Canon http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/reviews en-MY Stuff Tripping: Check out California through the lens of the Canon PowerShot SX400 IS http://www.stuff.tv/my/stuff-tripping-check-out-california-through-lens-canon-powershot-sx400/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> See the sights of San Jose and San Francisco, Stuff-style </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/golden%20gate.jpg?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When we were in the US for Apple&#39;s big launch last week, we took the time to see what the area has to offer.&nbsp;</p> <p>As always, we hope this makes up for the fact that we couldn&#39;t take you with us. We might also have some photos from the tech giant&#39;s launch to show you what goes on at that highly anticipated keynote, beyond what you always see on your monitor.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Segway or the highway </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Instead of walking tours, San Francisco offers Segway tours. Great for people unwilling to break a sweat.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Segway or the highway" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0002.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No man is an island </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We might have been standing on Pier 39, but the SX400 IS&#39; 30x optical zoom helped bring the famous island of Alcatraz nearer.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="No man is an island" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0004.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You auto come in here </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Surefire ways of getting our attention include pyrotechnics, talking animals, or in this case, a giant robot.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/stuff-tripping-see-sydney-through-lumia-930-lens/feature">Stuff Tripping: visit Sydney through the Lumia 930&#39;s lens</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="4000" title="You auto come in here" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0009.jpg?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scare bear </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A stuffed bear with a threatening message sits guard outside a confectionery store - not very PG now, is it?&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Scare bear" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0012.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a beautiful day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nothing like some blue in the sky to bring out the best of Fishermans Wharf, or to be specific, Pier 39.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="It&#039;s a beautiful day" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0014.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No trip to Pier 39 is complete </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Without paying a visit to their resident sealions basking in the sun.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/samsung/stuff-tripping-tokyo-samsung-nx3000/feature">Stuff Tripping: In Tokyo with the Samsung NX3000</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="No trip to Pier 39 is complete" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0027_0.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In another life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;d be a sealion, and not just any sealion, this one that we were able to snap in all its lolling-around glory thanks to the reach the SX400 IS allowed us.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="In another life" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0030.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feathered thieves </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We witnessed a seagull thieving a fish from some unsuspecting fisherman&#39;s catch. In true seagull form, it wasn&#39;t long before a mob formed.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Feathered thieves" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0050.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The pride of San Francisco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Or one of the many at least, here&#39;s the Golden Gate Bridge.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/world-cup-2014/stuff-tripping-capturing-world-cup-2014-canon-powershot-sx700-hs/feature">Stuff Tripping: capturing World Cup 2014 with the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="The pride of San Francisco" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0061.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In-N-Out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Of course we had to pay In-N-Out and its Double-Double a visit, sorry for inflicting this torture on you.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="In-N-Out" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0066.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But we don&#039;t look like that </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Stereotyping at its finest. Or worst.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="But we don&#039;t look like that" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0069.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teching out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Thanks to the Tesla showroom on Santana Row, we were finally able to see Teslas in the metal.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/audi/stuff-tripping-visiting-vienna-drive-audi-a3-e-tron/feature">Stuff Tripping: Visiting Vienna to drive the Audi A3 e-tron</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Teching out" alt="Stuff Trippingv" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0077.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> See what we mean </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All those shiny Teslas in a row, waiting to emit zero emissions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="See what we mean" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0070.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The star attraction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But here&#39;s what we were in the US for. That big white box contains enough demo units of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch to drive any iFan insane</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="The star attraction" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0082.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tadah! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After inching for what seemed like ages, we were finally in the auditorium where the keynote was supposed to kick off. And the rest is history...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/stuff-tripping">Satisfy your wanderlust with every Stuff Tripping</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4608" height="3456" title="Tadah!" alt="Stuff Tripping" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0084.JPG?1410854563" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/stuff-tripping-check-out-california-through-lens-canon-powershot-sx400/feature#comments Cameras Canon Digital compacts Stuff Tripping Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:43:20 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1447781 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon’s PowerShot G7 X is the stuff camera dreams are made of http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-s-powershot-g7-x-stuff-camera-dreams-are-made/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You thought Canon’s biggest announcement was its 7D Mark II? Think again </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Canon’s PowerShot G7 X is the stuff camera dreams are made of" alt="Canon’s PowerShot G7 X is the stuff camera dreams are made of" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Canon%20PowerShot%20G7%20X.jpg?1410846147" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Compact cameras aren&rsquo;t dead. Because Canon is still full-on in the compact camera business with three new snappers.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The first thing that got our attention is the Canon PowerShot G7 X. Actually, we were more interested in the 1in 20.2MP sensor and f/1.8 lens packed within the camera. If the numbers don&rsquo;t make sense, the gist is that the G7 X is touted to take better photos in dim conditions. And with a 31-point AF, it&rsquo;s almost impossible to dodge the camera focus. Unless you&rsquo;re the Flash.</p> <p dir="ltr">The usual suspects are seen here - a 180 degrees tilt touchscreen to allow flexible shooting (read: selfies), 4.2x optical zoom (24-100mm focal length) and Wi-Fi/NFC connectivity.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pricing and availability of the Canon PowerShot G7 X will be announced at a later date.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/news">This is the Canon EOS 7D Mark II</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 minutes with the Canon PowerShot G7 X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">It&rsquo;s small, light and fits snugly in the pocket. These are the trademarks of the compact PowerShot series. Small as it may be, the G7 X is not so tiny that it requires dainty hands to operate it easily. Take it from us, we had no issues with the ring control that&rsquo;s built into the lens barrel and the mode dials.</p> <p dir="ltr">While we can&rsquo;t judge its imaging performance yet, the short time we spent with the G7 X gave us some good bokeh shots to reference. &nbsp;No advanced settings were required either as we were using the idiot-proof mode to get the distinct contrast between the foreground and background.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One more thing… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Well, actually two more things. Besides the G7 X, Canon also launched two other compact cameras - the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS and Canon PowerShot N2. The former belongs to the superzoom category, able to hit a 65x optical zoom, giving it a wide range from 21mm to 1365mm. Makes sense if you want to keep a safe distance from the lions during a visit to the safari. No, not that web browser Safari.</p> <p dir="ltr">On the other hand, the N2 is a dinky snapper that&rsquo;s vastly different compared to the G7 X and SX60 HS. It&rsquo;s along the casual side of things, and has one specific function in mind - selfies. It&rsquo;s quite obvious, with modes such as Self-Portrait that&rsquo;s triggered once the tiltable LCD display goes up to 180 degrees. Expect lots of narcissists to clamour for this.</p> <p dir="ltr">Pricing and availability for both the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS and Canon PowerShot N2 will be announced at a later date.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/photokina-2014">all the big news from Photokina 2014</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Canon PowerShot SX60 HS" alt="Canon PowerShot SX60 HS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20PowerShot%20SX60%20HS.jpg?1410846147" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="Canon PowerShot N2" alt="Canon PowerShot N2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20PowerShot%20N2.jpg?1410846147" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 minutes with the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS and N2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The PowerShot SX60 HS is the middle ground you&rsquo;re looking for if you hanker for something more professional without the bulk of a DSLR. Easy enough to use, as we didn&rsquo;t have to tinker with the settings too much, yet it has enough functions for us to tweak for the right shutter speed and aperture for those night shots. Its 65x optical zoom is the biggest selling point. Great for stalkers, perhaps, but its true value is felt when we took a pretty decent shot of the Marina Bay Sands across the river.</p> <p>While we won&rsquo;t be caught dead doing cute poses for the N2, we think Canon definitely nailed the features pretty well on this selfie camera. For one, the shutter trigger now encompasses the whole lens ring, so you can snap a photo even if you&rsquo;re holding it at an awkward angle. This is especially important when we had to move our chunky fingers away from the flash.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-s-powershot-g7-x-stuff-camera-dreams-are-made/news#comments Cameras Canon Digital compacts Photokina 2014 PowerShot Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:33:04 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1447763 at http://www.stuff.tv This is the Canon EOS 7D Mark II http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 16/09: leaked photo no more, this truly is the successor to Canon&#039;s 7D DSLR </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Is this the Canon EOS 7D Mark II?" alt="Is this the Canon EOS 7D Mark II?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-eos-7d-mkii-leak.jpg?1414404463" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s the annual Photokina photography technology expo next week, and among the new cameras on show could be an updated edition of the wonderful Canon EOS 7D DSLR.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lots of new or improved features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Japanese site Digicame-info claims to have obtained a leaked image of the 7D Mark II, as well as specifications. The camera will apparently have a dust-proof magnesium alloy body; a 20.2MP CMOS sensor; dual-pixel autofocus with 65 AF points; 10fps continuous shooting; dual DIGIC6 engines; a max ISO of 16,000; a new 150,000-pixel metering system; full HD video capture at 60fps; and built-in GPS.</p> <p>We should find out if these claims are on the money next week &ndash; not to mention pricing and availability details. Stay tuned, photography fans.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://digicame-info.com/2014/09/eos-7d-mark-ii-18.html" target="_blank">Digicame-info</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-eos-7d/review">Canon EOS 7D review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 minutes with the Canon 7D Mark II </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 16/09</strong>: These days, leaked photos and information are about as accurate as they get. True enough, the rumours were spot on with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II&#39;s hardware, with a few new details surfacing. The latest DSLR from the Japanese company also includes a 3in LCD sensor. No touch screen here, it&#39;s all for your viewing pleasure.</p> <p>We had a short session with the 7D Mark II, and safe to say, this is a solid camera. Literally. You can try to smack someone with the densely packed body, but really, that&#39;s not the way to use a high-end DSLR camera. It is tough enough to resist dust and water, definitely something to consider if you&#39;re bringing it along for your next trip.&nbsp;The grip is astounding, even for our mannish hands (by Asian standards).</p> <p>Just be mindful of the 820g weight (body only), so you can imagine how hefty it&#39;ll get with the lenses attached. For example, the new EF400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super-telephoto lens will give your arms a good workout. Smaller options are also available, such as the EF-S24mm f2/8 STM pancake lens (you know you want it for food photos) or the versatile EF24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.</p> <p>Pricing and availability of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the new range of lenses will be announced at a later date.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The next Canon DSLR revealed in leaked snap </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii/news#comments Cameras Canon Photokina 2014 System Cameras Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:27:57 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1447372 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: EA’s all-you-can-play Xbox One service, Canon debuts new PowerShot cameras, and PlayStation 4 gets Blu-ray 3D playback http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/fully-charged-ea-s-all-you-can-play-xbox-one-service-canon-debuts-new-powershot-cameras-and-pl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Begin the evening right by catching up with the latest in tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="FIFA 14" alt="FIFA 14" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fifa14.jpg?1406807911" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EA launches unlimited access subscription on Xbox One </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Electronic Arts set foot in uncharted console terrain yesterday with the announcement of EA Access, an all-you-can-play membership for Xbox One that grants unlimited access to selected games, along with discounts on newer games and downloadable content.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s available now for some Xbox One users in a beta version, but will expand to all others soon, and the current list of games includes Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, and Peggle 2. Others will be added down the line, while users can get a 10% discount on more recent EA games and DLC.</p> <p>Additionally, EA Access will allow users to download a limited trial of games like FIFA 15, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and others five days before their respective release dates, with all progress transferring into the complete game if purchased. EA Access subscriptions are available at US$4.99 a month (RM16) or US$29.99 (RM96) for a full year.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.ea.com/news/ea-announces-ea-access-on-xbox-one">EA</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/fifa-15-first-play/review">FIFA 15: First Play preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon reveals two new PowerShot bridge cameras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Canon has a pair of new bridge cameras due out later this year and early into the next, the company announced yesterday. The PowerShot SX520 HS (pictured) is the more advanced of the two, delivering 42x optical zoom, Intelligent image stabilisation, a 24mm wide-angle lens, and the HS system, which pairs a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 4+ processor.</p> <p>Comparatively, the PowerShot SX400 IS has many of the same features, but comes in a bit smaller, and caps its optical zoom at a still-respectable 30x. Expect the PowerShot SX520 HS out in August for &pound;299 (RM1615), with the Argos-exclusive PowerShot SX400 IS not due out until January for &pound;259 (RM1399).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii/review">Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon PowerShot SX520 HS" alt="Canon PowerShot SX520 HS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-sx520hs.jpg?1406807911" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PlayStation 4 update adds Blu-ray 3D playback </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Remember earlier this month when Microsoft announced that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/node/1442695%2523node-1442695">August system update</a> for Xbox One would add Blu-ray 3D support? Well, ever so nimble, Sony beat Microsoft to the punch with yesterday&rsquo;s release of the version 1.75 system software for PlayStation 4.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve got slick flicks that&rsquo;ll pop off your screen, now your PS4 can bring them to life. And Xbox One owners - it&rsquo;ll be another couple of days-to-weeks until you can do the same.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://twitter.com/PlayStationEU/status/494038769721298944">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/playstation-4/sony-ps4/review">Sony PS4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="600" title="PlayStation 4 Blu-ray 3D" alt="PlayStation 4 Blu-ray 3D" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ps4-br3d.png?1406807911" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/fully-charged-ea-s-all-you-can-play-xbox-one-service-canon-debuts-new-powershot-cameras-and-pl#comments Blu-ray and DVD Cameras Canon Electronic Arts Gaming PlayStation 4 Xbox One Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1443755 at http://www.stuff.tv Future Nokia Lumias may come with Canon lenses http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/future-nokia-lumias-may-come-canon-lenses/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this what’s brewing behind Microsoft and Canon’s patent licensing deal? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Future Nokia Lumias may come with Canon lenses" alt="Future Nokia Lumias may come with Canon lenses" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/noki.jpeg?1404726635" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The evidence is clear &ndash; with newer smartphones sporting megapixel pumped cameras, the market for compact cameras might be deteriorating slowly.</p> <p>This would spell bad news for camera vendors, who may have to come up with alternate ways to survive. Perhaps, Canon&rsquo;s got some foresight into this changing trend, as it&rsquo;s recently inked a patent licensing deal with Microsoft.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Who’s using who? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All we know for the moment, according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/microsoft_and_canon_strike_patent_crosslicensing_deal-news-8932.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>, is that the partnership will affect &quot;a broad range of products and services each company offers, including certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products&quot;.</p> <p>But there&rsquo;s also a flipside to it &ndash; Canon could be making Windows-powered compact cameras. That would obviously make it a viable option as compared to any other normal digital camera. Think along the lines of the smart connected <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/samsung-galaxy-camera-2/review">Samsung Galaxy camera</a> but with it running Windows Phone instead of Android.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re putting our bets on the former. With <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/you-might-sport-kinect-motion-gestures-next-windows-phone/news">rumours circulating of a new Lumia</a> with a huge camera (codenamed McLaren), this vision could in fact, become reality. Microsoft could be placing Nokia&#39;s PureView camera on the backs of these units, which are also expected to feature gesture controls.</p> <p>There isn&rsquo;t much more we can currently make from the deal, but don&rsquo;t be surprised if it plays out this way. Either way, Microsoft and Canon will not be stuck in the backseat. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/microsoft_and_canon_strike_patent_crosslicensing_deal-news-8932.php">GSM Arena</a> and <a href="http://www.slashgear.com/your-next-pureview-windows-phone-might-pack-canon-tech-02336196/">Slash Gear</a>, image: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/microsoft_and_canon_strike_patent_crosslicensing_deal-news-8932.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="366" title="Future Nokia Lumias may come with Canon lenses" alt="Future Nokia Lumias may come with Canon lenses" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gsm.jpg?1404726635" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/future-nokia-lumias-may-come-canon-lenses/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/future-nokia-lumias-may-come-canon-lenses/news#comments Canon Microsoft Nokia Smartphones Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:32:43 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1441261 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Tripping: In Bali with the Canon PowerShot N100 http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/stuff-tripping-bali-canon-powershot-n100/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take a break, rest your eyes with these 15 breathtaking pictures of Bali </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Stuff Tripping: In Bali with the Canon PowerShot N100" alt="Stuff Tripping: In Bali with the Canon PowerShot N100" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_0301.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Bali is one of the places on earth where we can&#39;t describe its beauty to you. <em>Stuff</em> was invited to the serene island for the South East Asian l<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/zte/zte-unveils-flagship-nubia-z5s-mini-south-east-asia/news">aunch of three smartphones by ZTE</a> and since we didn&#39;t want you to feel left behind in all that fun, we bring the nature to you in the form of pictures. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do resorts look like this? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ve been to a few resorts, but none of them so far had this view. It looks like it belongs on a postcard. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Do resorts look like this?" alt="Do resorts look like this?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0091.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our main purpose </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With so much going on in Bali, it was hard to focus on the fact that we were there for ZTE&#39;s unveiling of three smartphones in South East Asia.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Our main purpose" alt="Our main purpose" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0113.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moonlight, moon bright </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Forget about starlight - the moon was in full cast that night so we had to get the Canon&nbsp;PowerShot N100 out to capture this. Yes, that&#39;s a real picture. The only thing fake is the light illuminating the tree.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Moonlight, moon bright " alt="Moonlight, moon bright " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0156.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Food, glorious food </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nothing makes us salivate more than a good dessert. Check out the vivid colours of the tiny fruits on those tarts. Now, wipe off that drool.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Food, glorious food " alt="Food, glorious food " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0160.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wishnu awaits the Garuda </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As much as Bali&#39;s an island for surf fun, it&#39;s also one with lots of culture ingrained in it. Here&#39;s one of Wishnu at the GWK Cultural Park.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Wishnu awaits the Garuda " alt="Wishnu awaits the Garuda " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0216.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One, two, step </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No they weren&#39;t dancing to the tunes of Ciara&#39;s <em>One Two Step</em>&nbsp;but these girls&#39; movements were really mesmerising, and impeccably coordinated.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="One, two, step " alt="One, two, step " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0238.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jawdropping view </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Do we really need to say anything about this? A picture says a thousand words you say? This surely says more than that.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Jawdropping view" alt="Jawdropping view" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0281.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Row, row, row your boat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We couldn&#39;t get a snap of the old-school boat in action. So we got you one sitting by the beach.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Row, row, row your boat " alt="Row, row, row your boat " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0296.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is an active volcano </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We kid you not. Mt Batur last spewed hot lava in 2000. And we were still brave enough to climb it.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="This is an active volcano" alt="This is an active volcano" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0378.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At the peak, after three grueling hours </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We were promised sunrise views, but nature jilted our feelings (and sight) with a dense fog. But still, the Canon PowerShot N100 managed to capture activity quite a distance away.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="At the peak, after three grueling hours " alt="At the peak, after three grueling hours " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0330.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So much paddy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ve only seen this in movies so we got excited to see paddy fields right in front of our eyes. Living in a concrete jungle does have its limitations.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="So much paddy " alt="So much paddy " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0418.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If only you could smell the roast </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another thing Indonesia is known for - coffee. This lady&#39;s a professional in roasting the beans - that too on a charcoal bonfire.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="If only you could smell the roast " alt="If only you could smell the roast " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0412.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many moments for prayer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are more temples around Bali than anything else. Every corner you turn, there&#39;s one.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Many moments for prayer " alt="Many moments for prayer " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0428.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Music is part of culture </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Indonesians include music into everything - not just dance, but also in prayer. It apparently tells a story..&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Music is part of culture " alt="Music is part of culture " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0430.JPG?1408928595" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/stuff-tripping-bali-canon-powershot-n100/feature#comments Cameras Canon Stuff Tripping Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:40:18 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1439603 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another contender for the most powerful point-and-shoot camera in the world </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G1 X Mark II review" alt="Canon G1 X Mark II review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-g1x-mkii-wall.jpg?1415859733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Canon PowerShot G1 X has been the Japanese company&rsquo;s premier point-and-shoot for the past couple of years, and now it&rsquo;s been replaced by a &ldquo;Mark II&rdquo; edition rather than an entirely new model. You could be forgiven for thinking this indicated a mere minor update &ndash; but that&rsquo;s not the case.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM2,899.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Large sensor </div> <div class="field-item even"> Fast f/2.0 maximum aperture </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Tilting touchscreen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No viewfinder </div> <div class="field-item even"> Limited video options </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Same old sturdy stuff, but slinkier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Canon&rsquo;s PowerShot G series has long been regarded as the gold standard for build quality in high-end point-and-shoots, and the G1 X Mark II won&rsquo;t do anything to dispel the notion. It&rsquo;s tank-like in its solidity in the hand, and this particular version (the one sold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa) has an extra-chunky grip that, in tandem with the wide, grippy barrel of the lens, keeps it securely in your hand.</p> <p>The Mark II looks a lot less chunky overall than its predecessor (although it actually weighs a small amount more), although it&rsquo;s still too large for a trouser pocket. There&rsquo;s no viewfinder this time (more on that below), but you still get a hot shoe for adding one or another accessory, such as a flash. It&rsquo;s also compatible with an underwater case that&rsquo;ll protect the camera up to 40m below the surface.</p> <p>One improvement we should note is that the lens cap is now automated and integrated. The first G1 X had a separate lens cap that was just asking to get lost, so we&rsquo;re much happier.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Mark II is a little less brutal-looking than the first G1 X" alt="Canon G1 X Mark II review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-g1x-mkii-hand-front.jpg?1415859733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photo and video quality: slight improvements </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Picture quality-wise the Mark II might not appear to offer a lot over the model it&rsquo;s replacing: the sensor is the same 1.5in 13.1MP CMOS and the ISO range remains the same (100-12800). And the G1 X was one of the best compacts around for picture quality, chiefly thanks to that huge sensor (it&rsquo;s almost as physically large as a DSLR&rsquo;s APS-C sensor, which improves its light-gathering chops and shutter speeds, thus helping avoid noisy and blurry images; the optical image stabilisation, which remains here, helps too).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1798" title="The G1 X Mark II shows an impressive dynamic range and low noise" alt="Canon G1 X Mark II review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-g1x-mkii-sample-1.jpg?1415859733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="801" title="The wider angle lens lets you fit more in the frame than with the G1 X" alt="Canon G1 X Mark II review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-g1x-mkii-sample-2.jpg?1415859733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="801" title="A sample shot at full 5x zoom (with digital zoom providing another 5x)" alt="Canon G1 X Mark II review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-g1x-mkii-sample-5.jpg?1415859733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But there are improvements, and they chiefly come courtesy of the new lens. The wider aperture not only makes the potential shutter speed even faster &ndash; and thus pictures even sharper and less noise-plagued &ndash; it also allows you to achieve a narrow depth of field more easily, making this one of the best compacts around for taking photos and videos with bokeh. And the lens&rsquo; rounded aperture blades make that bokeh look lovely and smooth, as you can see from the above shot. The new processor also helps speed up operation slightly. Oh, and you can still shoot RAW if you wish, which&rsquo;ll please enthusiasts who love to tweak images in Photoshop.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/stuffs-guide-photography-what-bokeh-and-how-do-i-get-it/feature">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography: What is bokeh &ndash; and how do I get it?</a></strong></p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="333" mozallowfullscreen="" msallowfullscreen="" oallowfullscreen="" src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/14272542408/in/set-72157645200788486/player/" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p> <p>The G1 X Mark II does however feel a little outmoded in terms of its video capture capabilities. It can capture 1080p, 720p and VGA video, but only at 30fps, and the lack of an external microphone input means you have to rely on the built-in stereo mics &ndash; not exactly a sign that Canon is taking video too seriously here. Video looks fine, but we don&rsquo;t recommend this for people for whom video is as important as stills.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="801" title="The wide aperture helps create bokeh in the background" alt="Canon G1 X Mark II review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-g1x-mkii-sample-4.jpg?1415859733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sorry, I haven’t a view(finder) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One change from the original G1 X that we can&rsquo;t get behind is the removal of the optical viewfinder. While viewfinders might seem like a relic from photography&rsquo;s analogue days, there are times when they&rsquo;re damn near essential. Framing a shot on the Mark II&rsquo;s LCD screen is fine when you&rsquo;re indoors or at night, but on a blazing sunny day it&rsquo;s hard to make out what&rsquo;s being displayed on there. A viewfinder eliminates that issue, and we were surprised to see neither the original model&rsquo;s simple optical or (even better) a new OLED electronic viewfinder here. Canon sells one of the latter as an optional accessory &ndash; but it&rsquo;s going to cost you more on top of the Mark II&rsquo;s RM2899 price. Bad move, Canon.</p> <p>The screen, however, is excellent when the conditions are right. At 3in it&rsquo;s the same size as the G1 X&rsquo;s, but slightly clearer thanks to a higher pixel count. It&rsquo;s also touch-sensitive (something that&rsquo;s far from essential on a camera, but occasionally handy here for quickly setting a focus area) and can be twisted to face almost any direction.</p> <p>The control layout has been rejigged, and the camera has not one but two rings around the lens. One (which turns smoothly) is always set to control manual focus, while the other (which moves in clicky increments) is customisable and can be set to control various functions including aperture, exposure compensation and ISO sensitivity. These will come in really handy for shooters who want to manually change settings quickly.</p> <p>Another tangible improvement is to autofocus, which feels a lot brisker and more accurate thanks the big increase in AF areas (Canon claims it&rsquo;s up to 42 percent quicker).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The flexible screen can even turn 180 degrees for selfie purposes" alt="Canon G1 X Mark II review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-g1x-mkii-hand-back.jpg?1415859733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon G1 X Mark II tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sensor</strong>: 13.1MP CMOS</p> <p><strong>Max ISO</strong>: 100-12800</p> <p><strong>Lens</strong>: 5x optical zoom f/2.0-3.9</p> <p><strong>Image stabilisation</strong>: Optical</p> <p><strong>Viewfinder</strong>: optional extra</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong>: 3in, 1,040,000-dot touch-sensitive LCD</p> <p><strong>Video formats</strong>: MP4/1080p, 720p and 480p at 30fps</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong>: Wi-Fi, NFC,</p> <p><strong>GPS</strong>: via connected mobile phone</p> <p><strong>Dimensions</strong>: 116.3 x 74 x 66.2mm</p> <p><strong>Weight</strong>: 558g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wi-Fi: Connect poor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Does NFC stand for &ldquo;no fanks, chum&rdquo;? We&rsquo;re increasingly finding ourselves disillusioned with the technology, or at least the way in which camera makers are using it. The idea here is that you tap your NFC-equipped Android phone on the side of the G1 X Mark II and the two gadgets instantly connect via Wi-Fi, either for the purposes of transferring photos and videos across or so you can use Canon&rsquo;s app to remotely take photos on the Mark II. But, in a situation that we&rsquo;re finding all too familiar, after 15 minutes of having the two devices repeatedly attempt and fail to connect we gave up.</p> <p>We found it quicker to manually connect them &ndash; but once you do so, you realise that there really is little reason to go through the whole fiddly process. Canon&rsquo;s app feels like a gimmick at present, too simple to be of any real use &ndash; although to be fair to the manufacturer, the apps from Sony and Samsung come across as similarly pointless. NFC and cameras just aren&rsquo;t a compelling combo at the moment.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon G1 X Mark II verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just like its predecessor, the Canon G1 X Mk II is one of the most powerful compact cameras on the planet.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s true that it&rsquo;s pretty hefty, that the zoom range is still fairly limited and that the video is fairly underwhelming compared to some rivals (this isn&rsquo;t a particularly versatile camera &ndash; something like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-cyber-shot-hx60v/review">Sony HX60V</a> is far more adaptable) but in terms of sheer still image quality there aren&rsquo;t many non-system cameras around that can beat it.</p> <p>But it&rsquo;s pricey, and for this reason we suggest you might consider smaller system cameras such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-a7r/review">Sony A7R</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/fujifilm/fujifilm-x-t1/review">Fujifilm X-T1</a> before pulling the trigger.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/cameras/top-ten">The 10 best compact cameras in the world right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G1 X Mark II" alt="Canon G1 X Mark II" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-g1x-mkii-closed.jpg?1415859733" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Within its limits, the Mark II offers some of the best stills we&rsquo;ve seen from a compact &ndash; but several small flaws take off a little of the shine</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-powershot-g1-x-mark-ii/review#comments Cameras Canon Digital compacts PowerShot G1 X Mark II Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:13:24 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1439596 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon enticing photographers away from Dropbox with new cloud storage service http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-enticing-photographers-away-dropbox-new-cloud-storage-service/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Irista service offers better storage pricing than Dropbox but only stores photos </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Canon enticing photographers away from Dropbox with new cloud storage service" alt="Canon enticing photographers away from Dropbox with new cloud storage service" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/irista%20canon.jpg?1402024647" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Canon&#39;s surprised us with its new Dropbox alternative, <a href="https://www.irista.com/">Irista</a>. Before you start deleting your Dropbox accounts post-haste, know one-thing - Irista only stores photos and in time, videos. You have no file-size limitations here but you get just 10GB of free storage.</p> <p>Flickr in contrast gives you 2TB free but with certain caveats. Other features Irista provides includes tagging and automatic syncing to image collections as well as search with advanced filters that include time, location or even lens type.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why this over 500px? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What&#39;s puzzling is why Canon is so late to the game with this one. Sony&#39;s shuttered Imagestation service tried (and failed) to get support so why does Canon think it can succeed where Sony didn&#39;t?</p> <p>Not to mention that photographers have mostly gravitated towards photoservices such as 500px and Flickr with their robust communities. Irista also has the limitation of only hosting JPEG and RAW files at the moment. There are no additional editing tools included with the service either.</p> <p>Canon is still upbeat on the service&#39;s prospects, with a spokesperson saying that Irista&#39;s cloud-based nature has potential to evolve and the company was keen to get feedback from users about what features they&#39;d like added.</p> <p>If you&#39;re hankering to try Irista, sadly the service was &#39;down for maintenance&#39; at press time. Teething problems for sure. Should you finally get in, you will be able to sign up for 10GB of free storage but those in the UK and certain countries in Europe will have the option to purchase additional storage. The current rates are &pound;4.49/&euro;4.99 (montly) and &pound;45.00/&euro;49.00 (yearly) for 50GB, &pound;9.99/&euro;10.99 (monthly) and &pound;99/&euro;109 (yearly) for 100GB.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/canon-opens-irista-a-dropbox-for-photos/" target="_blank">CNet</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Canon enticing photographers away from Dropbox with new cloud storage service" alt="Canon enticing photographers away from Dropbox with new cloud storage service" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/irista_stuff2.jpg?1402024647" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-enticing-photographers-away-dropbox-new-cloud-storage-service/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-enticing-photographers-away-dropbox-new-cloud-storage-service/news#comments Canon Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:15:41 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1438672 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon PowerShot G16 http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-powershot-g16/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pushing the definition of a compact camera to the limit, the brutish Canon G16 barges the competition aside with formidable photo firepower </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon PowerShot G16 review" alt="Canon PowerShot G16 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CanonG16-main.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Evolving from the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-powershot-g15/review" target="_blank">G15</a> with even faster autofocus, a smarter brain and Wi-Fi, the Canon G16 is one small step, but when you&#39;re already out in front that can be all you need.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM1,899.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Very fast </div> <div class="field-item even"> Excellent indoors </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Impressive video </div> <div class="field-item even"> Direct manual controls </div> <div class="field-item odd"> RAW shooting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Large for a compact </div> <div class="field-item even"> Small viewfinder </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is this fish too big? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G16 is a fish in a pond that&#39;s really occupied by just two fish. Together with the Nikon P7800 it&#39;s one of a pair of cameras that offer more manual control than the best &quot;consumer&quot; compacts (such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/sony-cyber-shot-hx50/review" target="_blank">Sony HX50</a>) stopping just before crossing into system camera territory.</p> <p>Like the Nikon P7800, the G16 is created as a wholly practical camera and as you can tell from a glance, it&#39;s not concerned with fashionable styling. Both are in a constant push-pull struggle in an attempt to balance the amount of hands-on features with the overall bulk. The G16 does well here, offering similar features to the P7800 in what feels like a significantly smaller form.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 hot shoe" alt="Canon G16 hot shoe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16Extras2.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon G16: fast </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Compared to other compacts, it&#39;s the G16&#39;s speed that really marks it out. If you&#39;re shooting outdoors during daylight hours, response is almost instant at wide angle settings. There&#39;s often no need to depress the shutter halfway to pre-focus. Because you&#39;re not constantly having to ask your subjects to &quot;look this way&quot; and &quot;hold that pose&quot; you can work with much more discretion and get far more natural photos as a result.</p> <p>That level of discretion is aided by the G16&#39;s relatively small frame (compared to a DSLR), so it&#39;s a camera you can take out when you don&#39;t want to draw too much attention to yourself.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 lens" alt="Canon G16 lens" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-speed.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 test shot" alt="Canon G16 test shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Flood.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shooting indoors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The bright lens and speed is also apparent when shooting indoors, where it&#39;s possible to maintain high shutter speeds and still get bright, naturual looking results.&nbsp;This is where it begins to feel rather more like a DSLR than a compact.</p> <p>Pictures taken without a flash at 1/60th second at 800 ISO look sharp, well balanced and have plenty of depth. Noise levels at 800 ISO are impressively low, too. Of course autofocus take a little longer when the AF-assist lamp comes into play but the wait is still minimal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="G16 indoors" alt="G16 indoors" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-indoors.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zoom and viewfinder </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For some, the G16&#39;s optical viewfinder will be too small to be of value. And what you see through the viewfinder isn&#39;t exactly what you&#39;ll get because you&#39;re not looking through the lens. There&#39;s no impression of focus or depth of field, for example, and no information overlay. At the wide angle you&#39;ll see the top of the lens barrel creeping into the frame but as you zoom in, that disappears and the view zooms in sync with the lens.</p> <p>The viewfinder doesn&#39;t add significantly to the overall size of the camera, and in certain situations (such as when there&#39;s a lot of glare and sunlight) it can be a useful alternative to framing on the LCD. Framing accuracy is a little out at wide angle settings, with the viewfinder showing less than you&#39;ll actually fit into the frame, while at maximum zoom it&#39;s pretty much dead-on.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 viewfinder" alt="Canon G16 viewfinder" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Viewfinder.jpg?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 zoom test" alt="Canon G16 zoom test" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Soho.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon G16 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sensor -</strong>&nbsp;12MP, 1/1.7in, back-illuminated</p> <p><strong>Lens -</strong>&nbsp;f/1.8, 5x optical zoom</p> <p><strong>Flash -</strong>&nbsp;yes</p> <p><strong>Video -&nbsp;</strong>1080p/60fps</p> <p><strong>Connectivity -</strong>&nbsp;miniHDMI, remote socket, miniUSB, Wi-Fi</p> <p><strong>Storage -</strong>&nbsp;SD, SDHC, SDXC</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight -</strong>&nbsp;109x76x40mm/356g</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fixed LCD screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&#39;s no tilting display here. The 3in LCD is fixed, which reduces options for shooting at alternative angles but does keep the G16&#39;s overall size in check.</p> <p>It&#39;s not a touchscreen either, and that&#39;s something we can live with. In fact it&#39;s something we welcome, and although to a degree it&#39;s a matter of personal preference, we&#39;d suggest that cameras work better without touchscreens so long as there are enough knobs and dials.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon PowerShot G16 screen" alt="Canon PowerShot G16 screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-screen.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hardware controls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Most of the hardware controls work very well in Manual mode. You can use the pleasantly rigid dial on the front to quickly choose a shutter speed from 1/2000th to 250 seconds, and dilate the aperture or alter the ISO with the less tactile dial on the rear.</p> <p>Manual focus is a more sluggish affair when adjusted with taps or rotations of the rear dial. It&#39;s hardly dynamic but if you&#39;ve got time to set up your shot it works fine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 hardware controls" alt="Canon G16 hardware controls" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Controls.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 hardware controls" alt="Canon G16 hardware controls" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Controls2.jpg?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flash and extras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This wouldn&#39;t be a do-it-all compact without a flash. The G16&#39;s little bulb spends most of its time tucked away out of sight, but it can be popped up set to auto, on or slow-synchro for a combination of a longer exposure with a flash to fill in or freeze your subject.</p> <p>There&#39;s also a hot shoe for adding a more powerful flash, and it&#39;s also possible to expand your options with a teleconverter lens and filters via a filter adapter.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="G16 flash" alt="G16 flash" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Flash.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 extras" alt="Canon G16 extras" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16Extras.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G16 isn&#39;t the best for video but it&#39;s certainly good enough to be taken seriously. It&#39;ll go up to 1080p at 60fps, and whether you&#39;re in this mode or drop down to 30fps it produces very detailed footage with attractive depth of field effects. It comes unstuck with movement - not so much the movement of your subjects but the camera itself. Panning can appear rather jerky and zooming while filming is achieved in a series of small stages rather than one seamless motion.</p> <p>You might also notice a slight flickering, which appears to be caused by continuous alterations to the exposure levels. Put it on a tripod and the G16 will yeild beautiful movies.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 video" alt="Canon G16 video" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Video.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wi-Fi and other tricks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G16&#39;s Wi-Fi features are a mixed bag, ranging from seemingly pointless and infuriatingly fiddly to really quite useful. Transferring pictures wirelessly to a computer takes far more time and effort than it would to just plug in the camera via USB or copy directly from the memory card. Via an Android and iOS app you can transfer pictures rather more easily to a phone or tablet, and direct printing to Wi-Fi printers really is a worthwhile addition.</p> <p>You also get a few creative photography tricks thrown in, such as the star modes that allow you to watch the night sky burn into the screen as it exposes or create stary time-lapse movies. A neutral density filter is also available which lets you take longer exposures in daylight, perhaps for blurring the motion of a waterfall or turning shoppers on a high street into ghostly figures.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 Wi-Fi" alt="Canon G16 WiFi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-WiFi.jpg?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 test into sunset" alt="Canon G16 test into sunset" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-WatchingOver.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon G16 review summary </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The G16 has the speed and light-gathering power to shine even in basic Auto mode, and with fast, direct access to manual controls it has the skills to justify its considerable girth.</p> <p>Review by <a href="https://plus.google.com/106422809643177538618#106422809643177538618/posts" target="_blank">Tony Horgan</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon G16 review test shot" alt="Canon G16 review test shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CanonG16-Narrowboat.JPG?1415788657" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For those days when a DSLR is too much to handle, the G16 makes a fine deputy</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-powershot-g16/review#comments Cameras Canon PowerShot G16 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:00:49 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432605 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon EOS 1200D: hands-on review http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-1200d-hands-review/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 1100D gets updated with a new 18MP sensor and 1080p video, plus a nifty new companion app </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon EOS 1200D" alt="Canon 1200D" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_20140211_103100.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>You&#39;d like to move up to a &#39;proper&#39; camera and start taking better pictures, but you think ISO is something to do with tax returns and Depth of Field is a measurement used by famers. Who&#39;s gonna teach you to be a proper snapper? Canon&#39;s new beginner DSLR, the EOS 1200D, that&#39;s who: it&#39;s built for beginners and comes with an app that schools you in the pictific arts.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The basics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is an update to the 1100D, and physically it doesn&rsquo;t look much different. It&rsquo;s almost exactly the same size and has a very similar look - standard DSLR with a few curves added. Like the 1100D it&rsquo;s light and fairly plasticky in comparison to heftier mid-range cameras, but the body materials have been updated, giving it a slightly grippier, more solid feel. <p>It&rsquo;s inside that counts, though, namely the new 18MP APS-C sensor, designed specifically for this camera, and new capabilities, particularly the 1200D&rsquo;s improved low light performance (you can now crank the ISO right up to 12800 for flash-free night shots) and video.</p> <p>Unlike its predecessor the 1200D shoots proper Full HD (1080p @ 30fps), with focus tracking and exposure control. There&#39;s even a mode that will do a quick &#39;n&#39; dirty editing job on a series of short video clips, for fuss-free filmmaking.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon EOS 1200D" alt="Canon 1200D rear panel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103122.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Appy snapper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is very much a First DSLR, aimed at people who would like to take bigger and better pictures but are put off by the complexities of bigger and better cameras. With that in mind Canon has developed an app that teaches a new 1200D owner how to use his or her camera, and it&rsquo;s really rather good. <p>This isn&rsquo;t the first time a beginner DSLR has come bundled with a photography course. Nikon&rsquo;s entry-level 3200 has in-camera photography lessons, but because Canon&rsquo;s guide lives on the larger, separate screen of your phone, it&rsquo;s very user-friendly, with video tutorials, guides, explanations of why your shot went wrong and photo challenges. About 30% of the app is specific to the 1200D, with some nice animations that explain to photo-n00bs what the different dials do. The remaining 70% covers the principles of photography in general, and pays more attention than most to subjective (and arguably more useful) subjects like composition. It even tells you how to hold the camera, and what stance to adopt for stability. With that in mind we&rsquo;d recommend it to anyone interested in developing their skills (if you&rsquo;ll pardon the pun), whatever the camera.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/system-cameras/top-ten" target="_blank">Stuff&#39;s Top 10 DSLRs and system cameras</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103147.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103215.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103231.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="appy snapper" alt="Canon EOS 1200D with companion app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_20140211_103247.jpg?1392633108" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-1200d-hands-review/feature#comments Cameras Canon EOS EOS 1100D Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:49:35 +0000 Nigel Yap 1432353 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon PowerShot N100 takes a selfie and a front shot at the same time http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/ces-2014/canon-powershot-n100-takes-selfie-and-front-shot-same-time/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New compact’s rear-facing Story Camera will capture your mood while you’re taking photos or videos </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon PowerShot N100" alt="Canon PowerShot N100" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/canon-powershot-n100-main.jpg?1389620896" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With its new PowerShot N100, Canon is taking its cues from the world of smartphones. The compact point-and-shoot features a rear-facing &ldquo;Story Camera&rdquo; that captures snaps of the user while they&rsquo;re taking pictures using the regular front-facing lens.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Highlights package </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These images and videos can automatically be gathered together using the Story Highlights mode, which edits them all &ndash; normal photos and expression shots &ndash; into a shareable video album.</p> <p>Spec-wise, the Canon PowerShot N100 features a 12.1MP main sensor, 5x optical zoom, touchscreen, NFC and Wi-Fi. Canon says it will go on sale in May 2014, priced at around &pound;350 (RM1886).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon PowerShot N100" alt="Canon PowerShot N100" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-powershot-n100-back.jpg?1389620896" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/ces-2014/canon-powershot-n100-takes-selfie-and-front-shot-same-time/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/ces-2014/canon-powershot-n100-takes-selfie-and-front-shot-same-time/news#comments Cameras Canon CES 2014 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:17:17 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430789 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon EOS 70D http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-70d/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can Canon’s new 70D take the fight back to compact system cams? With a clever new autofocus system on board, it just might </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Can Canon&#039;s 70D take the fight back to compact system cams? " alt="Can Canon&#039;s 70D take the fight back to compact system cams? " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2013_11_1005.JPG?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The DSLR is on its last legs. Its entry-level models have been battered by relentless hordes of compact system cameras while its pro bodies now face an assault from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/hands-olympus-om-d-e-m1/feature" target="_blank">Olympus&rsquo; superb OMD-EM1</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/alpha/hands-sonys-a7-and-a7r-are-nex-sized-full-frame-snappers-your-camera-bags-crying-out/news" target="_blank">Sony&rsquo;s new full-frame A7 and A7r</a>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM3,899.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (body only, RM5299 w/ 18-135mm STM lens) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Excellent new autofocus system </div> <div class="field-item even"> Superb image quality </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Handy Wi-Fi and touchscreen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bigger than a mirrorless cam </div> <div class="field-item even"> Expensive </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A SIZEABLE SUCCESS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s no getting round it, the 70D is big. The step up in size from the entry-level 700D is notable enough &ndash; it&rsquo;s taller, fatter and has a far bigger grip &ndash; but put it next to a CSC such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/olympus/hands-olympus-om-d-e-m1/feature" target="_blank">Olympus OMD-EM1</a> and it feels needlessly hefty. Alright, so much of the extra bulk comes from the mirror inside it, which CSCs don&rsquo;t have, but given Canon released the diminutive 100D DSLR only a few months ago, we&rsquo;d have thought it could have turned its shrinking beam on the 70D too.</p> <p>On the other hand, it might be a deliberate move: pick it up and you instantly feel as if you&rsquo;re holding a serious camera, one made for big, expensive lenses and weighty photography projects. (Not that the 70D is itself weighty: at 755g it&#39;s remarkably light.) It also allows for an abundance of manual controls. You get the lot here &ndash; everything from autofocus mode to metering to drive type gets a dedicated button, and all are easily accessible with your shooting hand.</p> <p>And then there&rsquo;s the touchscreen. It&rsquo;s the most obvious physical change from the 60D, and enables swift amendments to virtually any setting via the &lsquo;Q&rsquo; menu. You can also use it to swipe through or pinch-zoom into pics &ndash; very handy, this &ndash; or even set focus points and shoot when in Live View mode. More on that later. It&rsquo;s responsive in use, razor-sharp to look at and doesn&rsquo;t really have any drawbacks, but we still found ourselves using physical controls for most standard shooting options. The screen&rsquo;s flip-outability, on the other hand, soon becomes essential &ndash; particularly so for video, when lying down mid-shot to get just the right angle isn&rsquo;t that practical. Well, not in the kind of videos we make anyway.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The needlessly hefty 70D" alt="The needlessly hefty 70D" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013_11_1013.JPG?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="No more crawling on the floor mid-shot thanks to the 70D&#039;s flip-out screen " alt="No more crawling on the floor mid-shot thanks to the 70D&#039;s flip-out screen " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013_11_1032.JPG?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="No shrinking beam here " alt="No shrinking beam here " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013_11_0972.JPG?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="OK so this isn&#039;t new but it&#039;s a mode dial all the same " alt="OK so this isn&#039;t new but it&#039;s a mode dial all the same " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013_11_1043.JPG?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HOCUS POCUS AUTOFOCUS </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 70D&rsquo;s killer feature is its new autofocus system. Why? We could get all technical and start talking about the difference between contrast-detection and phase-detection sensors, but that&rsquo;s not really what you want to know. The important thing is that while DSLRs have generally had the edge over CSCs when shooting fast-moving subjects through the viewfinder, it&rsquo;s been a different story once you switch to Live View. And video on a DSLR? You&rsquo;re on your own. But that&rsquo;s all changed on the 70D, which uses a fancy new setup called Dual Pixel AF to improve matters. Don&rsquo;t worry, that&rsquo;s as technical as we&rsquo;ll get. Live View mode is massively improved. For starters, it&rsquo;s quick to focus, especially so with a more advanced USM or STM lens such as the EF-S 18-135mm STM lens our test camera shipped with. This is a major change over previous Canon DSLRs, which would usually hunt for a while before settling down, especially in low light.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also extremely accurate &ndash; often more so than shooting through the viewfinder, in fact. Coupled with the vari-angle and touch-sensitive screen, it&rsquo;s a powerful tool: we found ourselves taking shots that would&rsquo;ve been impossible through a viewfinder, using the screen to both select the subject and trigger the shutter from awkward angles. It&rsquo;s not quite perfect though. There&rsquo;s no subject-tracking when shooting continuously in Live View, so for fast action you&rsquo;ll still be better off with the viewfinder. But for portraits, landscapes and macro, it&rsquo;s superb.</p> <p>Switch to the viewfinder instead and you&rsquo;ll be using a fast, accurate conventional DSLR autofocus system with 19 focus points. You can let the camera choose the focus point for you &ndash; something it generally does very well &ndash; or specify an autofocus zone to narrow things down a bit. The speediest choice of all is to set a single point and use the focus-and-recompose technique to aim at your subject. None of this is revolutionary, but it is an improvement on its predecessor, the 60D, and the entry-level 700D, both of which have to make do with 9 autofocus points. In practice, it works excellently, nailing focus almost every time and tracking fast-moving subjects accurately when you want it to.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Autofocus system is the 70D&#039;s killer feature " alt="Autofocus system is the 70D&#039;s killer feature " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013_11_1047.JPG?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Fast-moving bird, consider yourself tracked " alt="Fast-moving bird, consider yourself tracked " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon-EOS-70D-review-autofocus-sample.png?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> STILL SUPERB </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A good autofocus system obviously helps you take sharp pictures, but it&rsquo;s far from the only factor. Fortunately, the new 20.2MP sensor inside the 70D doesn&rsquo;t let the side down either. It&rsquo;s Canon&rsquo;s first 20MP-plus crop sensor &ndash; a nice change after the 18MP effort that featured in no fewer than 8 Canon DSLRs &ndash; although it&rsquo;s still smaller than those found in some rivals. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/d3200/nikon-d3200/review" target="_blank">Nikon&rsquo;s entry-level D3200</a>, for instance, has 24.2MP. But megapixels don&rsquo;t make much difference once you get past 10-15MP, and of more importance is the fact it takes very nice pictures with good contrast, nice colours and well-controlled noise.</p> <p>In fact low noise is one of the key image improvements over the 60D and 700D. Like the full-frame 5D Mk III and 6D, the 70D uses Canon&#39;s Digic 5+ processor, and this helps it shoot at high ISOs without images ever getting too muddy. Realistically, you can trust it at ISO 3200 &ndash; we&rsquo;d never shoot our aging 550D above 800 &ndash; but shots taken at ISO 6400 are fine if you&rsquo;re not blowing them up too big. Let&rsquo;s be honest: you won&rsquo;t do anything with them except leave them on your hard drive for eternity anyway. And even ISO 25600 is fine for that.</p> <p>The Digic 5+ processor also speeds up burst shooting on the 70D. It can rattle off 7fps, which is fast enough that it can probably capture each beat of a hummingbird&rsquo;s wings, if you have a hummingbird to hand and nothing better to do. Sensibly, there&rsquo;s a low-speed continuous shooting option available for those of us who don&rsquo;t have the patience to wade through hundreds of shots which are almost, but not quite, identical. Still, nice option to have.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Digic 5+ processor helps with shooting at high ISOs, like ISO 1600 here " alt="The Digic 5+ processor helps with shooting at high ISOs, like ISO 1600 here " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon-EOS-70D-review-high-ISO-sample.png?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon’s first 20MP-plus crop sensor impresses" alt="Canon’s first 20MP-plus crop sensor impresses" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-70D-review-sample-shot-detail.jpg?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Close-up shots are superb too" alt="Close-up shots are superb too" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon-EOS-70D-review-sample-shot-close-up.jpg?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Good contrast, nice colours and well-controlled noise " alt="Good contrast, nice colours and well-controlled noise " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon-EOS-70D-review-motorbike.jpg?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MOVIE STAR </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The other area where the 70D&rsquo;s new Dual Pixel AF excels is when shooting video. Until now, any video shot on a DSLR would likely include whole sections where you lost focus as your subjects moved around. Unless you were particularly skilled at manually focusing, that is, but we&rsquo;re not. The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-700d/review" target="_blank">700D</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-100d/review" target="_blank">100D</a> improved matters a little, but neither nailed it in the way the 70D does, autofocusing swiftly as you move from subject to subject and even tracking people&rsquo;s faces as they walk around. As with Live View shooting, it&rsquo;s not quite flawless &ndash; track someone as they move across a room and there&rsquo;ll likely be a frame or two that misses focus. But it&rsquo;s massively improved over any previous DSLR.</p> <p>Footage itself is sharp, although with full HD only available in 24, 25 or 30fps flavours, it&rsquo;s not the best out there. The lack of a headphone port is a major omission too, meaning there&rsquo;s no way to monitor sound output. So it&rsquo;s not one for professionals, but for the average person making holiday movies and films of their kids&rsquo; school plays, it&rsquo;ll do fine.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Almost flawless footage " alt="Almost flawless footage " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013_11_1035.JPG?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HOT WI-FI </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like fingerprint sensors on phones and stupid haircuts on hipsters, Wi-Fi is de rigeur for new cameras. The 70D is far from the first DSLR to feature it &ndash; Canon&rsquo;s own 6D has it, for starters &ndash; but it&rsquo;s welcome all the same. You can use it to connect to your smartphone, tablet or computer, then view and download pictures directly to them, shoot via the EOS Utility program or EOS Remote app, upload to social media or Canon&rsquo;s own Image Gateway, view images on a DLNA-equipped TV or print to a wireless printer.</p> <p>For the most part, it works slickly and being able to view and download shots on the fly is massively helpful. Shooting via the Remote app is also a boon when you&rsquo;re using a tripod; macro addicts will get a lot of use from it. And more importantly, using it makes you feel like Ansel Adams&rsquo; great-great-great-great-grandson in the year 2100. Setting up remote shooting on a PC or Mac is a bit more fiddly, but hardly rocket science &ndash; though admittedly, connecting via a USB cable is easier and usually just as practical. Strangely, using Wi-Fi disables movie mode, and all-too-commonly it also runs down battery life, so you won&rsquo;t want to leave it on continuously &ndash; but it&rsquo;s a feature you&rsquo;ll use lots all the same.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERDICT </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 70D is Canon&rsquo;s best DSLR for ages. While its recent entry-level models have been near flawless in their own right, they&rsquo;ve not really offered anything that might make compact system camera users sit up and take notice. But the 70D does exactly that. Dual Pixel AF improves Live View and Video modes to the extent that there&rsquo;s really little difference between the 70D and most top CSCs on autofocus, and with a bigger sensor inside the Canon it&rsquo;ll arguably take better pictures. Plus, with Wi-Fi and a flippable touchscreen on board, there&rsquo;s not much between them on features either.</p> <p>Prices are comparable too and while the 70D is expensive, we&rsquo;d expect to see real-world prices come down quite quickly. So the choice basically boils down to whether you&rsquo;re more bothered about the small size of the latest mirrorless cams, or the better lens range and bigger sensor of a DSLR. We can&rsquo;t make that decision for you, but we can promise that if you buy a 70D you won&rsquo;t regret it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The 70D is Canon&#039;s best DSLR in ages " alt="The 70D is Canon&#039;s best DSLR in ages " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013_11_1000.JPG?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Better lens range, bigger sensor - worth the chunk " alt="Better lens range, bigger sensor - worth the chunk " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013_11_1016.JPG?1415874817" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Canon EOS 70D is a supremely well-featured DSLR which can shoot beautiful pictures and great video. Advanced amateurs and semi-pros alike will love it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Canon EOS 70D review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don&#039;t rule out compact system cameras just yet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%2070D_0.JPG?1389692375" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-70d/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-70d/review#comments Canon System Cameras Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:48:47 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1430696 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon doubles focus speed, adds WiFi to new M2 mirrorless camera http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-doubles-focus-speed-adds-wifi-new-m2-mirrorless-camera/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sensor remains the same but the EOS M2 might finally be the mirrorless you&#039;ve been waiting for </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Canon EOS M2" alt="Canon EOS M2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Canon%20EOS%20M2.jpg?1386159058" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>No doubt Canon fans were excited when the camera company finally joined the mirrorless fray, but its EOS M was hardly the breakthrough they were expecting.</p> <p>People liked the design, loved the image quality but the main complaint was its sluggish autofocus speed. Well, no more. Canon&#39;s pushed out the M2 which is basically what its predecessor should have been from the start.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Same old sensor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Canon claims that the M2&#39;s autofocus is twice as fast, though it still packs the same APS-C sensor. All this thanks to its new&nbsp;&nbsp;Hybrid CMOS AF II system. Another plus point? WiFi connectivity.</p> <p>Dpreview&#39;s noted that there are other less obvious changes - the camera&#39;s smaller, digital zoom is back, the mode dial had a design tweak and the stereo microphones have been moved to the front of the camera. At press time the camera might only be available in Asia as a spokesperson says there are no plans to launch it in the US or Europe at the present time.&nbsp;</p> <p>As for pricing, it starts at &yen;64800 (RM2030.44) for the camera body, &yen;84800 for the 18-55mm kit, &yen;104800 for the two-lens kit and the three-lens kit will set youback &yen;134800. No word if and when this will come to Malaysia but we&#39;ll be sure to keep you posted.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/12/03/canon-announces-eos-m2-in-japan">Dpreview</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Canon EOS M2" alt="Canon EOS M2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20M2%20side.jpg?1386159058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-doubles-focus-speed-adds-wifi-new-m2-mirrorless-camera/news#comments Cameras Canon Wed, 04 Dec 2013 03:47:41 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1429721 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon's new Legria Mini is a one-man video studio in a box http://www.stuff.tv/my/bloggie-live/canons-new-legria-mini-one-man-video-studio-box/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why settle with ordinary webcams for your Youtube videos when you can go Full HD with this? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Legria%20Mini%20hero.png?1377568771" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you into video-logging (or commonly known as vlogs)? We bet your main tool for vlogging is your laptop/desktop and your webcam. What if you want to be mobile? Try the Legria Mini video camera on for size.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/sharil-abdul-rahman" title="View user profile.">Sharil Abdul Rahman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Record with ease </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This camera brings together Canon’s expertise in video in a smaller and easier to manage form factor. Bring this around wherever you go, and record your vlog or even web-based shows anywhere – hands free.</p> <p>Put it anywhere stable, prop the screen open and record away – the wide angle lens makes sure everybody is in frame. The 12 megapixel sensor helps, too.</p> <p>Worried about audio quality? This comes with stereo mics, for better sound recordings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Legria%20Mini%20closed.png?1377568771" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Legria%20Mini%20deployed.png?1377568771" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Be the next youtube star </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We see the potential for this for wannabe YouTube sensations: set up your band, put the Legria Mini on a flat surface, press record and play. Who knows you may be the next Justin Bieber<em> (shudders) </em> or Zee Avi (yay!).</p> <p>After you record your show, upload it to your PC for editing – or if you are a bit braver, straight to Youtube/Vimeo using the built-in WiFi connectivity. The Legria Mini will be retailing for <strong>RM 999</strong> from September onwards in Malaysia.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/a13D6VrIijA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/bloggie-live/canons-new-legria-mini-one-man-video-studio-box/news#comments Bloggie Live Cameras Canon Legria HF R48 YouTube Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:45:18 +0000 Sharil Abdul Rahman 1425862 at http://www.stuff.tv Canon EOS 100D http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-100d/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is size important? It is if you&#039;re holding the smallest APS-C DSLR ever </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20outside%20cropped.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Small is usually beautiful when it comes to gadgets, so the dinky EOS 100D must be the Scarlett Johansson of the DSLR world. It's the smallest APS-C DSLR ever, not much bigger than many compact system cameras but with the advantage of a bigger sensor and proper optical viewfinder. Is this, then, the start of the DSLR fightback?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM2,299.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> with 18-55mm STM lens </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Small, light body </div> <div class="field-item even"> Live View performance </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Great picture quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No flip-out screen </div> <div class="field-item even"> Stripped-back controls </div> <div class="field-item odd"> The 700D does more </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Miniature marvel </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 100D is a remarkable feat of engineering. Canon has crammed in nearly all of the features found on its big sister, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-700d/review" target="_blank">700D</a>, but in a body that's roughly 30 per cent smaller, 10 per cent thinner and 30 per cent lighter. Put it next to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lumix-dmc-g5/panasonic-lumix-dmc-g5/review" target="_blank">Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5</a> compact system camera and there's really very little between them. Alright, so unless your name is Coco you won't be slipping one in your pocket, but you'll definitely notice the benefit with one slung around your neck.</p> <p>Build quality is good; it lacks the weatherproofing and retro-tastic design flair of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/olympus/olympus-om-d-e-m5/review" target="_blank">Olympus OMD-EM5</a>, but it's on a par with other entry-level DSLRs. It also handles surprisingly well – the right-hand grip is just big enough to get a decent hold on it, and its light weight means the lack of any real left-hand support is rarely an issue. Or at least that's the case with an equally lightweight lens; stick a hefty bit of glass such as the EF-S 15-85mm on it and it begins to feel unbalanced.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20comparison%20w%20700D%20front.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Counting our losses </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The most obvious physical compromise over the Canon 700D is the loss of the flippable LCD – the 100D instead has to make do with a fixed 3in touchscreen. That's a bit of a pain if you're used to twisting and turning the LCD so you can shoot while standing on your head or whatever, but in all other respects it works well.</p> <p>The touchscreen is of the capacitive kind, and is as fast as any we've seen. It's likely to get plenty of use, too, because manual controls have been stripped back a little from bigger models – let's call that compromise No2. You still get a proper mode dial (which, like the 700D but unlike previous models turns 360 degrees), plus dedicated ISO, exposure compensation and Live View buttons. But the likes of white balance and drive mode have lost their shortcuts and can now only be accessed via the Q menu. And if none of this matters to you because you only shoot in Auto mode, please sell your DSLR and buy a compact camera instead. You also lose the 700D's stereo mics and have to make do with a smaller battery (compromises No3 and No4).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20comparison%20w%20700D%20back.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20back.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20Top%20dial%201.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snap very happy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 100D has the same 18MP CMOS sensor as that in the 650D and 700D (well, almost – we'll come to that) so it's no surprise that picture quality is every bit as good. There's masses of detail in shots, with little noise until ISO 1600. Indeed, images are perfectly usable at ISO 3200 and 6400 if you're not blowing them up too big. Colours tend towards neutral, but you can easily change saturation and tone in-camera, or do it later if you shoot in RAW. Autofocus is generally swift and accurate when shooting through the viewfinder, but – compromise No5 – only 1 of its 9 focus points is of the faster cross-type. Don't get too hung up about this kind of thing unless you spend lots of time snapping Usain Bolt, though. Burst shooting is limited to 4fps. That's compromise No6 over the 700D (5fps) but see previous point RE Mr Bolt.</p> <p>For more sample pics in full resolution, take a look at our Flickr set <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99712217@N05/sets/72157635192264211/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20sample%20pic%205%20portrait.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20sample%20pic%2010%20High%20ISO.jpg?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20sample%20pic%207%20low%20ISO.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20sample%20pic%208%20colour.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Autofocus for the people </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Strangely, considering they were released only weeks apart, the 100D has one advantage over the 700D, in that it uses version II of Canon's Hybrid CMOS AF system for autofocus in Live View. This might sound like a lot of marketing guff, but in practice it makes a huge difference. The 700D is often painfully slow to focus in Live View, particularly in low light, but the 100D is far faster to lock on to subjects, even in low-contrast situations. The viewfinder will still almost always be quicker, but there are times when Live View is the better option – for instance when shooting macro – so Canon gets a pat on the back here. Video shooting benefits too, with far less hunting for focus when you switch subjects.</p> <p>The 100D's new kit lens, the snappily titled EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM, also helps here. The STM part refers to its "stepper" tech, which ensures it switches focus smoothly between subjects rather than jumping about like a three-year-old after a Haribo binge. Whatever the technology behind it, the net result is silky smooth 1080p (at 24, 25 or 30fps) footage that will make for many a fine holiday memento, if only you could be bothered to edit it into shape one day.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5184" height="3456" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20sample%20pic%209%20macro.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="5184" height="3456" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20sample%20pic%206%20landscape.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But what&#039;s the point? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite all these positives, we have one big problem with the 100D. Namely, who needs one? What niche does it fill? Why would anyone buy one? Its small size is its main selling point, but it's still bigger than any premium compact camera, even large-sensor models such as the Sony DSC-RX100 and Fuji X100S. More importantly, the advantage of owning a DSLR is surely that you can use it with multiple lenses. Take more than one lens out with you and you'll need a bag – and once you do that, the smaller size of the 100D is negated. Likewise, if you stick a fast zoom or telephoto lens on the front of it, that small body won't make much difference to the lens-heavy overall package. None of this would matter if the 100D shared all the features of the 700D, but it doesn't.</p> <p>Comparisons to compact system cameras are more favourable, of course. The 100D's body is almost as small, but it supports standard, full-size lenses from the box. The problem is that while micro four-thirds lenses are in size and weight proportion to micro four-thirds bodies, the 100D's small frame is too frequently negated by the big, heavy lens that's attached.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20front.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Canon 100D is a great camera with many plus points. It takes fantastic photos and shoots lovely video, is small, light and well built, and has the best Live View performance of any APS-C camera (at least until we test the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-eos-70d-revealed-wave-goodbye-blurry-videos-1000/news" target="_blank">forthcoming EOS 70D</a>). But that dinky body isn't without compromises, especially when compared to its sister camera the 700D, and we're not really sure why you'd choose it over the larger model. If you're a pro with a chunky <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-unleashes-eos-5d-mark-iii/news" target="_blank">5D MK III</a> looking for a scaled-down back-up camera, it might make sense. Likewise if you're into the idea of something compact system camera-sized but with built-in support of full-size lenses - even if that makes the complete camera rather front-heavy. We suspect that for most people, though, the 100D's cons will just about outweigh the pros.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Canon%20EOS%20100D%20logo.JPG?1377490504" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nearly a hit, but the 100D's small stature doesn't quite make up for its stripped-back features</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/my/canon/canon-eos-100d/review#comments Canon System Cameras Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:27:43 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1425856 at http://www.stuff.tv