News alert

Signup for our NewsAlert, and get an e-mail when new articles are posted...

RSS

The latest digital imaging news is also available through our Photokina RSS service. Add the RSS feed to your news feeder and you will receive constantly updated articles on all the Photokina news. To use our RSS service you will need an RSS reader, of which there are many available online.

Photokina RSSPhotokina Headlines
Sitemap by CategorySitemap by Category
Sitemap by BrandSitemap by Brand

Samsung cameras at Photokina

Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Tuesday 30th, September 2008
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

The 'sleeping giant' is Samsung's name in the photo industry. And sleeping doesn't seem too far off we discovered, after visiting the Samsung booth. As for floor space, Samsung had sufficient room to show many of its new products, and it is rather striking that Samsung has nothing, or almost nothing, to declare as for cameras. All of the products but one prototype, the Samsung HZ1, were introduced at the CES and PMA (January 2008). Samsung seems to omit profiling the company as an innovative and serious camera manufacturer at the world's largest and most important imaging event, apart from a few camera models introduced in July.

Samsung cameras

Samsung HZ1 digital camera
Samsung's prototype camera showcased during the Photokina is the world's first compact camera featuring 10x optical wide angle zoom with a focal length starting at 24mm. The 10x optical zoom delivers a range of 24-240mm. The Samsung HZ1 is the first digital camera in the world with a 10x optical zoom including an ultra wide angle lens of 24mm. Additionally, this 10 megapixel camera offers HD filming possibility. The pictures are reproduced on a 2.7 inch LCD monitor. The Samsung HZ1 camera is expected to become available in December 2008.

Samsung cameras

Cooperation of Samsung and Pentax
For now, the cooperation of Hoya Corporation Pentax Imaging Systems Division and Samsung does not seem too successful when it comes to digital SLR cameras. Although Samsung made it quite clear during various press events that they certainly are willing to participate in creating an entry level model DSLR, it is Hoya Pentax that introduces the Pentax K-m and a number of new lenses during the Photokina.

Samsung cameras

Samsung at Photokina 2008
This was a most surprising presentation of Samsung at the Photokina 2008 and we are curious about Samsung's future products. Perhaps next year's CES and PMA will offer hope for a clear Samsung camera line? See the full Samsung photo gallery at LetsGoDigital.

Samsung cameras

Recommended related articles

Next or previous article

Photokina 2018 Show report : Be part of world’s biggest Photo Imaging Trade Show! The Photokina show is a global platform for innovation and the latest trends for the whole imaging sector. The focus is on the image and shows how the different products and innovative technologies merge and determines the dynamic of today’s market. Via modern communication and even via old plain paperwork everyone can become part of the technology of today and catch a glimpse on the technology of tomorrow. The Photokina 2012 event will showcase a comprehensive presentation of image media, electronic devices, technical services and the imaging market in all its diversity, for both professionals as everyday consumers. The Photokina show in Cologne, Germany, is our favorite, make it yours and bookmark the Photokina live report now!