CEA Names 2014 CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Honorees

CEA Names 2014 CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Honorees


Arlington, VA—The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the 2014 International CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award honorees. The CES Innovations Awards honor outstanding design and engineering advancements across 28 consumer electronics product categories, including two new categories focused on some of the latest trends: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing and Wearable Technologies.

In the Digital Imaging category, the 2014 Best of Innovations Award went to Sony Electronic’s QX series of “Lens-Style” cameras. In fact, four Sony products were designated 2014 CES Best of Innovations Award honorees.

“This year’s CES Best of Innovations Award honorees run the gamut of next-generation technologies changing the way we live, work and play,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “The 2014 Innovations Award program saw a record number of entries. We continue to be awed by the creative thought and design behind these award-winning innovations, which reflect the true spirit of CES and the technology industry.”

The Best of Innovations designation is awarded to products with the highest judges’ scores, and they will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase in the Venetian at the 2014 International CES. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES runs January 7–10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

CES Innovations Awards entries are judged on overall engineering qualities related to technical specifications and materials, aesthetics and design qualities, the product’s intended use and function, unique features and how the design and innovation of the product compares to others in the marketplace.

Here are the 2014 honorees in the Digital Imaging category.

Nikon 1 AW1. The world’s first waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof interchangeable-lens camera, the AW1 features a 14.2 megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor and an Expeed 3A image processor to help produce high-quality images and HD video. nikonusa.com

Nokia Lumia 1020.
Pushing the boundaries of digital imaging with a 41 megapixel sensor and Nokia’s PureView technology, the Lumia 1020 is able produce some of the sharpest images of any cameraphone. nokia.com

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7. A new breed of digital camera suitable for Hybrid Photography, the GX7 allows users to change their viewing perspective with a newly integrated 90º tiltable live viewfinder. panasonic.com

Samsung Galaxy NX. The first fully connected interchangeable-lens camera, the NX merges the imaging precision of a compact system camera with 3G/4G LTE/Wi-Fi connectivity and the functionality of the Android OS into an advanced camera. samsung.com

Sony 4K Handycam Camcorder. The FDR-AX1 is Sony’s first consumer camcorder able to capture 4K content for expressive imaging with incomparable levels of clarity and color in every scene. sony.com

Sony POV HD Action Cam
. Sony’s Action Cam complements its current line of wearable point-of-view video cameras designed for filming adventures in Full HD 1080p. The HDR-AS30V captures crisp movie clips and still photos. sony.com

Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder
. A compact camcorder with pro-quality sound and HD video, it records CD-quality audio in uncompressed Linear PCM or Internet-ready AAC with a 120° X/Y mic. It also records HD 120° video with a wide-angle lens and captures fine detail in even in low light. sony.com

Sony QX Series “Lens-Style” Cameras.
Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-QX100 and DSC-QX10 lens-shaped cameras combine the imaging quality of a premium compact camera and the connectivity of a smartphone to redefine the mobile photography experience. sony.com

Garmin VIRB and VIRB Elite. These 1080p HD waterproof (IPX7) action cameras with chroma displays and extended battery life, feature an easy-to-use interface that can be controlled by other Garmin devices. VIRB Elite adds GPS, an accelerometer and an altimeter. garmin.com