Snap65: Nikon 1 V1 and Nikon 1 J1 Posted on: March 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm Posted in: Snap65

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The Nikon 1 V1 and Nikon J1 are Nikon’s late entry into the mirrorless interchangesable lens (MIL) arena. As with other cameras in the MIL genre, the aim is to provide the image quality and lens-changing flexibility of DSLRs in a compact form factor.

The V1 and the J1 accomplishes both. Image quality is better than compacts and comparable with entry-level DSLRs, while the camera body remains compact.

It’s a good choice for those who want to leave the shooting to the camera in Auto mode most of the time. The Motion Snapshot and Smart Photo Selector features are pretty nifty. My personal favourite is the slow motion video,

Those who prefer manual mode may find it inconvenient to get at the manual modes and some of the settings such as ISo and White Balance – as this can only be done via the screen menu.

Feedback on the settings is also not immediate as you vary the settings(you have to press the OK button to update the preview based on the setting).

This photo story is a collaboration between tech65.org and tech4tea.com.

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65Bits #234: Waiting for Raspberry Pi(e).. Posted on: March 30, 2012 at 8:07 am Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

This time on 65Bits, we talk about Apple refunding iPad customers in Australia over “4G-LTE” which doesn’t work; Adobe’s Photoshop CS6 is out on Beta; Starhub goes eco-friendly and puts e-waste recycling bins around it’s shops, and Qualcomms ups the ante and puts a R&D center in Singapore,.. all while sipping coffee and waiting for our Raspberry Pi.. Hmmmm…

Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba.

Stories from this episode:

  1. Apple offers iPad refunds in Australia over LTE, will other countries follow?
  2. Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta Available for Download
  3. Raspberry Pi faces distribution troubles over CE certification
  4. StarHub sets up e-recycling bins around S’pore
  5. Qualcomm sets up R&D center in Singapore
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Snap65: Nikon Coolpix S6300 Posted on: March 29, 2012 at 10:33 am Posted in: Photostories,Snap65

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Welcome to our first edition of Snap65! When it comes to cameras, there aren’t many variations to the user experience. Therefore, instead of showing you the same thing over and over again on Gear65, we decided to show you the thing that matters to you most in your camera purchase: the photo quality. And what better way to do it than in a PhotoStory.

In this first edition, we take a look at the Nikon Coolpix S6300, a point and shoot camera.

Hope this PhotoStory was useful to you! Since this is our first attempt, your feedback is extremely valuable to us. Tell us what you liked or didn’t like in this story, and what we should have tested but didn’t, as well as suggestions on how we can improve the tests. Thanks in advance!

– Daniel

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65Bits #233: Nano-SIM, Even Smaller than Before Posted on: March 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

This time on 65Bits, super-tiny-teensy-weensy Nano-SIMs, Minecraft mines millions and make craft a TV show, Temple run for Android comes to Android, Nikon’s two new babies (Can some one please buy me a D4??) and PS-Vita available in Singapore from 14th April.

– Justin

Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba.

Stories from this episode:

  1. Apple’s nano-SIM standard would be royalty-free if approved by ETSI
  2. ‘Minecraft’ hits $80 million in revenues, 25 million registered players, and maybe a TV adaptation
  3. Temple Run for Android is available now in the Google Play Store, and will work with devices on Android 2.1 and above.
  4. The Nikon D800 and D4 is now available in Singapore since last week 22nd March
  5. Sony PlayStation Vita (3G/WiFi) Available in Singapore at SingTel from 14th April onwards.
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65Bits #232: OMG, Zynga bought Draw Something! Posted on: March 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

What does Draw Something, Angry Birds and Minecraft have in common, apart from the fact that they are all extremely successful games? They’ve all appeared on the news and are featured on this episode of 65bits!

– Daniel

Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba.

Stories from this episode:

  1. Draw Something creator OMGPOP gets acquired by Zynga
  2. Angry Birds Space goes on sale
  3. Minecraft coming to Xbox Live Arcade in May
  4. Nokia N9 gains Android 4.0.3 dual boot thanks to something known as ‘Project Mayhem’
  5. New Israeli law forces publications to disclose photoshopping of models
  6. Facebook has updated its photo viewer once again, now with hi-res pictures and fullscreen mode
  7. Mozilla caves, and has decided to support H.264 to avoid irrelevance
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First Looks: Sony Connected Entertainment Experience Posted on: March 22, 2012 at 8:30 am Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

Sony is delivering a new dimension of integrated entertainment and communication, giving consumers the ease and flexibility to share content on different platforms. Together, they elevate consumers’ entertainment experiences by allowing them to enjoy content and unique applications across various screen sizes and devices while at home or even on the go.

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First Looks: Sony Xperia U Posted on: March 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

Find out why Sony Xperia U ambient light bar is unique and what can it do.

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First Looks: Sony Xperia Sola (Prototype phone) Posted on: at 4:46 pm Posted in: First Looks,VideoCasts

Once again, Sony has implemented new technology into their smart phone. Join us in seeing up coming Sony Xperia Phone, Sony Xperia Sola, and find out what’s new technology can be added into your phone in the upcoming future.

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65Bits #231: Apple’s Billions Posted on: March 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm Posted in: 65Bits,Podcasts

On this 65Bits, Apple does something with it’s Billions, No tethering on your iPad?, Diablo3 finally has a launch date, new laws to protect consumer privacy in Singapore, and 1 terabits per square inch of data..

– NTT

Background Music for 65Bits is courtesy of spinningmerkaba.

Stories from this episode:

  1. Apple Announces Plans to Initiate Dividend and Share Repurchase Program
  2. No Personal Hotspot for new iPad?
  3. Diablo III Available for Pre-Order in SEA from Today
  4. Proposed Data-protection law to cover all text messages
  5. Don’t be fooled by ‘SingTel’ e-mail asking for personal info
  6. Seagate hits one terabit per square inch
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ES #10: Lomography LC-A+ Silver Lake Launch Posted on: March 19, 2012 at 8:30 am Posted in: EventStories,Photostories

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Tech65 was invited along to Lomography Singapore’s unveiling of the Lomography LC-A+ Silver Lake limited edition. With only 1000 pieces worldwide and costing S$658, the Silver Lake is, in Renhao’s opinion, the sexiest LC-A+ camera to date. Check out Lomography’s other products too!

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