Wednesday, October 24, 2012

PRODUCT REVIEW: Casio Exilim EX-JE10

By Eva Fydrych


Latest fashion trends from Tokyo

All photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine


I have been using Casio Exilim EX-JE10 for more than one week now and I am getting more and more familiar with all its functions. Once you know how the camera operates and you are able to find the required mode quickly, using it becomes really simple. 

I have tested almost all available functions by now and I will be presenting you some of the photo examples in today's article. This time, I have been searching for the latest trends on the streets of Tokyo and for the stylish places in Singapore. To read the first part of the review click here.


TOKYO STREET TRENDS


Street style is always very different to the designers' vision that is presented on the catwalk. What makes it interesting is the fact that people add their individual taste to whatever they wear and make it really unique. Japanese streets are especially inspiring as people tend to be really bold and creative in their outfit choices. 

In search of the most interesting trends, I visited not only the most fashionable and trendy districts in Tokyo, but also some small boutiques, popular shopping malls, art galleries and design stores, to get the bigger picture of the current fashion influences. 

For all photos taken in Tokyo I was using the following settings:

CAMERA SETTINGS
Auto, Flash Off, Picture Size: 3M (2048x1536), Quality: Fine, White Balance: Auto, ISO: Auto.


Yellow

Yellow is such a great colour for winter and I was happy to see it in many different places across the city. A bright and cheerful shade to keep you feeling warm during the cold winter months, it can be worn as a main colour or just as an accessory (scarf, handbag, gloves, shoes, etc.)


Laforet HARAJUKU

All photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine


Blue

Blue was present in many designer collections both for Autumn/Winter 2012 and Spring/Summer 2013 seasons. It goes well with many colours and it is easy to wear.


Issey Miyake AW 2012 collection (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Pink

This girly colour never seems to be out of fashion. Pink is the colour of universal love and happiness; it symbolizes beauty, kindness and compassion. In many cultures it is used to represent girls. Wear pink when you want to be seen as a peaceful, calm and approachable person who is not threatening.


Laforet HARAJUKU

Takeshita Dori (All photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Beige

Beige seems to be really popular in Tokyo, no matter what season. I especially like it in the winter time when it contrasts with the majority of dark and gloom outfits that can be seen on the city streets. Japanese girls often wear different shades of beige (from head to toe) or mix it with white, cream and pink. This colour looks very stylish and feminine.



SHIBUYA109 (All photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Inspired by Art / Geometric Patterns

Art has a strong influence on fashion this season. From Ikko Tanaka graphic inspirations to Yayoi Kusama polka dots.


Ikko Tanaka exhibition at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

Eva Fydrych at Ikko Tanaka exhibition at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

Tights shop in Shibuya (All photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Inspired by Art Dots

Gift store at Roppongi Hills (All photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Eclectic Mix

This trend seems to be especially popular among teenagers in Harajuku and Shibuya. It is all about mixing everything together - colours, patterns, fabrics, etc. The main rule is "more is better".


Roppongi Hills

Laforet HARAJUKU (All photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Fur

Artificial fur is really popular among women. Coats, gloves, handbags, and even belts and shoes are all covered with fur. It comes in different colours, from white and delicate beige (most popular) to dark brown and black. It not only looks stylish, but also keeps you warm.


SHIBUYA109

Laforet HARAJUKU

Laforet HARAJUKU

Laforet HARAJUKU

Takeshita Dori (All photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Hats

Hats can be seen everywhere and they are actually more a fashion statement than a protection from the cold. Many people wear them with light summer clothes.


SHIBUYA109

SHIBUYA109

SHIBUYA109

SHIBUYA109 (All photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Unique Handbags

Handbags come in all shapes and sizes. They are a great accessory to complete your look and express your individual style.


Laforet HARAJUKU

Issey Miyake Bao Bao bag (All photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Pets

Cute animals - dogs, cats, rabbits and teddy bears - are virtually everywhere... And in w♥c store they even act as mannequins.


w♥c in Shibuya

Laforet HARAJUKU

Wall made of plush toys at Laforet HARAJUKU

Pet shop in Roppongi (All photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


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Some additional remarks:

  • the camera takes sharp pictures even in difficult lighting conditions
  • the small size and stylish design make it really pleasant to use
  • it has a very affordable price (S$299)
  • in many situations it can replace a traditional DSLR
  • it is especially useful for quick snapshots
  • the camera is perfect for girls and fashion bloggers

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SINGAPORE AT NIGHT


After trendspotting in Tokyo, I decided to test the camera in even more difficult conditions and see how it operates at night. View the results of my short evening trip around Boat Quay and Esplanade below.


CAMERA SETTINGS
BEST SHOT, Night Scene, Flash Off, Picture Size: 3M (2048x1536), Quality: Fine.


The Fullerton Hotel at night (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Bridge next to the Fullerton Hotel (Settings: Premium Auto, Flash Off, Other settings as above)

Night portrait; Dress by First Issue (Settings: Premium Auto, Flash On, Make-up On)


MAKE-UP is an interesting function that can be used for both portraits and self-portraits. It makes your skin look brighter and smoother. Again, no need for Photoshop.


Outside Asian Civilizations Museum (Settings: Premium Auto, Flash Off, Other settings as above)

Illuminated palm tree (Settings: Premium Auto, Flash Off, Other settings as above)


ART SHOT mode that I mentioned in my first article can also be used at night. ART SHOT offers a choice of eight different effects that change the stylistic impression of the photos. It helps create unique artistic expressions without processing the images on a PC. My favourite effect is POP which intensifies colour saturation to produce photos in a pop art style.


ART SHOT: Pop (Photo taken after the sunset)


Other ART SHOT effects include: Soft Focus, Toy Camera, Light Tone, Fisheye, Sepia, Monochrome, and Miniature.


Boat Quay after the sunset (Best Shot, Sunset, Other settings as above)


Altogether, there are 34 BEST SHOT scenes available. So except eight ART SHOTS mentioned above, you can also choose: Fireworks, Food, Flowers, Pets, Text, Sport, Party, Night Scene, and more. The menu is easy to navigate andt allows you to choose the best mode for every situation. 

And just to give you an idea what quality you can achieve in good lighting conditions, have a look at the last three pictures from Tokyo. They were taken on a sunny day when the sky was so blue that it looked almost unreal and all the colours were really sharp and vivid. Happy shooting!


Architecture in Omotesando (Premium Auto)

Architecture in Akasaka (Premium Auto) 

Traditional Japanese lamp in Akasaka (Premium Auto)


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PHOTO CONTEST

If you like the camera and want to try it out, there is a competition starting from 24 October on the Official Casio Exilim Singapore Facebook page. Join the contest and stand a chance to win the camera for yourself!





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* Special thank you to omy.sg and Casio Singapore for the opportunity to review Exilim EX-JE10.


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