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Dell Future Workplace for Photography/Creative Businesses

In today’s workplace environment, take a break and reflect back on how much it has changed over the past 5 to 10 years, followed by the past 10 to 20 years. How much, how big and drastic the changes in the workplace environment over all these years? Now, look at your current workplace, technology and innovations, the disruptions and changes to our work environment. What does the future workplace looks like?

In a recent media event organised by Dell, titled Dell Future Workplace, I had a glimpse into the upcoming changes to how our future workplace might look like (in some cases, they are already into our working environment). During the introduction by key Dell management staff, this quote resonates with me

“The next industrial revolution is upon us”

During an earlier technology article that I wrote on my personal/technology website, I gave an insight into the Future Workplace with Dell. During the visit to Dell Future Workplace, there was a segment that Dell presented, titled “Specialised Workers Zone – Creative Professional”. When I saw the two Dell products showcased there, I wanted to share it separately here on my photography and travel website, for my fellow photographers and creative industry friends (those into video production, film, music, design etc). These two Dell solutions might just be the add-ons to your current workflow that you might need (or wanting to have it).

The two devices that I wanted to share are the Dell Canvas and Precision 5720 AIO. First and foremost, let me share some key information on these two Dell Future Workplace devices –

Dell Canvas – Work at the speed of thought

What began as the Dell smart desk concept in 2014 evolved into Dell Canvas—a new category of smart workspace technology that expands creative productivity for content developers and designers. The 27-inch QHD smart workspace can be used at an angle or flat on a desk so professionals can create, communicate and express their thoughts and ideas as naturally as they do with pen on paper. For example, through the use of touch, digital pen and totems, the Dell Canvas turns drawings into part of the digital workflow and enhances collaboration. Developed in partnership with Microsoft Corp. and powered by virtually any Windows 10 device, Dell Canvas plugs seamlessly into software solutions from partners including Adobe, Autodesk, AVID, Dassault Systems, SolidWorks and Microsoft to unleash the creative genius in everyone

Precision 5720 AIO – The best sound quality of any all-in-one PC

Some All-in-One (AIO) PCs on the market today treat the audio experience as an afterthought. Co-created with Jack Joseph Puig, Grammy™ award winning producer and director of creative innovation at Waves Audio, the new Precision 5720 AIO, cranks sound to a whole new level with built-in audio quality that previously required an external sound bar. With full frequency range high-fidelity audio built in, it delivers the best sound available in an AIO with 10 speakers pumping out sound at 50W per channel.

The viewing experience is equally impressive with a beautiful 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) edge-to-edge touch display supporting 100 percent Adobe RGB colour gamut. The Precision 5720 AIO delivers more performance options with Intel® Xeon® processors, AMD Radeon™ Pro graphics capable of powering VR and outstanding reliability with ISV certifications for top programs like AVID and SolidWorks, as well as leading security and manageability software.

 

Pricing and availability

All products are available through Dell and its authorized partners.

* Information courtesy of Dell *

Thoughts and views on the Dell Canvas and Precision 5720 AIO

From my (photographer) perspective, the Dell Canvas is an ideal solution for photography editing needs and other areas of creative work too. It would make editing easier on a dedicated gadget such as the Dell Canvas. Moreover, this would also allow you to expand the scope of work that you are doing.

The Precision 5720 AIO would be an ideal companion to the Dell Canvas, the all-in-one PC. With the technical sound specifications built in, I reckon musicians would love it too!

At this moment in time, I can’t say that the Dell Canvas is must have for my photography business. However, this device is something that will be beneficial and useful for my photography business consideration in the future.

If you are in the creative industry, the Dell Canvas is a great consideration for your creative workflow. Do visit Dell website and check them out for more information and details.

Running a photography business or creative business, the Dell Canvas and Precision 5720 AIO are two gadgets that can be useful and essential in your business setup and creative workflow. That’s also the administrative or on the go office setup that is also required in running any business. Dell Future Workplace has the solutions for them and I also wrote about them in my earlier article.

Dell Future Workplace has the innovative solutions for different industry professionals. Innovation and technology can help a business to grow and expand.

If you are a small business owner or a medium to big company size workforce, Dell workplace solutions are there for you to look into. Mix and match your needs with the various types of Dell Future Workplace solutions.

What does your Future Workplace looks like for your business/industry?

Personally, my ideal Dell Future Workplace setup in the context of the “On The Go Professionals” + “Creative Professionals”, they would be Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, OptiPlex and a Dell Ultra Sharp Monitor. The Dell Canvas would fit in nicely and ideally, at a later stage in time.

Welcoming the Canon EOS-1D X

Today on the 18th October, at 1300hours local (Singapore) time, I was very privileged and honoured to be invited by Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide to a media event, amont the first few in Singapore, to view and witness the arrival of a new generation of professional DSLR by Canon.

Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s give a warm welcome to the Canon EOS-1D X !

Before I proceed to extract some key facts and specifications for your perusal, let me give you my first hands on experience with Canon EOS-1D X, in simple English language (pardon the tone), it’s a monster ! Armed with the latest 18 Megapixels Digic 5+ censor and it’s full frame! A marriage of the legendary Canon EOS 1Ds and 1D series, the sweet letter “X” marks the spot, the sweet spot, in a new era of Canon EOS DSLR !

12fps at ISO 25,600 and high speed continuous shooting at 14fps, that’s the dream combination for a Formula One Night Race shooting (in Singapore of course!), along with other high end performance sports that are played in the night too! That’s not all, with the latest and unprecedented high performance technology, sporting next-generation Auto Focus (AF) system, sporting a 61 point high-density reticular AF (41 cross-type points) that offers wide, auto focus coverage at high precision as well as enhanced subject tracking capability. Source : Canon Singapore 

Inside the monster powerful Canon EOS-1D X, it lies 2 more new systems, namely –  EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) System that employs a 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor and AE-dedicated DIGIC 4 image processor. This innovation recognizes a subject’s color and face, in addition to movement, to make Intelligent Tracking and Recognition (iTR) possible, offering reliable and continuous tracking of the subject. These two technologies work in tandem to deliver better focusing capability in lower light.  – Source : Canon Singapore

Personally speaking, the 2 new systems inside the Canon EOS-1D X is going to be very helpful to sports photographers (like myself) especially in sports with very fast paced action and capturing the first few crucial action photographs are important. I believe it would make the focusing faster and allowing us to capture more live sporting action!

Have you ever wonder how the new AF Focus looks like inside the Canon EOS-1D X, here’s my bird’s eye view of the 61 points through the viewfinder –

Being a Canon EOS-1D MK 3 user myself, I am a big fan and supporter of the new 1D series and I really welcome the arrival of the Canon EOS-1D X, when I held on to it, it was like a dream made in heaven, pressing the shutter down using its 12fps and 14fps in action, the sound is very smooth and not noisy at all ! For more detailed information, please visit the press release site for the Canon EOS-1D X by Canon Singapore here!

While the pricing and availability of the Canon EOS-1D X is yet to be announced, I am dreaming of the day whereby I would be shooting with Canon EOS-1D X with the EF-300mm f2.8 II IS L lens at the Singapore F1 GP !

2 weeks with EPSON Stylus Photo TX720WD

During a short period of 2 weeks, I was given an opportunity to test and review the EPSON Stylus Photo TX720WD by XPR, it was a good experience for me as an avid photographer to test out a photo printer for home usage and admiring my works produced and printed out on EPSON glossy premium photo paper to share with my friends, supporters and business/social media partners.

Photographs courtesy of EPSON

Do check out my introduction and short technical specifications post here and the review post which I did recently after completing my 2 weeks review of the photo printer. Overall, it was a great experience and I am happy with my photography print outs and sharing around!

Introducing Sony W Series MP3 Walkman NWZ-W252

A new and trendy MP3 Walkman, introducing the Sony W Series, NWZ-W252 !!

The story of the Sony W Series MP3 Walkman NWZ-W252 began when I was presented with an Thankgiving and Early Christmas Gift, my story can be found here !

Sharing with my readers more on the tech review of the Sony W Series MP3 Walkman NWZ-W252 and how this NWZ-W252 MP3 Walkman fits into your daily life, catch my review here !

This Sony W Series MP3 Walkman NWZ-W252 is kindly sponsored by Sony Singapore.

Fun @ Sony Playstation Wave Launch !

Playing games on the computer, consoles, arcade machines, can be very fun yet addictive. I always had fun playing with different games across different platforms, although I am not playing much today, due to time constraints and the fear of getting too addicted again 😛

Photo Courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Ltd

However, when I was invited by T3 Singapore Magazine on behalf of Sony Entertainment Hong Kong, to attend Sony Playstation Wave Launch Event as part of the Singapore Blogging Community. There wasn’t any hesitation from myself and RSVP that I am attending ! On Wednesday 11th August, at Se7en @ Iluma, I registered and entered as Media !!

Photo Courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Ltd

It was a very fun event, nice refreshments and lots of big Sony TV screens attracting us to start action, trying and playing with the new Sony Playstation Wave ! It was a grand event too, with key management executives from Sony, Mr. Tetsuhiko Yasuda, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Asia, Mr. Katsuhiko Murase, Deputy Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited, and Mr. Norihiro Nishimura, the director of game development for “Time Crisis Razing Storm”, who were here to grace this event and presented to us, the Sony Playstation Wave.

Photo Courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Ltd

With a big bang, the Sony Playstation Wave was launched and we were given the opportunities to try out the various Sony Playstation Wave games available, with pretty energetic Sony models demonstrating how to use and play with the Sony Playstation Wave (and of course, being my team player in some of the 2 player games 😀 )

Photo Courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Ltd

Check out my tech write up + quick gaming experiences of the Sony Playstation Motion Controller here on my personal blog too !

Playing with iPhone App – Pudding Camera ver 1.0

Pudding Camera ver 1.0, an iPhone App that has a unique name in English, something different that I found in the iTunes Store recently with a great deal of interest and I was very curious about this iPhone Photography App.

It’s designed by Korean KT Hitel and the words inside the app is all in Korean, for someone like me who doesn’t know how to read and write the Korean language, it’s a very big struggle ! I just depend on trying out the various camera shooting modes inside the app and I am pretty impressed ! The Korean website link is here and it is quite useful, with the different camera and film types.

While I am still exploring the full features of the Pudding Camera iPhone app, here’s the link that you can download it on iTunes Store. Now sharing a few photos

Do try it out & have fun shooting with Pudding Camera ver 1.0 !

Windows 7 arrives in Singapore Event !

Ladies and Gentleman,

Announcing the arrival of Windows 7 to Asia on 22nd October ! A media event was launched to welcome Windows 7 in Singapore and I was invited by Microsoft and Weber Shandwick to attend this wonderful and exciting event. I would like to take this opportunity to say a Big THANK YOU to Microsoft for organising a wonderful media launch event and Weber Shandwick for inviting me to be part of the media launch !

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The launch was held at 72-13 Mohd Sultan Road, a great place to launch Windows 7, upon entering inside, it was a great sight to see many different desktops, laptops, notebooks and netbooks, all on display, from various different brands such as Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, iiView, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba, all installed with Windows 7. After my registration and catching up with Ashwin from Weber Shandwick, I began exploring around and started playing with new toys !

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Soon after, we were ushered inside to another hall, with people from different forms of media, overseas visitors and partners of Microsoft. After settling down, the master of ceremony, Stephen Forshaw, kick start the launch event, a presentation on the history of Windows before breaking up into groups, visiting 4 different lifestyle segments whereby Windows 7 operates and thrives in.

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They were home lifestyle, outdoors, office and games ! Allan Wu, local TV star was in charge of the outdoors segment, while Eunice Olsen, well known actress, was in charge of the home lifestyle segment ! Visiting the 4 different segments, all of us there had a better insight of how Windows 7 fits into your serious business/working life to leisure/outdoor lifestyle, there is something for everyone ! Windows 7 had made a lasting impression on me, great improvements from Vista. I would go further in-depth into Windows 7 soon, some key points and wonderful improvements.

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Finally, before leaving from the Windows 7 launch party, there was an awesome gift for us to bring back home, it was a Samsonite messenger bag with Windows 7 logo, containing goodies and guess what ………………………………………………. ……. Windows 7 Ultimate Box !!!!!!!

A Very BIG THANK YOU to Microsoft !!!

New Gadget Review – Nokia N97

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It was a great honour and privilege that fellow LG Photoblogger, Chester Tan, nominated me to take on the review of the Nokia N97 for 1 week and  test it out ! I must also thank Nokia and Mediacom Interaction for giving me this wonderful and exclusive opportunity to have a hands on experience with the Nokia N97 for 1 week and sharing my review and experiences with my readers.

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The technical and hands on review would be displayed on my personal blog, the 1st post being Preview of Nokia N97 Review and an in-depth review to come. Do keep an update on both my blogs ! The Nokia N97 comes in a black box with lots of goodies inside, especially some cool stuff such as the Nokia Comes With Music (CWM) Service package, looking forward to the testing of Nokia’s CWM service .

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How would Nokia N97 plays a part in your daily life ? In your work ? In your leisure ? Stay tuned and follow my photoblog and personal blog have a feel how the Nokia N97 fits into your modern and highly connected social media and working life !

Aiming for Canon EOS 7D

I am currently a Canon EOS 30D user, it had been my workhorse DSLR for my travel, events, wedding and sports photography. Even going through 3 rounds of servicing at the Canon Service Centre, there wasn’t a time whereby I thought of selling it off. Nevertheless, as my level of photography advances and greater demands, I was always looking at the Canon EOS 1D Mk 2 or Mk 3 as my next DSLR, due to my preference for sports and events photography.

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The price of the Canon EOS 1D Mk 3 cost quite a lot and when Canon announce a new DSLR known as the Canon EOS 7D, it got me interested and I researched more deeply into it. In my personal opinion, the Canon EOS 7D is a value for money DSLR with the specs (almost all) of Canon EOS 1D Mk 3 and ONE-THIRD of the price, a hybrid between Canon EOS 50D & EOS 5D Mk 2. Fellow Canon photoblogger Tetanus summed it very well in his blog post, do check it too !

DPReview wrote a preview of the Canon EOS 7D and it was an excellent analysis and write up, do check out their post here ! Canon Singapore also allows us to do a comparison of various Canon DSLRs and I used it to compare between Canon EOS 7D, 5D Mk 2 and 50D, even though it might not be a fair comparison between these 3 models, the Canon EOS 7D is by itself a hybrid and new range of DSLR series (in my humble opinion).

Table of Comparisons of Canon DSLRs via Canon Singapore

Specification
Model EOS 7D EOS 5D Mark II EOS 50D
Recommended Retail Price
* Street price varies
SGD 2,699.00 Promo SGD 4,299.00 SGD 1,899.00 Promo
Effective Pixels Approx. 18.00 megapixels Approx. 21.10 megapixels Approx. 15.10M
Total Pixels Approx. 19.00 megapixels Approx. 15.5M
Startup Time Approx. 0.1sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards) Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Max. Resolution (still images) 5184 x 3456 5616 x 3744 4752 x 3168
Effective ISO Automatically set: ISO 100 – 6400; High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200 – 6400 Full Auto, Creative Auto: ISO 100 – 3200 set automatically P, Tv, Av, M, B:ISO 100 – 6400 (in 1/3-stop increments) settable, Auto, or expandable to ISO 50(L), ISO 12800(H1), or ISO 25600(H2) Automatically set, ISO 100 – 3200 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments), Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 – 1600 set automatically, Extension settable (with C.Fn.I-3-1): ISO 6400, ISO 12800, High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200 – 3200
JPEG Compression Mode (Still Image)
Movie Mode MOV, Recording size: 1920×1080 (Full HD), 640×480 (SD) MOV (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM), Recording size: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 640 x 480 (SD), Continuous movie shooting time: Full HD approx. 12 min.
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
Optical Zoom / Digital Zoom
Closest Focus Distance
Recording Capacity (no. of images)

The data is measured under Canon’s testing standard AND may vary depending ON the scene, subjects OR camera settings
Memory Card TYPE CF Card Type I and II Type I or II CF card, UDMA-compatible CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, Recording to USB external media via Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E3)
Shooting Modes Live View shooting, Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility) Still photo shooting and movie shooting Live View shooting, Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
Photo Effects
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 to 1/60sec., X-sync at 1/250sec. 1/8000 to 30sec., bulb 1/8000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb(Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.), X-sync at 1/200 sec. 1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec., 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Metering 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering – Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point), Partial metering (approx. 9.4% of viewfinder at center), Spot metering (approx. 2.3% of viewfinder at center), Center-weighted average metering 35-zone TTL full-apperture metering, Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point), Partial metering (approx. 8% of viewfinder at center), Spot metering (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at center), Center-weighted average metering 35-zone TTL full-aperture metering, Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF point), Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center), Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center), Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1 – 20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100) EV 1-20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100) EV -0.5 – 18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Continuous Shooting Speed High-speed: Max: 8 shots/sec; Low-speed: Max: 3 shots/sec Max. approx. 3.9 shots/sec. High-speed: Max. 6.3 shots/sec., Low-speed: Max. 3 shots/sec.
Viewfinder TYPE Eye-level pentaprism Eye-level pentaprism Eye-level pentaprism
LCD Monitor 3.0in. TFT colour, liquid-crystal monitor 3 inch. TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 3.0 inch., TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Coverage Vertical/ Horizontal approx. 100% approx. 98% approx. 95%
Eyepoint Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center) Approx. 21mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1m-1) Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptre Correction -3.0 to +1.0m-1 -3.0 – +1.0 m-1dpt -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflectance ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses) Quick-return type Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflectance ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder Information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash information (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, High-speed sync, FE lock, Red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority, monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information) AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle), Flash information (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, High-speed sync, FE lock, Red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority, monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information)
Coverage approx. 100% Approx. 100% Approx.100% (viewing angle: approx. 160°)
Brightness Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by light sensor; Manual: 7 levels provided Auto (Darker/Standard/Brighter), Manual (7 levels) 7 levels provided
Flash Modes Retractable, auto pop-up flash E-TTL II autoflash E-TTL II autoflash
Hotshoe PC Terminal Provided
X-sync 1/250sec. 1/200 sec 1/250 sec.
Playback Zoom approx.1.5x-10x Approx. 1.5x – 10x approx.1.5x-10x
CONNECTION TO Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB) For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Direct printing without a computer Yes (PictBridge-compatible printers) Yes (PictBridge-compatible printers) Yes (PictBridge-compatible printers)
Optional CASE
Dimensions (W x H x D) Excl. Protrusions Approx. 5.8 x 4.3 x 2.9in./148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm 152 x 113.5 x 75 mm / 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 in. 145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm
Weight (Body ONLY) Approx. 28.9 oz./820g (body only) Approx. 810g / 28.6oz. (body only) Approx. 730g
Standard Power Supply One Battery Pack LP-E6 Battery Pack LP-E6 One Battery Pack BP-511A
Optional Power AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (with optional Battery Grip BG-E7N or BGM-E6 attached, AA-size batteries can be used) AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, with Battery Grip BG-E6 attached, size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2, AA-size batteries with Battery Grip BG-E2N or BG-E2 attached
Cartridges
Low pass filter Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Colour filter TYPE RGB primary colour filter RGB primary color filter
Processor TYPE DIGIC 4 Digic 4
AF System Points 19 (Cross-type) f/2.8 at centre: Dual Cross Sensor 9 plus 6 Assist AF points 9 (Cross-type)
AF modes Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF) One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection Automatic selection, manual selection (single point AF, Spot AF, Zone AF, AF point expansion, Zone AF) Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF point Display Indicated by transmissive LCD display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
Predictive AF
AF lock
AF assist beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Manual Focus Yes Yes
AE Lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved, Manual: By AE lock button
Exposure Compensation Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Manual: +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AEB ±3 stops
Shutter Vertical-travel, mechanical, electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter Vertical-travel, mechanical, electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Speed 1/8000 to 1/60sec., X-sync at 1/250sec. 1/8000 to 30sec., bulb 1/8000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb(Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.), X-sync at 1/200 sec. 1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec., 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
White Balance TYPE Auto white balance with the image sensor Auto white balance with the image sensor
White Balance Settings Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature setting Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color temperature setting (2500-10000K) White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature setting
WB Bracketing ±3 stops in full-stop increments (Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible) ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments +12 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments Up to ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing
SECOND Curtain Synchronisation
Built IN flash range
Guide NUMBER ISO 100 metres 12/39 (ISO 100, in meters/feet) 13/43
Continuous Shooting High-speed: Max: 8 shots/sec Low-speed: Max: 3 shots/sec Max. approx. 3.9 shots/sec. High-speed: Max. 6.3 shots/sec.
Low-speed: Max. 3 shots/sec.
Intervalometer
Image SIZE Large/Fine: Approx. 6.6MB (5184 x 3456 pixels); Large/Normal: Approx. 3.3MB (5184 x 3456 pixels); Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.5MB (3456 x 2304 pixels); Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.8MB (3456 x 2304 pixels); Small/Fine: Approx. 2.2MB (2592 x 1728 pixels); Small/Normal: Approx. 1.1MB (2592 x 1728 pixels); RAW: Approx. 25.1MB (5184 x 3456 pixels); RAW+Large/Fine: Approx. 25.1+6.6MB (5184 x 3456 pixels); M RAW: Approx. 17.1MB (3888 x 2592 pixels); M RAW 1+Large/Fine: Approx. 17.1+6.6MB (3888 x 2592 pixels); S RAW: Approx. 11.4MB (2592 x 1728 pixels); S RAW +Large/Fine: Approx. 11.4+6.6MB (2592 x 1728 pixels) (L) 5616 x 3744, (M) 4080 x 2720, (S) 2784 x 1856, RAW (5616 x 3744), sRAW1 (3861 x 2574), sRAW2 (2784 x 1856) Large/Fine: Approx. 5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels), Large/Nomal: Approx. 2.5MB (4752 x 3168 pixels), Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.0MB (3456 x 2304 pixels), Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.6MB (3456 x 2304 pixels), Small/Fine: Approx. 1.7MB (2352 x 1568 pixels), Small/Normal: Approx. 0.9MB (2352 x 1568 pixels), RAW: Approx. 20.2MB (4752 x 3168 pixels), RAW+Large/Fine: Approx. 20.2+5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels), sRAW 1: Approx. 12.6MB (3267 x 2178 pixels), sRAW 1+Large/Fine: Approx. 12.6+5.0MB (3267 x 2178 pixels), sRAW 2: Approx. 9.2MB (2376 x 1584 pixels), sRAW 2+Large/Fine: Approx. 9.2+5.0MB (2376 x 1584 pixels)
Movies Yes Yes
Movie LENGTH Full HD approx. 12 min., SD approx. 24 min.
Still Image Format JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), M RAW, S RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, RAW+JPEG
RAW compression/ JPEG compression simultaneous recording Provided Yes Provided
File Numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset. Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card to store captured images.
Processing Parameters
Sound Files
Custom Functions Total 27 Total 25 Total 25
Personal Functions

Source: Canon Singapore

The Canon EOS 7D is probably a hot topic in the current Canon DSLR users, with the various forum discussions and photographers upgrading or changing to the new Canon EOS 7D. I am also busy researching into it, deciding whether to purchase the Canon EOS 7D eventually, with its specs close to the EOS 1D Mk 3 that is excellent for sports and event usage at an affordable cost.

Whether I am getting the Canon EOS 7D, I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Come Join mobiHunt 2009 !

Folks

Do you love your mobile phones, smartphones ? Do you love treasure hunt games such as an amazing race type ? Look no further !

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For the 3rd year running, our national service portal NS.SG will be hosting the mobiHunt adventure – this is a fun-filled treasure hunt that will see participants relying on mobile technology to submit answers and receive clues in a bid to cross the finish line first.

mobiHunt 2009 is open to all NS Portal Lifestyle members who can simply log in to www.ns.sg to register for the event and a chance to win attractive prizes. Anyone can sign up for a free NS Portal Lifestyle membership, and not just NSMen. The event hopes to build better public awareness over the various mobile services available on the NS Portal, and also to deliver a fun-filled event day for family and friends. Here’s what’s going to happen:

· Using location-based solutions via MeSH (Mobile eServices Hub), all 80 participating teams will be guided throughout the race which flags off on 21st November ’09.

· Teams with the most questions answered correctly, in the shortest possible time, will stand a chance to win Fastest Challenge cash prizes totalling up to S$5000. All participants are also eligible for a Lucky Draw, with up to $2500 worth of prizes up for grabs.

· All successful registrants will also stand a chance to win a Blackberry mobile phone (Storm/Curve) with a total of 8 sets up for grabs.

· Prior to the event, all NS Portal Lifestyle members will also get a chance to participate in a ‘Predict the Winning Team’ contest on the ns.sg portal. Members can log in from 19th October to 20thNovember to guess the winners.

mobiHunt 2009 is open to all NSP Lifestyle members who can log in to www.ns.sg to register. Registration closes 30th September 2009.

Source : XPRNS Portal

Come on, join in the fun, folks !