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Pentax cameras at PMA

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 10th, March 2009

Pentax also attended PMA 2009, but the booth didnít leave much to the imagination. The compact, completely white booth looked more similar to a sales booth than one for demonstrating and showcasing products. Naturally, the digital SLR cameras of Pentax were showcased as well as a new 15mm f/4 lens, although there was hardly any news, if even any at all, about DSLR cameras. Obviously, Pentax did not consider the PMA to be the right time to make an announcement. If you have doubts about a Pentax announcement coming up, be patient... for one or two months. By that time, we will reopen the Pentax book to add a new chapter...

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Fujifilm digital cameras at PMA

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 10th, March 2009

As always, Fujifilm had a grand presentation at the PMA with emphasis on printing and other services within the field of photography. Various photo kiosks and minilabs were showcased, and we also came across Fujifilm's 3D concept again. The Fujifilm S5 Pro, which is still very much appreciated by a large group of faithful fans, has disappeared. The fact that Fujifilm is no longer flirting with a digital SLR will not have surprised the attentive reader. The developments did not keep pace with the competition, and depending on third parties, for example for the housing, does not seem ideal. Yet, I can still imagine that Fujifilm will make themselves heard again, perhaps at Photokina 2010.

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Kodak cameras at PMA

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 10th, March 2009

Whereas in the past, large floor surfaces were needed to present all the Kodak products, nowadays the amount of square meters has decreased significantly, as has the actual amount of imaging products. The American giant, famous all over the world, a brand name that equals photography, is presented at the PMA 2009 Show in Las Vegas. as a manufacturer of digital photo frames, some photo finishing stations and several services in the field of imaging. Somewhere on the side of the booth, hidden among the frames, a row of Kodak digital cameras is showcased. The New Kodak cameras carry the once so renowned Kodak brand name.

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PMA 2009 Sneak Peak

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Thursday 5th, March 2009

The day prior to the opening of the PMA 2009 Show is usually Sneak Peak day. Journalists can enroll for this small event, to get a Sneak Peak of several new products that will be presented at PMA 2009's show floor. This is not a big event; generally a few long rows of booths are put up, with a small representation of the brand. Additionally, it gives us the opportunity to make several appointments during or before PMA, and we're always happy to meet our friends and acquaintances again. All in all, a relaxed atmosphere and a warm-up for the annual PMA Imaging Convention and Trade Show 2009.

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PMA 2009

Posted by: Mark Peters Thursday 5th, March 2009

The beginning of a year always starts with several highly interesting events in which imaging plays a main role. The CES in Las Vegas has only just closed its doors, but there is much more coming up; in February there's the Mobile World Congress in which mobile imaging seems to gradually become more important, and in March it's the PMA 2009 show again in Las Vegas. These are hectic times in which all the manufacturers introduce their new series of DSLR cameras, compact cameras, phones, lenses and other accessories for the following season. The majority of the cameras are introduced in January & February, yet luckily the upcoming PMA show has more than enough to offer and will show several very interesting cameras.

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PMA 2007 Final Report

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Tuesday 27th, March 2007

Although the major part of the new cameras has been introduced long before the PMA 2007 started, it is always a pleasure to attend the PMA. Besides visiting the booths, we centre on numerous conversations with new and existing contacts and at the same time it is a joy to annually meet our colleagues. The location of this year's PMA was Las Vegas and not Orlando, to the mere delight of most of us. It remains the ideal mixture: entertainment and photography. And Las Vegas is one of the most suitable places to offer such an event. According to the information I received we will be able to visit the PMA on this very same location for the next few years and Orlando is left out for a while.

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Canon at PMA 2007

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Tuesday 27th, March 2007

The Canon booth at the PMA 2007 Las Vegas is as always overwhelmingly large and outsized. The Canon digital imaging booth is overcrowded and people are fascinated by the large series of compact camera models and of course the new race-monster, the world's fastest digital SLR camera; the Canon EOS 1D Mark III. The year 2007 is a brilliant year for Canon. Not only because Canon has conquered and still holds an important market share but also because it is exactly seventy years ago that the first Canon camera was born. It was the Canon S and the first one in a long array of successful cameras. Also the step from analogue to digital was carried out incredibly fast and on a professional level.

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Hewlett Packard at PMA 2007

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Tuesday 27th, March 2007

Naturally HP was also present at the PMA and in their huge booth, packed with new printing solutions, HP gave us an impression of their new assortment for the upcoming season. Many printing stations were being demonstrated, from compact printing kiosks that don't take up much room on a counter for example, to large printing kiosks for consumer self-service for ordering and printing digital images in no-time. During my visit at HP something weird had happened; after visiting the booth and chitchatting with my contacts I started photographing the booth and the displayed products. Something we are used to do for many years now and had been looked upon as the most common thing on earth, until recently.

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The current global economic situation also influences the participants of the PMA 2011 International Trade Show. Renowned companies experience major reorganizations, affecting mainly at local level, where major changes are made. When it comes to digital imaging, the world is geologically roughly divided into three parts, America, Europe & Asia. It seems that the manufacturers have decided among them- selves that the PMA is specifically focused on the U.S.A. market, including the associated market strategies, while Europe is served by IFA and Photokina. In Asia, it is the Photo Imaging Expo in Tokyo that seems to focus on Japan and surrounding countries. The PMA 2011 is expected to offer a different twist; keep tracking us for the latest PMA news.