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Imaging Awards and Honors : CEA Names 2012 Best 0f Innovations Design and Engineering Winners

Lytros Takes Top Honors in Digital Imaging Category

November 9, 2011
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Arlington, VA—The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced its 2012 International CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honorees. The International CES Innovations Awards honor outstanding design and engineering advancements across 32 consumer electronics product categories, including two new trend-focused categories: tablets, e-Readers & netbooks; and software & mobile apps.

“We saw a 10% increase in Innovations Award entries this year, which highlights the honor and prestige associated with these awards and the robust innovation within the CE industry,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “We congratulate all finalists for their design and engineering expertise.”

The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges’ scores, and they will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: the Official Press Event of the International CES on January 8 in the Venetian Ballroom.

Entries for the Best of Innovations 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.

Best of Innovations Winner, Digital Imaging Category, Lytro.
For 2012, Lytro received top Innovations honors in the digital imaging category for its Lytro light field camera. The company announced a new way to take and experience pictures; by the end of the year, Lytro will introduce the first light field camera that allows consumers to instantly capture interactive, living pictures that can be focused and refocused after they are taken. When sharing an image taken by a Lytro camera, the light field engine accompanies the photo, so that anyone who receives the photo can continue to refocus the image without having to download any software.

Here are the 2012 Innovations honorees in the digital imaging category, in alphabetical order, and what CES had to say about them.

DXG USA’s DXG 3D Camcorder. Featuring a sleek, compact design and dual-lens technology, the DXG 3D records 3D videos in 1080p Full HD and also captures 3D photos, with no special glasses required to view or playback creations.

Eastman Kodak’s Playfull Waterproof Video Camera.
The Playfull Waterproof is a shockproof, waterproof pocket video camera the size of a credit card that be taken anywhere. It records video in Full HD that can be shared via Kodak’s exclusive “Share” button to social networking sites.



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