Toyota Corolla Cross Crossover Spy Photo

Toyota Corolla Cross crossover spy photo

Thai car spotter Passakorn Leelawat caught what is suspected to be a prototype for the coming Toyota Corolla crossover on traffic-clogged roads around Bangkok, posting the photo on the Thai Car Inside Facebook page and catching the attention of Motor1. The angle and the camouflage make it difficult to be certain, but comparing certain details with the Corolla hatchback and Corolla Sport Touring wagon, elements like the side mirror, fuel filler cap, shark fin antenna and rear wiper line up. Even the character line from the lower rear fender into the bumper makes sense as a stylistic cue taken from the Touring. The recent dealer presentation leak said the high-riding compact is on the way next year, apparently planned for production from next September in the new Alabama facility Toyota is building with Mazda, so it's the right time for such a prototype to be out, too. The model's name, if an Australian trademark application is accurate, will be Corolla Cross. 

Said to sit on the TNGA-C platform, a Road & Track report from February said the Corolla Cross will compete against vehicles like the Subaru Crosstrek, a category that also includes the Honda HR-V, Nissan Rogue Sport, Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-30. That RT piece said the new people mover is "likely to replace the CH-R," where other reports slot it into the lineup between the CH-R and the RAV-4; Motor1 characterized positioning as "a more practical and traditional alternative to the C-HR ... simpler and more affordable than the RAV-4." Our CH-R is 172.6 inches long, the RAV4 180.9 inches; we'd expect the 172-inch Corolla Cross to grow some, placing it in between its stablemates. For a taste of how long the Corolla gets, the Corolla Touring wagon sold in Europe is 183.1 inches long.

Alleged Fujifilm X100v Photo Leaked

Alleged Fujifilm X100V Photo Leaked

Image credit – Fuji Rumors

If the rumors are to be believed, Fujifilm is expected to officially launch the fifth camera in the X100 lineup as early as next month. What this means is that the camera should be just about ready and should already be in production, or at the very least gearing up to be produced.

Photo Ban In Some Kyoto Alleys

Photo ban in some Kyoto alleys

Tourists in Kyoto will no longer be able to take pictures in privately-owned alleys near one of the most photographed spots in the city. Locals say the ban has come after disrespect shown by some visitors.

An association of residents and shop owners in the Gion district imposed the ban on photography in private alleys near Hanamikoji street, effective on Friday.

Keyakizaka46's Kobayashi Yui To Release Her First Photo Book

Keyakizaka46's Kobayashi Yui to release her first photo book

Keyakizaka46 member Kobayashi Yui's first photo book (currently untitled) will be released on March 13. 

Kobayashi has been gaining attention after serving as center in place for Hirate Yurina, who is currently on hiatus, at the '69th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen.' Her first photo book was shot by Suzuki Shin last fall in England. It is a commemorative work a she celebrated her 19th birthday during the shoot. She even challenged herself to her first photos in swimwear. 

Ikuta Erika Goes To New York To Shoot 2nd Photo Book

Ikuta Erika goes to New York to shoot 2nd photo book

Nogizaka46 member Ikuta Erika's second photo book (currently untitled) will be released on January 22. 

The theme of Ikuta's first photo book in three years is "the new self I discover in New York." For this photo book, she spent seven days shooting in New York. She even challenged herself to shoot in lingerie for the very first time. Fans can see how much the 21-year-old has matured in the last three years. 

Keyakizaka46 To Release First Photo Book

Keyakizaka46 to release first photo book

Keyakizaka46 will release their very first photo book (currently untitled) on November 21. 

While members Nagahama Neru, Sugai Yuka, Watanabe Rika, and Imaizumi Yui all have released solo photo books, this will be the group's first. Besides the release date, the only thing that has been revealed is a cut of Hirate Yurina standing in Shibuya's Center-gai on a rainy night with an umbrella. The title and other details will be announced at a later date. 

Morning Musume's Sato Masaki To Release First Photo Book

Morning Musume's Sato Masaki to release first photo book

Morning Musume.'18's Sato Masaki will release her first photo book on October 6.

Sato chose to shoot the photo book in her hometown of Hokkaido. She shows many different expressions at cafes, farms, Japanese gardens, and parks. Its DVD will include a 30-minute footage of the making of the photo book. 

Keyakizaka46's Imaizumi Yui To Release Her First Solo Photo Book

Keyakizaka46's Imaizumi Yui to release her first solo photo book

Keyakizaka46 member Imaizumi Yui will release a solo photo book (currently untitled) on October 3. 

Imaizumi recently announced that she will be graduating from the group. Her first photo book was shot in the suburbs of Napoli, Italy. She commented, "This will be my last work as Keyakizaka46 and my first work as Imaizumi Yui."

Canon Zoemini Photo Printer Announced

Canon Zoemini Photo Printer Announced

When it comes to pocketable photo printers, we wouldn't be surprised if your mind went to Fujifilm's Instax printers. However if you're looking for alternatives, Canon might have something for you as the company has since announced their latest portable photo printer that comes in the form of the Canon Zoemini.

As you can see in the photo, the Zoemini is a pocket-sized printer that means that it is easy to slip into your pocket or bag and bring it around with you. It uses ZINK technology which means that no ink is required to do the printing, although you will need to buy Canon's ZINK photo paper which are sold in packs of 20 or 50 (it will come with 10 free).

Kubota Masataka To Release His First Photo Book

Kubota Masataka to release his first photo book

Actor Kubota Masataka will be releasing his first photo book 'Masayume' on September 2. 

The photo book is a collaboration work with photographer Saito Harumichi, who has been in charge of the actor's calendars. It will feature photos of Kubota from when he was 28 to 30, and it will also include a long interview about his acting career. 

Scandal's Haruna To Release Her First Photo Book On Her 30th Birthday

SCANDAL's HARUNA to release her first photo book on her 30th birthday

SCANDAL member HARUNA (Vo, G) will release her first photo book titled 'SOMEWHERE' on August 10. 

The release date, August 10, marks HARUNA's 30th birthday. The photos in the book were taken by Ono Tsutomu during HARUNA's vacation after SCANDAL's tour. It will also feature a long interview in which she talks about her band, work, and love life. 

Michishige Sayumi To Release A New Photo Book On Her 29th Birthday

Michishige Sayumi to release a new photo book on her 29th birthday

Michishige Sayumi's new photo book "DREAM" will be released on her 29th birthday, July 31. 

After graduating from Morning Musume in November of 2014, Michishige took a short break, then made a comeback in spring of 2017. This marks her first photo book in over three years, and it was self-produced. She used various sets including European-style buildings and forests in Yamanashi, the beach and streets in Los Angeles, and retro hotels.