Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Among New Cameras Launched Recently
Canon Marketing (Malaysia) recently launched a slew of new cameras for the local market, including the top-of-the-line EOS1D X Mark II. New cameras from the PowerShot and IXUS lineup were also unveiled at the launch event.
The EOS-1D X Mark II is equipped with a new full-frame sensor that offers 20.2MP of resolution. Working in tandem with the sensor is Canon's new Dual DIGIC 6+ image processor, which allows you to push the ISO up to 409,600 (expanded). More interestingly, this camera has a 360,000-pixel RGB and infrared metering sensor, alongside the EOS iTR AF system, which allows for incredible tracking accuracy and speed.
Also launched was the EOS 80D and 1300D – both are crop sensor cameras, though the EOS 80D is the flagship option, while the EOS 1300D is for the beginners. The EOS 80D has a 24.2MP sensor, while the EOS 1300D has an 18MP sensor.
As for the PowerShot range, Canon launched the new PowerShot G7 X Mark II – a camera that sits at the top of the company's premium portable segment. It uses the new DIGIC 7 image processor and has a 20.1MP, 1-inch sensor. In addition, the PowerShot SX720 HS, SX540 HS and SX420 IS were also introduced, all cameras with powerful zoom capabilities. The SX540 HS has 50x optical zoom, while the SX420 IS comes with 42x optical zoom. The SX720 HS, on the other hand, has a 40x zoom range.
For those who prefer point-andshoot options, Canon's IXUS 175, 180 and 285 HS are great options. They have the same 20MP CCD sensor, and support Wi-Fi, as well as NFC.
Last but not least, the company also launched the SELPHY CP1200, a portable photo printer that can be powered by an additional power pack. You can transfer your photos to this printer via Wi-Fi, and it can print up to 54 images directly from cameras or smartphones. The use of dye sublimation technology ensures your photos remain unaffected by time for up to a century when stored in an album. Product Canon EOS-1D X Mark II (body only) Canon EOS 80D (body only) Canon EOS 80D (w/ EF-S 18-55 IS STM) Canon EOS 80D (w/ EF-S 18-135 IS USM) Canon EOS 80D (w/ EF-S 18-200 IS) Canon EOS 1300D (w/ EF-S 18-55 IS II) Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Canon IXUS 285 HS Canon IXUS 180 Canon IXUS 175 Canon SELPHY CP1200 Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Price (RM) 25,299 4,899 5,499 6,699 6,899 2,099 1,499 1,459 909 799 599 399 499 Available June 2016 onwards M AY 2 0 1 6 | HWM 119
From left to right: Jeffrey Kung, Assistant Director, Consumer Imaging & Information, Canon Marketing (Malaysia); Wataru Nishioka, President and CEO of Canon Marketing (Malaysia); and Sandy Lee, Senior Marketing Manager, Consumer Imaging & Information, Canon Marketing (Malaysia).
The EOS-1D X Mark II is the new full-frame flagship camera from Canon.