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.
I just got back from Nokia's booth here at CES in Las Vegas, where things are decidedly focused on Windows Phone. And with good reason; the Lumia 800, which is available in Europe and on other continents in which I do not live, is the best Windows Phone on the market, and the new 900, announced officially just yesterday, is set to become the best Windows Phone in America.
Parrot's AR.Drone--what we suppose we should now call the AR.Drone 1.0 (spoiler alert)--won a 2010 Best of What's New award, so we were definitely excited to see the new version here in Las Vegas, cheerfully performing flips in a crowded convention hall (video below, of course). So what's new in version 2.0?
Here at Nokia's press conference at CES, the Finnish company just announced what we so nicely asked for: a Nokia-made Windows Phone, in the U.S. In fact, Nokia's going to have two: the Lumia 710 will hit T-Mobile, and the Lumia 900 is coming to AT&T.
As the world's largest and most popular TV manufacturer, it's worth paying attention to the direction they take at the high end. This year, that high end is defined by their own 55-inch OLED TV, which it sounds like they intend to actually sell this year.
See the pretty photos in PopPhoto's hands-on gallery
By Stan HoraczekPosted 01.09.2012 at 4:49 pm 0 Comments
Details about Fujifilm's intriguing new camera have been leaking out for weeks now, but they took all of the wraps off at CES and the result is a camera that's both gorgeous and powerful, adding interchangeable lenses to its popular X-series compact digitals.
Most of the wireless carriers have scaled back on coverage at CES, but AT&T is still here, loud and proud, announcing a host of phones for the upcoming year. It's a sort of similar situation to last year with Verizon; AT&T is finally rolling out their LTE network, and they're using CES to announce the first round of phones. And a lot of them look great! Here's what you'll see trickling into AT&T stores this year.
"Ultrabook" is a word you've probably already heard used to describe a thin, powerful laptop. You've probably also seen a MacBook Air—the genre's archetype. But if you haven't heard the term this year, get ready for some major exposure: ultrabooks are the way PC laptops will be marketed to us in 2012. But are they something new? Or simply a laptop, refined?
At the very first press conference of this year's CES, LG started things off by making my (pretty nice!) TV feel like the 32-inch CRT that's in my hotel room. There are precious few details about this guy, including when (or if) it will ever go on sale. But based on my limited time with the screen, crammed in with a hundred other people at the press event, I am very, very impressed.
Here we are again, in Vegas. Tomorrow, the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off, and we'll be here to report on all the best new gear and the most intriguing trends and ideas that will define your gadget-buying year.