Ashland, Oregon, US
With CES (with PMA included) starting this week what are your hopes and predictions for new camera and photo gear announcements?
Me, I'm hoping for Olympus to introduce a pro version (rangefinder style) of a micro 4/3 camera.
Jan 05 13 10:30 am Link
Lodi, California, US
Constant disappointment, but I still have a flicker of hope that Nikon
will replace D300s. With all the well deserved headline grabbing intros
of last two years, there is still a hole in the Nikon lineup.
Jan 05 13 10:42 am Link
Portland, Oregon, US
Motordrive Photography wrote:
As I'm finally thinking I'm gonna get a D800, this would be the perfect time for Nikon to release that D300s replacement, just to make matters more difficult for me.
Jan 05 13 10:53 am Link
Orlando, Florida, US
How about a line of vertical grips with built in WiFi.
I do not understand why it's taking so long to put WiFi into these cameras. Wireless "tethering" would be a huge deal.
And please don't make them $500.
Jan 05 13 10:54 am Link
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
A full frame 50-150 f2.8 Canon EF fit.
Jan 05 13 11:11 am Link
PMA used to be the annual event where new photo products are announced. Sure, some new photo product announcements also came during CES but the majority of it was during PMA.
Now that PMA has been absorbed by CES, it's gone from an event that filled a large convention hall into a couple of hard-to-find ballrooms in a hotel. Last year very few major photo companies appeared at CES/PMA. The few that did (ie: Kodak and Canon) were the ones that typically showed up at both events anyway.
With that said, I don't think we're going to see many new pertinent photo product announcements.
I would however love to see a fully manual digital camera similar to the Pentax K-1000 or YashicaMat 124G that many of us learned the craft on. To this day it's quicker and easier for me to do the old fashioned "match needle" metering approach to achieve the effect I want.
I doubt my wish will ever come true.
And yes, I know that Pentax came out with a 'digital' version of the K-1000 already... but it's really nothing like the original film type of camera that I remember.
Jan 05 13 02:35 pm Link
Id love to see Nikon refresh their Tilt/Shift lens lineup. Its one area they are pretty far behind the competition in. They really need a 17mm lens, and desperately need to upgrade to a super-rotator type design.
Jan 05 13 07:54 pm Link
Fresno, California, US
The Nikon D4s should be coming soon. I am hoping for a new GraphFlex soon.
Jan 06 13 11:06 am Link
Im going to guess that the rumored Nikon 1 S1 will be an ultra compact body, since the Coolpix S1 is too, and the 1 shpuld be the smallest body out there.
Ill say wifi-enabled built in for smartphone compatibility. No interchangeable battery, No memory slot, but built-in 8 gig SD card. 10.1mp CX sensor, electronic shutter only. Built-in LED flash.
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Certain industries' trade shows go the way of the dodo this way. If you've lived here in Vegas long enough you'd remember COMDEX. It was, by far, the largest trade show in the world. COMDEX used to bring upwards of 300,000 people into Vegas for the five day event. Hotel rooms would sell for $800/night at Caesars and were booked 2 years in advance. Every conference room in every hotel was booked solid for companies who didn't have a chance to get a booth on the show floor which encompassed the entire Las Vegas Convention Center and the Sands Expo center. It was just insane.
Jan 06 13 10:20 pm Link
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
anyone wish for a terabyte flash drive?
well your dreams have come true. Kingston just announced one.
http://techgage.com/news/ces-2013-kings … b-yes-1tb/
Jan 07 13 12:35 pm Link
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Shot By Adam wrote:
I worked COMDEX for Microsoft back in the day, it was a massive event but saddle trade shows don't do well at keeping pace with computer technology. Cameras are much slower to change so expect them to hang on for a bit longer...
Jan 07 13 12:44 pm Link
Looks like not much Nikon news. Just a release of previously announced stuff.
The Nikon S1 appears to be nearly identical to the J2. The 6-14 CX lens looks like a sweet piece of glass, but ouch the price! D5200 finally coming stateside.
Hopefully more surprise announcements.
Jan 08 13 01:44 am Link
Ashland, Oregon, US
Pretty disappointing so far...
Jan 08 13 07:21 pm Link
BLANDON, Pennsylvania, US
A 20MP MF full frame 6x7 digital back for 3k and $30.00 adapter plates
Jan 08 13 07:28 pm Link
Blue Cube Imaging wrote:
Last year most of the camera companies made their biggest announcements in the second quarter. PMA typically was held toward the end of the first quarter or the beginning of the second quarter (before it merged with CES).
Jan 08 13 10:20 pm Link
Imperial, California, US
A Pentax D67!!!!!
Jan 08 13 10:32 pm Link
Brooklyn, New York, US
I have a camera
Why would I need a new one ??
Jan 08 13 10:40 pm Link
I made it over to CES/PMA this morning.
For the most part it really wasn't worth the effort.
Canon, Pentax, Sony, Nikon, and Fuji all had their booths in the main (center) hall.
Sony's booth had stuff from every division on display and was probably about the size of a football field. A screen wrapped around the oval shaped booth and provided a first person view of a car racing game. It really felt as if you were in the cockpit!
Canon mainly displayed their new printers, which are thinner and more sleek designs of the previous models. They also had the Canon M and Cinema EOS on display.
Pentax had everything from Medium Format to pocket size mirrorless removable lens cameras. They can be made in any custom color that you want. Really cool little product.
Pentax Medium Format DSLRs on display
Small mirrorless cameras are available in any custom color combination
Olympus had a small conference room on the Mezzanine level of the convention center. They may have had something on the main show floor too, but I didn't see it.
I got to play with the OM-D, and they also showed a battery grip for it ($399) and an unusual "lens cap" lens ($50) which as the name implies, was a lens built into a lens cap, similar to but smaller than 'pancake lenses' that you may find for other cameras.
The actual PMA section was held in a ballroom at the LVH (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). The PMA used to FILL the south hall of the Convention Center, which by itself is still larger than most convention centers in other cities. Now it's even smaller than it was last year, just a few rows of small booths mostly consisting of cheap accessory manufacturers from China
yeah, in this photo you literally can see about 1/3rd of the complete PMA show
you might have better luck at any of these PMA related events
Jan 11 13 03:43 pm Link
Tampa, Florida, US
I'm just hoping for a wider variety of porn stars in attendance. They make product announcements there too?
Jan 11 13 03:48 pm Link
Michael Pandolfo wrote:
That's the other thing that used to make the convention a lot of fun... they'd have hot looking girls in micro mini skirts or short shorts at practically every booth. Now it's basically old grey haired guys like me that are demonstrating the products and answering questions.
Jan 11 13 03:52 pm Link
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
A FULL FRAME 35mm digital compact.
Jan 11 13 03:53 pm Link
Blue Cube Imaging wrote:
Yep. Biggest news seems to be about how crappy the launch/naming/concept of the new Polaroid Android phone/camera is.
Jan 12 13 05:54 am Link