Tokyo adventure / Fuji X100 / Tascam DR-5

Tokyo taxi

Above: Tokyo shot on the GH2 with Olympus 12mm F2

I am in Japan right now for a short holiday. This place is incredible, a blend of high tech and high tradition. The Japanese also have impeccable politeness that spreads a feel good vibe over almost everything you see or do. The countryside and mountains have a zen-like calm and minimalism, the city of Tokyo has a Bladerunner-like futuristic buzz to it but actually Shanghai is more like a bustling Bladerunner dystopia. Tokyo is very ordered and utopian.

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Nikon J1 and V1 image quality first look

Try this for size - Sony NEX versus Nikon J1

More Nikon 1 images at Lenses.fr (French website)

In an interview with Imaging-Resource, Nikon general manager of R&D said that image quality (not size) was the number one priority for the Nikon 1 series and that the camera has been in development for 4 years, a process which began even before Panasonic’s work on Micro Four Thirds.

Has it been worth it? You are about to find out.

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Fuji to launch pro interchangeable lens version of the X100

The Fuji X100

Fuji have confirmed to Reuters (via MirrorlessRumors.com) they are to launch a ‘high-end’ interchangeable lens camera, capitalising on the success of their high end X100.¬†Fuji boss¬†Takeshi Higuchi revealed the plans to enter the mirrorless market and said Fuji is aiming to become the third largest camera manufacturer after Canon and Nikon – leap-frogging Sony and Samsung from their current 5th position.

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Photokina 2010 Live. Do we want an arms race, or innovation?

PHOTOKINA 2010, COLOGNE, GERMANY, September 21, 2010. The calm before the storm, a few hours now before Photokina begins is a good time to take stock of where Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic are up to with their respective approaches to the market. Because in a few hours, that could all change.

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