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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Massive 200mm Canon CMOS sensor records video in Japanese telescope

Canon Kiso Sensor

Left: Canon’s Kiso Sensor, right the 5D Mark II’s sensor, inset a telescope at the Kiso observatory in Japan.

The huge Canon CMOS revealed last year wasn’t just a marketing or R&D ploy after all, it has been put to practical use. The sensor does extraordinary low light 60fps video (no word on resolution) of the night sky at the¬†Schmidt telescope in Tokyo.

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Nikon – “Sony make our APS-C sensors, we design the high end ones”, and Nikon to join Micro 4/3rds?


Above: Nikon D7000 mainboard

Nikon’s director of lab research in Japan has just conducted a very candid interview with Focus Numerique where we learn many inside facts. Now that is a good interview candidate!

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EOSHD.com stat attack – DSLR shooter hot spots revealed

I’ve been keeping tabs on where the biggest interest in DSLR video is coming from via my Google Analytics. Last time I did this in April it was not a great surprise to see LA and NY at the top. Here is the new stat attack. In 1 month period between 10th September and 10th October EOSHD.com had 171,685 visits and 300,407 page views. The unique audience is around 86,000 people a month so it’s good to see a following that size. So first off I just want to say a big thank you. The DSLR revolution is getting stronger and stronger.

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