Panasonic has joined the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in order to unveiled a plethora of fixed-lens cameras. The manufacturer has taken the wraps off of 10 Lumix-branded cameras. There is a model for every type of photographer, including SLR-styled bridge cameras and point-and-shoot cameras.
Paris-based company Parrot exhibited at CES 2013 the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0: a dual-camera aerial drone, with WiFi capabilities and GPS tracking. The will become available in the near future and will offer endless fun to its users, as it also supports a couple of augmented-reality games, called AR.Race2.0 and AR.Rescue2.0.
The Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM / DC Macro HSM lens is a new standard zoom lens that offers versatility in a compact and lightweight package. It is aimed at travel photographers as well as at users who enjoy capturing macro shots. It has been designed for APS-C cameras and will become available soon.
Ricoh has decided to bring the Pentax brand to the enthusiast compact camera market with the MX-1. This shooter has been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 with a 12-megapixel sensor, 4x optical zoom lens, and a retro design inspired by vintage film cameras.
After unveiling the PowerShot N point-and-shoot camera, Canon took its time to reveal four new compact cameras called IXUS 140, PowerShot A3500 IS, A2600 and A1400. The Canon IXUS 140 will be called ELPH 130 IS in the United States and Canada and will be released on the market soon.
Toshiba is a major player on the sensor market and it mainly competes against Sony. In order to become the best, you have to invest a lot of effort into research and this is exactly what Toshiba is doing. The company has just patented a new type of sensor, that may revolutionize the market in a few years time.
Driven by the rise of importance of social media networks in our lives, Canon has announced a solution that allows us to capture high-quality photos and to share them on Facebook. It goes by the name of PowerShot N and it employs a 12-megapixel sensor along with integrated WiFi connectivity.
Lastolite has introduced a bunch of accessories for professional photographers who perform their work mostly in a studio. There are five new products, including a Mega Umbrella, which, in turn, will be released in two versions. The umbrella is joined by multiple strobo parts and a support system.
Shutterfly is rumored to buy a relatively new photo-sharing service for a considerable amount. There are plenty of gossip talks suggesting that the company is planning to acquire ThisLife for a price of $25 million and to add many of its features to Shutterfly’s services as soon as possible.
Seim Effect has released a bunch of new plugins for Adobe Lightroom users. The new Color Fantasies 2 is available for download for all Lightroom users, regardless of their software version or their operating system. The toolkit will be released with a fair price tag and it should bring a lot of creative ideas to a photographer’s work.
Fujifilm is preparing to announce a couple of new premium compact cameras. The models in question are the X100s and the X20. The former is expected to replace the X100 in the near future, while the latter is poised to succeed the X10, albeit the changelog will not be massive.
Canon has unveiled a new standard zoom lens for full-frame EOS-series DSLR cameras. The new optic consists of the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM, thus being the company’s first 24-70mm with a built-in optical image stabilization system. The lens’ availability details have been confirmed, too, and here they are!
Nissin has unveiled a new flash gun for customers in the UK, while availability in the rest of the world remains unknown for the time being. The Nissin MG8000 Extreme flash has been introduced for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. While some may consider it pricey, its features will surely make up for this.
After announcing the NX300 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, Samsung has revealed another product for the NX-mount line-up. It consists of a lens and it is a special one because it allows photographers to capture photos in 3D. Without much further ado, here is the NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens!
In anticipation of the 2013 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung has revealed the NX300 mirrorless camera. This device uses a Hybrid AF technology and a 20.3-megapixel APS-C sensor to capture beautiful photos in a quick, silent, and simple manner. The device will be on-display at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.