In life, all good things must come to an end and on the last day of CES 2012, we can’t help but feel a tad nostalgic. This year the tablets and the 3D televisions may have captured the imagination of the masses, but we photography enthusiasts are of a different breed and it is words like zoom, DSLR, wide aperture and mirroless that really get our juices flowing. So in case you missed the CES 2012 action, then we come to the rescue by listing five major photography trends in the CES round up below.
Cameras That Are Not Smartphones
Move over iPhone 4 , your rein of being the camera of the year may just come to an end. The current of crop point and shooters that debuted on CES seem to “rethink” the digital camera and some companies have also no qualms amalgamating the two trends into one killer product. Case in point, the Polaroid SC1630, which is a HD digicam powered by Android.
With social networking sites like Facebook, and twitter dominating our tech existence, incorporating Wi-Fi is the next logical step. Hence we have digital shooters like the Sony Bloggie and Canon Legria series with wireless Internet streaming capabilities neatly packed into them.
Mammoth Zoom In Small Packages
Good things come in small packages and this year at CES, one was privy to shooters like the Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS and the FinePix T400. While the former packs a 12X optical zoom lens in a 0.88 inches deep body, the latter is just 1.1 inches deep and has am impressive 10X-optical-zoom.
High-End Non DSLR Cameras
DSLR cameras are fantastic, but not everyone fancies lugging them around or even comfortable with changing lenses. Hence, the emergence of premium fixed-lens options like the Fuji X-Pro 1 with a 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor or the Canon PowerShot G1 with a 14-bit RAW mode and a 1.5-inch sensor that is equivalent to a 14.3-megapixel sensor.
The DSLR Show Stopper
Nikon chose CES to launch their new flagship camera, the Nikon D4, a highly anticipated camara, hot on the heals of Canon’s 1Dx