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CES Side Notes: Mirrorless Cameras Gaining Ground

January 10, 2012

One thing that was hard not to take notice of on Press Day at the 2012 International Consumer Electronic Show is the copious amounts of cameras in everyone´s hands while waiting in line before press conferences.

This year, I have found that there is a noticeably large percentage of people using the new mirrorless camera technology rather than DSLR cameras.

Canon seems to be the typical camera of choice for media, yet they have not announced plans for a mirrorless camera.  Instead, its Nikon, Olympus, Sony and Panasonic as the choice you see in the hands of people at CES when it comes to this new upcoming technology.

Mirrorless cameras differ from DSLR, or digital single-lens reflex, in that they are more compact like a point-and-shoot, but are still able to utilize interchangeable lenses.

This new camera system allows for a camera that can either be able to fit into your pocket with a smaller lens, or need a backpack to tack on a larger zoom lens.

You may have seen that more of these cameras have been showing up in retail outlets in the past year, but it´s obvious the industry has decided to welcome the technology as their own at this year’s CES.

Image Caption: The above image is an example of mirrorless camera technology manufactured by Sony.

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