Our friends over at Popular Photography, with whom we've been working and drinking all through CES, just published their own list of the best new gear at this year's show. Assuming you've already read our roundup, you should click on over to Pop Photo--some pretty great photography equipment was announced this year, from new cameras and lenses to innovative accessories.
Canon's monster of a compact offers some serious firepower
By Dan BracagliaPosted 01.10.2012 at 5:59 pm 0 Comments
We got the chance to spend some time playing around with Canon's newest creation, the G1 X compact camera, on the CES show floor last night. Thanks to a new High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor that measures 18.7 x 14mm -- slightly smaller than APS-C but slightly larger than a Micro Four Thirds Sensor -- the G1 X offers a great deal of photographic firepower, in a compact, yet rugged package.
The PowerShot G1 X has a larger sensor and an attached 4X zoom lens
By Stan HoraczekPosted 01.09.2012 at 10:37 am 0 Comments
It doesn't look all that different from the G-series cameras that came before it, but the G1 X is an entirely new animal in the Canon stable. The G12 will still live on in the line-up -- similar to the way the S95 and S100 co-exist -- but the G1 X is clearly the new top dog in town.
Our friends at Popular Photography just posted their review of what might well be the very best point-and-shoot camera on the market: the Canon S100, the followup to the similarly amazing S90 and S95 (what will the next one be called? Who knows!). The S100 has a serious overhaul internally, capable of shooting at a higher ISO, with a higher megapixel count and greater optical zoom, and now also has GPS for geotagging your shots. Read the full review at PopPhoto.
Our sister site Popular Photography just released their annual Pop Awards list, in which the best, most influential, and flat-out coolest photography gear gets rounded up for your perusal. This year looks like a great crop, ranging from cameras of all sizes to bags, studio strobes to software, and lenses to tripods. If you're thinking about buying anything image-related, check out this list before you make a decision. Read more at PopPhoto.
Our good friends over at Popular Photography headed to the PhotoPlus expo yesterday to check out the best new camera gear first-hand. This year's crop is a good one, including a photographer's jacket reinforced with Kevlar, the awesome 3-D Sony binoculars we wrote about this summer, and this brand-new Zeiss lens, a manual-focus, wide-angle job that looks amazing. Check out the gallery over at PopPhoto.
Our sister site Popular Photography is awfully excited about the newly announced Canon EOS-1D X, an absolute beast of a DSLR. The full-frame camera offers full burst capability at 12 frames per second, it has a top standard ISO of 51,200, it's got a totally new sensor that tracks subjects by shape and/or color, and its pixels are 22% bigger than its predecessor's. In short, this is one badass shooter, hence its hefty pricetag: $6,800. Read more over at PopPhoto.
Our friends at Popular Photography just posted a thorough test of the thoroughly awesome Sony A77 DSLR, the better-in-every-way followup to last year's A55, which PopPhoto actually declared the Camera of the Year. It's got a brand-new 24.3MP sensor, the world's first electronic OLED viewfinder, and, most satisfyingly, an overall rating of Excellent in PopPhoto's tests--no mean feat. Oh, and it's $200 cheaper than competing Nikon and Canon models. Read the full test here.
Canon's S90 ushered in a new era of point-and-shoots, where a pocketable camera offered control and quality almost equal to a DSLR. The newest model in this line, the S100, continues the trend: the sensor gets a bump from 10-megapixel to 12.1, it has a new processor (claimed to be faster, more accurate in low light, and with better color reproduction), the ISO and video resolution have improved, and it's got built-in GPS geotagging, so you'll know where your photos were taken. Our friends at Popular Photography call it a "robust update," and considering it's updating just about the best point-and-shoot on the market, that's saying something. Read more at PopPhoto.