Posts Tagged ‘announce’

New camera: Nikon D3300 with enhanced image & video quality

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

The new entry-level DSLR from Nikon has 24.2 megapixels, 13 special effects modes, and a retractable kit lens. Price TBA. Available probably in February.

The Nikon D3300 will be available in three colors (Black, Red and Grey) with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VRII kit lens.

The Nikon D3300 will be available in three colors (Black, Red and Grey) with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VRII kit lens.

The Nikon DSLR is targeted at first time DSLR users, with its easy-to-use interface and Guide Mode, which provides tips and step-by-step guiding information along the way.

Top view of the new Nikon D3300 SLR.

Top view of the new Nikon D3300 SLR.

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New camera: Nikon Df compact full frame DSLR with 50mm lens

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The new Nikon Df is a light and compact full frame DSLR that packs the D4 sensor into the classic design look of the Nikon FM2. Available in black and silver, price and availability in Singapore will be announced later.

Update (29 November, 2013):

The Nikon Df and AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special Edition) lens have started sales at all Authorised Nikon Dealers.

  • Df Body only (Black & Silver) – S$3,699
  • Df + AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (Special) kit (Black & Silver) – S$3,999
  • AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G – S$399
The new Nikon Df is available in Silver and Black.

The new Nikon Df is available in Silver and Black.

The new Nikon Df has the D4’s full frame CMOS sensor, with 16.2 megapixels.

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Apple announces new iPads, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro & OS X Mavericks

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Apple announced the new 9.7-inch iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro, free OS X Mavericks, as well as free iWork & iLife apps for OS X & iOS devices. All prices below include GST.

Update (12 November, 2013):

Apple has just announced that the iPad mini with Retina display will be available from tomorrow.

Update (1 November, 2013):

The iPad Air has debuted in Singapore, as well as the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (Wi-Fi models only), Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

The Apple 9.7-inch iPad Air (shown here) and and the 7.9-inch iPad mini has the same thickness and number of pixels in their retina displays.

The Apple 9.7-inch iPad Air (shown here) and and the 7.9-inch iPad mini has the same thickness and number of pixels in their retina displays.

Here’s a quick summary of the slew of announcements by Apple today.

iPad 2 Original iPad mini
16GB Wi-Fi S$528 S$408
16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular S$698 S$588
Accessories (in 6 colours)
Smart Covers S$58
Smart Cases S$118

iPad Air with 9.7” Retina display. 20% thinner and 28% lighter compared to the current 4th Generation iPad.

iPad mini with Retina display with a more powerful 64-bit Apple-designed A7 chip.Basically the 9.7-inch display of its bigger sibling is “squeezed” into 7.9 inches, with the same number of pixels but higher pixel density.

It now packs 3.1 million pixels (2048 x 1536) @ 326 ppi. Prices for the various configurations are tabulated below.

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New arrivals: Nikon D5300 DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The new D5300 is Nikon’s first DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. The 24.2-megapixel camera sports the new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine and a DX-format CMOS sensor without an optical low-pass filter.

Price and availability to be announced.

Price and availability to be announced.

Update (20 November, 2013):

The Nikon D5300 and AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G lens are now available in Singapore.

  • D5300 Black Body Set – S$1,089
  • D5300 + 18-55mm kit (Black, Red, Grey) – S$1,279
  • D5300 Black 18-140 VR Set – S$1,499
  • AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G – S$2,499
The Nikon D5300 will come in black, red and a new colour grey.

The Nikon D5300 will come in black, red and a new colour grey.

With built-in Wi-Fi, users can easily and quickly share high-quality images captured with the D5300 via a smart device.

Nikon D5300, successor to the D5200.

Nikon D5300, successor to the D5200.

The built-in GPS allowS users to look back on routes taken on vacation or with outdoor activities using a log feature.

The D5300 is designed with a structure made of a new material to bring about a smaller and lighter body while maintaining the necessary strength and durability.

The camera comes with a 3.2-inch, 1037k-dot vari-angle monitor with a wide viewing angle for shooting from a variety of angles.

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New DSLR: Nikon D610 world’s most compact full-frame DSLR

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Slightly more than a year after the launch of the D600 last September, Nikon has unveiled its successor – the D610. Nikon boasts its the smallest and lightest full-frame format DSLR in the world.

Price and availability to be announced.

Update (14 November, 2013):

The Nikon D610 is now available in Singapore. RRP: S$2,999 (body only).

Nikon D610 full-frame DSLR.

Nikon D610 full-frame DSLR.

Catered for users who are new to the FX-format, the D610 sports a 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 3 image processing engine, with an ISO range of 100 to 6400 (expandable from 50 to 25,600).

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Microsoft reduces Surface RT tablet prices amid weak demand

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

With immediate effect, Microsoft is cutting the prices of its Surface RT tablets worldwide. Local and US price revisions within. Surface Pro prices remain unchanged.

Surface is the first computer made and directly sold by Microsoft.

Surface is the first computer made and directly sold by Microsoft.

According to research house IDC, the device has been largely shunned by consumers and corporate customers since its debut in October, selling just 900,000 units in each of its first two quarter on the market.

“Microsoft is cutting the price of its Surface RT tablet by as much as 30 percent as the device struggles to lure customers amid competition from machines such as Apple’s iPad”, according to a report from Bloomberg.

The foray by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer into selling hardware is amidst a worldwide decline in sales of personal computer and demand for Windows.

Only last week, Ballmer had unveiled a significant reorganisation intended to streamline management and increase growth in areas such as tablets and mobile computing.

IDC predicts that tablets will outsell PCs by 2015.

Currently, 3.7% of tablets run Microsoft Windows operating system.

In Singapore, the price reductions (from Microsoft Singapore) are around 19-27% and are highlighted in red below.

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New tablets: Microsoft unveils two Surface tablets

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Microsoft has unveiled two 10.6-inch Windows tablets and accessories.

One model will run on Windows RT and will be released with the general availability of Windows 8. The other tablet will be available about 90 days after and feature Windows 8 Pro.

Update 2 (1 March, 2013):

Microsoft has announced that beginning late March the rollout of Surface will continue over the next few months.

Surface RT with Windows RT will reach Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan.

Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro will hit Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Update 1 (18 July, 2012):

Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky has just announced at its annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 on 26 October, 2012. This will be available both as an upgrade or on a new PC.

Microsoft finally joins the fray by unveiling its 10.6-inch Surface tablets.

Microsoft finally joins the fray by unveiling its 10.6-inch Surface tablets.

The Windows RT Surface tablet will run on an ARM processor, while the Windows 8 Pro version will have a third-generation Intel Core processor.

The Touch Cover and Type Cover double up as keyboards.

The Touch Cover and Type Cover double up as keyboards.

Each Surface tablet will have a full-sized USB port, a microSD slot, and a 16:9 aspect ratio; with edges angled at 22 degrees.

The casing of Surface is created using VaporMg (pronounced Vapor-Mag), where metal and deposit particles are molded to create a finish akin to luxury watches.

Starting with magnesium, parts can be molded as thin as .65 mm, thinner than the typical credit card, to create a product that is thin, light and rigid/strong.

The VaporMg materials and processes has enabled the thin and sleek design of the Surface tablets.

The VaporMg materials and processes has enabled the thin and sleek design of the Surface tablets.

This also enables an extremely thin built-in kickstand to prop the tablet up when watching movies or video conferencing with the HD front- or rear-facing video cameras.

The integrated, built-in kickstand removes the need for a separate accessory.

The integrated, built-in kickstand removes the need for a separate accessory.

I like the idea and design of this integrated kickstand.

To transform the tablet into a “notebook”, a 3 mm Touch Cover uses pressure-sensitive technology to sense keystrokes as gestures, allowing users to touch type significantly faster than on an on-screen keyboard.

The Touch Cover will be available in a selection of vibrant colors. It clicks into the Surface tablet via a built-in magnetic connector, forming a natural spine like you find on a book, and doubles up as a protective cover.

The Touch Cover and Type Cover comes in many vibrant colours.

The Touch Cover and Type Cover comes in many vibrant colours.

Alternatively, users can click in a 5 mm-thin Type Cover that adds moving keys for a more traditional typing feel.

Retail pricing will be announced closer to availability but is expected to be competitive with a comparable ARM tablet or Intel Ultrabook-class PC.

OEMs will have cost and feature parity on Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Oh and if you’re interested in a 40-inch tablet, check out the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface. (I haven’t heard anyone else calling THAT a tablet yet).

The main technical specifications of the two Surface tablets are tabulated below.

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