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Our Coverage of CES 2012

Our Coverage of CES 2012

Welcome to CES 2012
We’ve arrived and are ready to cover all things Canon! We’ll also be coving a few other things too.

I have posted a page that we’ll update throughout the day. You’ll see it at the top left of the site.

Read our coverage of CES 2012

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Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts

Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts

Nothing yet
The rumoured lens announcements from a few weeks back have yet to materialize. Beyond what I was told then, I haven’t heard a single thing about the lenses in question.

Lens announcements are always the toughest to pin down. One of the major reasons is, Canon doesn’t have media events for them if they’re being announced alone. If a DSLR is involved, they’re a little easier to get information on.

Camera Bodies
I have heard some murmurs about a DSLR announcement before or at CES, nothing concrete though.

Compacts?
I haven’t had one PowerShot camera rumor in a while.

Canon at CES?
Yes, they’re there. They’ll be showing their gear at booth 13304. For the moment however, it looks like they won’t be showing anything new. All this could change literally overnight.

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Sigma Announcing New Stuff on January 10, 2012

Sigma Announcing New Stuff on January 10, 2012

CES/PMA Announcement
Sigma will be announcing new photographic products on January 10, 2012 according to their web site.

There could be new cameras, both SD and DP as well as mirrorless lenses. We were told about new DSLR lenses that could be announced in January.

Source: [Sigma] via [PR]

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens @ Adorama (Save $100)

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Pre CES Announcements

Pre CES Announcements

Anything before CES?
There could be a few products announced before CES.

PowerShot
I’m told there will be a PowerShot announcement, however nothing specific has been mentioned.

Lenses
We’ve been told the 24-70 II and 35 f/1.4 II will finally be announced. The 24-70 II announcement has existed pretty much as long as this site has. I really want it announced so I can stop reading emails about it. I offer no opinion on the likelihood of such an announcement.

Possible evidence of a EF 24-70 f/2.8L II can be seen here, here & here.

The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x could also be officially announced. However, that may not happen until the new 500 & 600 start to ship.

Cameras?
The only camera that is possible would be a Rebel, though I’ve received zero information one being announced in early January.

Nikon?
Nikon is rumoured to be announcing the D4 & new 85 f/1.8 on  January 6, 2012.

Will Canon let Nikon have all the thunder at CES/PMA?

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CES 2012, January 10-13, 2012

CES 2012, January 10-13, 2012

CES (& PMA) is Coming!
The Consumer & Electronics Show takes place in Las Vegas between January 10 – January 13, 2012. This is the first year that PMA will be combined with CES for a full consumer electronics experience.

I’ll be there for a few days to bring the Canon perspective from the show. I’m sure the 1D X and C300 will be front and center. If there is a product announcement before CES, it would probably be in the January 3 – January 5 time period. Canon has previously announced lenses as well as cameras the week before CES.

I hope to get a few interviews set up, if there’s anyone brave enough to talk to me. The ideal interview? a few minutes with Chuck Westfall… real or fake.

CES is obviously a well covered event. However, if there’s something you specifically want covered. Please make a comment in the forum thread associated with this post and I will try to accomodate.

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*UPDATE* CES Update [CR1]

*UPDATE*
The entry level A series cameras will be replaced at CES.

A new product line will be launched, however it won’t resemble the TX1/SX1. It’s still unclear what it will be. Everything seems to be under tight lock and key. It’s said to be a consumer product.

No SLR or lenses for CES.

Anything new coming?
I’ve heard Canon will introduce a new product line at CES, it may only consist of one product to start.

It will not be a PowerShot, nor an EVIL (Mirrorless) camera system.

I’ve been told to think along the lines of the TX1 and SX1 but with some crazy framerates and perhaps a larger sensor.

Do not expect any lenses or S.L.R.’s to be announced. Just consumer stuff this go around.

More to come soon.

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Canon at CES 2011. A Vague Initial Report.

Something coming
I received some vague information that Canon will announce something beyond point and shoots for CES, which runs from January 6 – January 9 in Las Vegas.

It is a camera of some kind, no word on exactly what.

I have been told there will be no lenses announced with the product.

I hope to have more information soon, and I expect I will.

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