CES is usually quiet for cameras, as major announcements tend to land at major camera conferences, such as at CP+, the Camera & Photo Imaging Show next month February 12th-15th in Japan.
Here’s a rundown of what we saw as CES ended today:
No news from Panasonic as far as Micro Four Thirds is concerned, we did see the GX7 recently marked as discontinued, which could pave the way for a possible GX8 announcement at CP+ next month. They did announce a series of 4k camcorders (link below) as well as bringing the Panasonic CM1, the Android Smartphone featuring a CMOS sensor, to America. Though I searched reviews and was left underwhelmed, as comparisons next to the iPhone weren’t as good as they should be.
- Panasonic’s Official Website for CES 2015
- CES 2015: Panasonic launches range of Lumix and 4K cameras and Next-gen Blu-ray disc player
The much anticipated announcement for the Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II will likely have to wait another month until CP+. Other than that, nothing out of Olympus at CES. Just a rep from Olympus talking about app sharing with the EM1:
Essentially with OI (Olympus Image) Share App, you can transfer images from your camera to your phone wirelessly, which isn’t anything new, but it does also allow you to use your smartphone as a remote shutter.
In Other News
- Voigtlander commented on Facebook that the 10.5mm F.095 should be released sometime Q1/Q2 of 2015. Specs on Voigtlaender.com.
- Toshiba announced the World’s First NFC SD Cards at CES 2015, essentially another way to help get your photos to a compatible smartphone.