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Published on Sep 26, 2012 | Show Reports|
A look back at the trends, products and stars of Photokina 2012.
Published on Sep 22, 2012 | Show Reports|
The Photokina show extends far beyond the big camera brands, with hundreds of companies selling a vast array of accessories, services and related widgets. Then, of course, there are the visitors, reps and dealers who combine to give the show its character. Here's what we saw beyond the main stands.
Casio's stand plays host to the interesting-looking Exilim EX-ZR1000 raw-shooting, flip screen, fast-featured CMOS compact.
SLR Magic, the Hong Kong-based lens company, announced an ambitious selection of lenses at Photokina and its stand plays host to prototypes of them.
Fujifilm has been showing off the way its X-Pro1's hybrid viewfinder will behave when used with zoom lenses - which we demonstrate in a video.
Tamron shows the new 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD and SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lenses at its stand in hall 4.
Sigma will re-brand its lenses into three categories to make it easier to chose the right lens. Its stand features a new lens in each of these categories, as well as playing host to the company's SD1 Merrill and DP Merrill series of cameras.
The Hasselblad stand is abuzz with people queueing to see the controversial Lunar - its 24MP E-mount camera.
Schneider Kreuznach is to make high-end autofocus lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system and mock-ups can be seen on its stand.
Carl Zeiss has autofocus lenses for mirrorless cameras on show, alongside its traditional manual focus prime lenses.
The new XF1 compact and the X-E1 mirrorless system camera are the stars of the show at the Fujifilm stand.
Full-frame is order of the day at Sony, but the star of the stand is safely behind glass.
Big, blue and very very connected. That's Samsung in 2012, and the Korean electronics giant has a large stand at this year's photokina, the better to showcase its range of compact and interchangeable lens cameras, all of which feature Wi-Fi connectivity.
This is the first Photokina for the unified Pentax Ricoh with a stand in hall 2 of the Cologne Messe complex.
The OM-D is grabbing all of the attention at Olympus stand. It's those same customers Olympus is hoping to entice with its 17mm F1.8 lens, which we tracked-down a prototype of.
Canon has been busy this year, and the demonstration areas are thronged with enthusiasts keen to get their hands on Canon's latest products including the mirrorless EOS M and the 6D - Canon's most affordable full-frame DSLR yet.
Nikon has a large, and very yellow presence at this year's show, and the Japanese manufacturer has a lot to show off. 2012 has been a busy year for Nikon, and crowds several people deep are lining up to get their hands on the latest releases, including the recently-released D600.
Leica announced quite a few cameras at this Photokina, but it's the M that's getting all the attention.
Panasonic occupies a large stand in hall 3 at this year's Photokina, with the new Lumix GH3 being the star of the show.
Published on Jan 13, 2012 | Show Reports|
Casio is another one of the larger stands in the Central Hall, presenting a variety of product categories at CES.