Articles tagged "photokina"

Photokina is cancelled indefinitely

Photokina has announced via a press release that after 70 years of shows in Cologne, Germany, it will be indefinitely suspended due to 'decreases in the imaging market’ that have ‘force[d] a hard cut.’

Photokina 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19, but is set for a May 2022 return

The organizers of the international trade show cite ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19 and other factors as the reason for cancelling the event.

Photokina confirms Canon, Panasonic and Sony will be at 2020 expo

Three months after it confirmed Leica, Nikon and Olympus wouldn't be returning to Photokina, the event organizers have put out a press release confirming Canon, Panasonic and Sony will 'promise a fireworks display of new products at Photokina.'

Confirmed: Leica, Nikon and Olympus won't be attending Photokina 2020

In a press release on its website, Photokina has confirmed that Leica, Nikon and Olympus have canceled their reservations for Photokina 2020.

Rumor debunked: Canon and Profoto will both attend Photokina 2018

Photokina has released an official list of confirmed exhibitors for the 2018 expo, quieting rumors that major brands like Canon and Profoto might follow in Elinchrom's lead and skip this year's show.

Elinchrom will skip Photokina this year, other brands may follow suit

Swiss lighting manufacturer Elinchrom has officially announced that it will "take a breather" from this year's Photokina trade show, and according to industry rumors, other brands like Profoto might follow suit.

Photokina 2019 dates announced

2018 is the last year Photokina will take place during the traditional end-of-September dates. In 2019, Photokina will take place from the 8th to the 11th of May.

Photokina's new manager talks about the future of the trade show

Recently appointed Photokina manager Christoph Menke has provided some background on the decision to try out an annual schedule and other changes in a Q&A session.

Photokina 'repositions' itself, will become an annual event

Photokina, the biennial photo industry trade show in Cologne, Germany, has announced that it will become an annual event beginning in 2018, and expand its focus to additional areas of imaging technology.

Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits

Every two years, all eyes in the photography world are focused on Cologne, Germany for the biennial Photokina tradeshow. DPReview has been attending the show since 2000. Join us as we look back

Photokina 2014: all the mobile photography rest

A look around the smaller booths at Photokina 2014.

Joby mounts and tripods hold your smartphone in place

Accessory maker Joby has smartphone-compatible tripods and mounts on display. 

Photokina 2014: smart cameras and devices at the Sony and Samsung stands

Sony and Samsung don't just show off their cameras at Photokina 2014 but also have a range of their smart devices on display.

Polaroid's Socialmatic camera is close to production. Working prototypes could be played with at Photokina,

The Relonch camera combines an APS-C sensor and bright F2.0 lens with an extremely simple UI and attaches to your iPhone.

Firmcam offers smartphone stabilization solutions

Firmcam offers a range of stabilization solutions for cameras and smartphones.

Jobo gymbals keep your smartphone steady

Jobo shows a couple of new gymbals and other smartphone accessories at its booth at Photokina.

XSories displays a range of new mobile photography accessories

Plenty of useful items for mobile photographers can be found on the XSories booth.

Fotopro high-end selfie-stick features built-in controls

Fotopro's selfie stick comes with built-in Bluetooth controls and a sturdy phone mount.

Rode i-XY records high-quality sound on your iOS device

Microphone maker Rode shows the i-XY microphone for iPhone/iPad and the RodeGrip+.

Hama shows Wi-Fi card reader for mobile devices

Accessory maker Hama shows card readers for mobile devices and a selfie-stick at Photokina.

Olympus shows a protoype of a smart camera module at its Photokina booth.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC CM1's 1-inch sensor is the largest in any smartphone camera.

Photokina 2012 Roundup
A look back at the trends, products and stars of Photokina 2012.
Photokina 2012: Around the Show
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.
Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica

The big lines at Leica's stand at this year's Photokina were for the new M and M-E rangefinders, but Leica also announced a new camera in its 'S' medium format line. Barnaby Britton caught up with Stephan Schulz, head of Professional Imaging at Leica, and asked him all about it.

Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon
Nikon has launched several new products this year, including the enthusiast-oriented D600. Barnaby Britton caught up with Dirk Jasper, product manager for professional imaging at Nikon Europe at Photkina, to find out what he thinks makes the D600 special, and get his opinion on the competition.
Photokina 2012: Interview -  Sun Hong Lim of Samsung

Barnaby Britton caught up with Samsung's VP of Sales and Marketing, Sun Hong Lim at the Samsung stand, who explained why the Galaxy Camera is so important to Samsung, and why the Korean manufacturer is confident that it's a leader - not a follower.

SLR Magic to show four prototype lenses at Photokina

Photokina 2012: Hong Kong lens maker SLR Magic will be showing four prototype lenses for mirrorless cameras at Photokina - 25mm T0.95, 35mm T0.95, 35mm T1.4, and 23mm F1.7 designs. The SLR Magic HyperPrime 23mm F1.7 has been completely redesigned from the previous version, and will be introduced in February 2013 at an MSRP of US$399 in Micro Four Thirds, Sony E and Fujifilm X mounts. The SLR Magic CINE 35mm T1.4 will be made in the same mounts, and go on sale in December 2012 for US$279. Meanwhile the 25mm T0.95 and 35mm T0.95 are based on the existing 50mm T0.95 design, and will cost US $649 and US $1,249 respectively. All will feature manual focus and aperture control.

Samyang to show 24mm F3.5 tilt-and-shift lens at Photokina

Samyang has announced it will be presenting a perspective control 24mm F3.5 lens at Photokina 2012. The Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC is a wide-angle, full-frame lens that offers tilt and shift movements, allowing control of subject geometry and depth of field. It offers up to 12mm of shift and 8.5° of tilt; the shift movement can be rotated +/- 90° relative to the lens mount, and the tilt movement 90° relative to the shift axis, allowing lots of flexibility over adjustments. The lens will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony Alpha mounts.

Carl Zeiss presents Apo Sonnar T* 135mm F2 manual focus telephoto lens

Carl Zeiss has announced the Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 telephoto lens, which it will be showing at the Photokina trade show in Cologne later this month. This premium manual focus optic uses a floating focus system to maintain high image quality at all distances down to 0.8m. It uses anomalous partial dispersion glass elements to minimize chromatic aberrations, resulting in an apochromatic design. It will be available in mounts for Canon and Nikon SLRs from December 2012, at a recommended retail price of approximately €1600 / $2000 (excluding VAT).

Sony product-lineup at Photokina 2010
Sony has issued a press release about the new product developments it's showcasing at Photokina 2010. Highlights include a firmware update for the NEX series (covered in a separate news story), a prototype of a new camera that will incorporate the latest Translucent Mirror technology, accessories for A-mount cameras including a flash and vertical grip, and upcoming lenses for both A and E mounts.
Carl Zeiss to announce accessories in Photokina 2010
In a press release announcing its attendance in Photokina 2010, Carl Zeiss has announced it will be launching accessories for the first time along with new lenses.
Photokina Interview Series: Samsung
In the first of a series of interviews with senior executives at Photokina 2008 we met up with Samsung for chat with Mr. Choong-hyun Hwang, the Vice President of the Digital Camera Business of Samsung Techwin Strategy Marketing Team. He joined Samsung in 1983 and in 2005 was promoted to Global Marketing Director. He is currently in charge of the Product Planning. He's got some interesting things to say about the relationship with Pentax, the development of Micro Four Thirds and the future of compacts, so check out the interview after the link...
Photokina wrap-up
Photokina is now over for another two years, so as we return to some semblance of normality it's time to reflect on what Photokina 2008 tells us about the state of the industry and to look at some of the emerging trends in digital cameras and digital imaging in general. We've updated our show report to include not only our thoughts on the exhibition itself but also our usual top 10 pick of the products on show.
Welcome to Photokina 2008
Photokina 2008: It's finally here and so are we (actually some of us have been here since Saturday). Cologne, Germany is playing host both to the Photokina 'World of Imaging' exhibition and the largest (to date) roving contingent of the dpreview staff. Many of the stands are still being built but we've already managed to post some images live from the stands. Over the next couple of days we'll be posting live from the floor of the show to bring you the highlights of the show without the need for you to elbow excitable Europeans out of the way.
Photokina 2008 show report preview, predictions
Pre-Photokina 2008: In just under three weeks time Photokina, the biggest photography trade show will get under way. As usual the lead-up is long and drawn out with announcements of 'Photokina products' stretching back to the beginning of August. To help you make sense of these and the coming swathe of new products we have activated our Photokina 2008 show report page. This provides you with an index of new product releases as well as a placeholder for our live 'from the show floor' reporting as it happens. We've also added a short preview / predictions list. Bookmark our show report page or subscribe to our Photokina 2008 RSS feeds.
Photokina 2006 Show Report - Live
Pre-Photokina 2006: Here at Digital Photography Review we are proud to have attended and reported from the last three Photokina shows (2000, 2002 and 2004). In preparation for this years show (which looms ever closer) we have now activated our Photokina 2006 Show Report which already carries some twenty-two recently announced products and will be continually updated from now until the end of the show. The report pages carries a new product index and during the show itself will be the starting point for our minute-by-minute live reports 'from the show floor'.
Photokina 2006: The biggest ever
Pre-Photokina 2006: With just over a month to go the organizers of Photokina 2006 are reporting that this show will be the biggest ever with around 1,600 exhibitors and an estimated 160,000 visitors. This year will also see the attendance of Apple and CeWe Color for the first time. For those who are attending you should also be aware of the restructuring of Koelnmesse because of the leasing of the Rhineside Halls to the RTL television station.
Photokina 2004 - 270 images, 3000 words
Photokina 2004 is now over and we can look back on one of the busiest and most successful weeks of the year for us. Just like PMA earlier in the year we posted live stand reports from the show floor, in the first three days of the show we posted 270 images and 3,000 words describing the 21 stands (and 108 products) which make up our Photokina 2004 show report. During the Photokina week we had 3.2 million visitors to the site who read 17.6 million pages (not including the forums).
Photokina 2004 Show Report - Preview
Pre-Photokina 2004: Our show report pages are always a big hit and considering the number of Photokina products already announced we thought it was about time we activated our Photokina 2004 Show Report. It will enable you to stay informed about all the latest product announcements as well as getting live updates from the show floor once the show commences. We are expecting several more announcements in the next ten days which will be posted both on the front page of the site and linked from the 'New Product Index' page in the show report. (We recommend you bookmark the show report page).
Photokina 2002 Show Report Updated

Just posted! Our updated Photokina 2002 Show Report covers twenty two manufacturers over five pages of images and product detail, links back to news articles and manufacturers websites. Photokina 2002 was another huge show, but this time had a much stronger digital influence. New products were around although at the consumer end we saw more product refresh than innovation. Photokina 2002 however will be remembered on one side as the beginning of a new age of digital SLR's with high pixel count full image frame sensors and on the other the first time the general public got the opportunity to examine Foveon X3 images.

Sigma SD9 samples from Photokina!

Photokina 2002: EXCLUSIVE: We have had an opportunity to shoot some sample images with a late pre-production Sigma SD9. Thanks to the weather here in Cologne (wet and heavily overcast) we have been struggling with very slow shutter speeds but have managed to put together a few samples. If the weather improves tomorrow or the day after we'll get some nicer sunlit shots for you too. In addition we also have two images provided by Foveon.

Photokina 2002 - live page

Pre-Photokina 2002: In preparation for Photokina 2002, the largest trade fair of its kind. We have posted the beginnings of our full Photokina 2002 show report. The report format repeats that used for the PMA 2002 show report (which was well received, thanks for all your emails). The report currently contains an index of of products announced before the show, this index will be regularly updated as new products are announced over the next few days. We are expecting several very exciting announcements which will appear both on the show report page and here on the front page of the site. The show starts on Wednesday, although we expect the majority of announcements to be made the day before.

Rob Galbraith posts Photokina Report

Our friend Rob Galbraith has posted all four parts of his Photokina 2000 report. It was good to meet Rob at Photokina, although there weren't that many new pro products there. "With few all-new products to chase down, I spent the bulk of my time on the show floor speaking to vendors, listening in on product demonstrations, and sleuthing out hitherto-unknown digital hardware and software. "

Photokina report update

Finally back on UK soil I've taken stock and had an opportunity to update the report pages with some further manufacturers (Adobe, Digi-Frame, Iomega, Konica and Samsung). And refresh / update the text associated with each stand report. We've also included a brief diary and list of "key products" (IMHO) at the show.

Photokina Report Part 1

Photokina 2000: The biggest photography fair in Europe (arguably in the World) is currently taking place at Koln Messe in Cologne, Germany (20-25th Sept). DPReview are here and bringing you reports of the key digital photography products currently on show. Broken into several parts this first report covers: Adobe, Agfa, Canon, Casio, Delkin and Foveon (& Hasselblad). Subsequent parts appear below (company names sorted alphabetically).

UPDATED 23/Sept/00

Photokina Report Part 2

Photokina 2000: Second report, moving on to the next group of manufacturers: FujiFilm (Finepix 4900Z), HP (C-912 and two new digital cameras), IBM (1 GB Microdrive), Imacon (Carnival 3020 medium format back), Iomega (Fotoshow), Kodak (DCS Pro Back, EZ-200, DC4800) and Kyocera (Yashica Finecam 3300, Contax N Digital).

UPDATED 23/Sept/00

Photokina Report Part 3

Photokina 2000: Third report, seven more manufacturers: Konica (various), Leica (Digilux 4.3), Lexar (Pro 10x 160 MB CF Type I), Minolta (Dimage 2300 & 2330), Nikon (Coolpix 880,990 & D1), Olympus (E-10, E-100RS), Panasonic (iPalm).

UPDATED 23/Sept/00

Photokina Report Part 4

Photokina 2000: Fourth report, four more manufacturers: Pentax (Digital SLR, EI-2000), Ricoh (RDC-i700, RDC 6000), SanDisk (CF, SD storage & Photo-Me) and Samsung (210SE, 35), Sony (DSC-P1).

EXCLUSIVE pictures of the new Pentax Digital SLR.

UPDATED 23/Sept/00