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...]

Fuji CES 2012 Press Conference – LiveBlog

Fuji X-Series Press Event at CES 2012

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

10:51AM PT – The Fuji press conference at CES kicks off in a little over an hour.  We’re expecting to see the Fuji X-Pro1 officially unveiled there.  I’m heading to the press conference now.

I’ll have the latest news from the event soon, so keep watching.  It kicks off at 12PM PT / 3PM ET.

UPDATES BELOW (Newest stuff at the bottom.  And, now there’s a full video at the bottom of the post.) [Read more...]

Canon Announces G1 X and New PowerShot Cameras

Canon G1 XCanon has dropped a big one here at CES 2012 with the new PowerShot G1 X, which features a 1.5-inch CMOS sensor.  The big sensor is the largest sensor Canon has ever put in a PowerShot camera and looks to rival the compact mirrorless camera market.

The G1 X’s sensor dimensions measure 18.7 x 14mm.  Compare this to Canon’s APS-C DSLRs at 22.3 x 14.9mm, Micro Four Thirds at 18 x 13.5mm, and Nikon’s 1 Series at 13.2 x 8.8mm.  The sensor size on the G1 X provides about a 1.85x crop factor.

Even with such a large sensor, Canon has managed to put a 4x fixed zoom lens on the camera, which is down from a 5x zoom on the Canon G12.  The 15.1-60.4mm lens translate to a full frame equivalent of 28-112mm zoom range.

The big sensor offers 14MP resolution for still images and 1080p video capture.  While the lens starts a f/2.8 on the wide end, as you zoom out, the max aperture drops to f/5.8 at the tele end.  That’s physics though – and what you get when you stuff a 4x zoom in such a compact package using a sensor this big.

The Canon G1 X should be available in February at a retail price of $799.99.  Check availability at B&H, Amazon and Adorama.

I’ll have a full hands-on report here at CES 2012 within the next day or so.  So stay tuned.

In addition to the new G1 X, Canon announced a couple other PowerShots, the ELPH 520HS and ELPH 110HS.  Check them out, along with more details on the G1 X in the press release below. [Read more...]

Domke RuggedWear Camera Bags and Clothing

Domke RuggedWear Bags

Domke has introduced a new line of RuggedWear camera bags and clothing at CES 2012. The new gear is weather resistant with tough, canvas material.  Domke is using the excellent (and very tough) YKK zippers on the new bag line.

You can find the full line of RuggedWear bags on Domke’s website here.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]