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Whats new in Digital SLRs: At the Consumer Electronics Show 2013-2016

January 11, 2016 by  
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Consumer Electronics Show 2016 gathered the latest information on Digital SLRs during our visits to the Consumer Electronics Shows in Las Vegas (CES 2013-2016). Here is a short overview of what caught our attention at the show in regards to Digital SLRs and Mirrorless Cameras. Some of the biggest breakthroughs were in focus technology, especially in regards to video autofocus. Canon introduced the Canon EOS 80D (2016 Model) with Dual-Pixel CMOS technology, which is now being put into more cameras. All of our recent CES videos were shot with the Canon EOS 70D , which did a superb job in pictures and video, and was the first camera with the dual pixel cmos technology. Mirrorless cameras (especially from Sony) have taken off. Sony has produced mirrorless cameras with high ISO (SO 409,600), which are great for low light photography and video.

Nikon DSLRs at CES 2013-2016:

CES 2016 | Nikon’s Newest D5 and D500 DSLRs: At CES 2016, Nikon introduced its D5 Full Frame DSLR, and the Nikon D500 cropped frame DSLR. Both of these DSLRs are capable of shooting 4K Ultra HD Video.

Video: Nikon’s Newest D5 and D500 DSLRs demonstrated for at CES 2016

Nikon D5500 and 750D at CES 2015: At CES 2015, Nikon introduced its mid-range DSLR camera, the D5500. Upgrades from the D5300 it replaces include the addition of a touchscreen. Select your focus point by pointing to an object or subject on the screen. Pinch, zoom, and swipe. Battery life has improved from 600 shots to 820 shots. The Nikon D5500 has a larger buffer 7 raw shots vs. 4 raw shots. See our review of the D5500 as well as the video below. The Nikon 750: is a full frame FX format DSLR with a 24.3 megapixel imager. Capable of 60p full hd video, 6.5 fps burst rate, 51 point AF, Vari-angle LCD, and built-in Wifi.

Video: Nikon D5500 & D750 demonstrated for at CES 2015

Nikon D3300 Easy Mode

Nikon D3300 at CES 2014: At CES 2014, Nikon introduced its entry level DSLR camera, the D3300. Although entry level, it is loaded with features. For novice photographers, the camera has an easy mode which explains the features, and automatically makes the setting for the type of photography you would like to do. Also new is a compact lens that gets smaller for transport. See our review of the D3300 as well as the video below.

Video: Nikon D3300 demonstrated for at CES 2014

Nikon D5200 at CES 2013: At CES 2013 Nikon introduced the D5200, a low cost entry with lots of features. It upgrades from the D5100 and adds 39 AF points (versus on 11 on the D5100), Megapixels go to 24.1 (from 16.2), Upgrades to the EXPEED 3 processor (same as the D4), RGB metering sensor has improved from 420 to 2,016-pixels, Reduced noise, jaggies and moiré in movie mode. Review: Nikon D5200 24.1 Megapixel Digital SLR

See SmartReview’s D5200 video below:

Canon DSLRs at CES 2013-2016:

CES 2016 | Canon’s Newest XC10 Professional 4K Camera: At CES 2016, Canon introduced its XC10, which is their most compact camera capable of taking 4K video.

Video: Canon XC10 Hybrid 4K Camera explained for at CES 2016

CES 2015 | Canon’s Newest 7D Mark II DSLR: At CES 2015, Canon introduced its 7D Mark II, which inherits the excellent Dual Pixel CMOS focusing system from the Canon 70D. Many new upgrades from the Canon 7D. Upgrades include a jump to the digic 6 processor, native ISO jumps to 16,000, burst rate increases to 10fps, and 65-point all cross-type AF system.

Video: Canon 7D Mark II features explained for at CES 2015

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame DSLR

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame DSLR

Canon Update: Canon introduced the Canon EOS 5D Mark III which gave a modest bump up in pixels to 22.3 megapixels, the new DIGIC 5+ Image Processor will increase speed and ISO. Native ISO goes up to 25,600 (expandable to 102,400). Dual SD and CF cards. HDR mode. For video, the expanded ISO will give better low light performance, time code, compression options, headphone jack, manual audio level, reducing chromatic aberration and moiré artifacting. New firmware introduced in 2013 will allow HDMI uncompressed out for video. Magic lantern has software that can allow the Canon 5D Mark III to record video in raw at 1080p. The results are amazing. Review: Canon 5D Mark III 22.3 Megapixel Digital SLR

T4i Top View

Canon T4i Top View (Click for Larger Image)

Canon Update 6/2012: Canon has released the Canon Rebel T4i which has features not found on any other Canon DSLR to date. These include a continuous autofocus feature for video, a new 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, and an LCD touchscreen. The new camera has doubled ISO to 12800, added stereo microphones, and has a new Digic 5 chip for faster operation, 5 fps burst mode, and better video performance. New STM lenses with stepper motors provide silent and smooth autofocus to achieve the continuous autofocus for the T4i.

Canon EOS 70d Digital SLR Camera

Canon EOS 70d Digital SLR Camera

Canon Update 8/2013: Canon introduced the Canon EOS 70D with an upgrade to 20.2 megapixels. Canon has introduced a new technology called Dual Pixel CMOS which allows this camera to have the best autofocus system in a DSLR for video, and also helps with stills. With its new touchscreen, you can simply touch a subject on the screen and the camera will automatically pull focus to that subject smoothly. Truly an amazing focusing system. This model gets a boost in ISO to 12800, it inherits the Digic 5+ processor from higher end models, increased AF points, added WiFi capability, and a fast 7 frames per second burst mode. Review: Canon 70D 20.2 Megapixel Digital SLR

Video: Testing of the Canon 70D with the Mosaic Engineering VAF-70D Anti-Aliasing Filter at CES 2014

Panasonic Lumix Cameras at CES 2013-2016:

Panasonic Lumix GX1

Panasonic Digital SLRs 2012: Although not new for 2012, Panasonic was displaying their flagship super compact mirrorless system camera, the Lumix DMC-GX1 mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. The GX1 features a 16.01-megapixel Live MOS sensor, can record video at (1920×1080) at 60i and 30p. Panasonic also displayed a large amount of lenses available for these cameras.

Sony DSLRs and Cameras at CES 2013-2016:

Sony Mirrorless Cameras & A7s at CES 2015

Samsung DSLR Cameras at CES 2013-2016:

Samsung NX1 Mirrorless Camera at CES 2015

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