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The Best of CES 2016

The Best of CES 2016
Each January, Videomaker’s editors journey to Las Vegas for CES, the world’s premier consumer technology showcase, where we spend a fleeting few days seeking out the newest and most innovative video tech. CES 2016 was no different. Searching for that next must-have video production tool, we scoured the busy show floor to uncover the best new products to add to our wish lists.

Canon Announces EOS-1D X Mark II 4K DSLR

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
After a long wait, Canon has finally announced a 4K DSLR addition to their EOS line. This comes about a month after Nikon announced 2 4K DSLRs at CES: the Nikon D5 and D5000. Fortunately for Canon fans, the 1D X Mark II appears to be better suited for 4K video than either Nikon.

Videomaker's Learn and Loot Sweepstakes Winner Annnounced

Man in a crosswalk with a camera
The Learn and Loot Sweepstakes is over, and Tim Maner is getting a great opportunity to learn and loot Videomaker. Tim will get Videomaker Magazine for three years and we looted the studio and have a production bag’s worth of goodies to send.

Best Microphone of CES 2016: Sennheiser VR Mic

Sennheiser VR Microphone AMBEO
We saw quite a bit of virtual reality tech at CES this year designed for the content consumer, but surprisingly little for the content creator — even less if you remove gaming from the equation. That's why we were so excited to see the new VR Mic from Sennheiser.

Best Smartphone of CES 2016: LG V10

LG V10 Wins Best Smartphone Award

The phone’s 4K camera benefits from a 5.7-inch, 2560x1440 display, being shock resistant and having three mics. That’s right, three mics, the manual controls for the LG V10’s camera allow you to direct the mics to pickup certain audio, and the exposure/shutter speed can be adjusted.