CES 2007 At 12X Zoom

Yesterday I finally got a chance to walk the CES show floor. This is no easy task because the Las Vegas Convention Center is BIG! CES consumes nearly 2 million square feet of display space and it’s spread across the LVCC, the Hilton hotel and the Sands Expo Convention Center.

Trying to see the entire CES is not possible given the four days the show runs for. The best strategy is to pick and choose what you’re interested in and go see those. I’m interested in cars so I went to the North Hall. This is where all the car audio displays are. And of course, fancy demo cars go hand in hand with really hot girls.

My Canon S3 digital camera got a good workout taking over 200 photos. As I have stated before, this is the ultimate trade show camera. It offers 12X zoom on both photos and videos. To better show you just how useful this 12X zoom is, I shot this little video. Enjoy! 🙂

The original video is much higher quality (over 100 Megs). Now that you know the full power of the Canon S3, I know you want one! Here’s where to get it. 🙂

Canon S3

44 thoughts on “CES 2007 At 12X Zoom”

  1. Carl says:

    You know, I’m sure you can get arrested for things like that… 😉

  2. Chris says:

    As much as *I* appreciate the video … I’m sure your lady readers aren’t going to be too impressed with the 12x zoom! 😀

    I’ll have to drop by a camera store and check out this one out though. YouTube’s not really the best place to judge the quality of a camera.

  3. Stew says:

    Haha! Shes so innocent! But, to answer your question, yes, I now truly understand the power of the 12x zoom.

  4. Nate W. says:

    How did I know you were going to do that! John Chow, you are the man!

  5. Nick says:

    “Any Questions” lol. Very nice camera and booth babe 🙂

  6. Tony says:

    This can’t be legal :O

  7. I feel dirty now! 😉

  8. Ed Lau says:

    I didn’t even need to play the freakin’ video to know what you did with that camera.

  9. Alex Becker says:

    John you just earned my respect.

    Tony- whats not legal? If you see a girl naked in the street, did you brake the law? This is the same thing. You can always look. Just don’t touch.

  10. Michael Kwan says:

    I’m sure the wife and kids are loving these posts.

  11. marlon says:

    You are the coolest internet mogul by far!!!

  12. Lol, that is a pretty nice zoom on that camera and the fact that it does that with the video as well is just icing on the cake.

  13. Tyler says:

    John if you read this can you tell MrFung to look at his site.

    Umm it’s been changed.. and I’m sure without his permission 😉

    Not sure of any other way to get in touch with him.

  14. Gareth says:

    Makes me want to buy one…

    “Any questions?” – Haha, legend.

  15. Nick says:

    Michael Kwan, I was thinking that same thing earlier.

  16. eclipse says:

    I guess Mr Fung and Mr Chow have a mutual enemy, or at least a mutual server. Whats on Fungspace was on Chows earlier today. odd

  17. Tyler says:

    I called Stephen and he knows about it and fixed a couple of things.

    WordPress did release some sorta security patch last week. Though no idea what it fixes because I custom build my own.

  18. Raghu says:

    John – That was quite cool the power of 12X zoom is evident.

    Booth babe to a cheeky video – what next ?

  19. Raghu says:

    Come on Tony – How on earth could this be not legal, few thousand people at the CES must have seen it anyways !

  20. Hehe, you’re quite the salesman John 🙂 I’m sure a few guys will be being that camera through your links.

  21. Ha! Tsk tsk John 😉

    Well, I guess it’s what the “booth babes” are paid for right?!

    With all the interest shown towards these girls, er and the fine products on display, its a wonder no one has set up a live interwebby controllable / zoomable camera at the show 😉

  22. Joe says:

    Lets see some pics with that camera, I just want to see the clarity and resolution. Nice video though, cute girl.

  23. Andrew says:

    LOL!! glad to have ya back John!

    Great footage of CES by the way 🙂

  24. Ryan says:

    So, what else can you do with 12x zoom? 😀

  25. vik says:


  26. Andy says:

    Great Camera John – how much is it?

  27. Tony says:

    Well I ment it not as “illigal by law”, but more as “creepy from how far away one can film videos with 12x optical zoom”

    Oh, and all of this is before the digital zoom algorythms. Yieks!

  28. Max says:

    Possibly the best post on johnchow.com! I hope your wife doesn’t read the site 😉

  29. Alex Becker says:

    Yea John about your wife, I’m guessing shes not with you. And is she a frequent visitor of your blog?

  30. John Chow says:

    My wife came with me to CES. She watch me film the video and had a good laugh. I did a bunch of them with different girls, but this was the best of the batch.

  31. Ryan says:

    Does your wife go to the brothel with you, too? 😉

  32. Jack Frost says:

    Oh god she is so hot I would drop a massive load all over her innocent face. Nice work John!!! 🙂

  33. Geiger says:

    John, you cheeky bastard! Now I need to upgrade!

  34. Leftblank says:

    I wonder what a 20x zoom will do on this camera 😉

  35. Ryan says:

    Why stop at 20x? How high can we go?

  36. Dale says:

    “My wife came with me to CES. She watch me film the video and had a good laugh. I did a bunch of them with different girls, but this was the best of the batch.”

    An understanding wife makes all the difference sometimes. 🙂

  37. feverinlove says:

    I wish my girlfriend was that understanding. I get crushed to death when I try something 🙂

  38. Miha says:

    Boobs for all… thank you John.

    More please!

  39. The oddest adsense marketing ad appeared when I viewed your post. Check out the screenshot:


    People will go to any lenghts…

  40. Nomar says:

    Good your wife was with you !! and could laugh about it !! 🙂

  41. Jane says:

    WOW…Even I’m impressed!!! And she knew she was being filmed by the way she kept looking at you…I think she was workin the camera 🙂

  42. Leroy Brown says:

    Suddenly I want a camera with 12x zoom..oh and to be invited to CES 2008!

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