Nayalan Moodley

Nayalan Moodley - June 13, 2016

MINI-REVIEW: CASIO EX-FR100 Outdoor Recorder
Everything about the EX-FR100 Outdoor Recorder feels a little better than 2014's EX-FR10, It’s faster, snappier, button pushes register more easily and the engine generally feels like it’s been overhauled. But what about the output? How's that new sensor, new lens, and what about video? Well, come on in!
REVIEW: CASIO Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 (VIDEO; GALLERY)
This is probably the best Android Wear smartwatch on the market. It looks good. It feels good. It's built to military-grade survivability standards to be water, mud, dust, and drop-proof. It comes with a suite of custom-made, proprietary tools and features...and they're so good that CASIO's Smart Outdoor Watch might be better off without Android Wear.

Nayalan Moodley - February 14, 2016

Driving Gunma for #MyJapanStory (VIDEO)
From 2008 to 2013, I lived in Gunma Prefecture, drove a Nissan Silvia S14, and found that the best parts of the prefecture - and, in fact, the country - are more often than not the places that are a bit of a drive past the typical destinations, and the best experiences you can have are the ones that you share with the amazing people you meet on the long, winding road.

Nayalan Moodley - January 21, 2016

The Girls of Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 (GALLERY)
If wide and short were the overarching themes in automotive bodies at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, slender and tall (by japanese standards, at least) was the the look most companies went for when choosing ladies’ bodies to bring attention to their short, wide, show ponies.

Nayalan Moodley - January 20, 2016

The Rides of Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 (GALLERY)
Turbo kits to make the new Mazda MX-5 and older Toyota 86 fast enough to actually be fun, extremely finely crafted components, all at the biggest Tokyo Auto Salon ever (325,501 peeps over 3 days). Some amazing, lustworthy rides to be seen in this finely assembled gallery of awesome.
REVIEW: Sony AX100 4K Handycam (VIDEO; GALLERY) [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#7 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] The FDR-AX100 was the first consumer camcorder that squeezed both a 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor 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...
The Ladies of Tokyo Auto Salon (EXCITING GALLERY #1) [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#12 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] "I’m not too sure I agree with the practice of parading beautiful women around as objects of lust secondary only to the cars themselves, but sports cars are not about thinking with your brain."
REVIEW: Sony α7S Flashback (microCAST • GALLERY • VIDEO)
My short time with the α7S was a beautiful and blissful affair - but would I, with my investment in M4/3 lenses, take a Sony α7S over a GH4? Well, you can smell grass, feel the asphalt, and hear the bustling city streets; the clarity of the images stirs your imagination and activates your senses...
The Ladies of Tokyo Auto Salon (EXCITING GALLERY #2)
It should be mentioned again: "I’m not too sure I agree with the practice of parading beautiful women around as objects of lust secondary only to the cars themselves, but sports cars are not about thinking with your brain." Wheeeeee!

Nayalan Moodley - January 31, 2015

The Rides of Tokyo Auto Salon (BIG-ASS GALLERY #2)
This year saw a marked increase in non-Japanese cars on the show floor, especially from the bigger houses. With the exception of the 86 and the GT-R, the majority of Japanese tuned vehicles were the same mid-nineties to early-naughties classics (GALLERY #2).
The Ladies of Tokyo Auto Salon (EXCITING GALLERY #1)
"I’m not too sure I agree with the practice of parading beautiful women around as objects of lust secondary only to the cars themselves, but sports cars are not about thinking with your brain."

Nayalan Moodley - January 29, 2015

The Rides of Tokyo Auto Salon (BIG-ASS GALLERY #1)
This year saw a marked increase in non-Japanese cars on the show floor, especially from the bigger houses. With the exception of the 86 and the GT-R, the majority of Japanese tuned vehicles were the same mid-nineties to early-naughties classics (and we have a big-ass gallery of them!).
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...

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!
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.
Sony α7 Ⅱ (Alpha 7 2) Part Two: The Beautiful Lovechild of Sony's α7 and Olympus' OMD-EM1 - AkihabaraNews.com
Sony has taken things a bit further: the new 5-axis in-body stabilization can apparently work TOGETHER with the optical image stabilization built into sony’s E-Mount lenses to get the combined best of both worlds. It obviously remains to be seen how well that works in reality, but this could be a game changer.
REVIEW: CASIO EX-FR10 Action Cam (GALLERY; VIDEO) - AkihabaraNews.com
Sony has changed up the form factor a bit, JVC and Ricoh have gone for full-on assault drop Space Marine armour (for the glory of the imperium of man!), and Panasonic went with the duo of innovative mounting option and first-to-the-market 4k for theirs. In the end though, they all did basically the same thing: capturing the action. The one Japanese electronics behemoth that was noticeably absent from the fray was CASIO… until now.
CASIO Excursion Tests New EXILIM EX-FR10 Action Cam & PRO-TREK Watch (GALLERY)
On Monday the 29th of September, CASIO held their first ever media retreat to give the who’s who of Japanese-language tech publications and a jumped-up hooligan from AkihabaraNews the lowdown on their new modular EXILIM EX-FR10 action camera and PRO-TREK PRW-3000 series watches.

Nayalan Moodley - October 07, 2014

REVIEW: SJ4000 HD Action Cam (GALLERY; VIDEO) - AkihabaraNews.com
The FauxPro does lack some of its inspiration’s shooting modes and slow motion, but for most action cam needs it’s more than plenty.

Nayalan Moodley - September 29, 2014

Casio's New EXILIM EX-TR50 Selfie-Cam - AkihabaraNews.com

The next evolution of Casio’s market leading selfie camera gets upgraded innards and a new look for the Autumn/Winter 2014 season

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