Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’

Nikon launches 6 new cameras in Singapore

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Nikon spearheaded its Autumn 2012 collection of cameras with 6 new cameras, 1 lens and 1 waterproof casing. Among these cameras are the super compact S01 and the Android-equipped S800c.

All will be available in September. Prices TBA.

Update (4 September, 2012):

The COOLPIX L610 is now available in Singapore at S$339.

Nikon launched 6 new cameras and accessories in Singapore to spearhead its Autumn 2012 collection.

Nikon launched 6 new cameras and accessories in Singapore to spearhead its Autumn 2012 collection.

Most camera launches roll out more of the same, with slight improvements in features or specifications.

The Nikon P7700 is the new flagship of the COOLPIX lineup. 12.2MP, 7.1x Zoom, f/2.0-4.0 lens.

The Nikon P7700 is the new flagship of the COOLPIX lineup. 12.2MP, 7.1x Zoom, f/2.0-4.0 lens.

So its most refreshing to see Nikon trying to innovate by launching cameras that genuinely push the boundaries.

My favourite among the slew of cameras launched in Singapore today is the S01.

You’ve got to see it to believe it and you’ve got to handle it to appreciate it.

The S01 is smaller than a credit card!

It’s thicker than the card of course, but it’s like one of those charms people dangle from their keychains, although I wouldn’t want the camera slamming against the dashboard as I drive.

And people with big hands might not appreciate the compactness as much.

The Nikon COOLPIX S01 is smaller than a credit card. 10.1MP, 3x Zoom, 77 x 51.2 x 17.2mm

The Nikon COOLPIX S01 is smaller than a credit card. 10.1MP, 3x Zoom, 77 x 51.2 x 17.2mm

It’s a bold step for Nikon to take – pushing the limits of camera miniaturisation.

Nikon COOLPIX L610 has 16MP and 14x Zoom.

Nikon COOLPIX L610 has 16MP and 14x Zoom.

I’m sure smartphone makers would be very keen to adopt some of the technologies developed to make their smartphone cameras perform even better.

Already, these camera phones are encroaching into the market share of compact cameras with the only difference being image quality, which is made up for by the convenience of having the smartphone camera being available and handy at all times.

I won’t be surprised if some of Nikon’s sub-contractors are already talking to smartphone makers on possible collaborations.

The Nikon COOLPIX S800c runs Android 2.3 and has Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Nikon COOLPIX S800c runs Android 2.3 and has Wi-Fi connectivity.

On the same front, Nikon is hitting back at the smartphone camera sector with the S800c – a compact camera with an Android OS (2.3) and Wi-Fi connectivity.

So you can use photo-editing apps (such as Photoshop, Instagram and PicsArt) from the Google Play store to edit photos taken with the camera, and share it online on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

You can also use any of the other 500,000 apps on the Google Play for gaming or other purposes.

The Nikon COOLPIX S6400 has 16MP and 12x Zoom

The Nikon COOLPIX S6400 has 16MP and 12x Zoom

What the S800c doesn’t have yet is 3G connectivity, to give it 3G data connectivity in case there’s no Wi-Fi connectivity.

Who knows, you might even see a Nikon camera-phone (in that order) in the future!

The other products launched today are more run-of-the-mill cameras and accessories.

These include three new compacts from the COOLPIX family: COOLPIX P7700, L610, and S6400.

The Nikon 1 J1 MIL camera has been upgraded to the J2, with new Creative Modes, a new 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5/5.6 lens, and an Underwater Case.

The Nikon 1 J1 MIL camera has been upgraded to the J2, with new Creative Modes, a new 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5/5.6 lens, and an Underwater Case.

For its mirrorless interchangeable lens line, Nikon has launched the Nikon 1 J2, 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm F/3.5-5.6 lens, and the Nikon 1 water proof case.

I’ll be posting more details of each camera so you can check the tech specs in those articles.

Lady Gaga’s manager to speak on All That Matters

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The speaker line-up for the upcoming Digital and Music Matters 2012 (from 22 to 26 May 2012) has been announced.

Troy Carter and other speakers will be at All That Matters from 22-26 May 2012 at The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

Troy Carter and other speakers will be at All That Matters from 22-26 May 2012 at The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

Industry experts such as Troy Carter (Lady Gaga’s manager), Bob Ezrin (Music Producer), Adam Smith (YouTube), Tod Machover (MIT Media Lab), Erik Johnson (Facebook), Brian Taptich (Zynga), Craig Hepburn (Nokia), Catherine Leung (Baidu), are set to convene at The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

The full list of speakers can be viewed here.

Participants can look forward to hearing first-hand from the industry’s elites who will be able to share their knowledge and experience discussing all that matters in the music and digital entertainment industry.

Other notable music and industry luminaries who will be attending Music Matters include Bob Lefsetz (the author of The Lefsetz Letter); Andrew Hipsley (McDonald’s Corporation); Souleymane Hamed (Coca Cola Indochina); Michael Chugg (super-promoter); Anthony Zameczkowski (Head of Music, YouTube Asia-Pacific); John McLellan (Haldanes); Michael Paull (Sony Music Entertainment); Stephen Bryan (Warner Music Group); Mike Bebel (Nokia); Haji Taniguchi, (President, Avex Music Publishing and Chairman, MPAJ); and Chee Meng Tan (Director, Music, SingTel).

Top ten: YouTube music videos in 2011 – Globally

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

What are your favourite music videos on YouTube?

Here are the most-watched music videos on YouTube in 2011 (globally):

1. Jennifer Lopez – On The Floor ft. Pitbull

Here are the rest of the Top Ten:

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Top ten: YouTube community videos in 2011 – Globally

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

“The 10 most-watched YouTube videos of 2011 show that around the world, whatever language we speak, there are certain things that bring us all together around a computer screen or mobile phone — adorable babies, talented performers, and clever advertising.” — YouTube Trends Manager Kevin Allocca.

Globally, the most-watched YouTube community videos in 2011 are:

1. Rebecca Black – Friday (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

The rest of the Top Ten videos are:

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Top ten: YouTube music videos in 2011 in Singapore

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

In a year when YouTube reached 48 hours of content uploaded every minute, YouTube viewers in Singapore couldn’t get enough of global smashes from LMFAO, Jennifer Lopez and Bruno Mars, as well as viral hits like the comedic tunings of “Nice Guys” (finish last), and local YouTube hit Yam Ah Mee.

In Singapore, the most watched music videos from major music labels in 2011 are:

1. LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock

Here are the rest of the Top Ten videos:

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Top ten: YouTube community videos in 2011 in Singapore

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

What are the YouTube community videos that netizens in Singaporeans love most in 2011? Yes, other than that remix of Singaporean General Election sensation Yam Ah Mee. Ryan Higa’s “Nice Guys” tops the list.

In Singapore, the most-watched YouTube community videos of 2011 were:

1. Nice Guys

Here are the rest of the Top Ten videos:

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Digital Life study by TNS uncovers Internet pollution by digital waste

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

You’ve heard of “environmental pollution” and “noise pollution”, as well as “toxic waste” and “hazardous waste”. Now it’s time to add “Internet pollution” and “digital waste” to your lexicon.

Digital Life 2011 study by TNS

Digital Life 2011 study by TNS

TNS today published their study of the modern digital lifestyle in today’s Internet age. The extensive survey was based on conversations with over 72,000 people in 60 countries. Digital Life’s size, scale and detail make it the most comprehensive view of consumer attitudes and behaviour online, on a global and local level.

“Digital waste is the accumulation of thousands of brands rushing online without thinking who they want to talk to – and why. Whilst many brand owners understand the value and relevance of the vast online world, many fail to understand the audience they are connecting with,” said Arnaud Frade, Regional Director Digital Strategy, TNS APAC.Inaugurated in 2010, today’s 2011 report is the second iteration of the annual study.

One of this year’s key findings is that businesses are generating much “digital waste” by way of electronic marketing material on the Internet that no one is interested in perusing.

For instance, even though brands are scrambling to inundate social networks such as Facebook and YouTube with their online presence, Digital Life showed that 43% of Singapore consumers actually don’t want to be bothered in social networks.

The global average for consumers who don’t want to engage with brands via social media is even higher at 57% for developed markets such as US (60%), UK (61%), Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

“Control is firmly in the hands of consumers. The goal should therefore be to understand your target audience intimately, enabling your brand to connect openly and with integrity. This also means that selecting the right online approach and focusing on efficient messaging are critical to be relevant” Frade added.Brands that persist in spamming these consumers are not only wasting their marketing resources, but polluting the Internet instead. In the worst case, mis-targeted consumers may even resent the invasion of their social networks by the uninvited attention.

Businesses should therefore study these demographics and their details in order to tailor a marketing campaign that targets the right audience on the Internet.

The Digital Life study aims to provide these knowledge to brands looking for growth opportunities in the online world.

Digital Life applies TNS’s long-established expertise and deep consumer understanding to develop insights and address the key questions that inform marketing investment.

Some of these questions include:

  • How can I use digital channels to help grow my business?
  • Who can I reach through digital platforms?
  • How do I build my brand through engagement with new and existing consumers online?
  • How do I identify and cultivate brand advocates online?
  • How do I target potential customers online?

Digital Life also introduces the Digital Growth Index, a single number score defining the opportunity across product categories and countries for growth through digital channels, and showing the diversity of opportunities available in the online world.

An interactive data visualisation of the key findings can be found at www.tnsdigitallife.com.

About TNS

TNS Global Market ResearchTNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and stakeholder management, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions.

With a presence in over 80 countries, TNS has more conversations with the world’s consumers than anyone else and understands individual human behaviours and attitudes across every cultural, economic and political region of the world.

TNS is part of Kantar, one of the world’s largest insight, information and consultancy groups.