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Remember my Photography Fun at Little India and Merlion Park with the New Nikon 1 J1 blog post?

There’s an aftermath.

Nikon has just launched a snazzy website to market the new Nikon 1 in Asia and Alvinology is one of the featured “motion hero” for Singapore!

Alvinology featured on the Nikon 1 website

Alvinology featured on the Nikon 1 website

Other than Singaporean bloggers, the website also features bloggers/ motion heroes from Taiwan and Hong Kong.

What is a Nikon 1 Motion Hero?

According to Nikon:

Motion Heroes are always ready to capture the world in a whole new way,creating incredible photos powered by imagination.With the Nikon 1’s blazing fast auto-focus and continuous shooting capabilities, you can turn simple motions into breathtaking images. See our Motion Heroes in action and be inspired.

When Nikon asked me for a statement on what being a Motion Hero means to me, this is what I replied:

“By not taking arrows to my knee. I can be a legend with Nikon J1. The motion sensor can detect flying arrows.”

It was a little tongue-in-cheek, particularly with regards to the Skyrim reference. The motion sensor is really powerful though; no joke.

Nikon 1 cameras are equipped with the world’s fastest autofocus and the most focus points in the world.

Yes, they can really capture flying arrows in motion! 

The phase-detection AF embedded in the newly developed sensor will track and capture fast-moving subjects in sharp, crystal-clear focus while the focal plane phase-detection AF with the world’s widest area coverage of 73 points recognises the moving subject as a plane to ensure that images are captured accurately.

You will see on the website, many amazing motion photos and videos taken using Nikon 1 cameras, in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Here are some samples featuring the PK Girls from Taiwan:

PK Girls at a birthday party in Taiwan

PK Girls at a birthday party in Taiwan

PK Girls with cosplayers in Taiwan

PK Girls with cosplayers in Taiwan

PK Girls in Little India, Singapore

PK Girls in Little India, Singapore

Pretty amazing aren’t they?

More are available via the official Nikon 1 Asia website! 

Not only that. Hold your horses. You can now be one of the lucky few winners of a brand new Nikon J1 or V1 Camera!

How? Just head over to http://nikon1.nikon-asia.com/hero.php?lang=en and submit your most creative photo of you planking or floating:

Join now to win your own NIKON 1!!!!

Join now to win your own NIKON 1!!!!

GOOD LUCK!