Nayalan Moodley

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

Nayalan Moodley - September 14, 2014

DRiFTWiRED: Tochigi Typhoon Vs. True Drift Culture - AkihabaraNews.com

Bleached blond hair, baggy overalls, a typhoon, and cars going sideways around Nikko Circuit - this is Pure Drifting

Nayalan Moodley - August 13, 2014

microCAST: REVIEW - Sony Alpha 7S - AkihabaraNews.com

LISTEN INSTEAD OF READING
AkihabaraNews MICROCAST

Nayalan Moodley - August 08, 2014

REVIEW: Sony Alpha 7S - AkihabaraNews.com

LISTEN INSTEAD OF READING
AkihabaraNews MICROCAST

UPDATE: Remember the Casio Selfie-Cam? Well Guess What - there’s an Entire Selfie Store in Shanghai - AkihabaraNews.com

[Editor’s Note: Before we put our meat hooks into it, Senior Contributor Nayalan’s suggested title was: Store where the combined IQ of the patrons is less than my shoe size.” That guy is so mean to fashion.]

REVIEW: Casio Selfie-Cam (Me, Myself & I)

The Casio EX-TR35 is a peculiar beast...
Were you to look at the specs, you’d see a 12 megapixel 1/23 inch backlit CMOS sensor mated to a 3.8mm (Full frame equivalent of 21mm) lens in a small, but not particularly impressive, plastic body.

POP'N'CUTE: Harajuku Kawaii Live Show/Fashion Event Report

Squee! the System
Mainstream Japanese society is boring. One could argue that mainstream society globally is never exciting, but the homogenous nature and stubborn adherence to routines and social hierarchies make this island nation particularly dull.

REVIEW: Casio EX-100 Compact Camera

A Flagship with Many Flags
On paper, the Casio EX-100 seems the greatest imaging device in the history of our species.

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