Anyone who just got a new camera for Christmas could soon be disappointed. Some hot new models have just been unveiled at 2013 CES in Las Vegas.
From Sony comes a fantastic looking prosumer HD camcorder. The HDR-PJ790VB has everything you need to record your movies and then play them back. You’ll recall I raved about the HDR-PJ260V; well, this takes all its strengths and cranks them up yet another notch.
The projector is almost three times brighter and delivers a 100” diagonal picture on any flat surface. This unit also features an HDMI “in” port so you can project content from your smartphone or tablet as well.
Now, you can continue to record in AVCHD format for high res videos on DVD or Blu-ray; but, if you plan to publish to the web, you can also record to the space saving MPEG4 format. There are so many other new upgraded features, you really need to check this one out.
Nikon is introducing the D5200 24.1 Megapixel DX-format DSLR. Shoot full res HD video at 1080p either in 30p, 25p, 24p and 60i. Audio is handled by a high quality built-In stereo microphone.
Wi-Fi photo sharing with the WU-1a wireless adapter enables you to wirelessly send your photos to your smartphone or tablet. Built in HDR and special effects will appeal to the advanced amateur.
If you haven’t tried the Pentax Q10 compact camera – you are in for a surprise. (Read my Q10 review) Pentax must have known they had a winner, so they literally released 100 new colors for this camera. You can now custom order any color or combination of colors and one will be made especially for you. Need Scarlet and Gray for your Ohio State Buckeye games – you can have it.
Canon is showing off their PowerShot ELPH 130 IS camera. With the free Canon CameraWindow app for either ioS or Android, you can wirelessly share photos and video. You can also connect directly to social networking sites with Canon’s Image Gateway.
The 130 features a 16-megapixel sensor, a 28mm wide angle lenses and an 8x-optical zoom. Reviewing your shots is easy with their bright three-inch screen.
Polaroid unveiled their first Android powered, interchangeable lens ‘smart’ camera. The Polaroid iM1836 shoots an 18 megapixel image with a 10-30mm optical zoom lens. The iM1836 is scheduled to hit store shelves by the end of March 2013. Now you can use all your Android apps on the shots as soon as you take them, as well as sharing them across your social networks.
Ready for this...Polaroid will be offering an adapter that will take any major manufacturer's DSLR lenses and let you use them on the iM1836.
Samsung’s newest entry boast a 20.3 megapixel image with their APS-CMOS sensor. ISO range extends from 100-25600. You’ll enjoy viewing your pictures on the large 3.31” AMOLED screen with its tilt display. Capture video as well in full 1080p in either 2D or 3D (when you add Samsung’s latest 45mm 2D/3D lens.)
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