The world's largest international consumer electronics show hosted a vast number of photographic and electronics companies with some exciting new products from both Nikon, Fujifilm and others.
The Nikon D4
has impressed a large number of people, with high speed shooting, full frame sensor and full HD video output, as well as microphone and headphone sockets. We have published our Nikon D4 hands-on preview here
The Fujifilm X-Pro1
is another impressive camera with manual controls on both the camera body and aperture control on the lenses. A completely new sensor design without an anti-aliasing filter is a change from the norm and photo results are hotly anticipated.
The new Canon Powershot G1-X
offers a larger than standard sensor, with the sensor just a couple of mm larger than the Micro Four Thirds sensors.
New 19mm and 30mm lenses from Sigma
for Micro Four Thirds strengthen the appeal of the format, especially as there are two companies involved in making cameras that support the format. Panasonic recently released the new GX1 and Olympus are expected to be bringing something new to the table shortly.
Panasonic has also shown two new concept lenses
with f/2.8 aperture, further improving the lens range available for Micro Four Thirds.
Carl Zeiss f/2.2 lenses on the Nokia Lumia 800 and 900
confirm Nokia's comitmment to providing high quality cameras in their mobile phones. We spoke to them and they advised that they spend a lot of time calibrating the sensor output to ensure optimal image quality
New high zoom compact cameras from Panasonic the SZ1 and SZ7
and Canon IXUS 500
show that you really can pack in a lot of optical zoom in a compact camera, with 10x optical zoom from the Panasonic and 12x optical zoom on the Canon.
Samsung have a whole range of wireless cameras
, one of them being the Samsung WB150F ultra zoom
. Perhaps this will be the year when we all realise the benefits of being able to backup and upload photos wirelessly, Samsung certainly hope so.
Toshiba announced a new FlashAir wireless SDHC memory card
, giving yet another way to wirelessly transfer your photos from your camera to the destination of your choice.
Tamaggo have announced an interesting new 360 camera
with a price tag of under $200 it certainly looks like a useful camera, particularly for those in the the real estate industry, or those who want to capture a crowd at a wedding.
CES showed some exciting new products and we get the feeling that more exciting and potentially game changing products are just around the corner. Let us know what you're most excited about seeing in the flesh.
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