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Tokyo & Osaka Street Shots: Sony AX100 4K Handycam Stills Edition (Collection 5; Set #4)
This Street Shots installment ties in with our recently completed review of Sony's first consumer-grade 4K Handycam. You might be surprised how well a video camera shoots stills as sort of a side feature.
REVIEW: Sony AX100 4K Handycam (VIDEO; GALLERY)
The FDR-AX100 was the first consumer (provided those consumers were well off) camcorder that squeezed both a 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor (same one as the RX100) and the ability to shoot 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160 video into a compact-ish body. Does it work? It’s a Sony! BUT, there were a few catches...
Japanese Darth Vader Showdown: New Samurai vs. Old Samurai
It’s far from coincidence that George Lucas and the original Star Wars team’s Darth Vader character so easily transforms into a stylized Japanese warrior. Just look at the samples of Zunari Kabuto helmets - it’s much easier to pick out the ones that don’t remind us of Luke’s father!
REVIEW: Synology DiskStation DS1515+, Love at First Byte!
This peculiar black box looks a lot like its predecessors, but with the new Intel Atom C2538 2.4Ghz quad-core CPU, the game is really elevated: the new unit features built-in floating point and encryption AES-NI combined with almost 10% reduced power consumption while producing bursts over twice the computational power of its predecessor.
BIG-ASS GALLERY #1 - 2014 Tokyo International Toy Show [TOP 14 of '14]
An event filled with screeching children and cringeworthy, borderline creepy marketing tactics that can make a human ashamed to be one. Among this year's traumatized attendees was AkihabaraNews' Senior Contributor and Panasonic GH3 Symbiote Nayalan Moodley.

Nayalan Moodley - December 31, 2014

REVIEW: Panasonic Lumix GH4 [TOP 14 of '14]
Panasonic has (arguably once again) done what no other camera manufacturer seems keen to do, and they've delivered an easy to use, madly capable true hybrid photography camera that can go toe to toe with specialist systems in both stills and video. Read on for the why!
Sushi Cat Update! (HD GALLERY) [TOP 14 of '14]
We’ve taken it upon ourselves to give them English names. And when we say that, we mostly mean someone typed out the polluted overflow from Editor Reno’s stream of consciousness in between fits of childish laughter.
Tokyo Street Shots: The Living Gallery [TOP 14 of '14]
Tokyo Street Shots was by far our most popular gallery series of the past 12 months, and the collections combined amount to AkihabaraNews' 10th most popular content of 2014.
Cleavage Diver, Cleavage Astronaut, Cleavage Sloth, Etc. Necklaces (MILDLY NSFW GALLERY) [TOP 14 of '14]
The Japanese marketing machine knows precisely how to push the limits of tasteful media, butt right up against straight-up pornography, and then settle in the purgatory therebetween. Hence our wishy-washy NSFW warning: Is it safe, or is it not? Answer: Yes, no, and maybe.
REVIEW: Casio EX-100 High-End Compact Camera [TOP 14 of '14]
On paper, the Casio EX-100 seems the greatest imaging device in the history of our species. It can do things that sound mind blowing for a camera this small and almost too good to be true for a consumer imaging device of any kind. This camera has a list of features so long that, even in the 3 weeks I had to play with it, I couldn’t truly explore every single one of them.

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