Canon major product launches mostly happen in October. Last year for Canon Product Launch For 2nd Half 2011, the event was at Zira.
This year it was held at Zaffereno on the 5th October 2012 where it launches 5 new PIXMA inkjet printers, 5 new imageCLASS laser printers, 1 SELPHY compact photo printer, 5 new PowerShot cameras and 1 EOS DLSR Camera.
The official free gifts includes a 8GB SD card and a Canon PowerShot S100 carrying case.
Was invited to the global launch of Canon EOS-1D X (Press Release) that happen at 1pm sharp yesterday at Canon Singapore Office. The Canon EOS-1D X is an integration between the EOS 1D and 1Ds product lines. This integration combines the best of both worlds from both model (shooting speed and image quality) into a single form factor.
The EOS-1D X is capable of continuous shooting at a speed of 12 frames-per-second, it is powered by the new Dual DIGIC 5+ image processor and on top of it, it has another DIGIC 4 image processor just for Autofocus (AF)! This bring up the number of image processers in the Canon EOS-1D X to 3! It also features a Gigabit LAN Port for network connectivity! This allows you to transfer shots immediately after you have taken them to your computer!
Was invited to Canon’s product launch for the 2nd half of 2011 at Zirca last Thursday, 29th September 2011.
This product launch covers 7 products from PIXMA inkjet printers, 10 from imageCLASS laser printers, 3 from PowerShot cameras, 2 from IXUS cameras and 1 LV projector.
Justin Ng and Dennis got it together as well after we saw Daniel Tsou brought it along for one of the tech event. Sometime it is frustrating when tech events happen at places with low light conditions and the photo taken has lots of noise in it. Paid about S$40 for it including shipping (as we split the shipping cost).
I was invited to the blogger session of Canon’s First Product Launch for 2011 at the brand new Canon Imaging Academy (CIA) which is just located right beside their office at Keppel Bay Tower!
The CIA will focus on developing new curricula, courses, and events that will enhance the imaging experience of programme participants. Courses planned for 2011 include basic photography, intermediate photography, strobist, studio lighting, creative photography and editing with DPP courses. The CIA will also introduce videography courses in 2011 to meet the increasing demand of enthusiasts who enjoy creating movies using Canon’s LEGRIA camcorders. For those who prefer a greater emphasis on hands-on experience, the CIA will also offer photography outings and overseas photo clinics. Each of the courses are designed to suit the varying skill-levels of participants from beginners to intermediate.
Bought the Canon PowerShot S95 from the Canon Service Center at Keppel Towers for S$531 (usual price S$669) through the Canon Privilege Purchase Program. This program entice users to purchase another Canon product by allowing trade-in/buy-back of their previously owned Canon products and offering them about 20.5% off the recommended retail price (RRP).
I traded-in my Canon IXUS 860IS which I got from Malaysia back in July 2008 for the new Canon PowerShot S95 which was just launched a few weeks back. The RRP of the Canon PowerShot S95 is S$669 and after the trade-in, I paid S$531. That is about 20.6% off.