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Canon launches the most intuitive touch-screen DSLR

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Canon, a world leader in digital imaging, announces the launch of EOS 700D, the most intuitive Vari-angle touch screen interface on the market. Driven by an 18-megapixel CMOS Sensor and powerful DIGIC 5 imaging processor, the new EOS 700D offers an incredible host of features for the ultimate imaging experience including enhancements in EOS Movie performance for a superior movie-making experience, and Creative Filters can now be previewed in real-time using the Vari-angle LCD monitor.

A focus on superior image quality
The EOS 700D achieves its class-leading image quality with advanced technologies like Canon’s DIGIC 5 image processor and a low-noise, high-resolution 18-megapixel APS-C-size CMOS sensor. The combination of these two components allow for extremely detailed images with wide dynamic range and rich tonal gradation.

The EOS 700D delivers speed on various levels. It has a wide range of ISO speeds, ranging from 100 to 12800 (expandable to 25600) lending versatility for capturing fast-moving subjects even in low-light situations. The sensitivity of the CMOS sensor working in tandem with the DIGIC 5 processor also grants the EOS 700D swiftness when it comes to continuous burst shooting. It can continuously snap photos at speeds of up to 5 frames per second (fps), which makes it an ideal camera to capture sports and action shots without missing that defining moment. The minimal black-out time between snaps also allow the user to keep track of the subject to keep it ideally framed. Plus an advanced 9-point all cross-type Auto-Focus (AF) system, so no time is wasted on focusing.

The Multi Shot Noise Reduction feature allow users to take four consecutive shots which the camera will automatically merge and align to compensate for noise while improving detail and definition. Night photography is also more convenient with the Handheld Night Scene mode that facilitates capturing shots in low-light without the need of a tripod. This is achieved by capturing four shots consecutively at a fast shutter speed, then automatically merging them to form one pristine image. The EOS 700D also offers HDR Backlight Control, where it shoots three images at different exposures to form one perfectly exposed image, preserving details from both bright and dark areas.

The superior Auto-Focus (AF) capability of the EOS 700D is another clear indicator of its agility. The viewfinder uses a powerful 9-point all cross-type AF system, and the EOS 700D is one of only two cameras in this class to benefit from such a system (the other being the EOS 650D). When using its Live View mode, the EOS 700D makes use of the Hybrid CMOS AF system for incredibly fast focusing and tracking. This system uses the extremely nimble Phase detection AF to track subjects in the middle of the frame, allowing for extremely fast focusing. Simply put, a user can confidently point the EOS 700D at a subject and expect to capture the perfect moment without wasting time on focusing.

Intuitive and intelligent functions
Users who are more passionate about photography would definitely like to make better use of the EOS 700D’s many Creative Filters. Popular effects like the Toy Camera, Fish-eye and Miniature filters have been giving photographs that extra bit of style, but the EOS 700D makes it even easier with the ability to preview these shots on the LCD before taking the photo. This preview is especially beneficial for filters like Miniature and Fish-eye, allowing users to properly frame the distortions for the desired effect.

Newer users who have yet to fully understand the mechanics of photography can take advantage of the EOS 700D’s new Special Scene (SCN) modes, in addition to the basic modes like Close-Up, Sports and Landscape. These new modes consist of Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, and HDR Backlight Control, and will automatically adjust the camera settings for optimal performance in such situations. Night Portrait captures the beautiful night lights of a city while still properly lighting a subject by combining the flash with a slow shutter speed. Handheld Night Scene and HDR Backlight control quickly snap several photos, and combining their visual data into a single image with nicely balanced lighting. Users merely have to select the appropriate mode, and the EOS 700D handles the rest.

The EOS 700D also has a Scene Intelligent Auto mode which detects a variety of factors like the lighting, movement or detect whether a tripod is in use, to automatically adjust one of 29 optimal settings. These settings will adjust controls such as white balance, exposure and focus to give casual users fuss-free and good-looking photos, or help more advanced users by automating the basic settings so that they can concentrate on other things like shot composition and subject placement.

For more precise control when shooting in live-view, the various camera settings in the EOS 700D can also be adjusted via the intuitive touch screen interface. Quick AF and exposure adjustments can be made simply by tapping on the specific area of the picture. Other controls such as shutter speed and aperture can also be adjusted with sliders on the touch screen. Users can also employ the touch shutter feature to focus and capture a shot by touching the LCD screen. In playback mode, familiar touch gestures like pinch and zoom can be used to quickly review shots.

More movie magic
For users who favor moving images, the EOS 700D has improved EOS Movie functions to shoot superior quality videos. The Hybrid CMOS AF technology powers the Movie Servo AF function when shooting videos, easily tracking subjects quickly and accurately even if they approach or move away from the camera. This is useful when recording more mobile subjects. The camera is also equipped with a built-in stereo microphone.

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One of the most compelling reasons for movie-enthusiasts to upgrade to an EOS DSLR is the ability to make use of different lenses to capture beautiful shots with expressive depth of field blurs. To start new users on this exciting journey, the EOS 700D comes with a kit lens that makes full use of its EOS Movie capabilities.

The new EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens is an advanced new lens designed specifically to improve the EOS Movie experience. It includes a new 6-group inner focusing system and a stepping motor that allows for smooth and quiet Movie Servo AF. The built-in image stabilizer allows it to take photos as sharp as other lenses do with their shutter speeds set to 4 settings faster. It also has a 7-blade circular aperture for beautiful soft-focus images, and full-time manual focus allows fussier photographers to do manual focus adjustments even when in AF mode. The 18-55mm zoom range, along with its compact and lightweight design, makes an ideal everyday lens that is versatile enough for most normal situations. The STM in its name denotes the stepping motor inside it, which allows the Movie Servo AF function to achieve silent and smooth autofocusing. Users will be able to take movies in quiet environments, such as videos of sleeping babies, without disrupting the serenity with any AF motor noises.

Not every user is adept to videography, so the EOS 700D is equipped with the Video Snapshot feature. Video Snapshot simplifies the video-recording process by capturing quick video clips (set to 2, 4, or 8 second durations), and then placing them in an album. The user can then use the in-camera editor to re-order or delete the clips in the album to form a coherent flow. Once that is done, the clips can be played back seamlessly like a short film, along with background music. All of this can be done in-camera, without requiring a computer or any additional software.

Better feel and design
For greater comfort and functionality, Canon has designed the EOS 700D’s body with some new features. The overall camera body inherits the tight elegant curves of the popular EOS 650D, complete with the nicely cut edges and lightweight look, but also with a new slightly texturized coating that enhances the tactile feel of the EOS 700D.

The new Mode Dial has also been improved, with a heightened sense of quality and comfort as the top of the dial features embossed metal mode icons instead of the printed ones seen in earlier models. The side of the dial also has a pyramid-like pattern for greater grip and comfort, and the dial can now rotate 360° to allow users quicker access to the various modes.

Enthusiastic photographers like to photograph the world from new and different angles, and the EOS 700D allows them to do this easily with its Vari-angle Clear View LCD II monitor. This monitor can be flipped and tilted with a large degree of motion, granting users the flexibility to achieve extremely high and low angles by holding the camera with extreme poses while still retaining a good view of the LCD screen. The Vari-angle screen also opens to the side, which allows it to be used when the EOS 700D attached to a tripod.

EOS 700D Specifications Summary
Dimensions: Approx. 133.1 x 99.8 x 78.8 mm
Weight: Approx. 525g (body only), approx. 580g (including battery and media)
Image sensor: 18-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor
Imaging processor: DIGIC 5
ISO speeds: 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
AF system: 9-point all cross-type AF points
Continuous shooting speed: 5 fps
LCD: 3”, 1.04 million dots touch panel Vari-angle Clear View LCD II
Battery life: Approximately 440 shots (on viewfinder), approximately 180 shots (on live view)

About Canon
Canon is a USD 45.7 billion global company with one of the most extensive product lines of input and output digital imaging devices. It holds the 3rd spot in the Top Corporate US Patent Holder (2011) and continues to enrich lives through technological innovation. Guided by its commitment to its Kyosei philosophy, Canon continues to provide total imaging solutions to improve personal and professional lives. It is currently among the top 25 companies according to the Brand Corporate Reputation index with strong reputation on performance and good corporate citizenship.

Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. has offices in six major regions, namely, National Capital Region, North Luzon, Central Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Recognitions and awards received include the Corporate Award and Gold Bagwis Seal of Excellence for providing distinctive service to customers and Anvil Awards of Merit for Canon Photoskwela, Canon Photomarathon, Canon Advocacy Team Public Relations programs, as well as an Anvil Award of Excellence for its Bachang Rice Terraces Rehabilitation Project.

In the Philippines, Canon products have been distinguished as the No. 1 Camera, No. 1 Inkjet Printer, No. 1 Single-Function Laser Printer, No 1. Multifunction printer and No. 1 Copier Brand.

More information and images are available at Press Center section at http://www.canon.com.ph/presscenter.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Renew ABS-CBN franchise, Defend Press Freedom

As members of the Thomasian community, guided by the virtues of veritas in caritate, we, the student publications and media organizations of the University of Santo Tomas, strongly condemn the recent attacks of the Duterte administration on the media especially on ABS-CBN.

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FEBRUARY 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a joint statement of student publications and media organizations of the University of Santo Tomas. 

Today, we are witnessing another brazen attack against the press.

As members of the Thomasian community, guided by the virtues of veritas in caritate, we, the student publications and media organizations of the University of Santo Tomas, strongly condemn the recent attacks of the Duterte administration on the media especially on ABS-CBN.

Despite the protection of freedom of expression in  the 1987 Constitution, President Duterte and his lapdogs continue to find themselves stuck in an endless loop of scrutinizing various media institutions. 

From the harassment of campus publications up to threats of revocation against the mainstream media, it is clear that the Duterte administration is not an ally of the press.

In an attempt to hasten the franchise revocation of broadcast network ABS-CBN, Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a quo warranto petition against broadcast network ABS-CBN, last February 10, 2020. Tagged by Calida as a “very urgent omnibus motion”, the petition was filed in the Supreme Court due to the network giant’s “unlawful exercise of legislative franchises.”

The actions of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) and the tolerance of the Duterte administration towards this matter is a grave disrespect to press freedom. The maneuver of the OSG sets a dangerous precedence in the future, where the legalese is bent to further suppress the media. 

Censorship has always been the weapon of dictators. In fact, the actions and policies of the current administration strongly live by the Marcosian playbook—where the truth has no place in the society. 47 years ago, the ABS-CBN found itself in the same situation when its channel 2 was shut down after it was seized by the military a day after the declaration of Martial Law. For 13 years, Filipinos lived in the darkness and silence of Martial Law. Any form of criticism was suppressed. The media became a propaganda tool of the government. Behind the “discipline” and “order” are the shadows of cruelty not just on the media but also on the Filipino society. If the Duterte administration can easily threaten network giants, the harm it can conflict to small-scale publications, to human rights defenders, to common Filipinos, is insurmountable.

The crackdown on ABS-CBN not only affects the operations of media in the country but also displaces tens of thousands of employees. Last 2017, Sandy Prieto of the Philippine Daily Inquirer also found herself in the same situation into giving up her family’s 25-year control of Inquirer after pressures from Duterte’s administration, and was ultimately sold to Ramon S. Ang, a business tycoon and close friend of Duterte. Last 2019, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa was arrested for the alleged violation of the Anti-Dummy Law and “cyber libel” charges in 2012. A few weeks ago, a community journalist along with four human rights workers were arrested for alleged possession of firearms and explosives. These recent attacks are reminiscent of the Marcos regime; that era itself marks the rape of the Philippine press.

Our duties and responsibilities as media practitioners are tantamount to our role as the Fourth Estate, which refers to our capability to evaluate and check the government’s performance. Without critical engagement and discourse, the state is free to tamper with our rights without hesitation. Refusing to fight for our rights as campus press further amplifies the systemic aggression that plagues the newsroom we belong to. 

Once more, we vehemently condemn President Duterte’s attempts in silencing the press and the administration’s reliance on misinformation to advance its own version of truth.

Amidst the ongoing firestorm that threatens freedom of the press, let us be reminded that we must uphold the truth to protect the sanctity of the freedom of speech and of expression.

 

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RABIN P. BOTE

President, TomasinoWeb

 

JOHN AARON C. PANGILINAN

Executive Editor, TomasinoWeb

 

JEFSON ROMEO B. FELIX

EIC, Purple Gazette

 

JAMES EDVER O. MERCADO

President/Director, UST Tiger S.H.O.O.T.

 

CLARENCE PRYCE O. ALMAZAN

President, Performing Arts Guild

 

LOUISE JULIE W. PABICO

Editor-in-Chief, UST College of Science Journal 

 

BERNICE KYRENE P. GUTIERREZ

Editor-in-Chief, Accountancy Journal

 

PEACH ARIANNA P. MANOS

Associate Editor, The Flame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE: End impunity, defend press freedom!

Student publications, writers and media organizations of the University stand together to hold the line amidst the Duterte administration’s efforts to curtail the freedom of speech and expression. 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a joint statement of student publications and media organizations of the University of Santo Tomas. 

We, the student publications and media organizations of the University of Santo Tomas, strongly commit to hold the line along with other media organizations amidst the Duterte administration’s efforts to curtail the freedom of speech and expression. 

As we commemorate the tenth-year anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre, numerous human rights violations against journalists and media organizations still remain at large. 

The arrest of community journalist Anne Krueger was one of the latest attacks on press freedom — a trend the administration is deemed to repeat regardless of criticism from local and international media. Krueger was unlawfully arrested with 56 others through simultaneous raids on various offices in Bacolod City under the pretext of communist subversion.

Minutes before her arrest, Krueger hosted a live broadcast on Facebook showing the irregularities committed by authorities through planting evidence to justify the arrest of other progressives. She is also one of the founders of Paghimutad, an alternative media organization covering the ongoing bloodshed in Negros.

Through President Duterte’s Executive Order No. 70, a Whole-of-Nation approach was used by the administration to wrongfully tag progressive groups and human rights workers as members of the New People’s Army (NPA). 

Meanwhile, Negros-based broadcaster Dindo Generoso was the 14th journalist to be murdered under the Duterte administration and the 187th since 1986. He was shot by assailants last November 7 while driving on his way to host his radio program.

Earlier this year, the Duterte administration claimed the existence of an ouster plot that is allegedly supported by journalists, lawyers, and various critics. Organizations such as Rappler, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Metro Balita, and National Union of Lawyers in the Philippines, are one of those included in Duterte’s destabilization matrix.

In line with this, campus publications are unsafe from repression. Last November 16, an individual forcibly tried to enter the office of the Philippine Collegian, the University of the Philippine’s official student publication in order to conduct surveillance and inspections for an unknown reason. 

Aside from committing human rights violations against media practitioners, the Duterte administration is notorious for utilizing massive troll farms to combat the truth. A 2017 study of the University of Oxford included the Philippines in a list of countries with governments that utilizes social media manpower to bend public opinion. Data-mining firm, Cambridge Analytica and its parent company once claimed in an already archived article that it helped rebrand Duterte as a “strong, no-nonsense man of action” that would deliver the Philippines from crime. Last month, Facebook removed various Duterte-leaning pages for violating its terms and agreements on spam and authenticity.

WE, THE CAMPUS PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS, MUST STAY TRUE TO OUR SERVICE FOR TRUTH AND OPPOSE FALSE PROPAGANDA.

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American-based non-profit organization Committee to Protect Journalists declared the Maguindanao massacre as the “single deadliest event for journalists”. Ten years after its aftermath, justice is yet to be served. 

As Duterte approaches his fourth term in his presidency, bloodshed and violence against the media remain prevalent.

We, campus media organizations, amidst all the efforts to curtail our freedom, should always stand firm to stand by the truth and to hold the line.

Veritas in Caritate.


SIGNATORIES

RABIN P. BOTE
President
TomasinoWeb

JOHN AARON PANGILINAN
Executive Editor
TomasinoWeb

LOUISE JULIE W. PABICO 
Editor-in-Chief 
College of Science Journal 

BERNICE KYRENE P. GUTIERREZ
Editor-in-Chief
Accountancy Journal

PEACH ARIANNA P. MANOS
Associate Editor
The Flame

VES EVA REVLINE A. DILLA
Editor-in-Chief
La Stampa

JAMES EDVER O. MERCADO
President/Director
UST Tiger S.H.O.O.T

Patrick M. Demition
President/Artistic Director
Teatro Tomasino

Loraine B. Villarina
President
UST Literary Society

Clarence Pryce O. Almazan
President
Performing Arts Guild

Xyvel Vincent S. Niez
Editor-in-Chief
Commerce Journal

Jefson Romeo B. Felix
Editor-in-Chief
Purple Gazette

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AIESEC in the Philippines to launch first-ever National Global Village

It’s time to set sail and start your worldwide journey! AIESEC in the Philippines is back, and this time it’s national!

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It’s time to set sail and start your worldwide journey! AIESEC in the Philippines is back, and this time it’s national!

For the first time, AIESEC in the Philippines will hold a National Global Village with a theme “Journey With A Why” wherein participants can experience a whole day of cross-cultural exchange, be given the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the world’s rich cultures, and embark on an adventure where opportunities to develop the world and improving one’s self awaits.

This August 31, AIESEC in the Philippines will bring the world much closer to the Filipino youth at Eastwood Mall Atrium wherein they can experience interacting with youth from other countries who are currently here in the Philippines for volunteer work for the projects of AIESEC Philippines and its local chapters from other universities.

Over 10 from other 120 countries in partnership with AIESEC are expected to participate in the event.

Organized by the largest youth-led organization AIESEC, the National Global Village encourages the next generation of Filipino game-changers to know their why as they take on their AIESEC journey, and build the foundations of a more Globally Competitive Philippines.

Experience what the world can offer you by visiting our cultural booths, having a taste of multi-cultural foods, sign up at our exchange booths, and have some fun because we’re going to have some cultural performances that will showcase the cultures of different countries.

Watch out for live performances from local bands such as The Clamshell Boxes, Paper Satellites, Sofa Sky, Crescent City, Mt. Lewis, and Submission PH!

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In a world where misunderstanding takes place because of misinformation and ignorance of other people’s beliefs and values, AIESEC in the Philippines hopes to immerse the Filipino youth to the diversity of the world’s cultures to combat conflict and violence through understanding and embracing cultural differences.

The event is happening on the 31st of August 2019 at the Eastwood Mall Atrium from 11AM-9PM!

Let’s dream our why together, visit the National Global Village!

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