Canon Pixma MX927 All-In-One Wireless Printer Review

Dec 21, 13 Canon Pixma MX927 All-In-One Wireless Printer Review

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Canon is a familiar printer brand and we are lucky to have a Canon printer with us to test. The Pixma MX927 is an all-in-one printer that supports wireless printing for small to medium sized offices and it will be interesting to see how it performs printing photos. The Pixma MX927 has a slew of neat features and I’d like to mention those before tackling the print quality for photos, starting with the all-in-one design. The Pixma MX927 can print, scan, copy, and fax documents – these vital and common tasks in the office are handled by the Pixma MX927 with ease. Dedicated buttons are available to select the different modes of the printer and a 3” LCD displays the different settings for each mode. You might think that a multi-function device like this would have a lot of buttons, but Canon cleverly designed a keypad that changes as we switch between modes. The variable keypad is back lit and the values are not printed on the button. This makes the Pixma MX927 look uncluttered and easy to use because we are only presented with buttons that we need for a specific mode.   We can actually use the Pixma MX927 without a computer. We just have to refer to the LCD screen to manage out tasks. We can plug a USB flash drive or set it up to access the internet to download and print files without using a PC.    The Pixma MX927 is also WiFi ready and I did not have any troubles setting it up with my home network. We can set up Pixma Could Link to print files from popular cloud solutions like Dropbox or Evernote, or photos from Picasa, Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter. The Pixma MX927 is also Google Cloud Print ready so we can print files from our Google accounts. We can also setup an email address for the Pixma MX927 – any attachment sent to the email with be printed right away. Compatible with Apple’s AirPrint,...

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Canon EOS 100D, world’s lightest and smallest APS-C DSLR

Jun 20, 13 Canon EOS 100D, world’s lightest and smallest APS-C DSLR

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Recently, Canon Philippines launched the world’s lightest and smallest DSLR with an APS-C sensor, the Canon 100D. This camera is made for beginners who don’t want the bulk and weight of DSLRs in the market, but still want the DSLR experience. This camera is quite compact and light (without feeling cheap) for a DSLR but it can still use Canon’s full range of EF-S and EF lenses. It also offers external controls of its bigger brothers and the dial/button layout of mid-range EOS’s has been retained here. What has been added is the 3-inch ClearView touchscreen LCD panel at the back which also supports multi-finger gestures. The Canon EOS 100D offers an 18-megapixel 63-zone metering sensor with a Hybrid CMOS AF II system and its 9AF points. It uses the DIGIC 5 processor capable of doing up to 4fps burst shooting. ISO can go up to 12800 and this baby can also do Full HD video recording in 24/25/30 fps. This DSLR features Canon’s “Creative Auto” mode which gives novice users access to some interesting pre-set modes, filters, and Picture Styles. Things that you often see in their point-and-shoots. The Canon EOS 100D is an interesting proposition considering that the company already had their range of entry-level DSLRs. But for those who are still intimidated by the size of current DSLRs, maybe the EOS 100D will be an easier transition. This camera retails for Php36,998 and comes with an 18-55mm kit lens. Related posts: Canon EOS 1100D brings color to...

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Canon PowerShot N, redesigning the pocket camera

Jun 17, 13 Canon PowerShot N, redesigning the pocket camera

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As digital point-and-shoot cameras are getting slimmer and more compact, shape has been pretty much the same through the years. Well Canon just launched their new PowerShot N featuring an innovative square design. The Canon PowerShot N has a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with an 8x optical zoom lens and uses DIGIC 5 image processor. Having a square design, the PowerShot N is easier to slip in and out of your pocket, or sling it over your neck. And because of its compact square form, there’s really no space for the usual dials and buttons. There’s only the power switch on one side, while the other side houses the Mobile Device Connect button, Creative Shot button, and the Display button. There are also prominent lugs on both sides for you to use the supplied strap. It has a tilting 2.8-inch touchscreen at the back that should take care of your usual menus for modes and creative shot selection, as well as WiFi options such as sharing photos to your smartphone or uploading them to your social network. The tilt function does not extend all the way to the front nor your can tilt it sideways. What’s interesting here are the thin dual control rings in front near the base. The first ring is actually the shutter button which you can press downward although you can also use the touchscreen to focus and take the shot if you’re more used to that. The second ring is actually the zoom ring to extend the camera’s 8x zoom lens. This camera uses a microSD card and has a small removable battery which you can also charge directly from the unit via a miniUSB cable. The Canon PowerShot N is quite a novel-looking camera but still a regular point-and-shoot with WiFi capability on the inside. It’s already available with an SRP of Php16,998. Related posts: These Canon products go Super Zoom Canon gives WiFi and touch to the PowerShot S110 Canon PowerShot G15, now with f/1.8 lens and...

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Canon PowerShot SX50 HS gives you a super-duper 50x optical zoom

Canon just pushed the limits on how far travel cameras can zoom with their PowerShot SX50 HS, a camera that can offer you up to a whopping 50x optical super-zoom. This camera is equipped with a lens equivalent of 24-1200mm which makes it one of the most powerful in its category while maintaining a light at just over half a kilo in weight and compact body. A perfect tool for travelers and concert-goers. It still packs a 12.1 million pixel on its CMOS sensor similar to its predecessor which is the PowerShot SX40 HS that can only go up to 30x zoom. If 50x is not enough, the PowerShot SX50 HS also has a Zoom Plus, which is just digital zoom that can expand its range to 100x. For those who want to dabble with their photos for post-processing, the PowerShot SX50 HS can also shoot in RAW format as well as JPEG. It can only manage f/3.4 at the widest point and f/6.5 at the telephoto end but with the Digic 5 processor used in their DSLRs, it performs admirable even at high sensitivity settings. It also has a Zoom Framing Assist Lock button to reduce camera shake at telephoto range. To give versatility in shooting, Canon equipped the PowerShot SX50HS with a 2.8-inch articulating 461k dot LCD screen. It also provides you with advanced manual controls including Full Manual. This camera also facilitates Full HD video recording. The Canon PowerShot SX50 HS is already available in stores with a retail price of Php25,998 and comes with a three-year warranty. Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Specs: Image Sensor: 12.1 million effective pixels Sensor: 11mm CMOS Lens: f3.4-6.5/4.3-215mm (24-1200mm as 35 SLR equivalent) Exposure Modes: Auto, Program AE, shutter and aperture priority, manual Shutter Speed: 15-1/2000 second Memory: SD/SDHC/SDXC Viewfinder: Turret and 7.1cm LCD screen (461,000) File Formats: RAW, JPEG, MPEG4 ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 80 to 6400 Flash: Built-in Power: Rechargeable lithium ion battery Weight: 551 g (body only) SRP: Php25,998 Related posts: These Canon...

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Canon PowerShot G15, now with f/1.8 lens and more compact body

Dec 03, 12 Canon PowerShot G15, now with f/1.8 lens and more compact body

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The Canon PowerShot G12 has been a favorite prosumer camera by enthusiasts who don’t want to jump to DSLRs and are limited by point-and-shoot cameras. Canon recently launched its successor, the Powershot G15, in time for the holidays with a price tag of Php28,998. You might be wondering why the skip from G12 to G15. Blame it on superstition as “13” is a universally unlucky number while four sounds like an unlucky word in Japanese. So what has changed from the PowerShot G12 to G15? First of all, even if the G15 has the same 28-140mm equivalent focal length range as the G12, the lens is much faster at f/1.8-2.8 rather than f/2.8-4.5. That’s a lot of improvement with low light situations and gives you more blurred background when at the long end of its 5x zoom. The PowerShot G15 also has the fastest autofocus system in its class which according to Canon is 53% faster than its predecessor. What you will be missing from the G12 is the articulated LCD display as the G15 has a fixed 920k-dot rear screen to keep the body more compact. The 12-megapixel CMOS sensor is still limited to 1/1.7″-type which is smaller than the G1X and is the same as the smaller PowerShot S110. It now uses a DIGIC 5 processor and has an ISO range that maxes out at 12800. There’s also now a dedicated movie record button as the G15h can give you Full HD video recording with lens that can zoom in or out and focus while recording. There’s also stereo sound from its built-in microphone. Aside from the typical mode dial on top, you’ll also get a dedicated exposure compensation dial for more precise EV control. There’s also a toggle dial up front common to DSLRs to quickly adjust settings selected with your thumb. If you’re a fan of the PowerShot G-series and it’s time to replace your old one, the PowerShot G15 would be a logical upgrade. The Canon PowerShot G15 is...

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Prizes await when you buy a Canon PIXMA printer

Nov 27, 12 Prizes await when you buy a Canon PIXMA printer

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Last year’s No. 1 inkjet printer brand, Canon PIXMA, is having a holiday promo where buyers will receive free Axis Studio watches and Franklin Covey pens along with a three-year warranty for the printer. Canon PIXMA buyers from October 15, 2012 to January 31, 2013 will receive the prizes for the following purchases: First, a purchase of PIXMA iP2770 and two ink cartridges will entitle the buyer to the warranty, watch, and pen. Second, purchase of four inks from this selection: PG810, CL811, PG40, CL41, PG830, CL831, PG740, CL741, PG88, and CL98 in any combination will give buyers the gift set. Third, buyers of any of the following printers: E500, E510, MP497, MG3170, MG5370, MG6270, MG8170, MG8270, MX366, MX377, MX437, MX416, MX426, E600, MX517, MX886, MX897, iX6560, Pro9000 Mark II, Pro9500 Mark II, iP3680, iP4970, iP100, MP287, Pro1, Pro100, and Pro10 and one ink will get the warranty, and the gift set. For a printer-and-ink combination, the ink must correspond to the printer purchased. To claim your prizes, you must provide the following: a photocopy of the receipt or sales invoice of the printer or ink purchase dated within the promo period, the ink box with the Canon Marketing Philippines clear-to-cyan sticker, the serial number box cutout of the printer with the CMP clear-to-cyan sticker, and the user’s details—name, contact number, and address. Inks and printers do not need to be purchased on the same day or from the same store as long as both purchases are within the promo period. Redemption period is from November 1, 2012 to March 30, 2013. Related posts: New Canon PIXMA printers goes sexy in black Free camera cleaning at the Canon Roadshow Canon 3-day sale on September 9, 10, 11 gives you up to 70%...

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Canon gives WiFi and touch to the PowerShot S110

Canon Philippines recently launched the PowerShot S110, the latest successor to their PowerShot S90 that started a line of enthusiast-level point-and-shoot cameras that offers high-quality images in a compact body. The Canon PowerShot S110 has the same body as the previous S100 but with smoother lines and hard corners giving it a more solid and industrial look. Very appealing in my opinion as it blends well with the ridges of the dials. What’s new is that they gave it a touch-screen capability and WiFi support where you can do nifty things like use your smartphone to focus and take the shot from afar aside from uploading photos wirelessly. For specs, you’ll get 12.1 megapixel on the same 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor as its predecessor. It also offers 5x zoom with its f/2.0-5.9, 24-120mm lens. ISO range goes from 80 – 12,800 plus you can shoot photos in RAW and do Full HD 24p video recording. The touch-screen at the back is a 3-inch 460k-dot LCD affair. Although this allows you to drill down to your setting using touch, you can still use the dials and control rings if you feel like it. Actually, the touch-screen is most useful for logging into a network or your social media account, or using pinch-to-zoom when viewing images. The Canon PowerShot S110 has a suggested retail pricing of Php25,998 and comes with a 4GB SD card, camera case and 3-year warranty. Canon PowerShot S110 Specs: 12MP 1/1.7″ Canon CMOS sensor 24-120mm equivalent F2.0-5.9 lens (5x optical zoom) 4-stop ‘Intelligent IS DIGIC 5 processor ISO 80-12800 Touch-sensitive 3″ 460k dot PureColor II G screen Built-in WiFi RAW format recording Built-in 3-stop Neutral Density filter Built-in Flash Full HD 1080p video recording @ 24fps Stereo microphone Lithium-Ion NB-5L rechargeable battery SRP: Php25,998 Related posts: These Canon products go Super...

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Canon launches its own interchangeable lens camera, the EOS-M

Earlier we finally get to meet Canon’s entry to the world of mirrorless cameras, or interchangeable lens cameras, the gorgeous EOS-M. While some brands already have their line of ILCs for a few years, Canon took their sweet time coming up with their first-ever digital single lens non-reflex camera. The Canon EOS-M looks simple yet beautiful with its thick magnesium-alloy body without too much fuss and dials. It looks quite compact for an interchangeable lens camera but still packs a big 18.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. It also uses Canon’s DIGIC 5 image processor which is also being used by the EOS 650D DSLR. Canon users won’t have any problem digging right into the thick of things with the EOS-M as it features the familiar menus and dials of other Canon cameras. It even has an intuitive multi-touch 3.0-inch widescreen Clear View LCD II monitor for added ease in navigating this camera. No built-in flash on this one but it has a hotshoe so you can use your own flash (I tried my Nikon Speedlight and it recognizes it) and other camera accessories. Like its point-and-shoot brothers, the Canon EOS-M also has the usual photo shooting modes including HDR and creative filters like Toy Camera, Water Painting, Art Bold, Fish-Eye, etc. What’s missing is live panoramic shooting. You can also capture Full HD videos with the EOS-M at an ISO as high as 6400. It has a Movie Servo AF that allows for continuous smooth focusing. I took this beauty for a brief spin with its 18-55mm kit lens and was happy with the ease of use when using Manual, and its speed in focusing. It outputs really nice color gradation and beautiful bokeh even with the kit lens. What I’m not impressed about is its rather slow performance when using Canon EF lens. There’s a unit with a 24-70mm Canon lens attached to it via an EF mount adaptor and we found auto-focusing really slow and frustrating. I was told that it’s better to...

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Canon wins four EISA awards breaking own record

It’s a big year for Canon in the international digital imaging scene as they won four prestigious European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) product awards, the highest number the company received in a year. The winning products covered Canon’s extensive collection: a DSLR, a compact digital camera, a video camcorder, and a professional inkjet printer. The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is recognized as an extremely versatile and easy-to-use DSLR camera, earning the title “European Advanced SLR Camera 2012-2013”.  The EISA jury members praised its 22.0-million-pixel CMOS sensor that consistently produces professional-quality output under both normal- and low-light conditions.  The camera also features a continuous shooting speed of six frames-per-second (fps) and a body design that effectively improves resistance. The Canon PowerShot G1 X won “European Compact Camera 2012-2013” for its image quality, which the EISA jury noted is “at a level that can compete with many DSLRs”—a feat that is “quite amazing for a camera with such a compact body”.  It also reduces image noise (even at high ISO sensitivity settings) through its sensor size and its powerful DIGIC 5 image processor.  Processing 14.3-million-pixel, 14-bit images at high speed, the G1 X has a 4x zoom and an efficient built-in image stabilizer that uses the same hybrid IS technology as some professional Canon lenses. The Canon EOS LEGRIA HF M52 was crowned “European Camcorder 2012-2013”, highlighting its excellent video quality, high-speed focus, and effective picture stabilization.  It has a 32GB built-in memory that provides up to three hours of shooting, and it can accommodate external SD flash memory cards, including SDXC, ensuring that users never run out of space.  It also has built in Wi-Fi connectivity for sharing footage, and HD CMOS Pro sensor for superb picture quality.  Locally, this model is known as the Canon VIXIA HF M50, which only differs in memory size (8GB). The Canon PIXMA PRO-1, now known as the “European Photo Printer 2012-2013”, features 12 high-capacity pigment ink cartridges.  The EISA jury panel dubbed it “the perfect choice for making...

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Canon EOS M mirrorless camera finally unveiled

Jul 23, 12 Canon EOS M mirrorless camera finally unveiled

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Better late than never. Canon has finally unveiled their own entry to the interchangeable lens camera market dominated by the likes of Sony, Panasonic and Olympus, the Canon EOS M mirrorless camera. The Canon EOS M looks like a cross between their PowerShot G1 X and their S100 with the innards for their mid-range Canon 650D DSLR. It utilizes an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 5 processor, and the 650D’s hybrid autofocus system for fast and accurate performance. ISO sensitivity on the EOS M ranges from 100 to 25,600 for stills and up to 12,800 when shooting video while continuous shooting mode is at 4.3 frames per second. What’s missing is an electronic viewfinder which might turn off professional Canon DSLR users looking for a secondary, pocketable camera. What you’ll get is a high-resolution 3-inch touchscreen instead. There’s a full-size hot shoe however to support your existing Speedlite flashes and other Canon accessories like strobes, transmitters and receivers. The Canon EOS M retails for $799.99 and comes in black or white with a 22mm pancake lens. You can also use your existing Canon EF and EF-S lenses by getting the EF-EOS M mount adapter for $199.99 (ouch). [Canon] Related posts: Free camera cleaning at the Canon Roadshow Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras finally...

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