Posts tagged: Photokina

Another Challenging Year For Digital Cameras

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 Jan 31, 2013

2013 is shaping up to be another challenging year for players in the digital camera market. In 2012, for the first time, the worldwide digital camera market declined. It was a significant decline of 10%. The cause of the decline is linked to the following factors: Read more »

Photokina Ups and Downs

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 Sep 27, 2012

Photokina 2012 closed its doors on Sunday 23 September. According to Photokina, around 185,000 visitors attended the show this year; an increase of about 2% on the visitors’ number of 2010. This demonstrates that the digital imaging industry continues to pull in the crowds. However, it is a slowdown in number of visitors compared to 2010 when there was a 7% increase over the 2008 show. Photokina follows hot on the heels of IFA, a consumer electronics and home appliances trade show in Berlin, and it is possible that some visitors chose to attend just one of these two shows. Read more »

Photokina First Impressions

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 Sep 17, 2012

The 2012 Photokina trade show opened its doors to the press on Monday, September 17, and although the finishing touches are still being put on the booths we were able to take a look around. There were a number of press conference and other press events taking place, as well. Read more »

Smart Cameras and Facebook Printing Dominate Late Summer News

Alan Bullock
 Sep 6, 2012

It’s hard to recall a week with so much interesting news in the photo industry since the glory days of PMA trade shows. With Photokina less than a month away, the eight days from Wednesday, August 22, to Wednesday, August 29 saw a number of significant announcements hit the wires. Here are the highlights… Read more »

Photokina 2010 – End of show thoughts

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 Sep 30, 2010

photokina-2010-logoAnother Photokina has been and gone. There was no particular theme that emerged from the show. Perhaps the statement that most vendors made was “we are still here and we are doing okay in spite of the tough times”.

Photokina was smaller than previous years. This year only 6 of the 11 halls were in use. Most notably the massive Hall 10 was empty. Photokina has yet to announce an official number for attendees, but it seemed to us to be fewer people visiting the stands. In an unofficial poll of taxi drivers the consensus was that visitors were down by 50% on 2008. That said, the big brands pulled in the crowds and there were times when it was almost impossible to move around the Canon and Nikon stands. When speaking with exhibitors they seemed generally satisfied with the show. Although Photokina is not as big as in previous years it is pulling in the right crowd of people.

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Instant Sharing Brings Back the Emotion

Ed Lee
 Sep 22, 2010

Excerpt from Photo Industry Reporter’s State of the Industry 2010

The future of imaging is the connected experience. The CE industry is buzzing about connecting devices like TVs, set-top boxes, mobile phones and PCs with personal and commercial content and services. Digital cameras need to integrate with this ecosystem or run the risk of being left out of the equation.

As connected devices become more widespread, cameras need to become connected to participate. Eventually, digital cameras may need to adopt an operating system and open APIs that will enable them to run various applications much like smartphones.

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Kodak to Announce NexPress SX Platform with Larger Format Size at Graph Expo

Jim Hamilton
 Sep 14, 2010

Not much more than a year after announcing its NexPress SE platform, Kodak revealed to a group of journalists and analysts today that it was bringing the next NexPress product generation to market. Most notable in the new SX platform is its optional ability to handle a sheet up to 26 inches long with a long-sheet feeder or the Lasermax Roll Systems roll-fed unit. Kodak will show the NexPress SX at Graph Expo (October 3-6 in Chicago). It will become available in the second quarter of 2011. Existing SE customers will be able to upgrade to SX at that time.

Key implications of the larger format size are that it allows applications like a six-page A4/letter format brochure, sizeable book dust jackets, and posters that fit within the 14 inch by 26 inch format. (Note: The maximum format size of the current SE platform is 14 inches by 20.5 inches.) Read more »

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