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PIE 09: Kiss X3 (500D, Rebel T1i) Hands-on and First Impression

Yesterday Canon announced world wide their new baby DLSR, the Kiss X3 in Japan, aka 500D in Europe and Rebel T1i in North America. This morning before the PIE 2009 opened I had some quality time with the Kiss X3… Unfortunately I couldn[...]
PIE 09: Kiss X3 (500D, Rebel T1i) Hands-on and First Impression
PIE 09: Kiss X3 (500D, Rebel T1i) Hands-on and First ImpressionPIE 09: Kiss X3 (500D, Rebel T1i) Hands-on and First ImpressionPIE 09: Kiss X3 (500D, Rebel T1i) Hands-on and First ImpressionPIE 09: Kiss X3 (500D, Rebel T1i) Hands-on and First ImpressionPIE 09: Kiss X3 (500D, Rebel T1i) Hands-on and First Impression

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Pentax Medium-Format Digital Camera to be Displayed at PIE 2009

Displayed in 2007 at the same event, the supposedly Pentax 645 Digital (its temporary name) will once more be the king of the PIE 2009 Pentax Booth. This 30Mpix camera is set for a 2010 launch.
Pentax Medium-Format Digital Camera to be Displayed at PIE 2009

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Canon Booth at the PIE 2008

Let’s finish our PIE 2008 tour with the Canon booth, the largest booth at this event… Like many other makers, Canon did’nt show anything that we hadn’t heard about before, but we finally had the pleasure of playing wi[...]
Canon Booth at the PIE 2008
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Sigma Booth at the PIE 2008

The biggest star at the Sigma booth was not a lens or a DSLR, but rather a compact digital camera that MANY would like to acquire… the DP1. This 14Mpix camera is by far one of the most powerful products in this size, and SIGMA ta[...]
Sigma Booth at the PIE 2008
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Sony Booth at the PIE 2008

Like other major players in the photo industry Sony had its booth at the PIE 2008. We discoverd and played with all their latest goodies, like the Alpha 700 and the new S-Frame line-up. We were quite impressed with these gorgeous digit[...]
Sony Booth at the PIE 2008
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Pentax Booth at the PIE 2008

Many Pentax fans are waiting for the K20D to become widely available on the market, and Pentax was in Japan promoting their new little DSLR (national launch of the K20D) with a special babe shooting session… Here’s some pic[...]
Pentax Booth at the PIE 2008
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Fujifilm Booth at the PIE 2008

One of the most attractive and popular parts of the Fujifilm booth was the babes’ booth… You’ll find plenty of pictures of it in the gallery. We also had the chance to get a closer look at the FinePix Z100FD line-up, as well as i[...]
Fujifilm Booth at the PIE 2008
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Nikon Booth at the PIE 2008

Same as Olympus, nothing stunning here either. Here’s some live pictures of the D3 and D300 from the PIE 2008 … At the booth you could play as much as you wanted with all Nikon cameras, as well as learn some tips from a professio[...]
Nikon Booth at the PIE 2008
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Olympus Booth at the PIE 2008

Nothing new here. Most of the goodies we saw today have been already covered on Akihabara News, but here’s some live pictures of the: Olympus µ1030SW (more information here) Olympus SP-570UZ (more information here) Olympus E3
Olympus Booth at the PIE 2008
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Casio EX-F1 Hands On at the PIE 2008.

Although the EX-F1 isn’t new, today was the first time for us to play with it. It looks well done and the lens is huge… Perfect for a camera that supports HD video recording, and frame rates from 60fps to 300fps. The “lens-ring” [...]
Casio EX-F1 Hands On at the PIE 2008.
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Panasonic Lumix DCMX-FX500 Hands-on at the PIE 2008

We just came back from the PIE Photo Image Expo in Japan where we had the chance to play with the DCMX-FX500. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to test the HD 720p features (this will come later in a future review), but we were q[...]
Panasonic Lumix DCMX-FX500 Hands-on at the PIE 2008
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Photo Imagine Expo 07: the Minox mini cameras on show

The German company was showing Japanese visitors their retro digital cameras based on the design of well-know classic models from Leica and Rolleiflex.
Photo Imagine Expo 07: the Minox mini cameras on show

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Photo Imagine Expo 07: Bluetooth “bone conduction” headsets for audio and phones

We’ve found a nice audio and hands-free Bluetooth headset using the “bone conduction” technology. As you have probably guessed, the HG40SAN-TBT doesn’t have earpieces, but you can still hear music and conversations with the vibra[...]
Photo Imagine Expo 07: Bluetooth “bone conduction” headsets for audio and phones

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Photo Imagine Expo 07: Nikon D40x with K-Y jelly

I won’t bee too objective on this one, but as a Canon fanboy, I have to speak out against the Nikon D40 which leaves a bunch of customers in the dust with an under-equipped camera compared to competitive products, only to provide them [...]
Photo Imagine Expo 07: Nikon D40x with K-Y jelly

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Photo Imagine Expo 07: Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG

Dpreview presented on March 8 this lens, which is, according to them, the first Ultra-Telephoto Zoom that offers F2.8 at 500mm. (DPREVIEW) This thing is already huge in a photo, but in real life… incredible! It’s also photos like this [...]
Photo Imagine Expo 07: Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG

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Photo Imagine Expo 07: FinePix S5 Pro

Fujifilm offer in Japan since January the S5 Pro, a 12.3Mpix camera with the Super CCD HONEYCOM SR (The FinePix S5 Pro will be available in Japan next January). Here are 4 more photos for you!
Photo Imagine Expo 07: FinePix S5 Pro

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Photo Imagine Expo 07: Olympus E410

The E410 already made the front page on Akihabara News ( EVOLT E-510 and E410, the new Olympus DSLR). Here are live photos for you!
Photo Imagine Expo 07: Olympus E410

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Photo Imagine Expo 07: Pentax 645 Digital for killers

Reserved for a particular set of customers, and studio usage, this is the Pentax 645 Digital and its 31.6Mpix..! It even supports SD cards, so we advise you to buy right away at least an 8GB SD card, if you don’t want to use the camera[...]
Photo Imagine Expo 07: Pentax 645 Digital for killers

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Photo Imagine Expo 07: the new Sony Cybershot range

We already presented the new range of CyberShot cameras some time ago with photos and HD videos ( HDTV: SONY CyberShot Press Conference). L1G, a faithful Akihabara News reader wrote a review yesterday on the T100 (Cybershot T100: the m[...]
Photo Imagine Expo 07: the new Sony Cybershot range

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Photo Imagine Expo 07: Sony Alpha Pro Next Gen

Already introduced in the USA, Sony presented in Japan the “alpha” or “beta” version of their α DSLR. there’s the pro version (2 first photos) and the consumer version (the last photo). In order to keep it a secret, Sony did not elabor[...]
Photo Imagine Expo 07: Sony Alpha Pro Next Gen

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