New Dates For Tokyo 2020 Games Announced

New dates for Tokyo 2020 Games announced

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has announced the new dates for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The Games were postponed until next year due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

At a news conference on Monday, the committee said the Tokyo Olympics will run for 17 days, from July 23, 2021. It said the Paralympics will run for 13 days, from August 24 of the same year.

First Artist Lineup For 'fns Music Special' Announced

First artist lineup for 'FNS Music Special' announced

The first artist lineup for Fuji TV's 'FNS Music Special Program: Haru wa Kanarazu Kuru' has been announced. 

Due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, the World Figure Skating Championships, which was scheduled to be held in Montreal, Canada, was canceled. As such, the broadcast of this music program was decided. 

Fujifilm X-t4 Mirrorless Camera Announced With In-body Image Stabilization

Fujifilm X-T4 Mirrorless Camera Announced With In-Body Image Stabilization

One of the things that many Fujifilm photographers probably wanted in the company’s cameras is probably in-body image stabilization. Fujifilm made this a reality with the launch of the Fujifilm X-H1, but oddly enough the cameras that followed did not adopt the feature, at least until now where Fujifilm has unveiled their latest flagship, the X-T4.

While externally the X-T4 looks very much like its predecessor, the biggest change probably has to be IBIS. For those wondering why this is a big deal, it is because prior to this, photographers who wanted image stabilization had to rely on lenses that came with the feature which limited their options.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Announced

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Announced

If you’re a fan of instant print cameras, then you might be interested to learn that Fujifilm has announced their latest camera in the form of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11. For those who are unfamiliar, these are cameras that have the ability to snap a photo and print them on the fly, making them ideal for parties and events where people get to take home a photo as a souvenir.

Now, clearly this isn’t Fujifilm’s first time releasing such a camera, but the company has made some improvements to it over the years. One of those improvements to find its way into the Instax Mini 11 comes in the form of Automatic Exposure. If you’ve ever used these types of cameras before, then you know that sometimes the photos don’t always look the best.

Xperia L4 Announced – Sony's First Smartphone With A Notch

Xperia L4 announced – Sony's first smartphone with a notch

Sony has introduced its first 2020 smartphone, in the form of the entry-level Sony Xperia L4. As you'll see from the headline, one of the most notable new ‘features' as an Xperia fan, is that this is the first Xperia smartphone with a notch. We thought that by now we had ridden out this fad, given that we've seen phones with notches since 2017.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport, Limited Announced With Bigger Flat-four

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport, Limited announced with bigger flat-four

Subaru will address one of the Crosstrek's biggest shortcomings by making a 2.5-liter flat-four engine available in time for the 2021 model year. It will power the range-topping Limited trim and a new Sport-badged model.

You asked, and the Japanese company is listening. Tom Doll, the CEO of Subaru's American division, told industry trade journal Automotive News that many customers have complained about the 152-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that has powered the current-generation Crosstrek since its launch. Put bluntly: It's slow. 

Fujifilm X-t4 Could Be Announced On February 26

Fujifilm X-T4 Could Be Announced On February 26

According to the ever-increasing rumors, it seems that Fujifilm could be close to announcing a new flagship camera in the form of the Fujifilm X-T4. Now based on a report from Fuji Rumors, they have heard from a source that come 26th of February, 2020, the company is expected to officially unveil the device.

For those unfamiliar, the X-T4 will be the latest in the X-T series of flagship mirrorless cameras. Its predecessor, the X-T3, was launched back in 2018, meaning that it is about that time when it is due for a refresh. There were initial rumors that suggested that the X-T4 might only launch in the later part of 2020, but it looks like the camera could be coming a lot earlier than expected.

First Runners In 2020 Torch Relay Announced

First runners in 2020 torch relay announced

Members of the Japanese women's soccer team that won the 2011 World Cup will kick off the domestic leg of the torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The organizing committee made the announcement on Tuesday. The Olympic torch relay is due to begin on March 26 next year from the J-Village soccer training facility in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

First 'brilliant Female Researchers' Announced

First 'Brilliant Female Researchers' announced

A Japanese government agency has announced the first winners of a new award that was set up to boost the number of woman researchers in the country.

The Japan Science and Technology Agency, or JST, held an awards ceremony in Tokyo on Sunday. JST President Michinari Hamaguchi handed out certificates to the winners of the Brilliant Female Researchers Award.

Fujifilm X-pro3 Announced With Some Controversial Design Choices

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Announced With Some Controversial Design Choices

We have been hearing rumors about the Fujifilm X-Pro3 for a while now, and it looks like the company has finally made it official. While this is the third camera in the X-Pro lineup, it also represents a huge change over its predecessors where Fujifilm has made some changes in its design that could be controversial.

One of those changes is the hiding of the display on the back, where only if you were to flip the screen down, would you be able to use it as a viewfinder. This might be controversial to some as many rely on these displays to act as the viewfinder for composing and framing their shots, but according to Fujifilm, they wanted to remove “distractions” and allow photographers to just focus on shooting.

Xperia 8 Mid-ranger Announced For Japan

Xperia 8 mid-ranger announced for Japan

Sony Japan has unexpectedly announced the Xperia 8, a new mid-ranger with similar design cues to that seen in the Xperia 10. This is one of Sony's first mid-rangers that has IP65/68 dust and waterproof protection. It also has a rear dual camera with a 12MP F1.8 and a 8MP F 2.4 lens combination. The front-facing camera is 8MP.

Tokyo Paralympics Ticket Winners Announced

Tokyo Paralympics ticket winners announced

The organizers of next year's Tokyo Paralympic Games have announced the results of their ticket lottery.

The Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games says the lottery results were posted on its official ticketing website early Wednesday.

Fujifilm X-a7 Entry-level Mirrorless Camera Announced

Fujifilm X-A7 Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Announced

Cameras can be an expensive hobby to get into, especially if you’re not sure if you’re quite ready to commit to buying lenses and so on. However, if you are looking to dip your toes in the water, you might be interested to learn that Fujifilm has recently taken the wraps off its latest entry-level camera in the form of the Fujifilm X-A7.

This is the successor to the X-A5 and it will be sporting a brand new 24.2MP APS-C sensor. It will also feature an ISO range of 200-12,800 that can be further expanded to 100-51,200 if you want. There will also be support for continuous shooting of up to speeds of 6 fps. Similar to the design of other Fujifilm cameras, the X-A7 will favor the use of external dials where there will be a dial on the top that lets users swap between the various shooting modes.