This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) brought some nifty gadgets into the public sphere. There were shiny new toys to make life a little more convenient mingled with revolutionary new technologies that will likely change the way people interact with machines and each other. In the middle of this vast spectrum were the many different types of cameras that debuted at the show.
New digital cameras were all over the show, with many offering a variety of innovative new functions. The Samsung SH100 comes WiFi enabled to make sharing your pictures a snap. It allows for instantaneous backup of photos and videos. Few things are more devastating than dropping a camera in the tub with 300 pictures on it that haven’t been copied to the desktop yet. This camera will help make that a problem of the past. The neatest feature of this phone is that it can connect to your smartphone. You can control the camera from your phone and even use the screen as a viewfinder. Set the camera on a table, join the group shot, check to see everything is lined up and snap the image!
The other great digital camera presented at CES was the Casio Tryx. The Tryx can essentially act as its own tripod. The screen swivels around, leaving the frame stable and making it possible to position the camera any number of ways while still seeing the screen. It has a built in orientation sensor that will correct for slightly skewed pictures. Take the picture with either hand and it will come out looking the same.
The final splash made by a camera at the show wasn’t from a handy point-and-shoot you can toss in your purse. It was from the makers of the motion sensor camera that is the heart of the Microsoft Kinnect. Its developers are working on integrating that technology with a PC so you can control your computers with a wave of the hand