If you're a high-tech and gadget enthusiast, there's nothing like the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where hundreds of announcements of new electronics products -- including announcements of dozens of digital cameras and photography products -- are condensed into a long weekend.
The 2011 CES in Las Vegas begins Thursday, Jan. 6, and runs through Sunday, Jan. 9. Look for a variety of cameras that will offer 16 megapixels of resolution to be announced, after 14MP was common in cameras released in 2010. More cameras with built-in GPS, more DIL cameras with larger image sensors, and "smarter" cameras with better built-in software are likely to appear. Additionally, a few companies may release cameras that feature new form factors as they try to differentiate themselves in a competitive digital camera marketplace.
Stay tuned to my blog all week for all of the new camera product announcements ... and don't wait until Thursday to check in, as a few camera manufacturers tend to make announcements of new cameras ahead of CES. (Samsung has already announced two cameras, including the ultra-zoom WB700, pictured here.) Obviously, CES is important as it provides a great look at the types of new and interesting features digital camera manufacturers will be offering in cameras released throughout 2011.
And for those who want to look back at all of the announcements from CES 2010, just click the links below.
- Samsung NX10 announced, along with six beginner Samsung cameras
- Canon to offer four new cameras
- Four cameras from Casio announced
- Kodak introduces five cameras
- GE adds four cameras to its lineup
- Six cameras from Panasonic shoot HD video
- Sony showcases seven new cameras
- Six new point and shoot cameras from Olympus debut
- Haier America joins U.S. market with five cameras
- Vivitar announces four low-priced models
Photo courtesy Samsung