LetsGoDigital - Photokina 2002 Live Showfloor Coverage
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Photokina 2002 - conclusion
With more than 160,000 visitors from 136 countries, the Photokina 2002 has been a great success. Several new announcements, a great number of visitors, including a greater number of young visitors, made this Photokina event something special. We have only highlighted the key introductions of this great event; of course there was lots and lots more to see. It was a lot of digital news, but also analogue had a part of this event. It becomes clear that the digital camera can easily stand next to the analogue for this moment. When we see the enthusiasm of all the people that are actually present at this event we can only say that Digital Imaging will have a great future where sharing images will be more and more a key issue. Whether shared by mobile phone, on paper, or through the Internet, Imaging will be getting more important.
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New innovations will bring video and photo together. I cannot imagine that in future there will be room for a video and photo next to each other, but video and photo in one camera is a logical thing that will happen. For now, we see more and more digital photo cameras with a higher video resolution and a greater recording time with more frames per second. In our opinion the LCD display on the camera will become more important. Larger displays, sharper, improved image and colour brilliance and a higher resolution are new elements that will be introduced more and more in new products. The focus of the professionals' attention was also on digital cameras with new sensor technology and ultra high resolution, digital publishing systems, digital minilabs and large-format printers.
Dennis Hissink, Ynelda Rodriquez, Mark Peters
There was also a particular increase in foreign visitors from Eastern Europe. According to a preliminary analysis of the visitor survey, 68 per cent of those interviewed were specia-list trade visitors, of whom 15 per cent were resellers and 50 per cent professional users. For 85 per cent of the visitors, one of the primary objectives for visiting the fair was to obtain first-hand information on new products and trends. A total of 1,546 companies from 46 countries took part in Photokina 2002 on a gross exhibition area of 220,000 m². The participants included 457 exhibitors and 135 additionally represented firms from Ger-many as well as 733 exhibitors and 221 additionally represented companies from abroad.
The LetsGoDigital report of this Photokina 2002 event has been a great success. We had to work hard, visiting the "Kina" in daytime and worked nighttime, with the knowledge that we had to do much more than thought of before. Our visit during these days resulted in a lot of new contacts; we made some new friends and met some of our colleagues who also rushed through the halls :-) We will get back to our daily routine, but first we like to thank some people who were really supportive during this great event!
Steve Sanders from Steve's Digicams, "Steve are you online?"
Michael Tomkins & Dave Etchells from Imaging Resource, "great support, PMA 2003?"
Phil Askey from DPReview, "thanks for your support"
Peter Burian, "you know!"
Bas and Hans from DCViews, "Old Danish forever, we will meet again!"
Kai Thon from DigIT, "hope you feel better?"
David Kamanski from A Digital Eye, "Las Vegas here we go!"
Jeff Keller from DC Resource, "thanks for the contribution"
Denys and Olivier Bouton from Megapixel.net, "We couldn't wish for more, thanks!"
And finally our dear friend Toni Fernandez from Nueva Fotografia who worked so hard to get the Spanish translations done, "Toni, muchas gracias por su ayuda, usted es parte de nuestro éxito de Photokina!"
We hope you enjoyed our coverage of this great event, we did! The next two important shows for us will start in the first 3 months of 2003, PMA and CeBIT. So, please continue to follow our daily Dutch report at LetsGoDigital and for now till next time!