After five years, Canon announced the successor to the EOS-1D X – the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. Other than that, Canon Malaysia has also launched a plethora of products from the PowerShot series, IXUS lineup, and the Selphy mobile printer.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon is calling this the “King of all EOS”, claiming it’s perfect for high-speed precision in the field of journalism, sports, and wildlife photography. It now has larger 20.2MP sensor paired with two DIGIC 6+ image processors. Compared to its predecessor, the number of autofocus (AF) points at f/8 is now at 61 points with 21 cross-type instead of just one. Note that these AF points are also individually selectable.
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II also has an expanded ISO of up to 409,600, rather than 204,800 found on the original EOS-1D X. In terms of durability, the camera is expected to have a shutter life of 400,000 cycles. Other than that, its body is made out of magnesium alloy, making it dust and drip proof for whatever situation the camera is in. Connectivity wise, the EOS-1D X Mark II is the first in its line to have GPS built-in, making geo-tagging possible with the camera.
Canon EOS 80D
For intermediate users, Canon has updated the 70D model with the latest Canon EOS 80D. Compared to its predecessor, it now has improved autofocus, ISO, as well as sensor technology. Weighing 650g (body only), the EOS 80D packs a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 6 image processor, having ISO of up to 16,000 with a maximum video quality of Full HD at 60fps. Rounding out the specifications of the EOS 80D are 45 cross-type AF points, Wi-Fi, NFC, and a 3-inch LCD touch display.
PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Canon’s latest addition to the PowerShot G series is the G7 X Mark II. It’s rather lightweight at 319g, paired with a 4.2x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation. The lens has a focal length of 24-100mm, with the aperture ranging from f/1.8-f/2.8. The image sensor found on the G7 X Mark II is a 20.1MP 1-inch type back illuminated CMOS sensor. Other than that, image processing is handled by the DIGIC 7 processor, which also allows for Full HD recording at 59.94 fps. Connectivity wise, the camera also has a 3-inch tilt type touch panel, Wi-Fi, and NFC functionalities. Interestingly, the G7 X Mark II was not shown at the event.
Apart from introducing the flagship models above, Canon Malaysia also announced several other products from its EOS, PowerShot, IXUS, and Selphy lineup. These products are the Canon EOS 1300D camera, PowerShot SX420 IS, PowerShot SX540 HS, PowerShot SX720 HS, IXUS 175, IXUS 180, IXUS 285 HS, and the Selphy CP1200 mobile photo printer.
Here are the pricing information:
- Canon EOS-1D X Mark II – RM25,299
- Canon EOS 80D – RM4,899 (Body Only) / RM5,499 (18-55mm Kit) / RM6,699 (18-135mm Kit) / RM6,899 (18-200mm Kit)
- Canon EOS 1300D – RM2,099 (18-55mm Kit)
- PowerShot G7 X Mark II – Available in June 2016
- PowerShot SX720 HS – RM1,459
- PowerShot SX540 HS – RM1,499
- PowerShot SX420 IS – RM909
- IXUS 175 – RM399
- IXUS 180 – RM599
- IXUS 285HS – RM799
- SELPHY CP1200 – RM499