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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
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