Consumer Electronics Show 2015

Today’s Post by Mark Toal

Last week I attended the 2015 CES show in Las Vegas. CES isn’t a show where camera companies typically announce new products so there isn’t much to report concerning mirrorless cameras. Panasonic had a prototype 30mm f/2.8 macro lens on display but that was about it.

The main thing that I took away from the show was that 4K TV’s and video are not the future, they are here and your next TV will more than likely be a 4K model. When you see your digital photos at four times the resolution as an HD TV you’ll be amazed. They looked like huge framed prints. So what else does this mean for photography? As I’ve written in past blog posts you will be able to grab a single eight-megapixel frame from the video to use as a high quality still image.

One of my jobs as CES was to help set up the 4K Photo demo area in the Panasonic booth. We created a water drop scenario where we could shoot a very short 4K video of the water drops and then grab a single frame showing the individual drops. Below is a short video explaining our set-up.