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Updated:  21-MAY-2005 - 21:00 GMT
PMA 2005 Show Report
PMA 2005 Report
PMA 2005 Report, February 19 - 23, 2005 is the date the big Digital Imaging event PMA 2005 show will kick off. This world event is always fully packed with great introductions and innovative products. Last year the PMA show was held in Las Vegas, this year it will take place in Orlando, Florida, so that is the place to be. As you may expect from our team we will attend the PMA and bring you the latest news directly from the show floor! BOOKMARK our PMA report at http://www.pma-show.com now and get the latest news. For those of you who have missed our latest CES show report, go visit http://www.ces-show.com. The upcoming weeks promise lots of new products so stay tuned!
"This PMA Report contains more than 170 product announcements!"    
Mark Peters | Editor LetsGoDigital
PMA 2005 Report : Retrospection

PMA 2005 retrospection : PMA 2005 has come to an end. The PMA coverage LetsGoDigital provided you with is more comprehensive than ever and is successful in every way. At the time of writing this article more than 170 articles have been published! And when I am through writing this article, I will pack my bag, return the hired car and say goodbye to sunny Orlando. I must admit that the PMA held in the Convention Centrer in Orlando is well-organized and offers sufficient space for the exhibition. Last year's PMA was held in Las Vegas, this year's PMA in Orlando, where will it be held next year, that's to say if it is held? During the many interviews and conversations I had with the representatives of the Digital Imaging industry I heard different views on how valuable a show like the PMA is considered to be, plus other events like the annual CeBIT in Germany. I strongly get the impression that the PMA received fewer visitors than other years, more so because little surprising news was revealed on the show floor. We did get some sad news about a photographic top brand that got hit by the fast changes in the photographic world. Leica suffered from these changes. During the first days of the PMA already rumours were spreading and today it turned out that these rumours unfortunately were based on the truth. It so happens that the bank cut off funds because it doesn't confide in a future for this famous old brand anymore. Undoubtedly Leica will try and keep the business going, but in any case, Leica missed the connection to the digital market and is now paying a heavy price...

Photo DigIT.no - (c) 2005 Kai Thon.

Before PMA 2005 kicked off, practically every manufacturer felt the urge of announcing various introductions. Nowadays the news goes around the world in a few seconds and the consumer gets more and better information than ever before. Hardly any manufacturer uses the PMA to introduce new products but they use this event to directly deal with the retail channels. The European marketing world and European press were scarcely attending this year's PMA event, which is a rather bad sign. The next show is the CeBIT, held in Germany from 10 to 16 March 2005, and LetsGoDigital will of course be present to cover the show. The upcoming weeks will be loaded with news about the approaching CeBIT show

For a complete overview of product announcements and a short editorial overview, selected by brand follow the links below:

PMA 2005 show, finished : The PMA 2005, in Orlando, Florida, USA has really come to an end now. I just got back from another morning on the show floor, also to say goodbye to a couple of good friends, and shake hands with newly found relations hoping to meet them again soon. Back in the hotel, rushing to pack my suitcase, checking out, jumping into the car to drive to the airport to catch my plane back to the Netherlands. The Digital Imaging world keeps being interesting, and sometimes even fascinating. The year 2005 will be an important one for manufacturers; market shares have to be held on to strongly and one will have to search for innovations to call the force of the Mobile Imaging industry a halt. The next show is already waiting around the corner, the CeBIT 2005 in Germany. LetsGoDigital will also attend this show and provide you with a complete report on the special CeBIT show coverage website: http://www.cebit-show.com

PMA 2005 Report :  Running into Douglas Kirkland

Running into Douglas Kirkland: During my visit today at the PMA 2005 in Orlando Florida, I ran into Douglas Kirkland, the famous leading photographer. I already met Douglas last year during the annual HP Lab event. This event was held in 2004 for one week on the beautiful island of Kos in Greece, which turned out to be an unforgettable experience. Douglas has the gift of talking passionately about his photographic experiences. His passion is complete and pure and that's why he's able to pull everybody into the world of Douglas Kirkland. Douglas invited me to meet him at the HP booth somewhere during the afternoon where he would be giving a presentation about the print qualities of the new HP Photosmart 8750 and the HP Designjet 90 printer.

Join Dennis Hissink at Douglas Kirkland's Printing Quality Presentation!
Douglas Kirkland | Dennis Hissink
PMA 2005 Report : Around the world with Sigma lenses

During our visit to the Sigma booth on PMA 2005, held in sunny Orlando - Florida, we spoke to Michiro Yamaki, President of Sigma Japan and Kazuto Yamaki. Just before the PMA 2005 kicked off, Sigma introduced a number of new lenses and adjusted a large amount of existing lenses in order to make them suitable for the digital reflex camera. Suspicion had raised amongst the passionate Sigma followers, that Sigma had taken a number of lenses with a fixed focal length out of production and at the same time decreased their assortment of lenses. But nothing like that, in fact the opposite happened: Sigma jumped on the growing market segment of digital reflex cameras, and equipped a huge amount of lenses with DG EX features which prepares Sigma to meet the large demand for these kind of lenses.

[ click here for the Sigma lenses story ]
From left to right: K. Yamaki (Sigma), E. Kaper (LetsGoDigital) and M. Yamaki (Sigma)
Sigma meeting | Lenses
PMA 2005 Report : Announcements by category
 Digital cameras  Storage
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PMA 2005 digital camera 7 latest news headlines

23 APR

Nikon D50 review  [NEW]

23 APR

Nikon D70s review  [NEW]

19 FEB

Samsung Digimax A402  

18 FEB

Sony Cybershot DSC-H1 

18 FEB

Sony Cybershot DSC-W7 

18 FEB

Sony Cybershot DSC-S40 S80 S90  

18 FEB

Canon EOS 350D | Canon Rebel XT  
» Complete overview : Digital Cameras
PMA 2005 storage 7 latest news headlines

23 FEB

Panasonic 256MB Secure Digital [NEW]

23 FEB

PNY USB 2.0 Flash Drives  [NEW]

23 FEB

PNY higher-speed Digital Storage Solutions  [NEW]

20 FEB

ATP 128MB & 256MB RS-MMC Flash Cards 

21 FEB

Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo 1GB & 2GB  

20 FEB

Pretec 133x Secure Digital Card  

20 FEB

Lexar Professional Memory Stick Pro  
» Complete overview : Storage
Printers | Scanners Imaging software
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PMA 2005 printer | scanner 5 latest news headlines

23 FEB

HP Indigo Digital Press 5000  and Vivera Inks  [NEW]

20 FEB

Sony DPP-FP50 printer  

19 FEB

Kodak 6850 Professional Photo Printer 

19 FEB

Kodak 9810 Professional Photo Printer  

19 FEB

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Scan Elite 4500 
» Complete overview : Printers | Scanners
PMA 2005 imaging software 5 latest news headlines

20 FEB

Corel RawShooter essentials 2005  

19 FEB

Kodak expands Perfect Touch Technology

18 FEB

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Transfer Software

16 FEB

Nikon Face Priority AF  

14 FEB

KlearVision Digital PhotoD  

» Complete overview : Imaging Software
Corporate information Other digital imaging news
PMA report 2005 | corperate information PMA report 2005 | other digital imaging news
PMA 2005 corporate 5 latest news headlines

21 FEB

Toshiba & SanDisk 300mm-wafer fab building  [NEW]

20 FEB

PASS Specification V1.0 

20 FEB

Lexar Media unveils special website 

14 FEB

Cypress acquires SMaL Camera Technology 

12 FEB

D.Vandekerkhove CEO of ACD Systems

» Complete overview : Corporate Information
PMA 2005 Digital imaging 5 latest news headlines

23 FEB

Plextor PX-716AL drive  [NEW]

23 FEB

Omnivision OV5610 CMOS Image Sensor  [NEW]

23 FEB

Omnivision OV810 SmartSensor  [NEW]

19 FEB

Kodak Picture Kiosk 

19 FEB

Lowepro CompuTrekker Plus AW 

» Complete overview : Digital Imaging News
Lenses | Flash units Mobile imaging
PMA report 2005 | videocameras PMA 2005 report | mobile imaging
PMA 2005 camera lenses 5 latest news headlines

21 FEB

Olympus Zuiko Lenses PMA 2005  [SPECIAL]

21 FEB

Around the world with Sigma lenses  [SPECIAL]

17 FEB

Olympus Zuiko Digital Zoom lenses

17 FEB

Canon EF-S 60mm Digital USM lens

14 FEB

SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm  

» Complete overview : Lenses | Flash units
PMA 2005 mobile imaging 5 latest news headlines

19 FEB

PhotoChannel Launches WiFi Mobile Printing 

18 FEB

Epson and Sprint Print home feature 

14 FEB

Micron 2MP MT9D111 sensor  

08 FEB

Fujifilm Digital Mobile Printer MP-70  

05 FEB

Pantech PH-L400v mobile video phone

» Complete overview : Mobile imaging
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Complete overview of product announcements and a short editorial overview, selected by brand follow the links below:

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