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CES Roundup by Tamara WIlm
This year’s Consumer Electronics Show took place earlier in January. Let’s take a look back at some of the coolest new gadgets and other consumer tech that you’ll want to keep an eye on.
Up first is the new Kodak Super 8 Camera. Kodak knows that there’s a growing movement of people who want the look and feel that only film can produce, and they’re calling it the “Analog Renaissance”.
Their famed KODAK Super 8 Camera is finally ready to ship, after the company teased us with a mock-up of it in 2016. While the Super 8 shoots film, the camera blends analog beauty with digital convenience thanks to the digital viewfinder, among other connections. The SD card slot connects to an external microphone to record sound. There’s also an HDMI output for monitoring on a screen.
Moving right along, the GoPro Fusion 360-Degree Camera made a splash at CES, being named an Innovation Award Honoree. Compact in size, with a straightforward configuration, the Fusion has dual offset cameras that allow for capturing stabilized 5.2K30 video and 18MP stills. The multi-mic allows for 360-degree sound capture.
The main feature of the camera, however, is what GoPro calls, “Shoot. Then Point.” The Fusion shoots spherical video and photos, then you pick the best shots and angles in post-production with the GoPro app, using their Overcapture function.
Other features include hands-free shooting, immersive VR 5.2K video capture, spherical surround sound, waterproofing down to 16 feet, impressive stabilization without a gimbal, seamless VR content without stitch lines, and of course accessories, like the Fusion Grip that has a built-in extension pole and tripod.
Of course, there were a number of drones debuted at CES this year. Drones for taking selfies (AirSelfie 2 and AEE Selfly), drones built for water, like the PowerDolphin, and the Volocopter drone that accommodates two passengers…the options seem to be endless.
As the name suggests, this drone fits in your pocket when folded down. It can also be launched from the palm of your hand, and is controlled by the accompanying app. The DOBBY is able to capture 4K, and produce 1080p video and 1300P images. It also enables pano shooting and short movie and 360-degree shooting.
The Garmin vivofit4 activity tracker wraps up this look at CES 2018. The activity tracker caught people’s attention with its 1-year battery life that doesn’t require charging! The vivofit4 has basic fitness tracking covered. It tracks steps, distance, and calories burned, monitors sleep, and gives you a personalized daily step goal. It’s also waterproof, and periodically syncs itself to Garmin Connect where you can look at results.
That’s a look at a few of the buzz-worthy items from CES 2018. Which ones will you be taking home? Thanks for reading!