Photokina 2008 Report

Last Updated: 30th September 2008, 11.30GMT
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Photokina 2008Welcome to PhotographyBLOG's in-depth Photokina 2008 Report. Held every two years, the Photokina Show takes place in Cologne, Germany and runs from 23rd - 28th September. Photokina is an international trade fair for the entire photographic and imaging and for both consumers and professionals. This photo show covers everything from image creation and storage to editing, transmission and output. All of the major photography manufacturers will unveil their new product line-ups for 2008 and beyond at Photokina 2008. Just like 2 years ago, PhotographyBLOG will cover Photokina live from the show floor. There are a lot of announcements both in the weeks leading up to Photokina and during the show itself, all of which will be included in our Photokina 2008 Report. To help you keep track of everything that's going on, this page contains links to all of the latest product announcements. You can also signup for our email Newsletter or subscribe to our RSS feed, which will keep you up to date with everything that is happening before, during and after Photokina 2008.

Final Thoughts

Photokina is over for another 2 years, so we’ve looked back at some of the most notable developments from the World’s biggest photography show.

Read our in-depth summary of Photokina 2008

Stars of the Show

We've selected our Top 10 hot products from all the Photokina 2008 announcements that have been made, as the industry big-hitters reveal their Christmas 2008 line-ups...

Leica S2 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Sony DSLR-A900
Leica S2 - The Leica S2 is a completely new digital SLR camera system, offering a 37 megapixel, 30x45mm sensor that's 56% larger than full size 35mm. The S2's' bespoke Kodak CCD sensor has enabled the Leica designers to produce the smallest camera in its class, sitting between the Canon EOS 5D and 1Ds Mk III DSLRs in size. Canon EOS 5D Mark II - The 21.1 megapixel EOS 5D Mark II is Canon’s first DSLR camera to offer High Definition video capability. The new Canon 5D Mark II has a newly designed Canon CMOS sensor with ISO sensitivity up to 25600, new DIGIC 4 processor, 3.0” Clear View LCD with VGA resolution, and 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting. Sony DSLR-A900 - The Sony DSLR-A900 is a new 24.6 megapixel, 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera with a body-integrated image stabilization system and dual BIONZ processing engines. The A900 offers a bright, clear optical viewfinder with 100% field of view coverage, high-speed continuous shooting of 24.6 megapixel images at five frames per second and a 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD screen with 921,000 dots.
     
Micro Four Thirds Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Nikon D90
Micro Four Thirds - Olympus and Panasonic have jointly developed the "Micro Four Thirds System standard", producing significantly lighter and more compact cameras. The Micro Four Thirds sensor will remain the same size (18x13.5mm) as the current Four Thirds standard, but the optical viewfinder and mirror box are completely removed so that a Micro Four Thirds camera is 50% thinner, with smaller lenses too. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 - The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 is the World's first Micro Four Thirds camera. Using a mirror-less structure and an electronic viewfinder instead of a conventional optical viewfinder, the Panasonic G1 still has a 12.1-megapixel Live MOS, Four Thirds sensor, but is much smaller than a regular DSLR camera. Nikon D90 - The Nikon D90 is the world’s first DSLR camera that shoots High Definition video. Replacing the D80 model, the new 12.3 megapixel Nikon D90 can shoot 1280x720 pixel, 720p video at 24fps with mono-sound for up to 5 minutes. The D90 also offers advanced features such as Live View, Scene Recognition, Active D-Lighting, Picture Control and an ISO sensitivity range of 100-6400.
     
Canon EOS 50D Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Canon PowerShot G10
Canon EOS 50D - The Canon 50D has a 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, extensive ISO range of 100-12800, continuous shooting speed of 6.3 frames per second, DIGIC 4 image processor, improved Integrated Cleaning System, 9-point AF, 14-bit image processing, a new Live View mode with Face Detection, and a 3.0” Clear View VGA LCD. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 - New compact digital camera offering what Panasonic claim is “the highest image quality in compact camera history”. The Panasonic LX3 features a 2.5x, 24-60mm wide-angle lens with a bright maximum aperture of F/2.0 at the 24mm setting, and 10.1 megapixel, 1/1.63-inch CCD developed specially for the new model.
Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Review
Canon PowerShot G10 - The Canon PowerShot G10 features a 14.7 megapixel sensor and 5x, 28-140mm zoom. Successor to the G9, the Canon G10 also offers a large 3.0” PureColor LCD screen with 461k dots, DIGIC 4 image processor, Canon’s new i-Contrast system which increases the dynamic range, and Servo AF mode to continually adjust focus on a moving subject.
     
Lensbaby Composer    
Lensbaby Composer - Lensbaby are launching an entire new system of selective focus lenses - the Composer, Muse, and Control Freak. The Lensbaby Composer is based on a ball and socket configuration that delivers smooth selective focus photography with greater precision. It retains its position after being bent and is easy to use even with one hand.    

In-Depth Reports

Leica S2

Leica S2The Leica S2 is a completely new digital SLR camera system, offering a 37 megapixel, 30x45mm sensor that’s 56% larger than full size 35mm. We have a gallery of photos and our initial impressions of using the S2.

Leica S2


Pentax and Samsung Partnership Not Perfect

Pentax's Mr IuePentax’s Sales & Marketing Director of Imaging Systems, Mr. Toshiaki Iue, who recently joined the company in July, has stated that “Pentax’s relationship with Samsung is not perfect – there are some issues”, but went on to say that the two companies would continue their technology partnership for at least the near future.

Pentax and Samsung Partnership Not Perfect


Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D System

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D SystemFujifilm has announced the development of a completely new, real image system (3D digital camera, 3D digital photo frame, 3D print) that marks a complete break from previous attempts to introduce this technology.

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D System


Sigma DP2

Sigma DP2The Sigma DP2 is a new compact camera with a 14 megapixel Foveon X3, APS-C sized sensor. Virtually identical to the Sigma DP1, the DP2 has a 41mm lens rather than 28mm, and it has an aperture of f/2.8.

Sigma DP2


Tokina ATX 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6

Tokina ATX 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6Tokina have unveiled the ATX 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6, a new versatile 8x zoom lens, providing an equivalent focal length of 26-216 on a Canon APS-C DSLR.

Tokina ATX 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6


Olympus Micro Four Thirds Camera

Olympus Micro Four Thirds CameraOlympus has announced that it has begun development of a Micro Four Thirds System camera. Olympus are giving away few details about their new camera, other than the dimensions, which at 4.7 x 2.5 x 1.2” (119 x 64 x 31mm) makes it much smaller than the Panasonic G1.

Olympus Micro Four Thirds Camera


Olympus E-A1 Four Thirds Camera

Olympus E-A1 Four Thirds CameraOlympus have announced the development of a new Four Thirds E-System DSLR camera, tentatively called the Olympus E-A1, which will be positioned between the E-520 and E-3 as a mid-level advanced amateur model.

Olympus E-A1 Four Thirds Camera


Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Photos

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1We’ve published 30 sample photos taken with the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1, the World’s first Micro Four Thirds camera.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Photos


Panasonic Lumix G HD

Panasonic Lumix G HDThe Panasonic Lumix G HD camera has been unveiled ahead of Photokina. Shown as an advanced prototype under glass, we were among the first journalists to see the Panasonic G HD.

Panasonic Lumix G HD


Fujifilm Super CCD EXR Sensor

Fujifilm Super CCD EXR SensorFujifilm have unveiled Super CCD EXR, a new 'three-in-one' sensor for high resolution, high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. Fujfilm's ultimate aim is to "produce a sensor that works as close to that of the human eye as possible."

Fujifilm Super CCD EXR Sensor


Samsung HZ1

Samsung HZ1Boasting a 10x zoom lens and compact dimensions, the Samsung HZ1 is the world's first superzoom to offer 24mm equivalent wide angle.

Samsung HZ1


Sony Alpha for Playstation 3

Sony Alpha for Playstation 3Perhaps the most bizarre product on display at last week’s Photokina show was the Sony Alpha computer game for Playstation 3.

Sony Alpha for Playstation 3


Kodak Z1485 IS

Kodak Z1485 ISThe Kodak Z1485 IS Zoom is a new 14 megapixel camera with 5x optical zoom lens.

Kodak Z1485 IS


500GB HyperDrive Colorspace UDMA

HyperDrive Colorspace UDMAThe 500GB HyperDrive Colorspace UDMA backups photos from memory cards on the go, without the need for a computer.

500GB HyperDrive Colorspace UDMA


Ricoh R10

Rioch R10The Ricoh R10 is a new 10 megapixel digital camera with a 7.1x, 28-200mm wide-angle zoom lens.

Ricoh R10


Lensbaby Composer, Muse, and Control Freak

LensbabyLensbaby are launching an entire new system of selective focus lenses - the Composer, Muse, and Control Freak.

Lensbaby Composer, Muse, and Control Freak


Tamron 18-270mm Lens

Tamron 18-270mmTamron have announced the development of a 15x, 18-270mm digital SLR zoom lens, providing the world's biggest zoom ratio.

Tamron 18-270mm Lens


Leica D-Lux 4

Leica D-Lux 4The Leica D-Lux 4 is a new 10 megapixel compact camera with a 24-60mm lens.

Leica D-Lux 4


Leica C-Lux 3

Leica C-Lux 3The second re-badged Leica compact is the C-Lux 3, essentially a Panasonic DMC-FX37.

Leica C-Lux 3


JOBO photoGPS

JOBO photoGPSThe JOBO photoGPS is a small and lightweight GPS receiver that fits directly on any digital camera’s hot shoe.

JOBO photoGPS


Pentax K-m / K2000

Pentax K-mThe Pentax K-m is a new entry-level DSLR camera offering simplified, user-friendly operation, and an easy-to-manoeuvre compact, lightweight body.

Pentax K-m / K2000


Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSMSigma have added their HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) technology to the 24-70mm standard zoom lens.

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM


Sigma SD15

Sigma SD15The Sigma SD15 is a new 14 megapixel DSLR camera.

Sigma SD15


Casio EX-FH20

Casio EX-FH20The new Casio EX-FH20 camera has a continuous shooting rate of up to 40fps and records movies at 1000fps.

Casio EX-FH20


Metadata Working Group

Metadata Working GroupIndustry giants Adobe, Apple, Canon, Microsoft, Nokia and Sony have published a set of guidelines for handling image metadata.

Metadata Working Group


New Products

This is a complete list of all the major products that have been introduced either before or at Photokina 2008 so far.

Manufacturer Date (2008) Product
Adobe 23rd September Adobe CS4 - Uses the latest hardware to extend imaging possibilities and offer faster, more flexible ways to accomplish core tasks like image adjustments and masks.
Read our Adobe Photoshop CS4 Review
  26th August Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 - New version of the best-selling consumer photo-editing software.
Agfaphoto 30th September AgfaPhoto DC-1338sT - The new AgfaPhoto DC-1338sT camera has a 3" touch screen LCD display.
ATP 30th September ATP GPS photo Finder mini - The ATP GPS photo Finder mini is a new geotagging device, with no PC or software required.
BenQ 19th September BenQ E1050 - World’s slimmest camera with a 3-inch LCD screen.
Canon 17th September Canon EOS 5D Mark II - The 21.1 megapixel EOS 5D Mark II is Canon’s first DSLR camera to offer High Definition video capability.
  17th September Canon EF 24mm f1.4L II USM - The Canon EF 24mm f1.4L II USM lens is a new fast aperture prime lens.
  17th September Canon PowerShot G10 - Replacement for the G9, with a 14.7 megapixel sensor and 5x, 28-140mm zoom.
  17th September Canon PowerShot SX1 IS / SX10 IS - Jointly replacing the PowerShot S5 IS, both the SX1 and SX10 feature a 20x wide-angle zoom lens.
  17th September Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS and 870 IS - 14.7 megapixel Canon 980 IS and 10 megapixel 870 IS models both use Canon’s new DIGIC 4 processor.
  26th August Canon EOS 50D - DSLR camera with a 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and an extensive ISO range of 100-12800 which matches the Nikon D700 / D3.
  26th August Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS - 11x zoom DSLR lens offering an equivalent focal length of 29-320mm.
  26th August Canon PowerShot SX110 IS - 9 megapixel compact camera with 10x optical zoom lens.
  26th August Canon PowerShot A2000 IS, A1000 IS and E1 - 10 megapixel additions to the PowerShot range of digital cameras.
Read our Canon PowerShot A2000 IS Review
Read our Canon PowerShot A1000 IS Review
  26th August Canon Selphy ES3 and ES30 - Compact photo printers with stylish, updated designs and new creative photo printing options.
  26th August Canon Pixma iP4600 and iP3600 - Printers featuring an enhanced ChromaLife100+ enabled ink set for stunning prints.
  26th August Canon Pixma MP980 and MP620 - All-in-one printers offer a personal digital darkroom and office productivity machine in one inkjet device.
Carl Zeiss 17th September Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM - The compact Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM is a new addition to the ZM line of rangefinder camera lenses.
  16th September Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 - 21mm super wide angle lens for SLR cameras.
  15th September Carl Zeiss ZE Lenses for Canon EF - Carl Zeiss is expanding its manual focus SLR lenses to to include the Canon EF mount with the new ZE range.
Casio 16th September Casio EX-FH20 - 9 megapixel digital camera with a continuous shooting rate of 40fps and movie recording at 1000fps.
  20th August Casio EX-Z300 - 10.1 megapixel digital camera complete with make-up mode.
  20th August Casio EX-Z250 - Fun 9.1 megapixel digital camera packed full of features.
  20th August Casio EX-Z85 - Small 9.1 megapixel digital camera with a smart design.
  20th August Casio EX-Z19 - User-friendly 9.3 megapixel digital camera.
Fujifilm 23rd September Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D System - Development of a completely new, real image system (3D digital camera, 3D digital photo frame, 3D print).
  23rd September Fujifilm Super CCD EXR Sensor - New 'three-in-one' sensor for high resolution, high sensitivity and wide dynamic range.
  12th August Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD - First ever Fujifilm camera to feature High Definition movies and still photos.
  12th August Fujifilm FinePix F60fd - Updated version of the 12 megapixel F50fd camera.
  12th August Fujifilm FinePix J150W, J120, J110W, J100 - 10 megapixel, 4x zoom additions to Fujifilm’s range of high quality J series compact cameras.
GE 19th September GE A1030 - The slim-styled 10 megapixel A1030 has a 2.5 inch LCD screen, 3 x optical zoom and is powered by AA batteries.
  19th September GE E1055W - 10 megapixels, wide-angle 5x zoom lens and a 3-inch LCD screen.
  17th September GE E1050TW - In addition to a 3.0’’ touch screen LCD and 28 mm wide-angle, 5x zoom lens, the 10 megapixel E1050TW also offers 1280 x 720 pixel HD movie recording, plus Face, Blink and Smile detection functions.
Hasselblad 26th September Hasselblad H3DII-60 - The 60 megapixel Hasselblad H3DII-60 camera will be launched in 2009.
HP 24th September HP Designjet Z3200 - The HP Designjet Z3200 expands HP’s professional printing portfolio for photographers.
  24th September HP Photosmart B8550 - A complete home printing solution producing large-format prints.
  24th September HP Scanjet G3110 - Photo scanner for creating high quality scans of photos, slides, negatives, documents and 3-D objects.
JOBO 17th September JOBO photoGPS - The JOBO photoGPS is a small and lightweight GPS receiver that fits directly on any digital camera’s hot shoe.
Kingston 12th August Kingston 32GB Class 4 SDHC Card - Kingston is now shipping a 32GB Elite Pro SDHC Flash memory card.
Kodak 30th September Kodak Z1485 IS - 14 megapixel camera with 5x optical zoom lens.
  30th September Kodak ESP 9 / ESP 7 All-in-One Printers - Kodak has introduced two new all-in-one printers, the ESP 9 and ESP 7.
  9th September Kodak Professional Ektar 100 - New ISO 100 smooth-grain colour film.
LaCie 9th September LaCie 730, 724 and 720 Monitors - Ultra-wide gamuts of up to 123 percent of Adobe RGB colourspace.
Leaf 9th September Leaf AFi-II 10, 7 and 6 Medium Format Cameras - No less than 6 new digital medium format cameras, including a 56 megapixel model.
Leica 25th September Leica S2 - Completely new digital SLR camera system, offering a 37 megapixel, 30x45mm sensor that's 56% larger than full size 35mm.
  16th September Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH Lens - The world’s fastest aspherical lens has been announced by Leica.
  15th September Leica M8.2 - Upgraded version of the company's M-series digital rangefinder camera.
  15th September Leica D-Lux 4 - 10 megapixel compact camera with a 24-60mm lens, essentially a re-branded version of Panasonic's DMC-LX3.
  15th September Leica C-Lux 3 - The C-Lux 3 camera, essentially a Panasonic DMC-FX37.
Lexar 30th September Lexar Professional 233x Compact Flash - Lexar has increased the speed of its professional Compact Flash memory cards to 233x.
  19th September Lexar Shoot-n-Sync Wi-Fi Card - Rebranded version of Eye-Fi’s Share card.
  9th September Lexar Professional UDMA 300x 16GB CompactFlash - Speed-rated at 300x, which represents a minimum sustained write speed of 45MB per second.
Mamiya 18th September Mamiya ZDb Digital Back- The 22 megapixel ZDb Digital Back transforms the Mamiya 645AFDII, Mamiya 645AFDIII, RZ67Pro-IID and RB67Pro-SD from professional quality film cameras into high-end digital systems.
  18th September Mamiya Sekor 45mm f2.8 D- New wide-angle lens for 645AFDII & III and ZD cameras.
  18th September Mamiya Sekor AF 80mm F2.8 D L/S - New leaf shutter lens for the 645 AFD III camera.
Minox 19th September Minox DC 1033 - 10 megapixel digital camera with 5x zoom lens.
  19th September Minox DCC Leica M3 Gold Edition - The new gold edition of the 5 megapixel Minox Leica M3 has a striking design of black and gold.
Nikon 22nd September AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G - The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is a new Nikon standard prime lens.
  27th August Nikon D90 - World’s first DSLR camera that shoots High Definition video.
  27th August AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm F/3.5-5.6G ED VR - New lens designed to partner Nikon’s D90 DSLR.
  7th August Nikon Coolpix P6000 - 13.5 megapixel compact camera with built-in GPS and RAW support.
  7th August Nikon Coolpix S60 - 10 megapixel compact camera with a 3.5-inch wide-screen LCD monitor with unique touch-panel control.
  7th August Nikon Coolpix S710, S610C, S610 and S560 - Four new additions to the now extensive Coolpix range of compact cameras.
Olympus 22nd September Olympus Micro Four Thirds Camera - Olympus has announced that it has begun development of a Micro Four Thirds System camera.
  22nd September Olympus E-A1 - Olympus have announced the development of a new Four Thirds E-System DSLR camera, tentatively called the Olympus E-A1.
  25th August Olympus SP-565 UZ - The new Olympus SP-570 UZ features a 20x zoom equivalent to 26-520mm, the world's longest zoom lens on a compact digital camera.
  25th August Olympus mju 1050 SW - 10 megapixel digital camera that's shockproof to 1.5m, waterproof to 3m and freezeproof to -10°C.
  25th August Olympus mju 1040 - 10 megapixel digital camera that measures just 16.5mm at its thinnest end.
  25th August Olympus FE-20 - 8 megapixels and a 3x optical zoom lens.
  19th August Olympus FE-370 - 8 megapixel digital camera with a 5x optical zoom.
  19th August Olympus FE-360 - 8 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom.
Panasonic 22nd September Panasonic Lumix G HD - Shown as an advanced prototype under glass, identical to the G1 except for added video capability.
  12th September Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 - World’s first Micro Four Thirds camera.
  12th September Panasonic 14-45mm and 45-200mm Micro Four Thirds Lenses - Two new Micro Four Thirds lenses to accompany the DMC-G1 camera.
  21st July Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 - Compact digital camera offering what Panasonic claim is “the highest image quality in compact camera history”.
Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Review
  21st July Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 - 10 megapixel digital camera with an 18x optical zoom lens.
  21st July Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX150 - 14.7 megapixel digital camera with a 3.6x, 28mm wide-angle lens.
  21st July Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37 - 10 megapixel camera with a 5x, 25-125mm wide-angle lens.
Pentax 22nd September Pentax K-m / K2000 - Entry-level DSLR camera offering simplified, user-friendly operation, and an easy-to-manoeuvre compact, lightweight body.
  22nd September Pentax smc DA-L 18-55mm / smc DA-L 50-200mm - First two lenses in Pentax's new and ultra-lightweight smc DA-L zoom lens series.
  22nd September Pentax smc DA* 60-250mm / smc DA*55mm - Pentax have added two high-performance interchangeable lenses to the premium DA Star series.
  22nd September Pentax AF160FC Macro Flash - Auto macro flash designed for use with Pentax DSLR cameras.
  22nd September Pentax 15mm F4 Lens and 1.4x Rear Converter - The Pentax DA* 15mm F4 ED AL Limited is an ultra-wide lens designed for exclusive use with Pentax DSLRs. The Pentax-DA 1.4X RearR Converter SDM is the first rear converter equipped for autofocus operation of Pentax DSLRs.
  29th July Pentax Optio M60 - 10 megapixel compact camera with a 5x zoom lens.
  29th July Pentax Optio E60 - Entry-level 10 megapixel digital camera.
Phase One 29th September Capture One 4 Pro and Phase One Lenses - Capture One 4 Pro allows photographers to enhance and develop RAW digital files with excellent color and detail reproduction. There's also a new lineup of high-quality lenses, including 28mm f4.5, 45mm f2.8, 80mm f2.8, 120mm f4.0, 150mm f2.8, and a 75-150mm f4.5 zoom.
  3rd September Phase One 45mm Tilt/Shift Lens - Tilt shift lens for the Phase One 645 and Mamiya 645AFD camera systems.
  14th July Phase One P 65+ - World’s first full-frame digital system based on the 645 film format.
Pretec 23rd September 100GB Pretec Compact Flash Card - 64GB and 100GB, 233X Compact Flash cards, the highest capacity CF cards in the world.
Samsung 22nd September Samsung HZ1 - Boasting a 10x zoom lens and compact dimensions, the Samsung HZ1 is the world's first superzoom to offer 24mm equivalent wide angle.
  30th August Samsung Hybrid Camera System - Samsung have announced plans to launch a brand new camera system that’s a cross between a DSLR and a compact camera.
  16th July Samsung NV100HD - 14.7 megapixel, 28mm wide-angle lens digital camera.
  16th July Samsung NV9 - 10.2 megapixel digital compact camera with a 5x optical zoom lens.
  16th July Samsung L310W - 13.6 megapixel compact digital camera.
  16th July Samsung L201 - Ultra-compact and stylish 10 megapixel digital camera.
  16th July Samsung S1070 - 10 megapixel entry-level digital camera.
SanDisk 24th September 16GB SanDisk Extreme IV - Also boosted the speed of the entire Extreme IV range up to 45 megabytes per second.
  11th September 32GB SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash - A 32GB version of the Extreme III CompactFlash memory card.
  27th August SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC - Sets a speed record of 30 megabytes per second, a 50% speed boost from previous 20MB/s cards.
Sigma 25th September Sigma DP2 - Compact camera with a 14 megapixel Foveon X3, APS-C sized sensor.
  25th September Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG HSM - Sigma have added their HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) technology to the 24-70mm standard zoom lens.
  24th September Sigma SD15 - The Sigma SD15 is a new 14 megapixel DSLR camera.
Sony 9th September Sony DSLR-A900 - 24.6 megapixel, 35mm full-frame digital SLR camera with body-integrated image stabilization system, 3 inch LCD, 5fps continuous shooting and 100% viewfinder coverage.
  9th September Sony 70-400mm and Carl Zeiss 16-35mm Lenses - 2 new lenses to accompany the A900 DSLR - the 70-400mm f/4-5.6 and Carl Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8.
  4th September Sony Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX - Memory card offers a fast read speed of 20MB/second.
  28th August Sony Cyber-shot T500 - 10 megapixel digital camera that can also shoot HD movies.
  7th August Sony Cyber-shot T700 and T77 - Two new digital cameras with “intelligent” shooting functions.
Tamron 1st September Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC - 15x zoom lens for Nikon DSLR cameras with built-in motors.
  1st September Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) - Ultra wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon digital SLRs with built-in motors.
  1st September Tamron Launches 3 Full-Frame Lenses - Tamron have announced the launch date for 3 new Di lenses in the full-frame imaging format.
Tokina 25th September Tokina ATX 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 - Tokina have unveiled the ATX 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6, a new versatile 8x zoom lens.

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