The annoying thing about Canon’s Expo, a showcase for its new products and upcoming technologies, is that it visits three countries in the space of a few months, so anyone who visited the Expo in New York last month got all the scoops. Nevertheless Paris did offer the opportunity of seeing some new technology close up and some of it was mind-blowing.
The big story is Canon’s alternative to LCD and plasma – SED or Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display. Until I saw a demo of the sets I hadn’t taken the company’s claims that SED offered superior resolution to LCD and plasma very seriously. Yet in a direct comparison with LCD and plasma (and yes they probably had chosen cheap models and had tweaked them to deliver lower quality footage) SED looked far sharper and more detailed. More here. and here