Casio - EX-100 - F/2.8 10.7X optical zoom EXILIM flagship model

Casio is going to release the new flagship model of its EXILIM series - 10.7X optical zoom EX-100 - for about ¥90,000 in late March.

EX-100 features 28-300mm range f/2.8 aperture 10.7x optical zoom lens including 12 elements in 10 group lens contraction. It is compatible with macro photography from the shortest distance of 5cm and with telephotography from the shortest distance of 50cm.

Canon - EOS series production reaches 70 million units

Canon has just proudly announced that the total production volume of Canon's EOS series - cameras with interchangeable lenses - has exceeded 70 million units.

The EOS series started with the single-lens reflex camera "EOS 650", which was released on March 2, 1987. As digital single-lens reflex cameras began to be widely popular in the early 2000s, an increase in EOS production volume accelerated as well.

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Thanko - Handy USB soldering pen

With Thanko's new 8W USB soldering pen, if there is a USB port around you, you can solder anytime. When you bring a mobile battery with you, seriously you can get your soldering work done anywhere, anytime.

You are ready to use it after connecting the USB soldering pen and USB port with the accompanying 140cm cable. It can get hot in 15 seconds and can cool down in 30 seconds, so you need little time for preparation and clearance.

Sony confirms intention to sell its VAIO brand to JIP

Sony has just delivered the news release confirming that they are going to transfer their VAIO brand PC business to the Tokyo-based investment fund, Japan Industrial Partners, Inc (JIP).

No details were released regarding the monetary value of the deal. There was also no mention of any joint venture or dual ownership of a holding company with JIP for the VAIO PC business.

Bandai - You've seen him at the movies. "Video Head Guy" figure is now available

That crazy Video Head Guy, seen in cinemas across Japan, will be sold as a hardcore figure doll!

If you have been to a movie cinema in Japan in the past several years, after the previews, before the movie starts, perhaps you have seen a pantomiming guy with a video camera head - the bad guy who is secretly taking a video of the movie in the movie theater!

I personally feel spooky every time I see his dancing in the theater. Am I the only person who feels that way?

Onkyo Digital - 13.3-inch notebook PC "Slimbook R5A-51C57P"

Onkyo Digital Solutions Corporation is going to release a new 13.3-inch notebook PC Slimbook R5A-51C57P on February 21.

Slimbook R5A-51C57P features 13.3-inch wide LCD display (1920x1080 dots), LED backlight, Haswell Intel Core i5 4200U CPU, 8GB memory, 500GB HDD, Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, 1MP webcamera, SD/SDHC memory card slot, headphone output/microphone input, and Kingsoft Office 2013 as an office application.

Sony selling its VAIO business?

Today, it was reported that Sony will sell its VAIO PC brand business to the Tokyo-based investment fund, Japan Industrial Partners, Inc.

A short time after this was reported, Sony made a comment on the report that this wasn't their announcement, however, they did not deny the fact that they are going to give up VAIO. They also said that they have been considering various options for their PC business.

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