Lexus Exploring Phev, Full Ev And Fuel Cell Versions Of Ls Flagship

Lexus exploring PHEV, full EV and fuel cell versions of LS flagship

After four years of rumors about a Lexus LS powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, the chief engineer of the flagship sedan says the carmaker's working on even more options. Toshio Asahi told Australia's GoAuto that three alternative powertrains — plug-in hybrid, full electric, and hydrogen — are "all on the table" for consideration. Asahi wouldn't give any timeframes, but whenever they arrive, additional drive options would fill out the LS range to better contend with the Germans.

Years of reports predicted this fifth-generation LS would get hydrogen power. A Motoring article at the end of 2014 forecast a fuel cell LS to arrive by 2017. In 2015 Japan's Nikkei newspaper reported that Lexus was considering a fuel cell option to arrive in 2020, around the time of the Tokyo Olympics. Later that year, at the Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus showed off the LF-FC concept, powered by a cell and stack arranged for "optimum front-rear weight distribution for a sporty saloon." GoAuto said that during that show, a Lexus executive said an FCEV powertrain would end up in production "sooner than you think." The following year, Autocar reported we'd see a production version of the LF-FC "on sale before 2020" as a replacement for the LS, and last year, Lexus trademarked the name "LF-FC Concept."

Canon's Full-frame Mirrorless Reportedly Being Field-tested By Professionals

Canon's Full-Frame Mirrorless Reportedly Being Field-Tested By Professionals

Canon's mirrorless camera efforts have been somewhat lukewarm where the company has typically launched entry-level models in a market that appears to be largely dominated by the likes of Sony. However the company has recently hinted that a high-end mirrorless could be in the works, corroborating some of the rumors we've heard.

Now according to the folks at Canon Rumors, they have heard from a source that Canon's development of their high-end full-frame mirrorless camera is progressing nicely, and that the camera is said to have already found its way into the hands of select Canon professional photographers for testing.

The Full Pv For Watanabe Mayu's Graduation Song Revealed

The full PV for Watanabe Mayu's graduation song revealed

The full PV for AKB48's song "11-gatsu no Anklet" has been revealed via YouTube. 

This was the title track to Watanabe Mayu's graduation single that was released last November. Directed by Hirano Fumiko, the PV focuses on Watanabe's natural expressions. A highlight of the video comes toward the end, where Watanabe and the other members run in the heavy rain. 

Sony Exec Predicts Full-frame Nikon, Canon Mirrorless To Arrive In Next 12 Months

Sony Exec Predicts Full-Frame Nikon, Canon Mirrorless To Arrive In Next 12 Months

When it comes to full-frame mirrorless cameras, it's safe to say that Sony's pretty much got the market cornered with their A7 and A9 mirrorless cameras. However this isn't to say that other companies are going to take this lying down as we have heard rumors that companies like Nikon and Canon have something in the works.

In fact in a recent interview with DPreview, Sony’s Senior General Manager of the Digital Imaging Business Group, Kenji Tanaka had an interesting prediction in which he seemed to suggest that in the next 12 months, Nikon could very well release their own full-frame mirrorless camera.

Canon Reportedly Prototyping A Full-frame Mirrorless Camera

Canon Reportedly Prototyping A Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

We have been hearing rumors that Canon could be looking to launch a full-frame mirrorless camera. Given that Canon's mirrorless efforts haven't exactly been met with the same success that other companies are enjoying, a full-frame mirrorless could help change things and make it more appealing to professionals.

Now the rumored camera was supposed to be announced last month but obviously that did not pan out. However according to the folks at Canon Rumors, they have heard from a source that Canon is prototyping the camera already. That being said this shouldn't be a surprise since we're sure that companies do experiment from time to time, and whether or not they actually reach production is the more important question.

2019 Lexus Ux200 And Ux250h: Full Details And Specs From Geneva

2019 Lexus UX200 and UX250h: Full details and specs from Geneva

Lexus is perhaps overdue to produce a small luxury crossover, in the vein of the hot-selling Buick Encore (which is a tiny bit smaller). And like the Buick Encore, it has a lower-tier brand counterpart: the Toyota C-HR, which is to the UX as the Chevy Trax is to the Encore. But enough about the Buick. What's the UX all about?

For one, it is almost as outré as the C-HR, which is perhaps more radical because it's a lowly Toyota. Graced with a spindle grille and interior fixings that are influenced by, Lexus says, traditional Japanese crafts, it appears to be every contemporary Lexus trope combined into one compact vehicle — just 177 inches long in total, or about 5 inches shorter than a contemporary Corolla. That'll be good for the urbanites the UX is intended to woo, who need to park in tight spots.

Forgotten 1990s Subaru Showroom Is Still Full Of New Ghost Imprezas

Forgotten 1990s Subaru showroom is still full of new ghost Imprezas

Every now and then, stories and photos surface of car dealerships simply forgotten by time. Sometimes it's due to the dealer in question ceasing trading, for one reason or another, sometimes it's because of political tensions in the area — like with the Cypriot Toyota dealership which still has 1970s J-tin laying dormant, ravaged by opportunistic parts hunters. Years ago, photos appeared of a complete, 150-car, zero-miles Chrysler Neon shipment in Singapore. And no matter what the backstory, it's always fascinating to see completely everyday cars remaining undriven for decades, as if they were frozen in time while the world revolved around them.

Sony Ships 4 Million Xperia Units In Q3 Fy17; Lowers Full Year Estimates Again

Sony ships 4 million Xperia units in Q3 FY17; lowers full year estimates againSony reported its third quarter results for the three months ending 31 December 2017, and once again it was not pretty reading for the mobile division. Sony trimmed full year expectations once again, now expecting to ship 14 million units for FY 2017 (year ending 31 March 2018). This is a decrease of 1.5 million units from the prior quarter, where Sony estimated it would ship 15.5 million units in the year.

Nikon Is The No.1 Full-frame Camera Market In December 2017

Nikon is the No.1 full-frame camera market in December 2017

Nikon made a major sales announcement today, revealing that the company achieved the #1 spot in the full-frame camera market for December 2017. More specifically, the company "attained the #1 position for both market share and revenue for December 2017, in the full-frame digital camera with interchangeable lens (DCIL) category in the U.S." That DCIL term is what we refer to as just ILC here at DPReview, and yes, that includes full-frame mirrorless.

The numbers come from the US retail tracking group The NPD Group Inc., and the result is due largely to what Nikon calls "exceptional demand" for the Nikon D850 DSLR, which launched in August of last year and went on to be one of the most highly demanded cameras of the 2017 holiday season.

Panasonic Travel Friendly Hc-v800 Full Hd Camera

Panasonic Travel Friendly HC-V800 Full HD CameraFinding yourself a new Full HD camcorder? Why don't you take a look at Panasonic's latest HC-V800. This travel-friendly camcorder boasts an 8.57MP 1/2.5" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor, a 24x Optical Zoom / 48x Intelligent Zoom, a LED3.0" 460K-Dot Touchscreen LCD, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x micro-HDMI output port and built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity.

Iiyama Style-15fx061-i7-ks 15.6-inch Full Hd Notebook

iiyama STYLE-15FX061-i7-KS 15.6-Inch Full HD Notebookiiyama is offering you their latest 15.6-inch Full HD notebook, the STYLE-15FX061-i7-KS. As part of the STYLE Infinity series, this mid-end notebook sports a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, a 2.80GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ ‘Kaby Lake' processor, an Intel HM175 Chipset and an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB graphics card.