Category: PMA Show 2005
Friday, March 4, 2005
The PMA Show 2005 was held last week in Orlando, Florida. PhotographyBLOG was there for an entire week to cover the show, attend various press events and go on the rides at the Universal Studios “Islands of Adventure” theme park (I can’t work all the time you know…). All in all the Show was a quiet, understated affair compared to previous years, with the general concensus being this was a year of consolidation in the industry, rather than innovation. There were still a lot of new products introduced, however, so here is my personal roundup of the hits, misses and maybes.
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Canon had the biggest stand and the biggest new range of products at PMA 2005 last week in Orlando, Florida. As promised here are some product shots from Canon’s stand.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Fujifilm had a massive stand at PMA near the main entrance, almost as big as Canon’s, although a large majority of the space was taken up by the photo-finishing sections of the company, rather than the camera side. New digital camera models included the Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom, Fujifilm FinePix Z1 Zoom and the Fujifilm Finepix S3 Pro digital SLR.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Nokia Makes Its First Appearance at World’s Largest Annual Photo Imaging Convention
-New Mobile Solutions Create Innovative Ways to Capture, Edit, Share, Store and Print High Quality Images-
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Seven years after introducing wireless image sharing to the world, Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is demonstrating its commitment to excellence in imaging by joining the world’s photography leaders at the 2005 Photo Marketing Association (PMA) convention. At booth #4641 of the Orange County Convention Center, Nokia will be demonstrating not only its range of megapixel-plus imaging phones, but also new technologies that allow these high-quality images to be edited, shared, stored and printed.
Monday, February 21, 2005
The first full day of PMA 2005 is now over. The press releases have almost dried up now, but I’ve still only covered half of the show floor, so there will be lots more to come during the next few days and after the show has finished. New today are Booth by Booth reports for Kodak and Casio, plus an in-depth look at the HP Photosmart 8750, which looks set to be a competitor in the A3 printer market. Stay tuned for even more exclusive news and views, if I can stay awake for long enough…
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
KlearVision Press Release
Photo-D Automatic Image Correction System Makes North American Debut at PMA
Asian and European Photojournalists, Minilab Chains & Consumers On-Board Since Photokina Demonstrations
Acclaimed Family of Products Simplifies Digital File Processing for Professionals, Labs, Consumers
ORLANDO, February 20, 2005 –KlearVision Digital Ltd., led by veteran executives of leading graphic arts companies and other high-tech institutions; is debuting its Photo-D family of automatic image correction products at PMA. Photo-D automatically optimizes and enhances digital image files, preparing them for printing or viewing. Photo-D versions for consumers, professional photographers, photo labs and OEM partners are being demonstrated at KlearVision’s booth #2294 here at PMA, from February 20 through 23.
All four Photo-D products feature an even more user-friendly user interface (UI) updated from the versions shown at Photokina 2004, where demonstrations resulted in high levels of adoption among Asian and European professionals and consumers. In addition, the home product – Photo-D Charmer – now comes in a Mac OS version as well as a Windows version. Although implemented specifically for the U.S. market, which puts a high premium on ease of use, the upgraded UI will benefit everyone who uses Photo-D.
Sunday, February 13, 2005
Datacolor Press Release
ColorVision Digital Imaging Products From Datacolor At Industry’s Premier Photography Show
A family of color correction tools for the photo digital imaging market on display at internationally attended PMA 2005
Orlando, FL, Photo Marketing Association Show (PMA) – February 9, 2005 Datacolor, a world color technology leader, unveils breakthroughs in its ColorVision® digital photo imaging product line at one of the industry’s most important international shows. Photo Marketing Association (PMA) serves over 18, 000 members in more than 100 countries. Its 2005 Annual Convention and Trade Show runs from February 20 - 23 in Orlando, Florida.
The PANTONE® COLORVISION® family of products will be showcased at the ColorVision Booth No. 1908 at PMA 2005. The newest member of the family product line, ColorVision® Spyder2 Plus™ (The Digital Darkroom In a Box™) will debut at the show’s premiere press event, SNEAK PEAK on Saturday, February 19th, 2005.
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Fujifilm US Press Release
Valhalla, NY, February 8, 2005 - Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., is exhibiting a broad range of imaging technologies and products at PMA 2005 under the banner, “Fujifilm. Leading Imaging Solutions”. Even as technology and the marketplace evolve, Fujifilm is continuing to lead the industry in providing advanced imaging solutions along the capture - store - print - share continuum.
“For more than 70 years Fujifilm has consistently researched and introduced advances in its technology to deliver excellent quality imaging products and great services for all of our customers,” said Atsushi Yoneda, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. “Even as the photo-imaging industry redefines itself in digital terms, the imaging know-how we’ve amassed can be seen in our latest products and solutions. As a result, we remain a reliable brand, a premier manufacturer, a valued supplier and in this complex market - a sought-after business partner.”
At PMA 2005, Fujifilm will unveil new digital cameras, new 35mm film and film cameras and the latest advances in printing solutions - all underscoring the company’s commitment to providing the best solutions to its customers.
Friday, February 4, 2005
Photo Marketing Association International Press Release
Full Trade Show Floor Spells Exciting PMA 2005 Orlando
JACKSON, Mich. – Photo Marketing Association International announces more than 600 imaging product suppliers have already committed to exhibit at the PMA 2005 Annual Convention and Trade Show, to be held February 20-23, 2005 at the Orange County Convention Center, West Building, in Orlando, Florida. More than 750 firms are ultimately expected to exhibit at the event.
PhotographyBLOG will be at PMA covering all the latest photography announcements from what will certainly be a busy show. You can quickly find out what the latest announcements are by regularly checking our PMA 2005 Show Report. If you want to be notified of all the major product announcements via email, then sign-up for our PMA Alert service.
Wednesday, February 2, 2005
I3A Press Release
I3A is Putting Magic into PMA 2005 on Feb. 21: Free Technical Forum, “Making Images Mobile;”
I3A Spotlight Reception and Annual Leadership Award
White Plains, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2005 — The International Imaging Industry Association (I3A), the leading global association for the imaging industry, will add magic to the mix for attendees at the upcoming PMA 2005 conference, to be held February 20-23 in Orlando, Fla.
On Monday, Feb. 21, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, I3A will hold a Technical Forum entitled “Making Images Mobile,” sponsored by Hewlett-Packard, Konica Minolta and Fuji Photo Film., which will focus on the standard for sharing and transmitting images, PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol), which was developed by an I3A Image Technology group. PTP is the foundation for the popular PictBridge specification, and work is underway to expand PTP to include transport over IP, Bluetooth and Infra Red.