Canon announced new PIXMA printers

Canon recently launched 4 new PIXMA printers to their line up, 3 of them photo all-in-one and 1 office all-in-one. Looking at their technical specifications and form size, they are ideal for home/small office usage. Not only do the new printers look stylish, they have innovative features such as the Message in Print app that allows personalised messages to be sent across to the recipients.

The new Canon PIXMA printers use a new 6-ink system and this would greatly enhance the final photograph prints that are produced by them. The 4 new Canon PIXMA printers are PIXMA TS9170, TS8170, TS5170 and TR8570. With new innovative features, it makes easier for us to print and also share our favourite moments on photography prints, as well as on internet/social through the app.

Let me share more information and details on the new Canon PIXMA printers PIXMA TS9170, TS8170, TS5170 and TR8570 from the press release below:

“Canon’s new line of PIXMA printers complements life’s best moments through its ability to preserve and share memories on-the-go, with double the dynamism”, said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. Designed in a compact form to blend seamlessly into home offices or even parties, the stylish printers are superb for daily printing needs with the new Photo Blue ink in its six-colour ink system that guarantees vibrant and stunning prints.”

Changing The Way Memories are Captured in Print

Imagine a heartwarming birthday greeting that carries voices and sounds from an actual celebration, or a photo postcard of a concert that emits the very tunes being played at the performance. The new Message in Print app[1] makes all these possible. Allowing for personalised messages with animations or links to web videos to be embedded in any photo[2], the meaningful surprise can be delivered simply through viewing the photo via the Message in Print app.

Canon PIXMA TS9170

True Colour Fidelity with Photo Blue for Beautiful Photos

Canon’s new 6-ink system delivers breathtaking colour reproduction with an expanded colour gamut. With the new Photo Blue ink in the 6-ink systems for the PIXMA TS9170 and TS8170, photos graininess are minimised to reveal finer details. With ink cartridges available in standard and XL capacities, small businesses can enjoy lower costs of print using XL cartridge on the PIXMA TR8570 Office All-In-One printer.

Canon PIXMA TS8170

Seamless, Low Energy Connectivity[3]

With wireless connectivity, users can print and scan photos and documents directly from a mobile device, to deliver the convenience of printing on-the-go.

With Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, users can always stay connected to PIXMA printers via the Canon Print Inkjet/SELPHY app. Besides enjoying the convenience of printing anytime, anywhere, they can enjoy easy wireless printer setup, and receive status alerts such as low-ink notifications or when there is no paper in the tray, simply by being within Bluetooth discoverable range of the printer.

Canon PIMXA TS5170

User-Intuitive Functions Packed into a Sleek Form

Equipped with a large 5” touch-screen display mounted on a tilt panel, users can enjoy a variety of creative filters to achieve special effects like monochrome and sepia in their prints, when printing from memory cards on the PIXMA TS9170.

Similarly, the PIXMA TS8170 and TR8570 feature an adjustable tilt panel that houses the 4.3” touch-screen LCD, making it perfect for consumers who want a versatile printer without needing to compromise on speed and productivity.

As a space-saving all-rounder, the PIXMA TS5170 features a 2.5” LCD on an adjustable tilt panel, which makes it easy to operate and view menu options.

Canon PIXMA TR8570

Maximising Work Productivity

With the ability to load paper in two directions (rear tray and cassette tray), users can switch easily between two different paper types, such as plain paper and glossy photo paper. Those that do need to print a large number of documents can even fill both trays with A4 plain paper for a combined paper capacity of up to 200 sheets.[1]

The automatic duplex printing[2] function enables both time and cost savings through eliminating the need to manually reverse a previously printed stack. Additionally, the PIXMA TR8570 also features a time-saving Automatic Document Feeder that can load up to 20-sheets of documents for scanning or copying.

The Document Removal Reminder function is yet another useful feature for ensuring document security. When a document is left on the scanner glass after a scan or copy, a notification on the LCD panel and an audio alert prompts the user to remove their original document left on the scanner platen. The ID Card Copying function allows double-sided ID cards to be scanned onto a single printout, while retaining the original card size.

Pricing and Availability

The PIXMA TS9170, TS8170, TS5170 and TR8570 will be available from 25 September 2017 at the following recommended retail price.

Model Colour Recommended Retail Price
PIXMA TS9170 Champagne Gold $329
PIXMA TS8170 Black, Red, White $299
PIXMA TS5170 Black $189
PIXMA TR8570 Black $289

[1] Applicable to TS9170, TS8170, TS5170 and TR8570.

[2] Duplex printing must be selected under printing preferences. Does not require manual reinsertion of pages to print on the second side.

[1] Message in Print app is free for download on the Apple App Store (available from November 2017), and is supported only for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

[2] Photos have to be printed by a Canon printer and processed by Canon’s Message in Print app.

[3] Requires Canon Print INKJET/Selphy app download. For printer compatibility and system requirements, see

* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

Canon @ IT Show 2017

IT Show 2017 is now taking at Suntec Singapore, they started on 16th March and would end on 19th March! If you are planning to do some photography shopping, head down there and check out Canon’s range of camera products and accessories at IT Show 2017!

I have reviewed a number of Canon products over the years, you can find my review articles on my photography and travel interest site !

Let me share with you the brochures from Canon for IT Show 2017! There is something for everybody!

Happy shopping with Canon @ IT Show 2017!

*Information and brochures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations*

Canon at COMEX 2016

COMEX 2016 is currently taking place at Suntec Singapore from 8th to 11th September 2016. Canon is participating at COMEX 2016 and if you are looking to get a new camera, let me share with you more information on the Canon deals and promotions at COMEX 2016!

If you are looking for Canon DSLRs


If you are planning to get a Canon compact camera


If you are looking for a Canon printer

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There are also Canon consumable products there too –

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Share the deals and promotions by Canon at COMEX 2016 with your family and friends! Happy weekend shopping at COMEX 2016!

* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

Canon launched first HD laser projector LX-MU800Z

Canon launched their first HD laser projector, the LX-MU800Z. This new projector would interest institutions, organisations and businesses that requires projectors to be part of their equipment setup.

Let me share with you more information of the Canon LX-MU800Z from the press release information below –

Canon announced the launch of the LX-MU800Z, the company’s first single-chip DLP projector with a Laser Phosphor Light Source that delivers a maximum brightness of 8,000 lumens, for up to 20,000 hours. The projector possesses native WUXGA, with a display resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 and dynamic contrast ratio of up to 10,500:1. The LX-MU800Z’s combination of a long-life laser light source, sealed filter-free system, seven interchangeable lens options, and a wide array of advanced features makes it ideal for a range of applications where excellent image quality and low maintenance are essential.


“The introduction of Canon’s first laser projector strengthens our interchangeable lens series to meet the demands of a diverse market. The LX MU800Z laser DLP projector is able to sustain extended periods of continuous projection with its long-lasting laser source and no-filter system. Coupled with its advanced adjustment and rotation features, users can project onto a wide range of screen surfaces and also obtain a 360-degree orientation on the vertical axis, making it the ideal projector for digital signage, auditoriums and art exhibitions.” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore.

Flexible installation and ease of use

With the ability to rotate 360 degrees at all angles on the vertical axis, the versatile LX-MU800Z is also capable of projecting in portrait applications[1]. With seven interchangeable lens options for the LX-MU800Z, the lens can be quickly installed and removed allowing users to easily switch around the options.


For enhanced installations, the LX-MU800Z also offers motorised lens shift that enables users to adjust the vertical and horizontal positioning of the projected image, and motorised zoom and focus, using the included remote. The projector’s lens memory function can also store up to eight different custom lens positions, which includes lens shift, zoom and focal length for added convenience. With the range of advanced geometric and professional imaging adjustments, the projector can be used to accommodate custom installations.

High image quality at low maintenance cost

The LX-MU800Z features an expanded colour gamut that covers RGB, enabling beautiful colour expression. Precise brightness settings can also be easily achieved according to specific requirements. In addition, there is no need for filter replacement with the projector’s sealed system. Coupled with its long lifetime of 20,000 hours, total cost of ownership for users is also greatly reduced.

Operating on a laser light source reduces the need for the projector to power up / shutdown, as the need to warm up or cool down the lamp is eliminated. This enables the LX-MU800Z to support continuous projection. 

Versatile connectivity and enhanced network management

The versatile LX-MU800Z projector is extremely adaptable for multiple built-in terminals including 3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI-D, and a built-in HDBaseT™ receiver[2]. This allows uncompressed HD video, audio, and control signals to be transmitted over a single LAN cable with a maximum distance up to 100 meters.


The LX-MU800Z is compatible with Crestron, AMX, and Extron devices enabling control and the monitoring of multiple projectors on a network. It also supports PJLink™, ideal for observing lamp hours, usage and more.


The LX-MU800Z is now available at all Canon authorised dealers.

Product specifications


Dimensions:                 Approximately 500mm (W) x 216mm (H) x 594mm (D)

Weight:                        Approximately 28kg

Brightness:                   8,000 lumens

Resolution:                  1,920 x 1,200 (WUXGA)

Contrast ratio:             1050:1 / 10500:1 (Dynamic Black Off/On)

HDMI:                          Yes

HDBaseT:                    Yes

[1] Using the projector in the following situations may reduce the lifetime of optical parts: (1) When the lens faces downward during projection, (2) When the air intake vent of the projector faces downward during portrait projection.

[2] The combination of a TX (transmitter) and RX (receiver) is required in order to create an HDBaseT system. Since the RX (receiver) is built into this model, and the TX (transmitter) is sold separately by another manufacturer – functionality cannot be guaranteed. Please check compatibility before use.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

Reflection: Overseas media trip, Networking, Building Win-Win

A week ago, on the 18th May 2016, I embarked on a morning flight to Shanghai. This was start of a very amazing week, adding on to another achievement, a new milestone for me, I climbed one more step up, slowly lifting myself more and away from the rock bottom pit that I reached during the first quarter of 2016.

I was in Shanghai for Canon Expo 2016 Shanghai, my maiden overseas media trip! The Canon Expo 2016 Shanghai was a huge eye opener for me, during this trip, I learned a lot more about Canon, its various business groups and their future plans ahead. I would share more about Canon Expo 2016 Shanghai and a few Canon products that caught my attention in the upcoming posts on my photoblog. Besides learning and understanding more about Canon’s products, I met and networked with different people from Canon and media industry professionals from the Southeast Asia/South Asia region.

It was a great honour for me to be invited for this overseas media trip to Canon Expo 2016 Shanghai, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart to my friends who made this trip possible, for this golden and wonderful opportunity to attend Canon Expo!

Upon returning from Shanghai, I attended a networking event, on coffee and nuts, organised by Australian Alumni Singapore (AAS), met and made new friends from other Australian universities, caught up with old friends that I knew from my involvement in helping out at AAS in their events and activities. There was a period when I kind of slowed down/stopped in helping out AAS events and activities. During the coffee and nuts networking event, there was a good feeling again with this group of new and old friends from the AAS community.

My alma mater, The University of Queensland Association of Singapore (UQAAS) has a “Friends of UQ”, welcoming friends from other alumni associations to our events. When I recently joined a small group Macquarie University alumni gathering, I also became a Friend of Macquarie University! A nice and friendly bunch of friends, I knew some of my Macquarie University friends from AAS events and activities a few years back.

Slowly and surely, things are gradually falling into place. Although my jigsaw puzzle map still has quite a long way to go, the map is reaching there bit by bit, part by part. It may not mean an exponential revenue increase at all, however, the intangible benefits are appearing as signs, omens, friendships, encouragements, projects, partnerships.

This is the Win-Win that I always advocate and strive for, I would like to grow this further, help each other, to grow and expand our business, networks and friendships together. These are the people that I want/you want to work together with, not those people who do not believe in you and/or look down on you.

Things are not rosy, things are not easy. The economic situations in Singapore and around the world are still a question mark. In lieu of the economic climate and situation, this would be a great opportunity to grow from something small to decent size businesses.

For this kind of my normal routine post, it also happens to be my 800th personal blog post, a mini milestone post that coincides nicely and perfectly with this article.

Canon @ IT Show 2016

Canon is participating at IT Show 2016, happening now at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from 10th to 13th March Levels 3,4 and 6. If you are planning to look for DSLRs, mirror-less cameras, compact cameras, printers for home or office use, head on down to IT Show 2016 and check out Canon’s diverse range of products!

Here are Canon IT Show 2016 brochures for your reference! Have a fun weekend shopping for Canon’s camera and printing products at IT Show 2016!

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*Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations*

Canon at IT Show 2015

It’s the weekend and The IT Show 2015 is back in Singapore, happening now at Suntec City Convention Centre from 19th to 22nd March 2015. If you are looking for DSLRs, compact cameras and printers. Look no further, let me share with you the great deals from Canon at IT Show 2015!

Here are the great deals from Canon! Check them out and come on down to IT Show 2015 and buy them!

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Have a great weekend fun and happy shopping with Canon at IT Show 2015!

* Pictures Courtesy of Canon Singapore *

My Hokkaido Travel Photography Innermost Thoughts

An article that I planned to write before my Hokkaido travel photography trip, somehow, my busy workload and preparation for the Hokkaido travel photography trip stalled me writing up my article. It was kind of a good delay because I was having more thoughts, emotions and feelings after I came back from the beautiful and gorgeous travel photography trip in Hokkaido.

First and foremost, when I knew about this opportunity a few months back, I was very excited and honoured by the nomination and opportunity to visit Hokkaido for a travel photography adventure – Photographers Invitation Program, a familiarisation trip to the Central / Eastern Hokkaido. Before I continue further, I must thank the people/organisations from the bottom of my heart that has nominated me for this Photographers Invitation Program. At times, I do get a loss of words on how to thank people!

While there was excitement and euphoria building up, there was a bit of stress too. The nomination had to be vetted and approved by relevant authorities before we were officially into the Photographers Invitation Program for the familiarisation trip to the Central / Eastern Hokkaido. During this period, I was so busy with overseas work travel for 17 days in the month of October and I just prepared the necessary paperwork as much as I could.

I personally placed extra stress on myself when it comes to photography, the expectations that I expect from myself, the standards that I HAVE to deliver, that I WANT to deliver and I MUST deliver. I have a duty to answer not just to myself and my photography, it’s also to the organisations/people who trusted me, nominated me and selected me for the Photographers Invitation Program to Hokkaido.

Add in the elements of excitement, happiness and euphoria into this stress element, it became a potent mix to my advantage. Upon arriving in Hokkaido and when I started photographing away, it was one of the most beautiful travel photography adventures that I had. Hokkaido is so beautiful and gorgeous! Hokkaido is a great destination for photography, all 4 seasons. That’s always something to photograph!

In Hokkaido, we met Japanese professional photographers who brought us around, showing us locations that they visit. As a photographer myself, I truly appreciate this! The Japanese professional photographers are truly masters in their respective photography fields; their humility and willingness to share are priceless. The Sensei is the best examples of how I must learn and model upon, they are the Masters in photography. It was very humbling experience and a great honour to meet the Sensei and they are the ones that I must learn from on how to achieve and become a Sensei myself to my friends/followers/disciples under my small photography mentorship.

This great band of photographers, a total of 5 of us, that I went with, they were absolutely great folks, fun and spontaneous. Every one of us had own unique strengths, ideas, views and compositions that allowed us to bring the best out of Central / Eastern Hokkaido. We had lots of fun and many group photographs, also a number of me the photographer in action by fellow photographers. It’s not often that I get photographed in action (can be rare to catch me in action!). I will share my fellow photographers links and stories once they are up! There were lots of sharing and helping each other!

I am currently in the process of curating my travel photographs before uploading them and writing up my travel articles. Tentatively, they should be up in the next 2-3 weeks at the following sites for my Hokkaido Travel articles for my Hokkaido Travel Photographs

I think I need to start making travel photography plans to photograph all four seasons in Hokkaido!

Last but not least, once again, I must say a Big THANK YOU to the people/organisations who nominated me and the authorities that selected me for the Photographers Invitation Program to Central / Eastern Hokkaido. Oh yes, I must also not forget to thank the organization/friends who loaned me camera equipment for this trip!

For those who faithfully read till the last line here, THANK YOU too!

 Domo arigatogozaimashita

Canon Father’s Day Gift Guide 2014

Father’s Day 2014 is on 15th June and if you are planning to get something for your Father’s Day gift, I would like to share with you Father’s Day 2014 Gift Guide from Canon!

For the DAD of Style and Substance

CANON PowerShot G1 X Mark II (RRP: $1,099, Optional Accessories: Electronic Viewfinder ($379), Custom Grip ($59), Underwater case ($399))

The PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the embodiment of style meets substance, delivering excellent image quality in a compact framed camera.

Known as the most premium of compact cameras, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a high-performance, power-packed 12.8 megapixel camera that comes with the specially-developed large 1.5” type CMOS sensor and the latest DIGIC 6 image processor. A nifty feature of this camera is that the built-in lens comes with dual rotating rings, allowing for full-time manual focus. In addition, the camera is capable of capturing Full High Definition (HD) video so that no little detail will be missed out. Finally, it comes equipped with a host of special features such as the Hybrid Auto mode, a whole range of creative filters, and is Wi-Fi and Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled! Now your dad won’t just take great photographs, but he will look great while doing it too!

If you are keen to purchase the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II, here’s my review of the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II that was done recently!


For the Aspiring Indiana Jones DAD

CANON PowerShot D30 (RRP: $399)

Scaling mountains, exploring ruins or taking nose-dives off a cliff into the ocean – if this describes anything like what your dad does on his holiday itinerary, there’s no better choice than this camera to document his adventures.

The PowerShot D30 is the world’s deepest underwater camera, and is able to handle deep plunges to a depth of up to a whopping 25 metres without any underwater housing or protective casing. Accidental knocks or drops? No sweat. The PowerShot D30 can withstand drops of up to 2 metres, which means it will even survive a drop from head level. The New Sunlight mode allows for easy viewing of the 3-inch LCD monitor even against the sun, so there won’t be a need to cup the screen or to strain your eyes to view the screen. Finally, the 32-scene Smart Auto mode automatically detects scenes and applies the appropriate algorithms and/or subject-tracking to produce true-to-the-eye colours in the photos. To top it off, you can even geotag the location of where your photos were taken via the in-built GPS function, down to the altitude and latitude!


For the Power-packed DAD

EOS 70D (RRP: $1,499 (Body), $1,699 (Kit I), $2,049 (Kit II), $2,149 (Kit III))

Show your dad how amazing he is by giving him a camera that complements his accolades and achievements. The EOS 70D comes jam-packed with numerous bells and whistles, empowering your dad to capture nothing short of the most beautiful moment whether by photographs or by video.

For starters, the EOS 70D features the revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS technology to enable faster, smoother and more consistent auto-focus. It delivers brilliant 20.3 megapixel images and is capable of delivering high quality full-HD video. Additionally, it possesses the Movie Servo AF, enabling the user to keep moving subjects in focus even with changing distances from the camera. To top it off, the EOS 70D is Wi-Fi-enabled, allowing your dad to share images and videos easily and directly onto social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

If you are keen to purchase the Canon EOS 70D, here’s my review of the Canon EOS 70D!


For the Documentary-buff DAD

LEGRIA Mini X (RRP: $569)

If your dad loves capturing precious family moments on video, empower him with the LEGRIA Mini X. The LEGRIA Mini is a lightweight and compact camcorder, which means it can be conveniently slipped into the pocket and carried around effortlessly for shooting on-the-go.

The LEGRIA Mini X comes with a built in stand, effectively allowing for hands-free shooting and shooting from various creative angles. Equipped with wide angle lens and full-HD recording capabilities, you can be sure that the finest of details and the subtlest of facial expressions will never be missed.


For the DAD of Fine Details

CANON PIXMA iP8770 (RRP: $569)

If your dad enjoys fine details apart from the finer things in life, grant him the power to print and enjoy unparalleled, refined images with the PIXMA iP8770.

The PIXMA iP8770 is a modestly-priced printer that delivers on professional quality, be it monochrome or in colour. This is made possible with the innovative, additional gray ink cartridge incorporated into the individual ink cartridge system, resulting in stunning shades of grey and reduced graininess in images. The PIXMA iP8770 also comes equipped with built-in wireless connectivity and cloud printing support, enabling your dad to print from any spot in the house, or even while away from home.


Digital Cameras, DSLR, photo printers and cam recorder make great and ideal Father’s Day Gifts! Do check them out and buy them for your Father for Father’s Day 2014! Happy Shopping!

* Information and Pictures Courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

Featured on Canon EOS World Singapore

A personal journey that started off when I was a young kid during my primary school days, all in the name of fun and play. As I started upon my journey till today, I can imagine how much it had changed and impacted me over all these years (and still counting). A photography adventure that surpassed my imagination and expectations, definitely lots of sweat, tears, pride, joy and happiness. Made many new friends from both local and international arenas through the love of the art – Photography.

From a humble beginning by making spoilt my Dad’s SLR camera, to my current (almost quiet professional) setup of Canon DSLR and lenses, it had been an adventure that I never regretted that I started upon on Day One. As I slowly learned from my experiences and mistakes over the years of active photography adventure, photojournalism opened up a new realm for me, away from the hustle and bustle, the stress and pressure of the current hectic cut throat society. Exploring, documenting, writing, photographing and sharing, making a difference and paying it forward with my own personal photojournalism adventures. Moving beyond the travel and tourism genres, the areas of photography that I originally started off in (I have to thank National Geographic Magazine for the huge influence).

The adventure took a greater leap when I started to mentor and share my experiences, a skill that dawned upon me that for me to improve my photography (and any other skills in work or life), is to be to mentor, teach, share and impart my skills and knowledge that I currently possess to my friends, followers and disciples/students/juniors. In recent years, I embarked on this new photography journey that helps me to improve my photography skills and knowledge to the next level. This also enlightened me that learning is always and definitely life long and ongoing and there is always something new to learn in photography!

Unlocking small achievements in my photography journey in recent years, sometimes words just can’t describe, maybe through my photographs and stories that I produced. When I was invited to be featured in Canon EOS World Singapore for Photojournalism in March, it was a great honour and a  very humbling experience for me. This is definitely not the highest peak, this will spur me on to go for my next peak, even higher!

Here I am, featured on Canon EOS World Singapore – Member Spotlight! I would love to network, share and learn from fellow photographers, do drop me a note and connect with me over my photography sites!

Photography website – Aspiring Photojournalist! 

Facebook Page – TanGengHui Photography

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Flickr –

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I would like to say a Big THANK YOU to all my family members, close friends, alumnus, photographers, supporters and followers for everything that they do to help in my photography, no matter how big or small. There is a group of senior photographers who mentored and shared lots of small tips/things in photography with me that shaped my photography today! Thank You for walking with my in my photojournalism journeys with me, through my eyes, heart, soul, words and photographs that I shared with everyone of you!

Now to strive for my next peak in my photojournalism journey, will you continue to walk with me?

You’ll Never Walk Alone