CES has set ablaze Las Vegas and the rest of the world with the huge line up of technological wonders in the next few days. CES 2013 has proved to be exceptional for the shutterbugs with a range of amazing cameras being released. Gizbot takes readers through top five cameras at CES 2013.
Pentax MX-1 point-and-shoot
The new point and shoot camera from Pentax is classier and refined than what is usually obtained from smaller cameras. Pentax MX-1 has 12 MP CMOS sensors having f/1.8-2.5 lens which can zoom up to 4x. There is a dial dedicated for exposure compensation and also LCD display of size 3 inches which has been articulated to enable the photographer to better view the shots taken. Shooting modes such as macro capture giving images fully detailed from even 1 cm away as well as features like dual shake-reduction system are other characteristics. The camera will hit the markets next month priced at $500 (Rs. 27,670 approx.) and will be available in black or silver finishes.
Fujifilm X20 and X100S
Fujifilm X20 and X100S are successors to X20 and X100 respectively. X100S has superb image quality with 16.3 MP APS-C sensor which has really fast autofocus. The specifications of the X20 include the sensors X-Trans CMOS II as well as EXR II processors, which improves auto-focus, image quality, and the times for power-up and operation. Both the cameras shine in the area of autofocus. They lock on immediately despite conditions like darkened room etc. The cameras are expected to arrive in March with X20 priced at $600 (Rs.33,190 approx.) and X100S priced at $1300 (Rs. 71,900 approx).
Samsung NX300 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera
Samsung has unveiled a new mirrorless camera in its NX Series called the NX300 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. It has a retro look and will be available in black and white variants having silver lining. It has a tilting touchscreen of AMOLED sized 3 inches consisting of 768,000 dots. The camera is also equipped with APS-CMOS 20.3 megapixel sensor along with hybrid autofocus system and smart camera functionality. It has other features like Smart Mode and i-Depth. NX300 is expected to hit the market in March priced at $750 (Rs. 41,480 approx.), with a kit lens (20-50 mm) coming along with it.
Canon PowerShot N
The tiny rectangular Canon PowerShot N from Canon is another innovation from the company and is just large enough so as to house the 8x zoom lens it possesses. There are only two physical controls, one for firing the shutter and the other for zooming. There is a rear LCD sized 2.8 inches which gives all other controls. It has a touchscreen that can tilt till 90 degrees. There is a Hybrid Auto Mode as well as Face ID system . The camera will start shipping in April in black or white colors and will be priced at $299.99 (Rs. 16,590 approx.).
Canon PowerShot ELPH 130IS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 130IS a more traditional camera from Canon joining its point and shoot family. It features 8x zoom lens, LCD sized 3 inches, image processor DIGIC 4 and 16 MP CMOS sensor. It uses Eco Mode so as to prolong battery life. It will start shipping sometime in February in shades of red, silver or gray, priced at $199.99 (Rs. 11,060 approx.).