Sony has rolled out a new digital camera with interchangeable lenses at CES 2014. The camera is the a5000 ILCE-5000 and Sony says that it is the lightest interchangeable lens camera with WiFi built in. The camera is also very compact at less than 8 ounces.
Sony has introduced the latest model in its Action Cam lineup, the HDR-AS100V. With this latest model, which eschews the dark blue color in place of an ivory sort of white, the body itself is splash-proof, meaning while it won't handle being dunked in the pool, it can handle some water exposure without the waterproof casing. There has also been a boost in specs, and a new quality level that is more 4K TV-friendly.
Fujifilm has rolled out several new cameras today including the new FinePix S9400W, S9200, and S8600 digital cameras. Both the S9400W and S9200 are bridge cameras that feature 50x optical zoom lenses. They also both have the ability to record full HD resolution video.
Fujifilm has launched what it says is the world's first weather-resistant bridge camera called the FinePix S1. The S1 has a number of features that will make it appropriate for shooting images in any climate. The camera has a 50x zoom lens with image stabilization.
Samsung has revealed a new smart camera, the Samsung NX30, running the company's SMART 3.0 software for easy uploads of its 20.3-megapixel images to Dropbox, Flickr, and social networks. Launching officially at CES 2014 next week, the NX30 has an APS-C CMOS sensor with Hybrid Auto Focus, up to 9fps continuous shooting, and an ISO 100-25600 range, along with both a 3-inch swiveling AMOLED display and a tilting 1024 x 768 electronic viewfinder. There are also two new lenses to go along with the new camera.
The folks over at DigitalRev TV got Philip Bloom, a well-known blogger and cinematographer, to take on a cheap camera challenge, which equips professionals with cheap cameras and gives them a task to complete with it. In this case, DigitalRev equipped Bloom with two very low-resolution cameras integrated in Barbie dolls, flew him to Hong Kong, and kicked off what turned out to be a very humorous filming experience.
Soon joining the likes of olloclip's Macro 3-in-1 iPhone clip-on lens and similar products will be the Snooperscope, a night vision camera that attaches to the back of one's handset and offers recording in a no-light environment. The Snooperscope is being funded on Kickstarter, where it's funding campaign has hit and exceeded its goal. Mass distribution is planned for June 2014.
If you are like me and always get caught up in whatever you are doing at family event and forget to take pictures, the Blynk camera may be of interest. This is a tiny time lapse camera that is about the size of a small MP3 player. The device is designed to take time lapse photos on specific intervals that you choose.
A new digital camera from Canon has been making the rounds in the rumor mill for a while. The camera has now been officially announced in Japan and it is called the Canon Eos M2. The camera is a mirrorless unit with a small compact size promising high quality images.
Back in March, news surfaced that Panasonic would be pulling out of the plasma TV business, something that was substantiated by sources who spoke to Reuters back in October. In line with its efforts to cut down on businesses that prove unprofitable, the company will be making some drastic changes to its digital camera division in 2014, as well.