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SITEX 2012 - Cameras, Printers, Monitors & Storage Buying Guide

By Team HardwareZone - 24 Nov 2012

Cameras - Canon

Cameras, Printers, Monitors, Storage Buying Guide

With Christmas just around the corner, what better to hunt for all your tech gadgets than at SITEX 2012? Happening from 22 to 25 November, 11am to 9pm, at the Singapore Expo, Halls 4B to 6, and featuring over 200 exhibitors and more than 500 brands, SITEX 2012 is the ideal place to hunt for all your tech bargains this Christmas season. As usual (and fortunately), admission is free!

Buying Guide Index



Sitex 2012 Shopping Resources

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Memories may be priceless, but cameras sure aren't. That's what shows like SITEX are for - to give you a better price on the gadgets that capture your precious memories - and HardwareZone - to give you some advice on what's hot and what's not. Here are some contenders to replace the phone camera in your life.


Canon (Hall 4B, Booth 4B01)



Canon EOS M

Canon's first mirrorless camera brings a lot of advantages - superb DSLR-quality images, a beautiful, solid body and a responsive touch-screen. Canon DSLR users can mount their existing EF and EF-S lenses using the optional EF-EOS M mount adapter. But the camera's auto-focus is sluggish, the battery life is low and the external flash only comes with the most expensive kit. While some might like it, we wouldn't recommend it for the general user.

  • Sitex Price: $1149 (with 18-55mm lens, body available in black or red), $1219 (with 22mm lens and EOS M adapter, body available in black only), $1349 (with 18-55mm, 22mm lenses, and 90EX flashlight, body available in black only)
  • Usual Price: As above
  • Promotion: Free 2 x 16GB SD cards, EOS jacket set, EOS mini sling bag, EF lens video CD, SZ-02 tripod, cleaning kit and mystery gift
  • Online Warranty Promotion: Free LP E12 battery
  • More Information: HWZ review


Canon EOS 650D

Looking for an entry-level DSLR? The Canon 650D is an all-round capable entry-level DSLR, and the first DSLR in the world to come with a touch-screen. Even though the 650D comes with a hybrid AF that combines the auto-focus technologies of DSLR and digital compact cameras, the experience of shooting in live view still leaves something to be desired, so don't expect to use the monitor to shoot like you would with a mirrorless or compact camera. But when used like a traditional DSLR performance is punchy and the images turn out well. 

  • Sitex Price: $999 (body only), $1149 (body with 18-55mm lens), $1549 (body with 18-135mm lens)
  • Usual Price: $1049 (body only), $1199 (body with 18-55mm lens), $1599 (body with 18-135mm lens)
  • Promotion: Free 2 x 16GB SD cards, LowePro bag, EF lens workbook, STBG camera strap, dry cabinet, SZ-02 tripod, cleaning kit
  • Purchase with purchase: EF S10-22 USM lens $1079 (Usual Price: $1349), EF S55-250 IS II lens $249 (Usual Price: $499)
  • Online Warranty Promotion: Speedlite 270EX, $100 shopping voucher with PWP of EF S10-22mm lens.


Canon IXUS 500 HS

The diminutive IXUS 500 HS comes with a 12x optical zoom, 10MP sensor, 28mm wide-angle lens and 3" LCD display. The IXUS 510 HS is $50 more at the show at $449 (U.P. $499), and is nearly identical except for its 3.2" touchscreen. Unlike the majority of digital compacts today, the two cameras record to microSD cards, so grab the free card Canon is offering.

  • Sitex Price: $399
  • Usual Price: $449
  • Promotion: Free 2x MicroSD 8GB, case, 4GB flash-drive, LCD protector
  • Purchase with Purchase: SELPHY CP900 photo printer $149 (Usual Price: $199)
  • Online Warranty Promotion: Free PowerShot A810 


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