Canon G1 X Hands-On

Canon G1 X

The Canon G1 X was a bit of a surprise from the only major camera manufacturer without a mirrorless interchangeable lens system.  While it doesn’t offer interchangeable lenses, the G1 X features an image sensor that’s bigger than the Nikon 1 and Micro Four Thirds (Panasonic and Olympus) cameras.  I had some time with a pre-production model at CES 2012.  Check out my initial hands-on impressions below. [Read more...]

Steadicam Merlin 2 at CES 2012

Steadicam Merlin 2

We stopped by the Tiffen booth to check out some of their new offerings at CES 2012.  One of the hot new items there was the Steadicam Merlin 2, which adds some functional refinements to the popular and original Merlin.

Check out some demo footage and a brief overview of the Steadicam Merlin 2 in the video below.

Apologies for the audio distortion. It wasn’t clipping, but rather failing preamps on the camera, which we later remedied by recording to the Zoom H4n instead.

Additional details on the Merlin 2 in the press release below. [Read more...]

Polaroid SC1630 Hands-On

Polaroid SC1630

The Polaroid SC1630 is a new Android-based camera that was unveiled at CES 2012.  I had a chance to check it out up close and get a little taste of its performance.

I found it more than a little ironic that Polaroid would produce a camera that looks and feels like a phone while other manufacturers are fighting to differentiate the point and shoot camera from smart phones.

Polaroid SC1630

Even more intriguing is the fact that the Polaroid SC1630 offers a SIM-card slot, along with a speaker and mic that make it possible to use it as a phone. [Read more...]

Sony CES 2012 Press Conference – LiveBlog

This will be a live blog feed – with the newest updates at the bottom.  (Hit the ‘Refresh’ button for updates.)

3:00PM PT – The Sony Press Conference at CES 2012 kicks off in a couple hours.  I’m just laying the groundwork here and am making my way over to Sony’s booth.

I’ll have the latest news from the event soon, so keep watching.  It kicks off at 5PM PT / 8PM ET.

UPDATES BELOW (Newest stuff at the bottom.) [Read more...]