The JT Tech Show with Reno J. Tibke, Presented by Japan Today
Creative Media is going to release the wireless gaming headset system Sound Blaster Recon3D Omega Wireless r2, featuring SBX Pro Studio technology, in late January. It consists of the USB sound adapter Sound Blaster Recon3D, the headset Omega Wireless Headset, and the option for wireless connection through the TacticLink Wireless Card.
Nikon is going to release COOLPIX S3600, a compact digital camera with optical 8x zoom, for about ¥17,000 on February 6.
The body of COOLPIX S3600 is only 19.9mm thick. The optical zoom NIKKOR lens covers 25mm-200mm (in 35mm format) and 20.05 million effective pixels in resolution. As with the COOLPIX L30 and COOLPIX S6800, COOLPIX S3600 has 12 kinds of make-up effects. It also has a 2.7-inch TFT LCD monitor.
Estimated price: ¥17,000
Nikon is going to release Wi-Fi compliant slim digital camera COOLPIX S6800 on February 13.
The COOLPIX S6800 features an optical 12X zoom NIKKOR lens (16.02 effective pixels) of 25mm-300mm (in 35mm format), 24X Dynamic Fine Zoom, 3-inch TFT monitor (0.46 million dots), has 12 kinds of make-up effects such as Eye Shadow, Lip Color, and Mascara, and has a Hybrid VR (Vibration Reduction) system.
Estimated price: ¥28,000
Color: Purple pink, Natural white, Raspberry red
Nikon is going to release COOLPIX L30, a digital camera on January 30.
The COOLPIX L30 features a CCD image sensor, 20.05 million effective pixels in resolution, optical 5X zoom NIKKOR lens (an equivalent focal length of 26-130mm in 35mm terms), and 3-inch TFT LCD monitor (0.23 million dots).
You can use AA batteries for COOLPIX L30 so if the regular battery suddenly runs out, you can easily buy AA batteries anywhere and start using the camera again.
Estimated Price: ¥13,000
Fujifilm has just opened a special webpage for celebrating their 80th anniversary, and in the webpage, they revealed that they plan to introduce a new X-series camera on January 28th.
So far, Fujifilm provided only a vague photo and the information that it's a premium camera from X-series with interchangeable lenses.
Terrie's Take: Nine New Trends for Japan in 2014, Record Deficits, LNG, Nationalizing Islands, and Tune Hotels
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japanese-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
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