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Canon launched new cameras in PH; 2 DSLRS; 2 Vlogging cameras; 1 AI flash

Canon Philippines launched a new batch of cameras and a flash with AI, Thursday, March 22, 2018.


There are two (2) entry-level DSRLS — the EOS 3000D and the EOS 1500D; two small cameras which are best for videos or vlogging — Canon EOS M50, a mirrorless camera, and Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III, a compact digital camera.

The first AI-powered flash, the 470EX AI was also introduced.

The Canon’s mirrorless: EOS M50

The EOS M50 is designed with the most advanced functionalities that will take anyone’s photography game to new heights, Canon says.


The EOS M50 can record a 4K movie and has an improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF. It is designed for shooting ultra-HD movies and boasts of excellent precision focusing even under low light conditions. With the Touch & Drag AF, users are also able to select and move the AF frame via the touch panel while looking through the built-in 2.36 million dot Electrical Viewfinder (EVF), so even the most ephemeral moments can be captured and transformed into lasting memories.

It is powered by the new DIGIC 8 image processor and an approximately 24.1 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor.

It has a built-in Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), features normal ISO speed of 25600 and expandable to 51200.

The EOS M50 is also, Canon’s first in the EOS M series to be equipped with a vari-angle LCD monitor.

EOS M50 Specs

EOS M50 key specs

Dimensions: Approx. 116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7 mm
Weight: Black: Approx. 387g (CIPA compliant), 351g (body only)White: Approx. 390g (CIPA compliant), 354g (body only)
Image sensor: 24.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
Imaging processor: DIGIC 8
ISO speed: 100-25,600 (expandable to 51,200)
Continuous shooting speed: Approx. 10 fps (One-Shot AF), 7.4 fps (Servo AF)
Maximum video quality: 4K 25p
AF: Max.143/99points (Switches automatically depending on lens)
Wi-Fi/ NFC/ Bluetooth: Yes
LCD: 3.0” (approx. 1.04 million dots) Vari-angle touch panel

The compact warrior: PowerShot G1 X Mark III

PowerShot G1 X Mark III, the newest addition to its range of compact cameras but packs DSLR-like features.

Equipped with DIGIC 7 image processor, the PowerShot G1 X Mark III raises the bar in imaging technology. Designed with a 24-72mm (35mm film equivalent) f/2.8– f/5.6 IS lens with 3x optical zoom, the camera is capable of capturing a wide range of subjects and achieving shallow depth of field.

Features in DSLR like Dual Pixel CMOS AF and an APS-C sized CMOS sensor is what you will find in the G1 X Mark III.

This compact camera has Dual Sensing IS which will take pictures or capture stable video footages

It has Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity which allows users to transfer images faster thru their mobile devices.

PowerShot G1 X Mark III specs

PowerShot G1 X Mark III key specs

Image Sensor 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor
Imaging processor DIGIC 7
Focus Method Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Max continuous shooting speed Up to 9.0 shots/sec (One-Shot AF), up to 7.0 shots/sec (Servo AF)
Focal length 24-72mm (35mm film equivalent)
ISO range 100 – 25600
LCD 3.0” vari-angle LCD with touchscreen
Movie 60p Full HD
Connectivity Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth low energy

NEW: Entry-level DSLRs – 1500D, 3000D

Designed for a seamless transition from smartphone to DSLR photography, the affordable entry-level EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D are the newest additions to Canon’s extensive line of EOS DSLR cameras.

EOS 3000D

The APS-C size CMOS sensor on both cameras is about 19 times larger than the 1/3.2 inch standard-type sensor typically found in a smartphone. This distinction gives the EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D an edge in performance as the large APS-C size sensor enables excellent proficiency in capturing light.

EOS 1500D

Both the EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D are equipped with an Optical Viewfinder which helps users to quickly focus and frame their subjects.

Both the EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D are equipped with Wi-Fi for easy connection via smartphones to the Canon Camera Connect app.

EOS 1500D key specs

Dimensions Approx. 129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6mm
Weight Approx. 427g (body only)
Image sensor 24.1 mega-pixel APS-C CMOS sensor
Imaging processor DIGIC 4+
ISO speed 100 – 6400 (expandable to 128,000)
Continuous shooting speed Approx. 3 fps
Maximum video quality Full HD 30p/25p/24p
AF 9-point (All AF points support f/5.6. Cross-type AF with center AF point.)
Connectivity functions Wi-Fi / NFC
LCD 3- type TFT (approx. 920,000 dots)

EOS 3000D key specs

Dimensions Approx. 129.0 x 101.6 x 77.1 mm
Weight Approx. 389g (body only)
Image sensor 18.0 mega-pixel APS-C CMOS sensor
Imaging processor DIGIC 4+
ISO speed 100 – 6400 (expandable to 12800)
Continuous shooting speed Approx. 3 fps
Maximum video quality Full HD 30p/25p/24p
AF 9-point (All AF points support f/5.6. Cross-type AF with center AF point.)
Connectivity Wi-Fi only
LCD 2.7- type TFT (approx. 230,000 dots)

AI-powered flash: Speedlite 470EX-AI

The world’s first AI-powered speedlite, the 470EX-AI. This is flash you need if you want to bounce the light and you want to flash to do it automatically for you.

It becomes intelligent by selecting & maintain the best bounce light angle and settings. It will automatically swivel the flash head and take the best shot.

Speedlite 470EX-AI key specs

  • Auto Intelligent Bounce Head
  • Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
  • Guide Number: 154′ at ISO 100 and 105mm
  • Zoom Range: 24-105mm (14mm with Panel)
  • Tilts Upward 120°, +/- 180° Rotation
  • AI.B Full-Auto and AI.B Semi-Auto Modes
  • Optical Receiver Mode
  • LCD Panel
  • AF Assist Beam
  • Runs on 4x AA Batteries

 

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