The International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow which is held annually in Las Vegas. The 2011 international CES was held from January 6 to January 9, 2011 in Las Vegas and has set a lot of records: more than 30,000 overseas visitors, 2,700 companies from around the globe, and 22 top tech-company CEOs attended the show.
Tons of new technology products were announced at the 2011 international CES show. The tablet PC trend is likely to continue in 2011 with more than 80 tablets announced. Other products such as wireless 4G LTE technology, connected TV technologies, electric vehicles, and of course, 3D digital imaging products also received much attention from visitors. Alone in the digital camera section, there are more than 60 new products announced for 2011. In this report, you can read brief previews on some of the most interesting digital cameras of 2011.
The much leaked Olympus XZ-1 is maybe the most awaited consumer digital camera in 2011. Olympus promised that the XZ-1 offers the best performance and image quality ever from a compact digital camera. The XZ-1 is the flagship and the first digital camera of Olympus’s new X-Series line, and according to Olympus, it is a new breed of digital camera, not a micro four thirds system digital camera, also not a point-and-shoot digital camera.
The Olympus XZ-1’s basic specifications look really impressive: a 10 megapixel CCD sensor; a 28-122mm equivalent lens with maximum apertures ranging from f/1.8 to f/2.5, which is one of the world’s brightest built-in lenses on a compact digital camera capable of delivering high-quality still images and HD videos in any shooting situations, even in low lighting conditions; RAW image support; dual control dials; full manual controls, including manual focus; a 3 inch OLED screen; and 720p 30fps High Definition video recording capability. It is truly impressive how Olympus has managed to integrate all those elements together.