New Products, March 22, 2017: Garmin fenix 5 series, Canon EOS 77D and more

Garmin fenix 5 series.
Garmin fenix 5 series.

Garmin fenix 5 series


From $899, available this month

If you want a GPS running watch that doubles as a dress watch, consider the Garmin fenix 5 series. It features a classic circular timepiece design and now comes in three sizes to cater to all users.

The fenix 5S is the smallest with a case diameter of 42mm, the fenix 5 has a 47mm case and the fenix 5X a 51mm one. All three models feature built-in GPS, all-day heart-rate monitoring and multi-sports tracking and are water resistant to a depth of 100m.

They can also display notifications when paired with a compatible smartphone. However, only the 5X has pre-loaded maps, and a larger 12GB built-in memory, compared with the 64MB of the other two models.

Canon EOS 77D


$1,849 (with EF-S 18-135mm kit lens)

The EOS 77D has Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF (autofocusing) technology that delivers, according to the Japanese imaging giant, a lightning-fast focus speed of 0.03sec in Live View mode.

Featuring a 24.2-megapixel APS-C image sensor and Digic 7 image processor, it can shoot at a speed of up to six frames per second and at up to an ISO setting of 25,600. In addition to its rotatable 3-inch touchscreen display, the 77D has a top LCD screen to display important settings like shutter speed, aperture, ISO and exposure levels.

Sony SF-G Series


$135 (32GB), $220 (64GB), $455 (128GB)

The new Sony SF-G Series is the world's fastest SD card, according to its maker. Its writing speed of up to 299MB per sec is nearly three times faster than the fastest cards out there.

This makes it suitable for photographers, who can use this SD card for longer continuous shooting of high-resolution images.

Asus ZenBeam E1



Need a projector on the go for your presentation? Check out the Asus ZenBeam E1.

Featuring a 150-lumen Eco-LED light source with a 30,000hr-rated lifespan, this palm-sized projector is able to project bright and clear images at a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, and at up to 120 inches diagonally from a distance of only 3.7m. The E1 is compatible with most devices via an HDMI connection.

It has a built-in 6,000mAh rechargeable battery for up to 5hr of projection time, and doubles as a power bank to charge your smartphone.

Casio Exilim EX-FR100L



Designed specially for women, the Casio Exilim EX-FR100L is an enhanced version of the original FR100 with a clever feature - it can capture images that make your legs look slender and longer.

However, it is still the same camera as its predecessor, with an LCD remote module and a camera module. So, you can remotely control the camera using the LCD remote module as a viewfinder. Other than the Long Legs shooting mode, the FR100L has the usual Make-up mode to make your face look smooth and bright.

The FR-100L is available in two new colours - white and pink.

Ztylus Revolver Lens Camera Kit for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus



This is no ordinary case for your Apple iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. The new Ztylus Revolver Lens Camera Kit is a case and lens system.

Its brass-accent case allows the new RV-3 Revolver Lens attachment to be attached to it. This circular lens attachment has three lenses - fisheye, wide-angle/macro and circular polariser - that you rotate and flip out to use with the iPhone's rear camera.

It also comes with an integrated metal kickstand that props the iPhone up ina landscape viewing orientation when you are not using the lens attachment.

Compiled by Trevor Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2017, with the headline 'New Products'. Print Edition | Subscribe