The Photokina, world's leading trade fair for digital photography and creative imaging, takes place from September 21 - 26 in Cologne, Germany. The Photokina show inspires amateur and professionals of the imaging industry all over the world. The world's best photographers will present their work onstage and those of you who will visit this year’s Photokina will experience the latest trends and the future of photography. At the special show area "World of 3D at Photokina" visitors to the Photokina 2010 will have a chance to become fascinated by the third dimension for photography and film. Additionally the latest system cameras, DSLR cameras, 3D cameras and other digital equipment will be showcased.
DSLR and system camera manufactures like Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic and Sony will showcase their latest camera systems and lenses for amateur and professional photography. Digital compact camera will get innovative new functions like 3D support, advanced panorama shooting, HDR capabilities and many more easy-to-use features that will bring digital photography closer to a wider range of consumers. Add to all these new imaging products a wide variety of accessory suppliers and you may get the idea of the volume of Photokina 2010. When the leading players of the imaging sector come to Photokina Cologne from all over the world, the trade fair visitors will discover how photography is being continuously reinvented. The imaging world's immense innovative capabilities will trigger changes, which promise to once again revolutionize the taking, processing, storage, archiving, and use of images. Initial pronouncements by the exhibitors already indicate that the photographic industry will once again celebrate the overcoming of technological obstacles that until now were considered to be insurmountable, and open up new dimensions in the world of imaging.
New digital imaging products at Photokina 2010
Today, the same devices can be used to take videos and photographs, and the results can be viewed, processed, stored, and shared using the same equipment. Camcorders are becoming digital photo cameras, while digital cameras are becoming camcorders. But that is only the first step, since the digital recording systems to be exhibited at Photokina can take videos and photographs at the same time. The systems automatically ensure photographers never miss the right moment since they enable them to rapidly take a whole series of individual pictures by simply pushing the shutter button. 3D images are not only taking cinemas showing Hollywood blockbusters by storm, but increasingly living rooms as well. Digital cameras and camcorders for high-quality 3D recordings will give images an additional dimension. As a result, 3D-capable cameras and camcorders and lenses and close-up lenses that make 2D devices 3D-capable will be among the highlights at this year's Photokina. Brands, like Panasonic with its G Micro System camera, Sony with its NEX camera, will showcase their latest 3D innovations as well as 3D-capable camcorders and TVs.
Photokina 2010 product segments
You may expect a wide variety of product segments. You can choose from photo cameras and camcorders, camera phones, camera accessories, films and digital storage media, scanners, digital image processing, home printing, image kiosk systems, mobile imaging, home cinema, slide technology and accessories, frames and albums, photo-fun products, trade goods, imaging services, professional camera and lighting systems, photographic studio equipment, digital imaging and publishing, large-format printing, fine art printing, major and minilabs, photofinishing materials, video projectors, interactive presentation systems, and even media control systems.
Photokina is the leading international trade fair for the entire photographic and imaging sector. It is the only event in the world that offers a comprehensive presentation of all the imaging media, imaging technologies and imaging markets - for consumers and professionals alike. Expect around 170,000 visitors from 161 countries and 1372 represented companies. The Photokina Fair is between September 21 - 26 daily opened with openings hours of 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.