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CES 2012: Latest Headlines


Fuji X-Pro1 Hands On

Fujifilm’s first attempt at a CSC camera looks stunning…

Canon PowerShot G1 X announced

PowerShot G series transformed with ‘revolutionary’ new compact, complete with large CMOS sensor.

 

Canon IXUS 500 HS and IXUS 125 HS launched

IXUS pair combine advanced features and compact design

Samsung Wi-fi enabled cameras debut

New models allow for cable-free uploading of images and videos

Samsung announce wi-fi video camera

New Samsung Video Baby Monitor has a number of photographic uses

 

Corel launch AfterShot Pro

A new program able to process variable file types announced by Corel.

 

CES 2012: Preview

THE WORLD’S LARGEST CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY TRADE SHOW JOINS FORCES WITH PMA THIS YEAR

The

start of a new year is a time to look forward and plan what the next 12

months may bring. It’s fitting then that it’s also the time when

technology manufacturers and journalists from all around the globe up

sticks and head to Las Vegas for CES – the world’s largest consumer

technology trade show.

Taking place between the 10th and 13th January, CES is a forum for

all the big technology manufacturers to dazzle and delight with all

their latest gear and gadgets, as well as announce products which are

sure to instantly top any discerning gadget-lover’s wish list.

For the first time this year the CES will play host to the

previously independent photography-focused PMA show, meaning that the

great and the good of the camera world will have their stage to showcase

this year’s hot new models.

CES WHAT TO EXPECT

While it’s hard to predict exactly what

will be launched at CES 2012 – with many manufacturers priding

themselves on headline-grabbing launches at the event – there is one

product we’re sure to see. Fujifilm has already confirmed that it plans

to launch an interchangeable-lens camera at the start of next year and

we expect to see that debuted at the event.

The CSC market has been a

major focus for research and development from manufacturers over the

past few years and in 2012 this is expected to continue. With Nikon

recently moving into that market with its 1 series, Canon surely can’t

be far behind so don’t be surprised to see new products from Canon

during the event. Moving away from CSCs, many photographers have been

counting down the days and saving up the pennies for when Nikon

announces the D700 replacement and, although confident predictions are

that the new model will debut later in the year, it would be foolish to

rule it out.

As well as the headline camera launches, the sheer weight of

exhibitors at CES is sure to guarantee a bumper haul of new and exciting

photography accessories and general announcements, all of which will be

covered in next month’s CES Live View special.

CES THE NUMBERS

1967 – Year of the first CES

1,600,000 – net square feet of exhibition space

89,776 – Exhibit-only attendees

48,776 – Exhibitors

5,849 – Press

1,060 – Industry Analysts

529 – Speakers

140 – Nationalities represented by attendees