The Consumer Electronics Show, one of the biggest tech trade shows in the world, is a chance to see what trends will revolutionize the electronics industry in the coming year. Last week, the biggest names in photography displayed at the Las Vegas event, a spectacle that for a few days outshines all of the acts on the strip.
Attendees are sworn to secrecy on many of the new products that are set to roll out this year but there are a few developments we can tell you about. Videographers will be excited to know that many cameras will soon be able to shoot 4K video, catching up consumer products to the same image quality already being offered on the latest TVs.
As for the electronics industry overall, 3D printers dominated the show. These devices allow consumers to create anything at home, whether it be jewelry, tools, iPhone cases, even food. (There’s a professor at University of Southern California who’s developed a 3D printer that can even build a house.)
For us, the photography displays are the highlight of the show and this year Sigma, TiFFEN and GoPro didn’t disappoint.
The Sigma booth was built around a Lexus LFA and two models. Participants could go to any of the surrounding stands and pick up a Sigma camera to shoot the scene. It was a great way to demo Sigma gear and the photographers got to keep the memory card they shot with.
(photo credit: David Hauver)
TiFFEN drew attention for their Steadicam Curve display. They had a mini-half pipe front and center with two skateboarders doing tricks to demo their new Steadicam designed to provide image stabilization for GoPro cameras.
GoPro drew the biggest crowds with a booth featuring an all carbon-fiber Pagani Huayra outfitted with GoPro mounts all along the interior and exterior of the estimated $1.2-million sports car. The action-camera company had screens all over their booth featuring videos shot by GoPro users doing what they do best: surfing, biking, skydiving and scuba diving.
As for the other gear set to hit the shelves this year, let’s just say you won’t be disappointed by what camera manufacturers have in store.