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...]