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.

Xperia 5 Announced: Sony's Compact Flagship With 6.1-inch Oled With Triple Lens Camera

Xperia 5 announced: Sony's compact flagship with 6.1-inch OLED with triple lens camera

Sony has announced its latest flagship smartphone in the form of the Xperia 5 (J8210, J8270, J9210). As the name suggests, this sits in the middle of its 2019 flagship Xperia 1, and the mid-range Xperia 10 devices. The Sony Xperia 5 is smaller than the Xperia 1, with a 6.1-inch 21:9 CinemaWide OLED HDR display with Full HD+ (1080 x 2520) resolution, compared to the Xperia 1 which has a 6.5-inch 21:9 OLED 4K HDR display.

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection Announced For Nintendo Switch

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection Announced For Nintendo Switch

Earlier this year, Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed III Remastered for the Nintendo Switch. If that wasn’t enough for you and you would like to see more Assassin’s Creed games launch for the console, you might be interested to learn that Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection has been announced for the Switch during the Nintendo Direct event.

This collection will include both Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and also Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Both the games will be familiar to gamers if they have played it in the past, although they will be slightly updated to make it more optimized for the Nintendo Switch system and its controls and portability.

Snes Wireless Control And Snes Games Announced For Nintendo Switch

SNES Wireless Control And SNES Games Announced For Nintendo Switch

Thanks to an FCC filing spotted last month, it seemed to suggest that Nintendo could be getting ready to launch an SNES controller for the Nintendo Switch. Given that the company had previously launched the NES controller for the Switch, this progression actually made a lot of sense.

If the idea of playing on an SNES controller appeals to you, you’ll be happy to learn that Nintendo has indeed announced a wireless SNES controller for the Switch. This looks more or less identical to the original controller with the added bonus of being wireless. However, it will only be available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

The Nikon D6 Has (sort Of) Been Officially Announced

The Nikon D6 Has (Sort Of) Been Officially Announced

As such, the company did not dive into any details or specs about the camera, except to say that it will be their “most advanced DSLR to date”. Whether that’s true or just marketing hype remains to be seen, but since they did not actually confirm when the camera would be revealed in full, we’ll just have to wait and see.

According to Nikon, “Nikon released the D1 digital SLR camera in 1999, making 2019 the 20th anniversary of the single-digit D series. Thanks to the imaging know-how cultivated over Nikon’s long history in camera development, Nikon’s professional DSLR cameras have continued to evolve by introducing some of the industry’s most advanced technologies and responding to the strict demands of professional photographers with the ultimate in performance and reliability, even in the most severe conditions. With the D6, Nikon is currently developing its most advanced DSLR to date.”

Fujifilm X-pro3 Might Be Announced In The Second Half Of October

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Might Be Announced In The Second Half Of October

If you’re looking for a rangefinder style camera that won’t break the bank like a Leica, then Fujifilm’s X-Pro series might be a series of cameras that you are familiar with. Now, the X-Pro2 has been out for a while now, which is why we have started to hear rumors that an X-Pro3 could be close to launching.

Rumors from earlier this year suggest that the camera could launch in 2019, and now a new report from Fuji Rumors claim that the camera might actually be launching in the second half of October. There are no specific dates mentioned yet so it’s really anyone’s guess, but if it’s true, then we only have about a month and a half before we get all the official details.

'osechi' Dishes For New Year's Already Announced

'Osechi' dishes for new year's already announced

The new year holiday season does not begin for another four months. But major department stores in Japan are trying to get a head start.

They have already announced their offerings of seasonal dishes called "Osechi." Families eat the traditional items together while ringing in the new year.

Nikon D6 Could Be Announced On September 4

Nikon D6 Could Be Announced On September 4

We have been hearing bits and pieces of rumors regarding Nikon’s next DSLR, the Nikon D6. It was initially suggested that it could be launched in October, according to Nikon Rumors, but now a follow-up report from Nokishita has suggested that we could be getting the camera a lot earlier than expected.

According to the report, the Nikon D6 could be announced as soon as next week on the 4th of September. While the announcement will take place in September, it seems that the camera’s release might not happen until either late 2019 or possibly in 2020, so don’t expect to be able to get your hands on it anytime soon.

Canon Eos M6 Mark Ii Digital Camera Officially Announced

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Digital Camera Officially Announced

About a week ago, a leaked promotional video revealed that Canon had a new camera in the works in the form of the EOS M6 Mark II. If you are interested in the camera, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Canon has since officially announced the launch of their latest mirrorless camera.

That being said, the decision to launch the EOS M6 Mark II is an interesting one. This is because Canon’s earlier mirrorless efforts did not fare too well. The company has since launched a new lineup of EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras which seems to be better received.

Canon Eos 90d Dslr Camera Announced

Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera Announced

If you’re shopping about for a new DSLR camera and you don’t want to spend too much money, you’re in luck. This is because Canon has recently announced the EOS 90D. This is a mid-range camera that is a bit more expensive than Canon’s Rebel series of DSLRs, but if you’re an enthusiast looking to take your photography to the next level, it could be worth checking out.

In terms of the specs, the Canon EOS 90D will come with a 32.5MP CMOS APS-C sensor. If you were hoping for a full-frame sensor, you might need to look at other models. However, if you’re fine with it, the EOS 90D will also come with the DIGIC 8 image processor. The camera will also support 4K video recording at 30 fps, and also 1080p at 120 fps.

Deal Will Be Announced At A Meeting Of President Trump And Prime Minister Abe On Sunday

Deal will be announced at a meeting of President Trump and Prime Minister Abe on Sunday

TOKYO — The United States and Japan have reached the broad framework of a trade agreement, with Washington maintaining tariffs on Japanese autos but Tokyo cutting tariffs on U.S. beef and pork, Japan's Nikkei business daily said on Saturday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi reached the deal on Friday in Washington, and it will be announced at a meeting of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expected on Sunday on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France, the newspaper said. The Nikkei did not cite any sources for its information. The report comes shortly after Motegi told reporters in Washington that he and Lighthizer had made "big progress" in their talks.