SocialSync: Chilling Out with Canon

What if you're given an opportunity to chill with Canon? I bet you're gonna be just like me, say yes. Seriously, why not? I get to play around test the new cutting-edges cameras with latest technology by Canon, take an awesome selfie with the Venetian harlequins and mime acts, and also learn more about scrapbooking - that's the whole load fun of the event where I certainly not going to be alone, but socializing around with people with the same minds like me! :p

Canon Malaysia held a social event called "SocialSync: Chilling Out with Canon" which I thought it was very interesting that allowed members of the media enjoyed a fun and relaxing experiential hands-on journey with some of Canon's latest cameras and connectivity services. Canon's PowerShot G1 X Mark II, PowerShot N100, Selphy CP910 Compact Photo Printer and Canon Image Gateway were the star highlights of the chill-out event!

At the PowerShot G1 X Mark II display area, the media tested the digital compact camera's advanced features by recording videos or capturing stills of their favorite Venetian harlequin and mime artist who were there to add to the 'colorful' ambience of the event. I am in love with this camera! You'll get a DSLR-like quality pictures of the entertainers in action with excellent Bokeh function, even in low light conditions. This is one of the features that professionals and tech-savvy users will certainly appreciate. 

Moving to the second display area, member enjoyed and had fun striking up quirky and creative poses with the PowerShot N100's Dual Capture feature and also personalized their shots with the camera's Creative Filters! Tapping on its Wi-Fi connectivity, they were then able to send their photographs directly from the camera to the Selphy CP910 compact photo printer. Another key feature, the Story Highlight function, left many media in awe as the camera's unique function enables an album to be generated from the images in the camera at just the press of a button. This is WOW indeed!

Once the media had enough fun of posing or selfies-taking, they can then move over to the Selphy CP910 Compact Photo Printer area to enjoy their first-hand experience of a convenient and hassle-free platform to print directly from a Canon camera with Wi-Fi connection. Doubling up as a mobile access point, users can also print straight from their smartphones and tablets, can I give double Wow for this!?

Of course, the member of the media also visited our humble booth of our scrapbooking demonstration and samples done by Tammy! Yeap, images that printed out from the Selphy CP910 can be turned into a personalized scrapbook and mind you, you would be amazed by the quality of the images and how they won't fade or turn yellow in the future. 

Central to the chill-out activity was the theme of connectivity which was expressed through the demonstration of Canon's latest service, Canon iMage Gateway (CiG), a free online photo and video-sharing service available to all Canon users across South East Asia including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Commenting on the distinctive features of CiG, Mr Donny Ling, Director of Imaging Communication Products Division of Canon said, “CiG is ideal for Canon camera users who are constantly on-the-go, be they travellers or media photographers. With CiG, it doesn’t matter where they are. With a Wi-Fi connection, they can share their quality pictures instantaneously with anyone they choose, without the need of any smart device or computer. This is what makes CiG so exciting! It is designed to promote a more in-sync photo-culture among Malaysians, allowing them to share in the happenings of each other’s lives.” 

The media also had the opportunity to have a trial of other innovative Canon products launched in the first half of 2014 such as the latest EOS 1200D, EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and EF-S10-18mm IS STM lenses; Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II flash; and the latest PowerShot and IXUS models. With Canon’ meets the needs of every type of user – from professionals and seasoned photographers, to the most casual of users – in promoting interaction and enhancing connectivity between friends and family. The event culminated with a Lucky Draw of three prizes - one unit each of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II, PowerShot N100 and Selphy CP910.

All in all, ‘SocialSync: Chilling Out With Canon’ proved to be an event with a difference that left the media excited about the latest developments with Canon’s product range, the interactive product features and connectivity services. It was well summed up by Canon’s President and CEO, Mr Wataru Nishioka who urged the media to discover the excitement of photography with Canon. “See through our lens and capture those moments that will give you endless hours of appreciation and satisfaction. See how rich a photograph you can get with our cameras even in difficult lighting conditions. Share them on Canon iMage Gateway. Print them out,” he said.

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