Most of the new cameras unveiled this month were announced at the recently concluded CES 2014. It looks like Samsung and Sony are the prolific of the batch as they’ve announced more cameras than their competitors at the start of the year.
Here’s the list of cameras introduced in the first few days of 2014:
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
The successor to the first Android-powered Galaxy Camera from Samsung. This time around, Sammie gives the second Galaxy camera a retro-style design. It also comes with an upgraded processor, RAM, and battery.
The NX30 is Samsung’s latest mirrorless camera. It replaces the NX20 as its new flagship in the said category. The NX30 comes with better autofocusing, a tiltable electronic viewfinder, and easy wireless connectivity with NFC. Together with the NX30 announcement is the new line of premium S lenses for the NX line.
Canon PowerShot N100
Remember the square-ish Canon N Camera? Well, Canon has just introduced a new item on the PowerShot N camera line: the N100. This time, the company ditched the square design and gave the N100 a standard form factor. Aside from the Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, the N100 comes with a rear-facing camera that takes photos of you taking photos.
It looks like Nikon is the first to announced a new DSLR camera this year as they introduced the D3300. The entry-level DSLR features a 24MP sensor without an optical pass filter. It also comes with an EXPEED 4 image processor and a small, retractable standard zoom kit lens. Nikon also unveiled the development of its new flagship DSLR: the Nikon D4S.
In the camcorder department, JVC unveiled a ruggedized version to its Everio line. Aside from being dust-proof, the new Everio GZ-R70 and GZ-R10 are made to be water-resistant of up to 5 meters (16.4 feet), drop-proof from a height of 1.5 meter (4.9 feet), and can withstand the cold temperatures as low as -10° C (14° F).
Sony 4K Handycam
Sony also announced a new camcorder: the smaller and cheaper FDR-AX100 model. A follow-up to last year’s first 4K Handycam, the new device is much handier and compact. The AX100 features a new 29mm wide-angle Zeiss lens, bigger sensor than similar-sized camcorders, integrated wireless connectivity, NFC, and high-resolution touch display.
Sony Alpha 5000
Yes, it doesn’t have a NEX branding anymore as Sony ditched that last year. The Alpha 5000 is a new lightweight, Wi-Fi equipped ILC. It sports a 20.1MP APC sensor with an ISO sensitivity of up to 16000 using the same BIONZ X processor found on the Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R. The new mirrorless camera from Sony only weighs 8oz (220g).
This camera is the new item to Samsung’s Smart Camera 3.0 line. The WB2200F carries a 60x optical zoom in its features arsenal.
Sony Action Cam
Sony has upgraded their Action Cam device with new features like splash-proof body with white finish, and a high-speed shooting modes.
What do you think is the popular trend for the camera industry this year?