CES 2015: New Digital Cameras

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The Nikon D5500 DSLR camera was one of the best models announced at CES 2015. Nikon

As usual, several digital camera manufacturers chose the CES 2015 show in Las Vegas to make announcements about new digital cameras. And as has been typical in the past few years, the overall volume of cameras announced at CES dropped again, especially in the area of point-and-shoot models.

You can expect more announcements to occur in the upcoming weeks, but it's likely that most of the announcements will involve advanced interchangeable lens cameras as well as advanced fixed lens cameras.

Point and shoot cameras continue to be overtaken by cell phone cameras. 

New Digital Cameras from CES 2015

The 2015 CES digital camera announcements, sorted by manufacturer, include the following.

Canon

Canon announced five models for the PowerShot family during CES 2015, including:

  • ELPH 160 IS. This model has a 20MP image sensor and an 8X optical zoom lens.
  • ELPH 170 IS. You'll find a 12X optical zoom lens and 20MP of resolution with the ELPH 170 IS.
  • SX530 HS. The SX530 HS offers a powerful 50X optical zoom lens.
  • SX610 HS. This thin model includes an 18X optical zoom lens with 20.2 megapixels of resolution.
  • SX710 HS. Canon's PowerShot SX710 HS is an interesting looking model with a 30X optical zoom lens and 20.3MP of resolution.

Fujifilm

The company announced a new lens for its Fujifilm X-mount ILC models, the Fujinon XF16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR.

Nikon

The highlight for Nikon from CES 2015 was the unveiling of its DX-format D5500 DSLR.

The D5500 has 24.2MP of resolution. It also includes a touch screen LCD that can swivel away from the camera body.

Nikon announced two new DSLR lenses as well, the AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 and the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4.  

Panasonic

Five new cameras were announced by Panasonic at CES 2015, including:

  • SZ10. The SZ10 is a basic point and shoot camera with a 12X optical zoom lens and a 2.7-inch LCD screen.
  • TS6. This is a waterproof camera up to 43 feet in depth that features 16MP of resolution.
  • TS30. This model is waterproof up to 26 feet with 16MP of resolution. 
  • ZS45. You'll find a 20X optical zoom lens with a tiltable 3-inch LCD screen.
  • ZS50. Panasonic provides a 30X optical zoom lens along with an electronic viewfinder.

Sony

Sony's primary announcement at CES 2015 centered on two additions to its Action Cam brand family, the X100V and the HDR-AS200V. The X100V is capable of recording Ultra HD video and includes a 12.8-megapixel image sensor, while the AS200V is a very similar camera, other than the Ultra HD recording capability.