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Canon brings four premium compact cameras to Malaysia


Canon, the leader in DSLR and compact cameras is bringing its new crop of premium compact cameras to Malaysia. The Canon G9X Mark II, Canon PowerShot SX430 IS, Canon IXUS 190 and Canon IXUS 185 are lightweight, compact and packed with features that deliver high quality images.

Canon PowerShot G9X Mark II gets DIGIC 7 upgrade

The PowerShot G9X Mark II packs a 20.1MP 1-inch CMOS-type sensor.

The new generation DIGIC 7 image processor delivers high precision tracking performance, and also allows for touch detection of subjects. It can automatically detect and track the face of a designated person. Likewise, animals and even objects that are no highly discernible in low colour-saturation background.

Additionally, the processor enables continuous shooting of 8.1fps possible. Also, the 3x large aperture zoom lens (28-84mm, 25mm equivalent) assures high image clarity, even in low-light conditions.

The DIGIC 7 also maintains excellent resolution and image clarity at high ISO. Edge noise at 1600 is suppressed to ISO 800 levels.

Also, dual-sensing image stabilisation provides 3.5 stops of image stabilisation when shooting still images, and reduces camera shake effectively when shooting in low-light or at night.

The newly developed dual-sensing stabilisation uses a gyro sensor to detect physical vibration, and a new algorithm that uses information from the image sensor to compensate for image blur.

For the first time ever, Bluetooth LE technology is introduced to the PowerShot G Series line in the Canon PowerShot G9X Mark II.

This enables seamless and automatic Wi-Fi connection between camera and mobile devices. Additionally, it allows for the use of mobile phones as a remote control or playback of images.

The PowerShot G9X Mark II can be charged up via micro-USB cable.

Canon PowerShot SX430 IS
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Canon PowerShot G9X Mark II

DIGIC 4+ compact trio

The Canon PowerShot SX430 IS, Canon IXUS 90 and Canon IXUS 185 share some common underpinning. The 1 2/3-inch 20MP CCD mage sensor and DIGIC 4+ image processor.

The PowerShot SX430 IS zooms up to 45x optical zoom, or 90x with ZoomPlus; the IXUS 190 has 10x zoom (20x with ZoomPlus); and the IXUS 185 offers 8x zoom (16x with ZoomPlus).

Canon IXUS 190
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Canon IXUS 190
Canon IXUS 185
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Canon IXUS 185

The IS moniker, familiar in Canon’s DSLR lens range, is exactly what you’re expecting – image stabilisation, especially for those long zooms. This is available on the PowerShot SX430 IS and IXUS 190.

The PowerShot SX430 IS and IXUS 90 also comes with Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities.

Pricing and availability

  • Canon Digital IXUS 185 (available in Black and Red)
    Bundle: 16GB SD Card + Generic Case
    RRP: MYR419.00
  • Canon Digital IXUS 190 (available in Black and Blue) – only available for purchase on Canon Official Store on Lazada Online
    Bundle: 16GB SD Card + Generic Case
    RRP: MYR669.00
  • Canon Powershot SX430 IS (only available in Black)
    Bundle: 16GB SD Card
    RRP: MYR1,059.00
  • Canon Powershot G9X Mark II (available in Black and Silver)
    Bundle: 16GB SD Card
    RRP: MYR2,059.00

Except for the Digital IXUS 190, all new compact cameras are available at all Canon Image Square and authorized dealers nationwide.

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