CTA announced the CES 2023 Innovation Awards honorees, including those recognized as Best of Innovation honorees. Those designated as honorees can be found at CES.tech/Innovation. Further, CTA will announce the full list of Best of Innovation and all honorees during CES 2023.
The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. This year, the program received a record-high number of 2,100+ submissions.
The program is open to any individual, organization or authorized agent who manufactures, designs, engineers or promotes consumer technology products. Products must be available in the market for the first time after April 1, 2022 or projected to be available in the market by April 1, 2023.
The program recognizes two levels of honorees. Honorees are the top–scoring products in each category. The Best of Innovation products are the best of the best. They are the highest-rated products across all categories.
Moreover, an independent panel of industry expert judges, including media, designers and engineers, reviewed submissions. They based selections on innovation and functionality, aesthetic as well as design.
Honorees will showcase their products in the Innovation Awards Showcase at CES, located in the Venetian Expo.
Sneak Peek: Digital Imaging & Photography Honorees
In the Digital Imaging & Photography category, CES named the following products as Innovation Award honorees. The products are followed by the judges’ comments.
Canon EOS R5 C
Compact and lightweight, Canon‘s EOS R5 C is a true hybrid camera. It boasts many of the video formats and features from the Cinema EOS lineup as well as many of the still-imaging capabilities of the EOS R5 camera in a beautifully designed body.
The EOS R5 C is a complete package that offers filmmakers, multimedia journalists and advanced amateurs a cost-effective 8K, 4K and FHD video camera to help unlock their creative potential.
GoPro Hero11 Black Mini
The Hero11 Black Mini brings the world-class performance of its full-size counterpart in a smaller, lighter, simplified design. Built to surpass GoPro’s industry-leading durability standards, the Mini’s smaller profile allows for more versatile mounting options in the most rugged capture conditions.
The Mini features the new larger 1/1.9-inch sensor; 10-bit color depth in video up to 5.3K/60 resolution; HyperSmooth 5.0 video stabilization; the HyperView digital lens; GoPro’s newest easy controls user interface to make capture as easy as a single button press; and built-in Enduro battery technology. The Mini also delivers highlight videos automatically to users via the GoPro Quik app.
LG UltraFine Display OLED Pro
Designed for professional SDR and HDR video and photo editing, LGs family of UltraFine OLED Pro reference monitors feature new capabilities for the demanding needs of production studios and digital video professionals.
Each model is optimized for numerous creative workflows while faithfully reproducing the content creator’s visual intent. The result is pixel-accurate color performance every time.
LG Innotek Folded Optical Zoom Camera Module
LG Innotek’s ultracompact folded optical zoom camera module for smartphones is the first in the world to apply the zoom lens mechanism of a mirrorless camera. It enables clear images and video recordings without image quality degradation. It does so within a focal length of 85–125mm.
Folded optics are applied to a thin smartphone. A “low f-number” lens and an innovative PD sensor for enabling fast AF and production of clear photos without missing any objects are used. It allows all users, including videographers, to create high-quality images easily in any environment, providing them with a wonderful user experience.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6
The Lumix GH6 is the latest addition to Panasonic’s Lumix G series of digital mirrorless cameras based on the Micro Four Thirds system.
Thanks to a new 25.2-megapixel Live MOS sensor and a new Venus Engine, the Lumix GH6 will help a new generation of video creators who wish to produce state–of–the art, high–quality videos efficiently and on a budget.
Samsung ISOCELL HP3 CMOS Sensor
The Samsung ISOCELL HP3 is a state-of-the-art 200-megapixel mobile image sensor with a 1/1.4-inch optical format and 0.56㎛ pixel size for slimmer camera design. It features the smallest pixel technology in mobile cameras for greater design convenience. Moreover, its 200 megapixels deliver the most detailed images available.
With Tetra2pixel technology, the pixels can operate in a 1.12㎛ or 2.24㎛ size to capture more information in low light. It also takes 8K video with minimal loss in the field of view. Plus, with Super QPD technology, it detects autofocus information horizontally and vertically.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 is the ultimate foldable smartphone for self-expression. It has an upgraded camera, larger battery and even more opportunities for customization. Galaxy Z Flip4’s advanced camera is built with a 65% brighter sensor for better photos and videos in low light.
Its unique FlexCam makes it easy to take hands-free videos or photos—now optimized on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. With Flip4, users can make calls, reply to texts, unlock cars and even control smart devices right from the enhanced cover screen. Also, all that is powered by a larger, 3,700mAh battery and super-fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
This Samsung smartphone offers top-of-the-line performance, an upgraded camera and a groundbreaking design. Folded or unfolded, the Z Fold4 shines as the essential companion to work or play.
It features a new taskbar, so users can enjoy a PC-like experience. And with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform and 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, the next-generation Z Fold4 is Samsung’s most powerful foldable smartphone. Plus, Samsung continued its partnerships with Google and Microsoft to offer a mobile experience optimized for the Galaxy Z Fold4’s unique form factor.
Zeos One Smart Magnetic Case for Photography
The Zeos One phone case was created by Zeos Gobal for shutterbugs, vloggers, YouTubers, social media influencers, journalists and filmmakers. It’s a MagSafe–compatible case with specifically placed magnet arrays to accommodate a range of easily attachable/detachable functional modules.
The optional modules include a Bluetooth–connected zoom and shutter unit for a digital camera experience. They also include a MagSafe compatible LED light with adjustable brightness and color temperature. Also featured are a convex mirror for taking selfies/solo videos; a noise-canceling microphone; and Zeos Pro lenses with filters.