Cards on the Table: What We’re Looking Forward to at CES 2012

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Welcome to CES 2012, the perfect stage for the big electronic companies to pull out all the stops and dazzle an international audience with new innovations. In terms of cameras, it usually means a slew of point-and-shoot announcements – especially with a big show like Photokina on the books later this year. But that’s not to say CES doesn’t offer photo fans plenty to talk about. We’ll be checking out all of the latest imaging tech and reporting back here throughout the show.

First up, we’ll be checking in on Fujifilm’s press conference tomorrow afternoon. They’ve already announced a string of new point-and-shoots but something tells us there could be more on the way. We do know that the X-S1 leads the way in confirmed announcements from Fuji so far – it’s a souped-up ultrazoom with a 26x manual zoom lens. And it wasn’t so long ago that we got a glimpse of the new X10 – it seems like an awfully good time to add another member to the X family.

Nikon’s D4 announcement takes the prize for biggest news thus far. The new 16 megapixel full frame DSLR boasts an array of enhancements, inside and out. We’ll be catching up with Nikon at a press event tomorrow night and you can bet we’ll get our hot little hands on a D4 if it makes an appearance. Last week’s launch from Nikon has of yet been unmatched by the other guys – will Canon step up and show us something new and exciting?

We’ll also be stopping by Kodak’s booth. The manufacturer responsible for the very invention of the digital camera is now in dire financial straits, reports have suggested. Still, they’ve continued to churn out colorful pocket camcorders and back-to-basics point-and-shoots year after year. No doubt they’ll have some new products to show us, but Kodak’s future is looking very uncertain.

There’s always room for a wildcard at a show like this one, so stay tuned and follow all of our updates here and on twitter. You can find news from across the entire consumer electronic spectrum at our TechnologyGuide CES 2012 site – check back for updates on smartphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, printers and software.

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