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Samsung cameras at Photokina

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 30th, September 2008

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.

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Nikon Cameras at Photokina

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 30th, September 2008

The famous Nikon yellow and black colors dominated a huge part of the gigantic halls of the Photokina show. The booth accurately represented Nikon's presentation in the world in 2008. The huge booth was crowded with people and could have done with some more floor space to be able to accommodate all the visitors. Nikon's DSLR models passed from hand to hand among the eager crowd. The new Nikon D90 was in the limelight, although the successful D3, D300 and the recently introduced D700 also seemed extremely wanted and popular.

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Nikonians nude shoot

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Monday 2nd, October 2006

The guys from Nikonians were having a booth in Hall 2, level 1. Above them, at level 2, big company names like Nikon and Olympus had their booth so there was a huge number of visitors in that area. Twice a day Nikonians kicked-of with a studio shoot-out and within minutes a lot of Nikonians or perhaps wannabe Nikonians gathered around the Nikonians booth. With the model photo shooting Pascal Baetens demonstrated how to direct the model and come to an end-result you had in your mind.

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Nokia at Photokina 2006

Posted by: Mark Peters Monday 25th, September 2006

Nokia, the global leader in mobility, today kicked off a weeklong display of its latest imaging achievements at Photokina 2006, Germany. Highlighting the benefits that mobility brings to imaging, Nokia's exhibition area is packed with the newest Nokia Nseries multimedia computers and the very latest experiences offered by them. Nokia is pleased to invite the media to attend a press conference at Photokina 2006 from 3 pm to 4 pm on Tuesday, 26 September, in the Offenbach Saal, Congress Centrum Ost. To learn more about Nokia's comprehensive offering in multimedia computers and solutions, you can also visit Nokia at Photokina 2006 in hall 4.2, C 010/E 019.

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Dust removal technology demonstration

Posted by: Mark Peters Sunday 24th, September 2006

FotoNation, one of the world’s leading embedded imaging and connectivity companies, announced today that it will demonstrate its new patented FotoNation Dust Removal Technology at Photokina 2006, held in Cologne, Germany from September 26 - October 1st, 2006. The FotoNation Dust Removal and detection Technology completely and automatically removes dust from digital images. FotoNation has been awarded a United States patent for this technology and has 10 additional patents pending in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. FotoNation eliminates dust from images using in-camera software which distinguishes between dust and real detail in the photo.

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Ten years of Canon Digital IXUS

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Monday 18th, September 2006

Canon marked reaching another milestone by holding a lavish celebration in the company of hundreds of journalists and guests from the photo, fashion, design and lifestyle industries. Last Thursday, 14 September, guests were flown in from all over Europe to one of the several hotels reserved for the occasion. Canon Digital IXUS was celebrating its 10th birthday and Canon wanted to share this anniversary with everyone who directly or indirectly involved in the IXUS's success. The original IXUS Advanced Photo System (APS) camera immediately became a design classic when it was introduced in 1996. The Canon IXUS design still has record sales up to the present day.

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Photokina Future of Imaging

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Monday 11th, September 2006

Following the success of its industry briefing at Photokina two years ago, IDC will again present an overview and explanation of the consumer digital imaging market at Photokina 2006. This event will offer industry players key insights into the directions within the market and will pinpoint emerging opportunities that will define success over the years to come. Senior IDC analysts will offer detail of how consumers will choose and use the technologies available from digital capture through to print and photofinishing. The presentations will address the worldwide, Western European, and Eastern European digital camera and photofinishing markets. The briefing will be of particular interest to digital camera manufacturers, distributors, and resellers; suppliers to the digital imaging industry; printer and peripheral manufacturers, distributors, and resellers; and industry trade press. IDC will be presenting at Photokina on Thursday, September 28.

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Nikonians at Photokina 2006

Posted by: Mark Peters Wednesday 6th, September 2006

It was the Cologne, Germany Photokina in 1960 when the famous Nikon F appeared with praise from a new breed of fans. These fans had to wait nearly 40 years to define themselves under the name Nikonians. The biggest difference between the first Photokina held in Cologne, Germany in 1950 to the 2006 edition is that Nikon is now a major participant and the brand's users have organized to form a powerful international community. This year, they are not just fans and supporters of the Nikon brand. They are actively promoting excellence in photography by sharing their knowledge through the Nikonians community.

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The Photokina Messe 2010 will be the event where manufacturers will be able to share its latest status within the market of imaging. Are they moving on, will they merge, or did they survived the worldwide financial crisis and already aim to expand their market share with new and innovative electronic devices and professional services? The market is competitive and will remain so in the following years. But it has become clear that manufacturers need to adept to the change of the consumer, or loose contact with the consumer market at all. Consumers connect via modern communication channels are better informed than before. Social media is for many consumers part of their daily lives where as companies still need to find out how and when to communicate at all. The Photokina 2010 show will give the companies a change to present themselves in full glory, stay tuned for our live Photokina report!