Arlington, VA—CES announced the Best of Innovation Awards honorees for CES 2016. The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honoring outstanding design as well as engineering advancements across 27 consumer technology product categories. In the digital imaging category, the Ricoh Theta S 360º spherical imaging camera took top honors.
Each category has a three-member judging team that evaluates the products based on the criteria of engineering, design, function, features and also how the product compares to competitors in the market. Products that receive the Best of Innovation designation are the highest rated products within each category. Additionally, those products will be featured in the Innovation Awards Showcase at CES Tech West during CES 2016, January 6–9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“This was another fantastic year for the Innovation Awards, as all of the honorees represent a vast range of technological advancements showcasing the excitement, energy and promise of consumer technology” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy. “These innovative products highlight key industry trends that will be seen across the entire CES show floor in January and will also drive the global consumer tech industry for months to come.”
CES Innovation Award Honorees
The 2016 Innovation Award honorees in the digital imaging category include the following products.
Ricoh Theta S: Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation
The Ricoh Theta S is a spherical imaging camera that captures 360º scenes surrounding the user. It produces photos as well as videos that enable viewers to see the entirety of a scene by scrolling up, down, sideways and all around in the image. ricohimaging.com
Bevel: Matter and Form Inc.
This device is designed to turn an ordinary smartphone or tablet into a 3D camera that captures Genuine 3D photographs. Universally compatible, it plugs into any standard headphone jack and works with Android and iOS. Additionally, users pan the subject they want to capture and share their 3D photos directly on any website and social network or send them to friends and family as they would standard 2D photos. matterandform.net/bevel
Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R: Canon USA
The Canon EOS 5DS digital SLR cameras break through the status quo of resolution with their new 50.6 megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor. usa.canon.com
Canon XC10: Canon USA
The Canon XC10 4K camcorder features a compact, lightweight design for convenient 4K/Full HD video shooting and 12 megapixel still photography.
The all-in-one camcorder is engineered to satisfy a range of video and still production needs. usa.canon.com
Enlaps is a solution that allows consumers to acquire as well as share time-lapse images in real time. It takes quality pictures at set intervals over a long period of time and also assembles them into a movie sequence.
In addition, Enlaps includes an auto-rechargeable set of cameras linked wirelessly to a user-friendly web app. enlaps.io/?lang=en
Boud’s Flex Cam PIC is a lifestyle camera with a unique design that allows users to transform its shape freely.
It can be fixed without a cradle or mount. This makes it possible to record any lifestyle action from just about anywhere. theboud.com
Polaroid Snap: Polaroid
The Snap instant digital camera blends modern design with the nostalgic Polaroid instant photography experience. Furthermore, the camera captures 10MP images and instantly prints 2×3-inch color photos using its built-in ZINK (zero ink technology) printer. polaroid.com
Podo: Podo Labs
Podo is a re-stickable, Bluetooth-connected camera that turns any surface into a photo booth. As a result, users can stick Podo anywhere and
the camera is also app-controlled with any smartphone. Via the phone’s screen, users can see a live preview and take 8MP photos, HD video as well as time-lapse shots remotely. podlabs.com
Polaroid Cube+: Polaroid
The Polaroid Cube+ lifestyle action camera is designed for everyday consumers, not just extreme sports enthusiasts. Its 35mm cube form factor combines ease of use with features such as 1440p QHD video recording, Wi-Fi connectivity, image stabilization and also enhanced low-light capability. polaroid.com
ultraLUUV: LUUV Forward GmbH
The UltraLUUV is a 2×3-axis camera stabilizer. It’s a full 3-axis mechanical stabilizer combined with a 3-axis electronic stabilization module that’s designed to enable anybody to shoot smooth, floating footage instantly, even while running and jumping. luuv-stabilizer.com
Polaroid Zip: Polaroid
This a compact as well as portable instant photo printer.
The Zip allows users to wirelessly print 2×3-inch color photos directly from their smartphones as well as tablets. polaroid.com
CES is owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CEA is a trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. All CES Innovation Awards honorees and Best of Innovation Awards winners can be viewed at Tech West in the Innovation Awards Showcase at Sands, Level 1, Booth 83319, during CES 2016. cesweb.org