Canon UK Backs Out of Focus on Imaging 2011 at Last Minute

Canon at Focus on Imaging

Focus on Imaging is the largest annual trade show in Europe and is scheduled for March 6-9, 2011.  Focus on Imaging is a place where Canon has had a massive presence in past years.  This year, however, Canon won’t be there.  Moreover, Canon’s decision to not participate was only made public today. [Read more...]

PMA Event is Now Called CliQ

PMA has rebranded its annual photo tradeshow event as CliQ.  So, we’ll be referring to what was previously known as “PMA 2011″ as “CliQ 2011″ going forward – although, you’ll have to excuse me if I mess up the letter casing on CliQ from time to time.  (They don’t really think of the editors at the keyboard, do they?)

I think Jeff Revell over at PhotoWalkPro has a pretty good perspective on this rebranding, which is worth a read if you’re interested in the nuts and bolts of this type of thing.

For those looking for the official line, you can read the press release below. [Read more...]

PMA 2011 Gets Pushed to 3rd Quarter, Back to Vegas

There’s no doubt that PMA 2010 was a bit of a disappointment, particularly with the Anaheim venue, Canon’s absence, and some overshadowing by CES.  Something had to give.  And, well, it did.

According to PMA, industry buying cycles and technology developments have driven the show to a September date instead of residing in the post-holiday and post-CES season. As a result, PMA 2011 will take place from September 8-10, 2011.  And, better still, it’s back at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I’ll be there with bells on.

It will be interesting to see the impact on other photo trade shows around the same time of year, such as PDN Photo Plus on the East Coast.  No word though on what happens in 2012, which would put a September PMA dangerously close to Photokina.

The full press announcement is below. [Read more...]

Samsung TL350 Hands-On

Samsung TL350

The Samsung TL350 is a rather compact point and shoot camera that is sort of the little brother to the Samsung TL500.  It features a 10MP CMOS sensor, a 5x optical zoom and a 3-inch VGA AMOLED screen.  In terms of its specifications, the TL350 is packed full of features and killer numbers across the board. [Read more...]

Samsung TL500 Hands-On Review

Samsung TL500

One of the flagship announcements at PMA 2010 was the Samsung TL500, which is a serious point and shoot camera that matches up well against the popular Canon G11.  I had to opportunity to spend a little time with a preproduction TL500 while at PMA 2010.  As with other prepoduction models that I encountered, I was not allowed to bring back sample images or video to share with you.

The TL500 packs a 10MP 1/1.7″ CCD sensor and a 3x optical zoom lens, which has an f/1.8 max aperture on the wide end.  When zoomed out to full tele, the max aperture becomes f/2.4.  In addition to the headline bright aperture lens, the TL500 also touts a beautiful, swiveling 3-inch AMOLED screen.

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Pentax X90 Reviews and Resources

Pentax X90

The Pentax X90 is a 12.1MP superzoom point and shoot camera.  The X90 features a 26x optical zoom lens, sensor-shift Shake Reduction and a 2.7-inch LCD.

The Pentax X90 should be available in April 2010 at an initial retail price of  $399.95.

Pentax X90 Availability

B&H Photo

Amazon.com

Adorama

Pentax X90 Reviews

PhotographyBLOG

More details in the press release below.

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Sony Booth Tour at PMA 2010

Sony Booth Tour at PMA 2010

Can’t make it to PMA 2010 to check out the new Sony DSLRs and Cyber-shot cameras?  That’s ok.  In the condensed 10-minute video below, you can see what Sony had on display at PMA. [Read more...]