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Live Tradeshow Coverage
Sept 23 - Sept 28, 2008
Cologne, Germany

Welcome to Imaging Resource's Live Photokina 2008 Tradeshow Coverage. Since 1950, the German city of Cologne has played host to Photokina - the world’s largest photography and imaging expo. Since the 1952 show, Photokina has been a biennial event, meaning that it takes place only once every two years. For 2008, Imaging Resource will have a four-man team on the show floor, bringing you on-the-spot videos of the hottest products. Our news team back home will also be providing a steady flow of coverage on all the latest announcements, ensuring readers are kept on top of what we're expecting to be a very busy show. Photokina 2008 looks set to be a very exciting event, so keep checking back throughout the show!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

miniphotokina: HP B8550 Review

21:37 EDT - So what's the difference between a little 4x6 printer and a big 13x19 printer?

That's the question HP designers asked themselves. It didn't take them long to realize they could stretch a 4x6 into a 13x19 and come up with an affordable 13x19 for the home or small office. So how does it perform compared to the much more expensive 13x19 printers you can buy? Well, just read our HP B8550 review for the details. (More)



Epson logo. PRESS RELEASE: Epson Print Academy, Industry’s Premier Educational Photo Printing Seminars, Kicks Off All-new Program With Latest Breakthrough Technologies
20:53 EDT - All-New Program with Tailored Tracks for Advanced Amateur Photographers and Professional Photographers, Provides Tips and Techniques for Using the Latest Products to Create Spectacular Prints LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 24, 2008 – The Epson Print Academy® will be back on tour featuring an all-new curriculum and instruction from world-renowned photographers, master printmakers and color... (More)



DXG Technology's DVH586 flash video camera. Courtesy of Geotate, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Geotate puts geotagging on the map with world's first production-ready geotagging video camera
20:34 EDT - Breakthrough collaboration from DXG Technology Corp and Geotate PHOTOKINA, COLOGNE, GERMANY, September 23 2008 Geotate, a pioneering auto geotagging company, today announced that in collaboration with DXG Technology Corp, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and designers of digital cameras and camcorders, it is powering the world’s first geo-enabled production-ready video camera.... (More)



Geotate's logo. Click here to visit the Geotate website! PRESS RELEASE: Geotate and SiGe Semiconductor Partner to Create Low-Cost Geotagging Solution for Digital Camera Market
18:10 EDT - Bringing photo geotagging functionality to mass-market, low-cost digital cameras PHOTOKINA, COLOGNE, GERMANY, OTTAWA, CANADA and ANDOVER, U.S. - 23 September 2008 – Geotate, a pioneering auto-geotagging company, and SiGe Semiconductor have announced a Technology Partner Alliance to create a global positioning system (GPS) solution to bring photo geotagging to low-cost, mass-market ... (More)



Geotate's logo. Click here to visit the Geotate website! PRESS RELEASE: Geotate Power World's First Instant Geotagging Accessory
16:22 EDT - JOBO device uses new technology to radically improve pro users’ productivity REIGATE, UNITED KINGDOM, 17 September 2008 – Geotate, the pioneering auto-geotagging company, has announced the first photographic deployment of its unique technology with the introduction of JOBO’s photoGPS. By automatically and accurately adding geotagging data to each image, the photoGPS hot shoe accessory... (More)



Hasselblad H3D DSLR logo, Click here to visit the Hasselblad website! PRESS RELEASE: Hasselblad Announces New Products, New Technology and New Directions
15:41 EDT - At photokina 2008, Hasselblad is introducing a new pricing strategy and exhibiting a range of new high-end products, including a new flagship camera, the H3DII-50, a versatile zoom lens in the HCD 4.0-5.6/35-90mm, and the HTS 1.5 Tilt and Shift adapter. Two new Hasselblad cameras put the world’s largest sensors into the hands of the pros Hasselblad’s new H3DII-50 is the first camera... (More)



Hasselblad's HCD 4-5.6/35-90,, Aspherical zoom lens. Courtesy of Hasselblad, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Hasselblad Launches First Zoom Lens Optimised for H3D DSLR Camera System
15:33 EDT - Specifically aimed at those high-end 35mm DSLR users who are increasingly looking to buy in to the superior quality offered by a Hasselblad H3DII DSLR - now available at a far more attractive price point - Hasselblad today launches its HCD 4-5.6/35-90mm Aspherical zoom lens. Complementing Hasselblad’s existing HC 3.5-4.5/50-110mm zoom lens, the new HCD 35-90mm lens offers a wider angle of view... (More)



miniphotokina-logo.jpg miniphotokina: HP B8550 Unboxing Gallery

14:41 EDT - Yesterday, Hewlett Packard announced a new home printer with an intriguing feature: 13x19-inch printing. And we've got one here at miniphotokina. For $300 you get a printer than can handle anything from 4x6 prints to 13x19 posters via its USB connection or the built-in card reader. It has three input trays and a color LCD to preview images from your card. The ink system includes one black pigment cartridge and dyes for photo black, cyan, magenta, yellow. We'll have a full review later, but meanwhile take a look at ourUnboxing Gallery for the installation shots. We even used a level to confirm an unusual design feature.




Hasselblad's Phocus 1.1 for Mac. Courtesy of Hasselblad, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: New Phocus 1.1 for Mac and Phocus 1.0 for Windows Extend the Functionality and Appeal of Hasselblad's Image Processing Software
14:27 EDT - Hasselblad today offers new image processing capabilities to its Mac users with the launch of Phocus 1.1 for Mac and brings the world’s most powerful image processing software to its growing numbers of Windows users with the launch of Phocus 1.0 for Windows. Windows users of the Hasselblad H3DII – the world’s most advanced DSLR – now have access to a processing toolbox that... (More)



Hasselblad's HTS 1.5 in use. Courtesy of Hasselblad, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Hasselblad's Revolutionary Tilt and Shift Adapter Expands its Scope
13:52 EDT - Following the overwhelmingly positive response from the professional photographic market, Hasselblad has extended the tilt and shift capabilities of its lenses by developing its ingenious HTS 1.5 tilt and shift adapter, originally designed for its HCD28mm, HC35mm, HC50mm and HC80mm lenses, to work with both its HC 2.2/100mm lens and its set of 13mm, 26mm and 52mm HE extension rings for macro photography.... (More)



Kodak logo. PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Innovator To Receive Germany’s Highest Imaging Honor
10:20 EDT - German Photographic Society will present Steve Sasson with Cultural Award for inventing world’s first digital camera ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 24 -- Kodak’s Steve Sasson, inventor of the world’s first digital camera, will accept Germany’s highest honor for imaging, the Cultural Award, from the German Photographic Society (DGPh) at a September 27th ceremony in Cologne. The ceremony... (More)



Metadata Working Group logo. PRESS RELEASE: Metadata Working Group Introduces First Specification for Interoperability and Preservation of Metadata in Digital Photography
10:01 EDT - Adobe, Apple, Canon, Microsoft, Nokia and Sony form Metadata Working Group. COLOGNE, Germany — Sept. 24, 2008 — At Photokina 2008, industry-leading companies announced the Metadata Working Group, an organization formed in 2007 dedicated to solving key interoperability issues that make finding, organizing and searching for digital photos a challenge. Today, the Metadata Working Group has... (More)



Eye-Fi logo. PRESS RELEASE: Eye-Fi Makes Photo Uploads Twice As Fast; Launches Customized Service Upgrades
09:40 EDT - Also Adds New Photo Destinations; Cards Now Available at Best Buy Stores Nationwide PHOTOKINA, COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 23, 2008 – Eye-Fi Inc. (www.eye.fi), makers of the world’s first wireless memory card for digital cameras, today announced enhancements to its family of Eye-Fi cards that will make the upload of digital photos from camera to computer twice as fast. The faster wireless... (More)



Eye-Fi logo. PRESS RELEASE: Eye-Fi Plans International Expansion
09:37 EDT - Eye-Fi Will Bring the Ease of Wireless Photo Uploading to Japan and Canada PHOTOKINA, COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 23, 2008 -- Today, Eye-Fi Inc. (www.eye.fi), makers of the world’s first wireless memory card for digital cameras, announced plans to expand its distribution internationally to Japan and Canada by the end of the year. With an Eye-Fi card, users can wirelessly upload photos directly... (More)



Leica's S2 digital SLR. Courtesy of Leica, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Leica announces S2 medium format DSLR (UPDATED)

01:59 EDT - Germany's Leica Camera AG has announced a new medium format single-lens reflex digital camera and lens system at the Photokina tradeshow.

Detailed specifications aren't yet available, but the initial information on the Leica S2 has certainly whet our interest. You can find an introduction to Leica's new baby on our Photokina video page, which includes an interview with Christian Ernhardt and Justin Stailey of Leica. The camera is based around a 37.5 megapixel, 3:2 aspect ratio Kodak KAF-37500 CCD image sensor with dimensions of 30... (More)



Kodak's logo. Click here to visit the Kodak website! PRESS RELEASE: Leica, Hasselblad, and Sinar Select KODAK CCD Image Sensors for Use in New Cameras
00:43 EDT - Cologne, Germany, September 23, 2008 - CCD Image Sensors from Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) have been selected again to power the most advanced cameras for professional photographers. Showcased at this year's Photokina trade fair in Cologne, Germany, the new cameras - the LEICA S2, the HASSELBLAD H3DII-50, and the SINAR Hy6-65 - are based on both new and existing KODAK CCD Image Sensors, and further... (More)


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