Who's smarter? Samsung, Nikon, Canon, and Sony, shows off their intelligence at the 2013 P&I Show
SEOUL, South Korea, April 18, 2013
SEOUL, South Korea, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The place to be to learn the latest trend, technology and accessories about photography and imaging, '2013 PHOTO & IMAGING 2013' have come to a close for the year. Since 1989, it is already the 22nd P&I show that was held in Korea. Known as the largest photo and imaging exhibition in Asia, the different major brands of cameras in the industry showcased the best of what they got.
Major brands such as Canon, Nikon, Samsung, and Sony took advantage of the exposure P&I Show will bring due to the number of visitors and interest. Each brands offered a variety of events to showcase their major product. At this year's event, the "Smart" cameras were definitely the headliner.
Samsung Electronics showcased the everyday use 'NX300' smart camera.
Nx300 features the new hybrid AF for faster and more accurate focusing and APS-C CMOS sensors to enhance the exposure, color, and resolution for more realistic and vivid image reproduction. The 1/6000th of a second shutter speed is able to catch the fast-moving sports and leisure activities clearly.
The "Smart" Nx300 can now carry on an intellectual conversation with other smart devices as well. With Android and iOS apps available, Nx300 is able to link itself to other connected smart devices. With that option, you can auto-share with a connected smart device without the need for cables and using the dual-band wifi, or the cloud system, it is able to transfer the image or videos at that moment. Samsung's Galaxy smart device welcomes the new Nx300 to its club.
Sony Korea's NEX-series mirror less camera has been gaining popularity. From the most basic NEX-5, the specifications enhances as the number goes up. Newly released NEX series provide Wi-Fi features that allow connectivity with smart devices at any time.
Sony adds a little entertainment to its' smart features. By downloading an App straight to your NEX, thanks to the built-in-Wi-Fi, you are able to retouch photos and directly post on Facebook or Instagram without a cable.
The Nikon D7100 that was showcased at the show adds a little different intelligence to the smart line ups. Besides from its' premium superior capturing power delivered by high-density 51-point AF system, 24.1 megapixels and the sharp depiction performance of NIKKOR lenses, the remote shooting capability with smart devices deserves an A for convenience. By attaching the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter, communication via wireless LAN between the camera and a smart device is possible. The photographer can have the function of a remote shooting from a distance using a smart device and view them right away. After the images are transmitted, people can do what they love the most, upload it on their favorite SNS.
Now the full-frame DSLR Canon EOS 6D that has been recently released gives other smart devices a chase for Valedictorian award. The specs of 20.2 megapixel sensor, ISO 100-25600, 1080p video recording and 4.5 FPS burst mode is the standard yet strong features EOS Canons. Now with the WiFi and GPS built-in, these features can be utilized through the smart devices. Similar to Wi-Fi function of the Nikon D7100, the Canon EOS 60D can be functioned with your smart device from a distance. Highly convenient and useful for photographers that need to be in a distance or don't want any reflection of themselves getting in the way. No need for photographers to buy a separate remote control because you already purchased that in your local cellular phone store.
It's obvious where the current trend is with the Series of cameras that's being launched by the major brands at the 2013 Photo and Imaging Show. The path toward the 'smart' world is inevitable for all devices. Before the colony of Smart Phones take over all the industry, camera industry needs to start hitting the books and raise up their intelligence. Of course, it must not lose its original purpose, to capture that beautiful frame.