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Canon Malaysia Launches Entry-Level Cameras – EOS M50, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, and Speedlite 470EX-AI

by Aiman MaulanaApril 10, 2018
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Canon Malaysia deepens its commitment to empower photography for everyone with the EOS M50, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, and the AI-based Speedlite 470EX-AI.

Canon Malaysia Launches Entry-Level Cameras and AI-based Speedlite

Canon Malaysia Launches Entry-Level Cameras - EOS M50, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, and Speedlite 470EZ-AI

Picture Taken with Canon 80D

At a launch event in KDU’s Glenmarie campus, Canon Malaysia has released a slew of new products catered to entry-level users that strikes a balance between performance and affordability. It is the mirrorless Canon EOS M50, DSLRs EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D, and an A.I. Speedlite 470EX-AI.

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera

Canon Malaysia Launches Entry-Level Cameras - EOS M50, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, and Speedlite 470EZ-AI

Picture Taken with Canon 80D

The Canon EOS M50 is their first 4K mirrorless camera. It’s powered by the DIGIC 8 image processor paired to a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor. With its improved Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus and 3-inch 1.04 million dot Vari-angle LCD touchscreen, it is something that vloggers will certainly love. In case you’re wondering, yes, it does have a microphone jack.

If you wanted to capture a scene in the frame while you’re recording a video, the 4K Image-Grab function will allow you to grab the frame and convert it into a high-res image. The Touch and Drag autofocus feature will allow you to switch the focus of your subject simply by dragging your finger on the LCD touchscreen.

Canon Malaysia Launches Entry-Level Cameras - EOS M50, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, and Speedlite 470EZ-AI

Picture Taken with Canon 80D

In an era where social media is the norm, many of us want to share the pictures and videos we take on our cameras but transferring to our smartphones can be a hassle. Well, they’ve made it easier for you as you can transfer images and videos from the Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera to your smartphone via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or NFC.

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Specifications

Dimensions116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7 mm
WeightBlack: 387g (351g body only)
White: 390g (354g body only)
Image Sensor24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
Imaging ProcessorDIGIC 8
ISO Speed100 – 25600 (expandable to 51200)
Continuous Shooting SpeedApprox. 10 FPS (One-Shot AF), 7.4 FPS (Servo AF)
Max Video Quality4K (25p)
AutofocusMax. 143/99 points (Switches automatically depending on lens)
ConnectivityWi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth
LCD3-inch, 1.04 million dots Vari-angle Touchscreen

The Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera will be available at all Canon Malaysia retailers, dealers, Canon Image Square stores, and the Canon official store on Lazada Malaysia. It will be retailing for:

  • Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless (Body Only) = RM2,799
  • EOS M50 + EF-M 15-45mm = RM3,199
  • EOS M50 + EF-M 15-45mm + EF-M 55-200mm = RM4,299

Canon EOS 1500D & EOS 3000D DSLR

Canon Malaysia Launches Entry-Level Cameras - EOS M50, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, and Speedlite 470EZ-AI

Picture Taken with Canon 80D

Canon Malaysia Launches Entry-Level Cameras - EOS M50, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, and Speedlite 470EZ-AI

Picture Taken with Canon 80D

Next up, we have the affordable entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D. Both cameras are powerd by the DIGIC 4+ image processor paired to a 24.1 MP and 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor respectively. The ISO can go from 100 to 6400 (expandable to 12800), and both are capable of full HD video recording.

Canon Malaysia Launches Entry-Level Cameras - EOS M50, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, and Speedlite 470EZ-AI

Picture Taken with Canon 80D

Canon Malaysia Launches Entry-Level Cameras - EOS M50, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, and Speedlite 470EZ-AI

Picture Taken with Canon 80D

To aid photography beginners in learning their craft, Canon has included a Features Guide on these DSLRs, which helps users improve on their techniques with hints, tips, and different Scene Modes including portrait, landscape, night, and food mode. It will also help them optimize their shooting settings accordingly.

Canon Malaysia Launches Entry-Level Cameras - EOS M50, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, and Speedlite 470EZ-AI

Picture Taken with Canon 80D

Just like the EOS M50 mirrorless camera, the EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D DSLRs have Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. Canon Malaysia highlighted that you can use a smartphone to remotely control the cameras via Live Remote Shooting using the Canon Camera Connect app.

Canon EOS 1500D DSLR Specifications

Dimensions129 x 101.3 x 77.6 mm
Weight427g (Body Only)
Image Sensor24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
Imaging ProcessorDIGIC 4+
ISO Speed100 – 6400 (expandable to 12800)
Continuous Shooting SpeedApprox. 3 FPS
Max Video QualityFull HD 30p / 25p / 24p
Autofocus9-point (All AF points supports f/5.6. Cross-type AF with center AF point)
ConnectivityWi-Fi, NFC
LCD3-inch, TFT (approx. 920,000 dots)

Canon EOS 3000D DSLR Specifications

Dimensions129 x 101.6 x 77.1 mm
Weight389g (Body Only)
Image Sensor18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
Imaging ProcessorDIGIC 4+
ISO Speed100 – 6400 (expandable to 12800)
Continuous Shooting SpeedApprox. 3 FPS
Max Video QualityFull HD 30p / 25p / 24p
Autofocus9-point (All AF points supports f/5.6. Cross-type AF with center AF point)
ConnectivityWi-Fi
LCD2.7-inch, TFT (approx. 920,000 dots)

The Canon EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D DSLRs will be available at all Canon Malaysia retailers, dealers, Canon Image Square stores, and the Canon official store on Lazada Malaysia. It will be retailing for:

  • Canon EOS 1500D DSLR + EFS 18-55 IS II = RM2,349
  • Canon EOS 3000D DSLR + EFS 18-55 DC III = RM1,799

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI

Canon Malaysia Launches Entry-Level Cameras - EOS M50, EOS 1500D, EOS 3000D, and Speedlite 470EZ-AI

Picture Taken with Canon 80D

What is arguably the most interesting thing Canon Malaysia had in store during today’s launch event, the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI is the first auto-intelligent flash in the world.

It uses auto-intelligent bounce technology, which means that the motors and sensors automates the adjusting, configuration, and tweaking of the conventional flash so it can provide users with the optimum angle and perfect light without you setting it yourself. It is meant more for beginners but even professionals can benefit from this.

The Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI comes in 2 modes; full-auto and semi-auto. Full-auto adjusts itself according to your surroundings and provides you with the illumination you need without thinking about it. The semi-auto mode is for intermediate and advanced users who wants to prioritize their control of light by changing the angle they want the flash to be, and the flash will remember it no matter how you hold it later on.

Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI Specifications

Guide Number (ISO100 in meters/ft)47/154
Zoom Range24 – 105mm
Flash Coverage Angle14mm to 105mm
Bounce FunctionAuto / Semi-Auto / Manual / Slave
Bounce Angle120 Degree Upward, 180 Degree Horizontal (Left and Right)
Wireless Flash FunctionOptical Transmission (Receiver)
Power Source4 X AA-size Alkaline / Ni-MH Batteries

The Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI will be available in Malaysia end May 2018. The retail price for it has not been announced. We’ll be reporting it on Pokde.net as soon as information becomes available.

Pokdepinion: I suddenly feel like replacing my Canon 80D with the EOS M50. I mean, it’s a bit of a downgrade but I definitely do want a smaller camera. Maybe I’ll go ask my boss if he could get me one.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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