At au's 2014 Spring rollout in Shibuya, Tokyo on January 22, we witnessed that au by KDDI started caring much more about "Phablets" (smartphones that are within the 5-inch to 7-inch display "phablet" size zone).
Sony is going to release new entry model mirrorless camera α 5000 with Wi-Fi & NFC built-in on February 7.
It's the world's lightest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (109.6x35.7x62.8mm, 210g) that has an APS-C size image sensor. It comes in the following colors: black, silver, white and pink.
α 5000 will be sold as a lens kit:
- α 5000 Power Zoom Lens Kit ILCE-5000L with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens - about ¥53,000
NTT East Giving Tourists Free Internet (sorry, West)
Japan's seeing record numbers of tourists these days, and in the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics, even greater numbers are expected - and wanted.
Today, AkihabaraNews joined au by KDDI's 2014 Spring product rollout event that took place in Bellesalle Shibuya-ku Garden in Shibuya, Tokyo.
At 10 A.M., the CEO of au by KDDI, Takashi Tanaka started his presentation by explaining what has and what will differentiate au by KDDI from the other major Japanese carriers during an era when all the 3 major carriers sell iPhones as well as other leading smartphones.
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