Canon launches new cameras, an AI-assisted speed lens, and a Canon-user promo

Canon launches new cameras, an AI-assisted speed lens, and a Canon-user promo

Canon Philippines has announced four new cameras – the Canon EOS 3000D and EOS 1500D beginner DSLRs, the EOS M50 mirrorless camera, the PowerShot G1X Mark III – plus the first AI speedlens, the Canon Speedlite 470EX-A1. Canon Ph also announced their social media contest for Canon users, whose winner will get a Canon camera. These new products were announced at last March 22, 2018 at the Manila Polo Club, Makati.

Canon lenses on display at the venue.

Canon lenses on display at the venue.

 

Beginner’s Cameras – the Canon EOS 3000D and EOS 1500D

Canon EOS 3000D and Canon EOS 1500D

L-R: Canon EOS 3000D and Canon EOS 1500D

Both come with WiFi connectivity, Scene Intelligent Auto Mode, and creative filters, on top of their standard shooting modes. SRP of both models not available during launch.

Canon EOS 3000D Specs

Sensor: 24.1MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
ISO: 100 – 6400
Display: 2.7-inch 230,000 dot display
Max FPS: 3 fps continuous shooting, 6fps RAW, 5fps RAW+JPEG
File Format: JPEG, 14-bit RAW & RAW + JPEG
Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p / 25p / 24p 1280 x 720 (HD): 60p / 50p 640 x 480 (SD): 30p / 25p
Memory: SD, SDXC, SDHC
Built-in Flash: Retractable, manually raised flash
Connectivity: WiFi
Dimensions: 129.0 x 101.6 x 77.1 mm
Weight: 389 g
Price: TBA

Canon EOS 1500D Specs

Sensor: 24.1MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
ISO: 100 – 6400
Display: 3-inch 920,000 dot display
Max FPS: 3 fps continuous shooting, 11fps RAW, 6fps RAW+JPEG
File Format: JPEG, 14-bit RAW & RAW + JPEG
Video Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p / 25p / 24p 1280 x 720 (HD): 60p / 50p 640 x 480 (SD): 30p / 25pa
Memory: SD, SDXC, SDHC
Built-in Flash: Retractable, manually raised flash
Connectivity: WiFi
Dimensions: 129.0 x 101.3 x 77.6 mm
Weight: 427 g
Price: TBA

 

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera

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Canon EOS M50.

This mirrorless camera can shoot Ultra HD 4K quality video, comes with the latest DIGIC 8 processor, and is equipped with both an electronic viewfinder and vari-angle touchscreen monitor. These features make for a good vloggers who shoot videos on the fly. Canon EOS M50 Pricing: Body – P38,998. 15-45 Kit Lens – P44,998. Double Kit Lens – P60,998.

Canon EOS M50 Specs

Sensor: 24.1MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
Optical Low-Pass Filter: With Optical low-pass (anti-aliasing) filter
ISO: ISO AUTO (100 – 6400), 100 – 25600, can be expanded to 51200
Display: Electrostatic capacitive touch display with 1,040,000 dot, 3.0” LCD
Electronic Viewfinder: 2360K-dot electronic viewfinder
Max FPS: 10 fps continuous shooting
File Format: JPEG, 14-bit RAW & RAW + JPEG
Video Resolution: 4K – 3840 x 2160 (23.98, 25 fps), Full HD – 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), HD – 1280 x 720 (119.9, 100, 59.94, 50 fps), 4K – 3840 x 2160 at 30FPS 10 minutes, 1080p 23-60fps 15 mins
Memory: UHS-I SD card, SD, SDXC, SDHC
Built-in Flash: Manual pop-up flash
Connectivity: WiFi
Dimensions: 116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7 mm
Weight: Black: 351 g (body only), White: 354 g (body only)
Price: PHP 38,998 (Body only), PHP 44,998 (Body + 15-45 Kit Lens), P60,998 (Body + Dual Kit)

 

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark III – Compact and Feature-Packed

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II Philippines, Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II price, Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II features

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon’s compact PowerShot G1X Mark III comes with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and weighs only 399g (including battery pack and memory card). SRP Php 64,998.

Canon EOS PowerShot G1X Mark III Specs

Sensor: 24.2MP – APS-C CMOS Sensor
ISO: 100 – 25600
Display: Electrostatic capacitive touch display with 1,040,000 dot, 3.0-inch LCD
Electronic Viewfinder: 2360K-dot electronic viewfinder
Max FPS: 7 fps continuous shooting
File Format: JPEG, 14-bit RAW & RAW + JPEG
Video Resolution: (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 59.94 / 50 / 29.97 / 25 / 23.98 fps (HD) 1280 x 720, 29.97 / 25 fps (VGA) 640 x 480, 29.97 / 25 fps
Memory: UHS-I, SD card, SD, SDXC, SDHC
Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in Lens: 24-70mm equivalent in 35mm
Connectivity: WiFi
Dimensions: 115.0 x 77.9 x 51.4 mm
Weight: 399 g
Price: P64,998

 

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI

Canon-Speedlens-470EX-AI

Canon’s first AI-assisted speedlens, the Canon Speedlens 470EX AI.

Also showcased at the event was Canon’s first Artificial Intelligence-assisted speedlens – the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI. Price is around 400 USD. Here it is in action:

 

Canon Social Media Contest

Canon users can share their best travel memory to win a brand new Canon camera. Participants can upload their entry, specific Canon camera and settings. They shall use the hashtags #TeamCanonPH and #shareyourbest. And they need to make sure to set their posts to public.

The contest starts on March 22 and the 3 winners of Canon cameras will be announced on March 27. The criteria are 50% composition and relevance to theme, 25% copy and write up, and 25% post engagement. Follow Canon Philippines on social media for details.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.