Nikon - New flagship Nikon D4S out on March 6

Nikon has just revealed that their new flagship Nikon FX format digital single-lens reflex camera Nikon D4S will be out on March 6.

Based on the previous model D4, the new flagship D4S has improved auto focus performance, image quality, operability, etc.

D4S features the image processor EXPEED 4, effective 16.23MP Nikon FX format CMOS sensor, ISO 100-25600, improved auto white balance performance, and 3.2-inch LCD monitor (0.92M dots).

JVC Kenwood - Bluetooth NFC speaker that runs 10 hours

JVC Kenwood is going to release new Bluetooth speaker "SP-ABT1" in mid-March for about ¥11,550.

SP-ABT1 supports Bluetooth 3.0 (SBC/AAC/MP3 codec, and A2DP/AVRCP profile). The maximum communication distance is 10m.  It also supports NFC, making a very easy connection to other devices.  It has 2 40mm full-range speakers and 97x30mm passive radiator so that the compact-sized SP-ABT1 can make powerful sounds.

The built-in lithium polymer battery runs for about 10 hours.

Samsung - Wearable Gear 2 & Gear 2 Neo - due to be out in April

Samsung's new Tizen OS-powered wristwatch-style smart device Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo were unveiled at MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress 2014), in Barcelona, Spain. They are due to be released around the world this coming April. The release timing in Japan is TBD.

Both devices have a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display (320x320). They can work with Samsung smartphones so emails, phone calls, SNS messages and so on will be noticed on the display of Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.

Sony - Xperia M2 - 4.8 inch smartphone sold at an inexpensive price

 

Sony unveiled another new smartphone - Xperia M2 - at MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress 2014), in Barcelona, Spain.

Sony announced that it is planning to sell Xperia M2 for less than €220 (About ¥30,000, $300) although they haven't revealed which carriers in which countries will release it. It has a 4.8-inch display and a camera with 8.1MP CMOS sensor Exmor RS for mobile, and it is compatible with LTE network and NFC function.

Panasonic - new TOUGHPAD allows full control while wet and with gloves

Panasonic is going to release 2 new models of their business-oriented tablet TOUGHPAD. The Windows 8 embedded handheld model "FZ-E1" will be out in mid-June and the Android model "FZ-X1" will be out in late August.

They feature a highly sensitive touch panel that enables full control even while wearing gloves and allows proper operations even when wet.

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