Will Pentax be coming out with a new dSLR? Is that new "Destined Evolution" Web site ad put out by Canon an intro to a new model of the 5D as Engadget prognosticates? Just where is digital photography's new technology headed? Many answers to these questions will be provided during Photokina from Sept 23 to 28 in Cologne, Germany.
Photokina is a big deal. It happens only once every two years and it's the place where many new products are staged and introduced. How important is it? Well, 6000 journalists join 160,000 visitors to review everything there is to know about image capture, storage, processing, transmission and output.
The range of imaging products and services displayed at Photokina is dizzying--cameras, camcorders, digital storage media, printers, kiosk system, home cinema, digital frames and albums, lighting systems, studio equipment, publishing, labs, interactive presentation systems, networks and video/audio technology. For more about Photokina 2008, there's a daily, updated report on the fair with interesting product entries such as the LG KC910, the only 8 megapixel multimedia phone with a full touchscreen interface, the Nikon D90 and the Sony DSLR-A900.