CES began in Las Vegas yesterday; over the course of the week, many of the leading consumer electronic brands will unveil new products. Yesterday, announcements of new Fuji and Sony gear hit the internet. For those of you who haven’t seen the new product releases, here are a few highlights:
Fujifilm announced a few new compact digital cameras, but currently Englewood Camera only carries the X-Series line and will not be offering these models. New to the X-Series system is the much-anticipated X100s digital camera–now in black! The price remains at $1299.99, and will be available (fingers crossed!) in February 2014. Call us to pre-order this camera.
For those of you anxiously waiting for a new portrait lens from Fuji, the wait is over! Announced yesterday, the new XF 56mm f/1.2 R lens boasts fast autofocus, a wide aperture for shallow depth of field and low-light shooting, as well as an HT-EBC multi-layer coating to minimize ghosting and flare. Fuji’s new lens offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 85mm, plus a seven-blade aperture diaphragm that helps create smooth and round bokeh effects. This lens will be hitting our shelves by March 2014, and will retail for $999.
Also announced at CES is a new interchangeable lens camera from Sony, the ILCE5000. Designed for DSLR users but without the bulk, the new ILCE5000 offers a 20.1 megapixel Exmor APS-C Sensor, 180° tilting LCD screen, WiFi for seamless file sharing and transfers, Play Memories camera apps, and ISO rating up to 16000. The camera is outfitted with a 16-50mm OSS lens, retails for $599, and should be hitting the shelves late March 2014.
Another exciting product announced by Sony is a new Action Cam! The HDR-AS100V offers a new splash proof body, advanced image stabilization with Active Mode, built-in GPS, has built-in WiFi, and can be controlled via smart phone (with NFC-compatible devices). The HDR-AS100V can shoot 13.5 megapixel still frames, and records XAVC 60-fps video. This Action Cam also has a professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens with an ultra-wide 170° view. Retailing for $299, the HDR-AS100V should be available by late April 2014.
Add a Live View remote watch for wrist control to the HDR-AS100V! This versatile remote allows for more creative video (and still) opportunities. Snag one of these bundles for only $399; estimated availability is April 2014.
As we hear about more product announcements, we will post on our blog. Thank you for looking!