Arlington, VA—The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced several CES 2022 Innovation Awards honorees. The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design as well as engineering in consumer technology products across 27 product categories.
Notably, the CES 2022 Innovation Awards program received a record-high number of more than 1,800 submissions. An independent panel of industry expert judges includes members of the media, designers and engineers. They reviewed submissions based on innovation; engineering and functionality; aesthetics; and also design.
Moreover, those rating the highest across each product category will receive the Best of Innovation designation. CTA will reveal the full list of Best of Innovation winners and all honorees during CES 2022 on January 3. CES.tech/innovation
CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honorees Sneak Peek
Currently, CTA announced the following Innovation honorees in the digital imaging/photography category. Here’s what the judges had to say about them.
Nikon Z fc
The Nikon Z fc is a mirrorless camera that combines a stylish yet functional classic aesthetic with the latest mirrorless imaging technology. It delivers a one-of-a-kind experience for those creating photos or 4K videos.
It features a fully articulating LCD touch screen, livestreaming capability; a high-quality DX-format image sensor; satisfying analog controls; as well as an advanced autofocus system. The Z fc is compact yet capable, to meet the needs of the modern content creator. From street, food and travel photography to self-portraits and vlogs, enthusiasts can rely on the versatile Z fc to capture professional-grade still images and 4K video content in any situation.
Canon EOS R3
This full-frame mirrorless camera leverages the advancements in technology that Canon has developed since the original EOS R launch in 2018. In addition, it bridges the gap between the immensely popular EOS R5 and the world-renowned Canon flagship EOS-1D X camera line.
The EOS R3 camera’s features greatly emphasize superb autofocus performance and speed with fast-moving subjects. Moreover, Canon designed the camera to meet the reliability and durability demands of professionals, even when working in the most potentially challenging conditions.
AirSelfie Air Neo
AirSelfie‘s fourth-generation aerial camera, the Air Neo delivers a completely autonomous (no controller) experience to capture aerial images and video; it does so with the simple click of a button. Air Neo is easy to use. It will take off and land right from a hand; and users can safely fly it without a controller—or any flight experience.
Furthermore, AutoFly modes are the magic behind Neo. They allow visual storytellers to record their world using AI Body tracking and facial detection to perfectly frame photos and video. These modes include 360, orbit, zoom, wide and video.
3D Jun 3D Modeling Solution
3D Jun developed a highly accurate 3D modeling solution for detecting structural faults in infrastructure. It employs a photogrammetry technique that uses photos to create 3D models including textures. Its technology provides a minimum 97.9% accuracy rate.
Its competitors average only 80%, which can dangerously lead to undetected faults in bridges, powerplants, dams, etc. In fact, 3DJun’s quality report is #1 in accuracy in the world (2020).
Unistellar eVscope 2
The Unistellar eVscope 2 is the world’s most powerful digital telescope for consumers. It enables anyone to discover the universe and contribute to meaningful space science. Uncompromised optics and cutting-edge technology let users experience deep space faster, easier and clearer than ever.
In addition, smart technology empowers novices and pros alike to discover the universe in minutes, even from light-polluted environments. What’s more, any user can transform into a citizen scientist able to make meaningful astronomical discoveries. Guided by scientists from the world-renowned SETI Institute, they might detect near-Earth asteroids, supernovae and even exoplanets.