The world’s hottest electronics trade show is here once again. There’s not much in the way of DSLRs or lenses, but the compact and mirrorless markets have plenty to offer. Here are our picks for most interesting products of CES 2012…
Probably the most imaginative camera this year, one that has a lot of ideas in it. The N is a square shaped compact camera with a hinged touch-screen LCD, with zoom ring and shutter button around the lens. It has a massive 28-224mm zoom lens, wi-fi, and tons of filters to appeal to the Instagram crowd. This seems to be Canon’s answer to the smartphone. Well played.
The update to the X100 addresses many concerns, including the slow, buggy performance and faster AF, and a new sensor (not that the old one was bad). Otherwise, most of the camera and controls remain the same, which is probably a good thing. There’s also an updated X20 for compact camera users.
New flagship mirrorless cameras are always exciting, and Samsung continues to push the boundaries in this market. This new model add’s 1080p video recording at 60fps, a touch-screen LCD, and 3D capabilities with a new Samyang 45mm 1.8 lens.