International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

In case you missed something: CES 2013 Digital Cameras roundup at Engadget. (PS @ Engadget: what about Sigma?)

"Samsung also had a mirrorless camera to share, and even though we could have squeezed it into the paragraph up above with Polaroid, the NX300 deserves to stand on its own. The company's latest model packs an APS-C sensor that can snap 20.3-megapixel stills, along with a typical 100-25,600 ISO range and a 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen. It also shoots 3D stills when paired with the $500 3D-capable lens. The camera itself (with a 20-50mm kit lens) will set you back a cool $750, so it's clearly a class above the Polaroid -- it's also one of the priciest cameras to debut at CES, which only serves to further validate our claim that this show is targeted at consumers. . . . read more

Best of Show: Top 5 Digital Cameras from CES 2013 by Laura Hicks at Digital Camera Review

"#1 Fuji X100S One word - Luxury. This camera is a beautiful. With a retro camera body that looks almost identical to the X100, the X100S is the epitome of a luxury camera. An advanced 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor and improved EXR Processor II make this camera the fastest autofocus in its class. The X100S has a fixed 23mm f2 lens. But this beauty comes at a price. The camera is expected to be released in the spring of 2013 and available for around $1300. I bet your first reaction was, "Wow, that's a lot of money for a fixed lens compact camera." And I will admit . . . read more

Zach Honig at Engadget goes hands-on with the Fujifilm X20 and X100s, check out the 'Digital Split Image" demo!

"At Fujifilm's press conference today, the company announced that both the X100s and X20 will hit stores at the end of March, with the X100s running you $1,300 and the X20 shipping for less than half, at roughly 600 bucks. A new 55-200mm lens will ship in April, with more options planned for later this year. We had a chance to check out both models, and while the X20 appears to be a perfectly capable shooter, the X100s is definitely the premium variant here. The camera has a very solid feel and quite an elegant retro design, as you might expect based on its . . . read more

Sigma Announces DP3 Merrill Compact Camera, B&W Mode for Photo Pro Software and Pricing and Availability for The New Lenses.


Sigma Corporation of America announces new products at Consumer Electronics Show 2013

Company introduces compact camera, invites attendees to shoot with Merrill cameras to enter 35mm lens sweepstakes
LAS VEGAS — Jan. 7, 2012 — Sigma Corporation of America a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, will be exhibiting at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show at booth 7904 in Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 8 to 11. . . . read more

First images of the Fujifilm X20 leaked online at, more specs (Hybrid AF) revealed.

From the low-res images we can see that the Fujifilm X20 closely matches the X10. Not much is known of its feature set, besides the Hybrid AF and the added body color option of course. Rumors include an updated sensor(x-trans), a higher resolution rear screen, AF speed improvements and a focus peaking feature.

Samsung tries to keep the 3D dream alive, releases the NX300 (that will come bundled with Adobe's Lightroom) and a 2D/3D hybrid 45mm f/1.8 lens.

Well, maybe 3D photography is still a hot topic in Korea. headline features of the NX300 include new 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and a hybrid (contrast and phase-detection) autofocus system, bringing it up to speed with the likes of Sony, Canon and Nikon. Otherwise the camera ups almost every feature of the NX200 a notch. NX300 MSRP: $749.99.  45mm lens: $499 for the 3D version, and $399 for the 2D. Availability: March 2013 . . . read more

Photo rumors roundup of what to expect from Canon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Nikon and Sony at CES 2013: Except for Fujifilms 'x' replacements, mostly point and shoot digicams as usual.

"Fujifilm will announce 5 new FinePix cameras: 3 super zooms, one rugged model and 0ne "regular" compact camera. The top of the line superzoom (pictured above) is rumored to have a very fast AF. I still do not have reliable information about a potential X10 or X100 replacement, but those two cameras are still a possibility.

Olympus will probably announce 6 new point and shoot cameras: 3 rugged models and 3 super zoom cameras (with 24x- . . . read more

Bye Bye Lytro: Toshiba to produce a sensor that will allow users to refocus after the shot, will work with video too.

While the idea of refocusing a picture after it has been taken is mesmerizing, the first camera that does this, the Lytro light field camera is just a piece of crap. It is a slick but laggy, restrictive, and half-baked contraption whose ultra low-res camera and tiny lcd screen are throwbacks to an era when listening to Björk howling was concidered cool. Now Toshiba, changes all that with a sensor that comes with a usable resolution, can be had in usable devices like smartphones and tablets, and will work with video: . . . read more

An alternative view from CES 2012 @ EosHD

"Speaking of upscaling and 4K, at CES 2012 JVC introduced two projectors labeled as 4K. In reality the JVC projectors take an HD signal and perform a type of upscale to the image. There is no provision for actually receiving a true 4K signal by the JVC projectors, so while they are . . . read more

B&H Pulse: The Biggest Stories from CES 2012

"As perhaps one of the most exciting announcements to come out of CES, the Fuji X-Pro 1 is, without a doubt, one of the most-highly-anticipated cameras announced. After loads of leaks on the internet, it was only a matter of time until the company decided to go public to journalists waiting . . . read more

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Wins Four Awards At CES 2012

Fujifilm Press Release:

Valhalla, N.Y., January 16, 2012 – Fujifilm North America Corporation Electronic Imaging Division today announced that the new, revolutionary . . . read more

Sigma interview: NEX and Micro Four Thirds are major focus @ IR

"All of Sigma's products are produced at the company's own factory in Aizu, Japan, and so we were pleased to hear Yamaki-san's report that impact to the company from last year's quake--although clearly unnerving for those present--was relatively minor, compared to some others in the . . . read more

CES 2012: A Gallery of Camera and Lens Guts

Join in on the technological peep show "When trade shows come around, companies often like to take their new products and blow them apart, separating the pieces and displaying them in glass cases so people can get a feel for how much complicated equipment goes into even the smallest piece of gear.

CES 2012 wrap-up with juicy tidbits @ AP

"Smartphones kill off Minox digital compacts. 

 Minox has pulled out of the digital compact camera market in the face of increased competition from camera phones. Managing director

Photography bags @ CES round-up by EPZ

"Here's a roundup of some of the bags on show at CES 2012 from waterproof Domke bags, stylish Tamrac bags, colourful Golla bags, and gorgeous NYCK bags!"  . . . read more

Best of CES 2012 @ PBlog

"With 1.861 million net square feet of exhibit space and over 3,100 companies, CES 2012 is the largest in the show’s 44 year history, and it certainly felt like that as we made our way around the crowded hallways." . . . read more

Fujifilm X-Pro1 briefing, hands-on and all kinds of crazy @ DCwatch

Actually, if you run this through google translate its both informative and fun!

"Serve and was thinking of a digital camera with interchangeable lenses for about three years ago. But suddenly they put Fujifilm unproven . . . read more

Sigma's new 180mm macro f2.8 lens stolen in Vegas

Via Amateur Photographer: "LAS VEGAS - A new Sigma lens, believed to be one of only two pre-production models in the world, has gone missing from the firm's stand at CES. . . . read more

Hands on with Canon PowerShot G1 X and Nikon D4 @ dpreview

"The PowerShot G1 X handles much like the PowerShot G12. However, its fixed 28-112mm (equivalent) zoom and fully-articulated rear LCD are coupled with a sensor only slightly smaller than that used in Canon's APS-C format EOS DSLRs. [...] " . . . read more

Fujifilm confirms M-mount adapter for X-Pro1 @ AP

"The adapter will allow manual focus operation with old Fujinon lenses, as well as M-mount Leica lenses, for example. 

Kawahara was vague on the exact timing of the launch but, when pressed, said he expects it to go on sale in April, after the CP+ trade show in
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