Apr 16, 2016

King of EOS: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

All hail the new King of EOS is finally here.... yours truly along with some blogger and media friends were at the launch of his majesty, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II a few days ago at the KL Hilton ballroom....the EOS-1D X Mark II, is the new Canon flagship professional EOS DSLR model and long-awaited successor to the EOS-1D X. 

The EOS-1D X Mark II presents a next-generation professional DSLR model, that will empower users to push their boundaries in capturing the best shots. 

Professional photographers and video enthusiasts will be WOWed and thrilled in their ability to achieve stunning image quality with the EOS-1D X Mark II even in high-speed precision shooting scenarios typical to journalism, sports, and wildlife photography. I know I so wish I can use one of these.....huhuhu.. 

The EOS-1D X Mark II breaks new ground for the EOS line with a newly developed 35mm full frame CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, enhanced resolution of 20.2-megapixel images, and expanded ISO speeds of up to 409,600 – a huge leap from its predecessor. With this, users are able to achieve better shooting results in lowlight. The new 360,000 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor and EOS iTR AF system on the EOS-1D X Mark II also greatly improves tracking precision.

And as a professional photographer's camera, it is only fair to say it will exceed most of your expectations... I for one wish I can own something like that too but unless I miraculously get hired by some huge corporation I won't be affording this.. huhuh

EOS 1D X Mark II
Approx. 158 x 167.6 x 82.6m
Approx. 1340g (body only)
Image Sensor
20.2 mega-pixel 35mm Full Frame CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Imaging Processor
Dual DIGIC 6+
ISO speed
100-51,200 (expandable to 409,600)
Continuous shooting speed
16 fps (Live View), 14 fps (Viewfinder)
Maximum video quality
4K 60p (max. 30 mins)
61-point High-Density Reticular AF System (41-point cross type)
Available with WFT-E8D (Optional)
Wide 3.2-inch (1.62 million dots)
Memory slot
CF + CFast 2.0

Canon also introduced its 2016 line-up of DSLR and compact cameras the EOS, PowerShot and IXUS series

Mr Wataru Nishioka, President and CEO of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was definitely very thrilled to introduce all these new cameras to the media and bloggers today....

The new Canon EOS 80D empowers DSLR users to create images and movies that come alive.   With significant enhancements in Auto Focus, ISO, and sensor technology to enhance its capability of delivering captivating images and movie, the EOS 80D boasts a user-friendly design with superior all-round performance, making it the perfect companion for photographers looking to take their skills to the next level. The EOS 80D redefines imaging standards in its segment and is equipped with features such as an all-cross type 45-point AF system, DIGIC 6 image processor with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, and ISO speed expandable to 25,600.

For users accustomed to using cameras on smart devices and are beginning their foray into DSLR photography, the new EOS 1300D provides new avenues to explore on their photography journey. Powered by a DIGIC 4+ dedicated image processor and an 18.0 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor, the EOS 1300D renders higher resolution images with lesser noise – even under low-light conditions. Equipped with five creative filters to deliver different creative expressions, the EOS 1300D is a high performance entry-level DSLR priced at an accessible level.


 Like its predecessor, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II is distinguished by superb image quality with the small compact body. Powered by Canon’s new DIGIC 7 image processor, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II is equipped to detect and track subjects quicker and more accurately, providing users with better image quality and performance. Its large aperture f/1.8-f/2.8 4.2x zoom lens and the 20.1 megapixel 1.0-inch type back illuminated CMOS sensor provides the camera with beautiful background blurring reminiscent of DLSR photos. The camera’s improved image stabilization (IS) also allows for sharper detail, thereby achieving improved image clarity in dim settings even at higher ISO speeds.

For users who prefer high zoom range and the ability to capture subjects that are further away, the new PowerShot SX540 HS and PowerShot SX420 IS have zoom ranges of up to 50x (24-1200mm) and 42x (24-1008mm) respectively. 

The PowerShot SX720 HS on the other hand has a high zoom capability of 40x (24 – 960mm) and up to 80x with Canon’s ZoomPlus technology – the highest zoom capability in its class. Movie recording is also smoother and users will now be able to enjoy recording movies in full HD format up to 60fps on the PowerShot SX540 HS. With the Short Clip Movie feature on the PowerShot SX720 HS, users will be able to capture a series of 4 to 6-seconds movie snippets, which may be played back at different speeds – normal, fast, action replay, or slow motion for stylistic effects.

For all three models, the Story Highlights feature intelligently analyses media, appends image effects, background music and photo effects that suit the content, creating a unique review experience. These features allow users to bring to life precious moments captured on camera for users to share them on social media platforms. All of the new PowerShot SX models have built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity for easy sharing between compatible cameras, smart devices, and Canon’s Connect Station CS100.

The new IXUS cameras are equipped with the Canon DIGIC 4+ image processor, 20- megapixel sensor and a zoom range of up to 12x in the IXUS 285 HS. The DIGIC 4+ image processor produces high quality image and ensures high speed processing with lower power consumption. Now equipped with a practical zoom range, capturing high resolution images will be a breeze even for beginners. Its compact size and lightweight design at less than 150g makes it suitable for everyday use. Users looking to buy their first camera will find the settings on the new IXUS cameras straightforward, which often only require a simple push of a button. Uploading and sharing of photos or videos on social media platforms is also easy with the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity feature on the IXUS 285 HS, IXUS 180. The IXUS 175 is FlashAir™ and Eye-Fi support compatible, enabling users to share images and videos to their smart phones or mobile devices while staying connected to social media platforms on the go.

The SELPHY CP1200 is a great companion for preserving memories on-the-go with beautiful and high-quality prints. Newly equipped with an optional battery pack that can power up the printer without relying on a power outlet, this printer is coupled with Wi-Fi capability that makes sharing incredibly easy. Creating special mementoes for their guests is now extremely convenient as users can print up to 54 prints instantly from their cameras and smartphones at gatherings and parties. The SELPHY CP1200 also use dye sublimation technology, a special coating that protects each print against splashes, spills and fading for up to 100 years when stored in an album. For users with a knack for art and craft, the SELPHY CP1200 allows users to express their creativity through a multitude of consumables – postcard, square-size printouts, auto-generated multi photo layout and even mini stickers. With its compact size and simple user interface, it is the perfect complement to any event for a fun experience of printing and sharing photos instantly with everyone.

Product Price List (inclusive of 6% GST):
RM 25,299
Canon EOS 80D (BODY)
RM 4,899
Canon EOS 80D (EF-S 18-55 IS STM)
RM 5,499
Canon EOS 80D (EF-S 18-135 IS USM)
RM 6,699
Canon EOS 80D (EF-S 18-200IS)
RM 6,899
Canon EOS 1300D (EFS 18-55 IS II)
RM 2,099
Canon PowerShot SX540HS
RM 1,499
Canon PowerShot SX720HS
RM 1,459
Canon PowerShot SX420IS
RM 909
Canon IXUS 285HS
RM 799
Canon IXUS 180
RM 599
Canon IXUS 175
RM 399
Canon SELPHY CP1200
RM 499
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Available June 2016 onwards

 For more details, do check out www.canon.com.my


  1. Really thank you for sharing about these Canon story. Was thinking what DSLR cam should I have other than my mini GoPro. I will check out more Canon cams espceially IXUS... xD

  2. Wahh thanks for sharing. Will ask Feeq to buy for me hahahah

  3. Arg~~~I am Canon fan here! Wish How I wish got someone buy me a brand new Canon camera here.

  4. Wow, super cool gadget with great features, but the price hmm...

  5. Nice indo. I'm actually thinking about buying a camera. But i don't want a heavy one hahah. Right now i just snap picture using my phone's camera but seems like the quality of the picture not as good as other people's picture. That's why i need a lightweight, and good quality camera.

    1. Sometimes we do need a DSLR... And most times we love a small compact...

  6. Miera ada dapat camera sebijik tak? hahaha....I am old fashion any camera wanna buy must buy canon. Trusted brand.

  7. Canon is one of the best as far as DSLR and other cams are concerned. Thanks for the info on this new model.

  8. Canon is a pretty good brand in pro photography, well people always either go Canon or go Nikon.

  9. love something small yet strong. thanks for the post yo, will definitely check out PowerShot G7 X Mark II.

    1. Glad to be of help even if just with info.. Thanks for dropping by.

  10. I always love Canon product especially the DSLR but is too big for me and heavy. Maybe I can consider getting the small version. Canon products always my choice.

  11. Canon has got the best quality so far which I have used and good to capture.

  12. this camera looks HUGE in your hands. hehe..

    sometimes i wish i had the $$ to get one like this.

  13. Will ask my husband to read this entry.sure he will be like it and aim to buy for himself..hehe

  14. Wow that's absolutely beautiful! I bought a Nikon beginner DSLR but this Cannon is amazing.

  15. wow the big dslr...truly the king of the king! i wish i have the $$$ to own it

  16. I will go for their dslr series.. Am using the old model. Now new has come!


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