CES 2012 Camera Coverage
I have already covered quite a bit about the new flagship Nikon D4. However many people have been getting there hands on a prototype at CES 2012. This is the big news from Nikon for CES 2012, along with the release of the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G. No news about the Nikon D800, as I suspect Nikon will save that info for CP+.
The big news for the show is the new Canon G1X. It features a large sensor 18.7 x 14mm, 14.3 MP sensor with a professional 4:3 aspect ratio. The ISO is capable of 12,800, although it’s probably only useful up to 3200. The G1X does not have the option for interchangeable lenses. Further, it has a slow 28-110 f/2.8-5.8 lens. The remaining features are as you’d expect, 3” LCD 922K dots, electronic viewfinder, 14bit RAW, 1080p video, etc.
You can pre-order the new G1X from Amazon.
With the popularity of the Fujifilm X100, Fujifilm has announced the Fuju X-Pro1. This camera may become very popular, as it features fast interchangeable prime FUJINON lenses:
- 18mm (27mm equivalent) f/2.0
- 35mm (53mm equivalent) f/1.4
- 60mm (90mm equivalent) f/2.4
UPCOMING: 2012 (LEAKED)
- 14mm f/2.8
- 18-72mm f/4.0 with Image Stabilization
FUTURE: 2013 (LEAKED)
- 28mm f/2.8 pancake
- 23mm f/2.0
- 72-200mm f/4.0 Image Stabilization
- 12-24mm f/4.0 Image Stabilization
Additionally, Fuji announced they will release an M mount adapter to work with Leica lenses. You can pre-order the X-PRO1 from Amazon.
JVC GY-HMQ10 - 4K CAMERA
Don't like the video quality out of the D4? Well perhaps JVC has your solution. The new GY-HMQ10 is a compact 4K camcorder. 4K is not the price, it is a high resolution video standard, beyond 1080p. The GY-HMQ10 can deliver real-time video at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (QFHD) at up to 60p! However, the sensor is quite smaller than that of a 35mm, measuring at 1/2".