and three new devices. Local Pricing & Availability will be announced at the Singapore launch tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group launches the anticipated flagship P40 series 5G smartphones and three other new devices - Sound X speaker, Watch GT2e, and Gentle Monster Eyewear.

Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group launches the anticipated flagship P40 series 5G smartphones and three other new devices – Sound X speaker, Watch GT2e, and Gentle Monster Eyewear.

As expected, the P40 Series offers 5G and pushes the frontier in smartphone photography, with its Leica camera system and AI engines.

The series comprises three models:

  1. Huawei P40 (799 Euros, 8GB+128GB, 7 April)
  2. Huawei P40 Pro (999 Euros, 8GB+256GB, 7 April)
  3. Huawei P40 Pro+ (1,399 Euros, 8GB+512GB, June)

A new smart photography feature enables users to easily remove passers-by and reflections in a photo.

The Huawei P40 series pushes the envelope for mobile phone photography.

The Huawei P40 series pushes the envelope for mobile phone photography.

Bolstered by Huawei’s largest CMOS sensor yet and intelligent AI capabilities, the Huawei P40 Series offers its most advanced smartphone camera to date.

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