Agfa Looking at a Comeback

After its demise in the film industry, AgfaPhoto is looking to spur an interest in its digital products at PMA. VistaQuest will be the distributor of AgfaPhoto products in the US starting with two new models: the DV-5000G 5-in-1 digital video camera, and an 8MP point & shoot digital camera.

Press Release

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. & UHINGEN, Germany –(Business Wire)– Jan. 10, 2008 AgfaPhoto digital cameras and digital video products will be added to the VistaQuest (Booth C210) product line presented at the 2008 PMA in Las Vegas, January 31-February 2, 2008. The distribution contract between VistaQuest and AgfaPhoto’s digital still and video manufacturer and license holder, plawa-feinwerktechnik GmbH & Co. KG of Germany, permits distribution in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

VistaQuest markets its own brand of digital and video products, specializing in mass market, photo specialty retailers, electronic superstores and the rapidly growing Internet sales. Michael Roessler, plawa CEO remarked: “With VistaQuest we have gained an experienced specialist for distribution in North America. VistaQuest possesses extensive product and market knowledge. This experience and ever-increasing trade relations are essential for success in the extremely fast-moving digital camera market.”

Buyers have already shown excitement over two new AgfaPhoto introductions. The 5-in-1 AgfaPhoto DV-5000G digital video camera retails for only $199.00 and combines digital movie recording, a digital camera, webcam, MP3 player and a game console with more than 20 games in one single device. An 8 megapixel digital camera, AgfaPhoto DC-8330i, introduced at $129.00, boasts a 3x optical zoom, a high res 3″ display, Face Tracking, picture stabilization and other attractive features.

“The quality and design of German brands make them very desirable and popular in the USA. We see great potential for traditional brands giving emphasis to newly developed products with feature-rich designs that attract consumers,” says Cliff Montgomery, VistaQuest Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The photo products of AgfaPhoto enhance the VistaQuest offerings to allow for a greater range of buyer and consumer needs to be met: pricing for profitability, features for easy operation, and style for current trends.”

Together with VistaQuest, plawa has developed a service and support concept for the American market. Resellers as well as the buying public can find more information on the specially designated website (Launch 01.30.08). The contracted service partner for the end user is the Summit Technologies Group, a partner of Flextronics, FlexConsumer Digital. End users will be able to find assistance on a new toll-free support number to be published on the website.

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  1. Barry Scholles says

    Wonderful! Up until about 1995 I have used Agfa products including their incredible black and white developer, Rodinal and outstanding black and white printing papers since the 1960’s.

    Welcome back!

    Barry Scholles
    President, Tuscarawas County Amateur Photographic Assn.

  2. says

    i have one camera (mannual) agfa pentax germany
    model no.3129 . it has devloped shutter problem
    want to repair it in india at mumbai or new delhi . please give us the address of your company authorised repairing centre