CES 2010 Preview

by on December 15, 2009

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CES 2010

The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show takes place January, 7-10 in Las Vegas.  There will be a whole lot of photo tech on display at CES this year.  Some of the manufactures present include Canon, Casio, Fuji, Lowepro, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony.

This page will be our ground zero for CES news through the event.

Traditionally, CES has been the time for camera manufacturers to release a barrage of point and shoot cameras.  With the market moving lots of low-end DSLRs at a much broader consumer base, it will interesting to see whether this affects the product announcements at CES which offers much more exposure to general consumers than say a PMA show (directed specifically toward pro and enthusiast photographers).

In this evolving page, we’ll highlight some of the big movers and shakers in the photography world as more details come in as related to their presence at CES 2010.

If you’re on Twitter, consider following Photography Bay as I may have some instant updates from the show floor and some mobile pics of new gear coming out as Tweets quicker than what you’ll find here or on the front page.

Canon

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II

New Canon Point & Shoot Cameras: A3100 IS, A3000 IS, A495 & A490

Casio

My guess is more of those high frame-rate point and shoot cameras, like the FC100.  Most likely they’ll be smaller and have better image quality.

Fuji

More EXR-equipped cameras maybe.  These are good little cameras that seem to be doing well for Fuji.  That’s for a good reason though, everything that I’ve seen from them really seems to produce solid images.

Kodak

New Kodak Point & Shoot Cameras: Kodak Slice, Kodak M580, Kodak Playsport

Nikon

More point and shoot cameras.  Maybe we’ll see the camera that sends emails?  Of course, we’d all love to see the Nikon D800 or D700s.  Don’t hold your breath though.  I wouldn’t expect this to be a CES ticket – perhaps a pre-PMA 2010 announcement?

Olympus

Olympus Stylus Tough 3000

Olympus Stylus 7030, 7040 & 5010

Olympus FE-4020 & FE-47

Panasonic

Pansonic F3

Panasonic FH20, FH3 & FH1

Panasonic FP3 & FP1

Pentax

Expect some point an shoot cameras like everyone else.  What I’m really curious about though is whether they’ll release the much-rumored and poorly kept secret 645D medium format camera.

Samsung

Samsung NX10 Announced:  It’s a 14.6MP camera with a DSLR-sized sensor in APS-C format.  The NX10 has no mirror like DSLRs, so it’s a bit more compact.  Other features include HD video capture, an AMOLED screen and a built-in electronic viewfinder.

Samsung CL80 & TL240

Samsung TL210 & TL205

Sony

Sony A450: 14.2MP sibling to the A550 and A500.  Essentially, the A450 is an A550 without the tilting LCD and Live View.

New Sony Cyber-shot Point and Shoot Cameras:

Sony W370, W350, W330, W310 & W300

Sony HX5V & Sony TX7

More Tech at CES 2010

If you are interested in more than just cameras, check out the rest of the tech scene at Tech Tilt’s CES 2010 Roundup.

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{ 4 comments }

1 TheJBJ December 15, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I really hope Canon drops a replacement for the D10 (or 10D?). I really want to see what the second generation of their waterproof point and shoot will look like. I would love to see it do HD movies and have a little less of a toy look to it. That’ll be a great beach and river camera when I don’t want to risk my SLR or G11.

2 Richard December 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I have to wonder if Nikon feels rushed to get the new D4 and related Pro items out in time for the Winter Olympics. February (for PMA) seems too late and CES may be a problem for them. Clearly, they must be in a rush to get production volumes ready for actual sales for the Olympics rather than a typical “announce now and ship later” product introduction. If Canon have solved their autofocus problems with the 1D MKIV Nikon stands to risk the gains they made at the Beijing Olympics.

As many Pros use a D700 for backup to their D3/s there is also a push for the D800 or whatever it will be called.

As far as a response to the Canon 5D MKII and 7D goes, Nikon is MIA at the present time.

In short, Nikon have quite a few holes in the product lineup and comparatively little time to fill them. One wonders if they have the capability to do so quickly.

3 Fuzz December 20, 2009 at 6:32 pm

@Richard

Nikon has prepared itself for the Winter Olympics by recently releasing the D3s, the new 70-200 and especially the 300 2.8, with 2X teleconverter.

That the 300 2.8 will be available in late January is no accident.

If Nikon’s previous release cycles are any indication, no D4 for at least 18 months, if not more.

We should see a D90 replacement this year, rumors range from February(PMA) all the way to November (which would coincide with the ever-rumored D700 replacement.)

But as ever, expect the unexpected

4 CpU December 27, 2009 at 11:01 am

Very cool article. I’ll be at CES 2010 this year looking for a new camera solution. Let me know if you will be attending this year – you can leave me a reply on my blog if you wish.

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