Photo Marketing Association International
Live Tradeshow Coverage
February 20-23, 2005 Orange County Convention Center, FL
Welcome to Imaging Resource’s Live PMA 2005 Tradeshow Coverage. PMA is the camera industry's most important show of the year, and we covered it like never before. You may have noticed slight delay in getting some of the usual information up, which was due to our behind-the-scenes efforts to be more thorough than ever. As you can now see, that included the ambitious goal of producing streaming videos to give our readers the feeling of being at the show. There were a few snags along the way, but that's to be expected in any new venture. Thanks to our friends at CamcorderInfo.com and DigitalCameraInfo.com for helping us up that learning curve. We've learned a lot, and hope to continue offering similar coverage of important events in the future. Meanwhile, we have a pile of products yet to post, along with more videos in the queue, so stay tuned. Check back often and feel free to look in the forums to discuss the latest news, photos, and videos.
See our new video coverage of PMA 2005. We get up close and personal with some of the hottest new cameras and gadgets. Words and pictures are great, but nothing can touch video for the sense of actually being there. Check out our video coverage of PMA 2005, it's the next best thing to being there!
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|Sunday, February 20, 2005|
Booth Report: Canon Inc. (UPDATED)|
23:46 EST - With the usual large and impressive presentation, Canon's booth is filled with things to do. There's a portrait photography presentation, a rack of 20D's with huge, white Canon lenses mounted on swivel-arms for passers-by to try the combo out on unsuspecting victims yards away.
The key product featured was of course the Rebel XT. With an 8 megapixel sensor, a new, smaller body, and a 14 frame buffer, the XT does impress. Though we saw the XT earlier, that didn't include the BG-E3 battery grip we saw at the booth. We were impressed by how light the combination is, due to both the smaller size of the XT and the smaller batteries used in the grip. Taking up the small end...
Booth Report: Konica Minolta (UPDATED)|
18:29 EST - Konica Minolta's booth at PMA this year includes a number of interesting products.
Not new for the show, but the Maxxum 7 Digital which recently started shipping around the world, is drawing a lot of attention - in particular because of its use of in-camera anti-shake that works with almost all lenses that fit the camera body (without the expense of adding the stabilisation to the optics of every lens you buy). Firmware was recently released for the camera, known overseas as the...
Booth Report: Fujifilm|
18:08 EST - Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. has the usual vast booth directly inside the entrance to the show hall - as always located directly adjacent to major competitor Canon Inc.
The company announced a whole raft of products in the runup to PMA, including four digital cameras, the 1GB xD-Picture card, a wireless infra-red printer for cameraphones, new papers and more. Two of the cameras really stand out. Most immediately eye-catching is the extremely slim and light FinePix Z1, a five megapixel SuperCCD HR-based camera with 3x optical zoom lens. Equally interesting is the...
Booth Report: Casio Inc.|
17:00 EST - Casio Inc. has a medium-sized booth at PMA this year, and the company is showing off three brand-new digital camera models.
The Casio EXILIM Pro EX-P505 is without doubt the company's flagship digital camera announcement for the show, marking the company's first footsteps into the "SLR-style" digital camera market. A five megapixel CCD based model with 5x optical zoom lens and 2.0" swivelling TFT LCD viewfinder, the P505 offers no optical or electronic viewfinders. The camera really looks the part, particularly...
Hardigg Storm Case iM2050|
11:47 EST - Complete with an automatic pressure release valve, Hardig's new iM2050 brings extreme protection to a small case.
The new Storm Case has a Vortex auto pressure release valve that adjusts air pressure while keeping water out. The traditional cubed foam can be adjusted to meet your needs, or cases can be custom cut at the factory. The cases looked pretty sturdy, at least as sturdy as other designs I've seen, and included a soft handle to make carrying heavy loads a little more bearable. Travel is often the wear...
HP and BMW Williams offer F1 digicam|
05:50 EST - Hewlett Packard's final digital camera announcement of PMA isn't a new model, per se - just a variation on an existing camera.
In a move reminiscent of that seen by Olympus (who've released two limited edition versions of their digital cameras customised to honor their sponsorship of the Ferrari Formula One racing team), HP have unveiled a variant of the Photosmart R607 digital camera that honors their sponsorship of the BMW Williams F1 team. The camera sports an attractive blue finish with Williams' logo, but other features...
HP: 6.2mpix PhotoSmart R717|
05:48 EST - Wrapping up HP's new digital camera announcements for PMA is the 6.2 effective megapixel, 3x optical zoom Photosmart R717.
The camera features the by-now familiar HP styling cues, plus a raft of HP's technologies, such as red-eye removal, adaptive lighting and in-camera panorama preview. The camera offers both an optical viewfinder and 1.8" LCD display, as well as SD / MMC card storage, 32MB of built-in memory, and power from a proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. Connectivity options are USB, and HP's optional...
HP announces 5mpix Photosmart M417|
05:46 EST - Amongst HP's four new digital camera announcements at PMA is the 5.2 effective megapixel, 3x optical zoom Photosmart M417.
The camera features the same styling we've seen on several other recent HP models, with a prominent groove at the front which helps you grip the camera firmly, and offers both an optical viewfinder and 1.8" LCD display. Other features include SD / MMC card storage, 16MB of built-in memory, and power from two AA batteries. Connectivity options are USB, and HP's optional HP Photosmart M-series...
HP Photosmart M22 / M23 digicams revealed|
05:43 EST - Hewlett Packard has four new digital camera announcements for PMA; of these, two are very closely related - the HP Photosmart M22 and M23.
The two cameras share an essentially identical weather-resistant chassis (the only notable difference being the color of the body panels - silver for the M22, and bronze for the M23). The 1/2.5"-type 4.0 effective megapixel CCD sensor and 36mm equivalent fixed focal-length lens are also identical features of both models We don't currently have full product specifications for the M23 model, but...
PRESS RELEASE: HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer|
01:27 EST - Overview The HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer is designed for the professional, fine art, portrait and serious amateur photographer who wants finished, professional-quality photos to sell, exhibit or admire for generations. (1) The HP Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer produces nine-ink prints up to 13 x 19-inches with color management tools and remarkable printer flexibility to... (More)
PRESS RELEASE: Pixel Genius LLC announces the release of PhotoKit-EL3|
00:19 EST - PhotoKit-EL3 is a Photoshop® Elements® 3.0 Automate Plug-in that gives youall the wonders of a darkroom without the chemicals, letting you achieve thesame effects on digital images that you once could only do in a darkroom,With a retail price of $39.95, PhotoKit-EL3 offers a comprehensive toolkitfor all Elements 3.0 users on both Macintosh and Windows. PhotoKit-EL3 is an Automate Plug-in, a... (More)
|20 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Canon Inc.|
|17 Feb 05 - Canon announces three new ...|
|17 Feb 05 - Canon PIXMA MP760 Photo All-in-One ...|
|17 Feb 05 - Canon announces EOS Digital Rebel ...|
|17 Feb 05 - Canon announces two new Digital ...|
|17 Feb 05 - Canon: New EF-S lens, wireless ...|
|17 Feb 05 - Canon SELPHY CP600 photo printer ...|
|01 Feb 05 - Canon replaces PowerShot A85|
|20 Jan 05 - Canon announces PowerShot A510 ...|
|20 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Casio Inc.|
|15 Feb 05 - Casio announces new Exilim digicams...|
|31 Jan 05 - Casio announces EXILIM Pro EX-P505|
|28 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Concord|
|27 Feb 05 - Concord: Two impulse-buy digicams|
|26 Feb 05 - Concord: Two new ultracompact ...|
|25 Feb 05 - Concord: Three new EasyShot ...|
|22 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Epson|
|18 Feb 05 - Epson announces RX620 all-in-one|
|11 Feb 05 - Epson announces Stylus Photo R1800|
|14 Jan 05 - Epson announces Perfection 4990 ...|
|20 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Fujifilm|
|15 Feb 05 - Fujifilm Introduces Fujicolor ...|
|15 Feb 05 - Fujifilm Unveils 1GB xD-Picture ...|
|08 Feb 05 - Fujifilm announces FinePix F10|
|08 Feb 05 - Fujifilm announces FinePix Z1|
|08 Feb 05 - Fujifilm announces two A-series ...|
|25 Feb 05 - GREAT black & white *and* color ...|
|21 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Hewlett Packard|
|20 Feb 05 - HP and BMW Williams offer F1 ...|
|20 Feb 05 - HP: 6.2mpix PhotoSmart R717|
|20 Feb 05 - HP announces 5mpix Photosmart M417|
|20 Feb 05 - HP Photosmart M22 / M23 digicams ...|
|20 Feb 05 - HP Photosmart 8750 Professional ...|
|26 Feb 05 - Another video - A tour of the Kodak...|
|21 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Eastman Kodak Co.|
|19 Feb 05 - Kodak: Two new EasyShare digicams, ...|
|19 Feb 05 - Kodak Expands Opportunity for ...|
|19 Feb 05 - Kodak Equips KODAK DLS Software ...|
|19 Feb 05 - Kodak Extends KODAK PERFECT TOUCH ...|
|19 Feb 05 - Kodak Helps Improve Productivity ...|
|19 Feb 05 - Consumer Web Site Created for New ...|
|18 Feb 05 - Kodak: Two new Z-series digital ...|
|26 Jan 05 - Enhancements to KODAK PROSHOTS ...|
|20 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Konica Minolta|
|18 Feb 05 - Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A....|
|18 Feb 05 - Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A....|
|14 Feb 05 - Konica Minolta Introduces DiMAGE ...|
|21 Jan 05 - Konica Minolta announces DiMAGE Z20...|
|21 Jan 05 - Konica Minolta announces DiMAGE Z5|
|21 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Leica Camera AG|
|21 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Nikon Inc.|
|16 Feb 05 - Nikon announces D2Hs digital SLR|
|16 Feb 05 - Nikon announces Coolpix 5900 and ...|
|16 Feb 05 - Nikon announces three new Coolpix ...|
|21 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Olympus Corp.|
|17 Feb 05 - Olympus announces IR-300 digicam, ...|
|17 Feb 05 - Olympus updates the Stylus Verve|
|17 Feb 05 - Olympus: New 5mpix, 3x zoom compact...|
|17 Feb 05 - Olympus announces Camedia D-595 ...|
|17 Feb 05 - Olympus Camedia D-545Z announced|
|17 Feb 05 - Olympus Announces The World's ...|
|17 Feb 05 - Olympus Introduces New Underwater ...|
|17 Feb 05 - Olympus Introduces New Underwater ...|
|15 Feb 05 - Olympus Announces One Gigabyte ...|
|22 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Panasonic|
|08 Feb 05 - Panasonic: Two new long-zoom Lumix ...|
|08 Feb 05 - Panasonic: Two new LZ Lumix ...|
|08 Feb 05 - Panasonic: New 4mpix image ...|
|27 Feb 05 - New Pentax Pancake and Zoom lens |
|22 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Pentax|
|14 Feb 05 - Pentax announces new *ist DS ...|
|14 Feb 05 - Pentax announces Optio S5n|
|14 Feb 05 - Pentax announces Optio 50|
|27 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Rollei|
|16 Feb 05 - Another new ultracompact - Rollei's...|
|16 Feb 05 - Rollei's dk4010 long-zoom digicam|
|16 Feb 05 - Rollei dr5100: 5mpix, 3x zoom|
|16 Feb 05 - Rollei announces dr5 digital camera...|
|16 Feb 05 - Rollei is Back! First Single Lens ...|
|22 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Samsung|
|27 Feb 05 - Booth Report: SanDisk|
|19 Feb 05 - SanDisk Introduces Ultra II SD ...|
|19 Feb 05 - SanDisk Introduces World's First ...|
|19 Feb 05 - SanDisk Introduces A 200-Picture, ...|
|24 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Sigma Corp.|
|13 Feb 05 - Sigma announces thirteen new lenses...|
|19 Jan 05 - Four New DC lenses for "Konica ...|
|21 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Sony Corp.|
|19 Feb 05 - Sony announces long-zoom DSC-H1|
|19 Feb 05 - Sony announces two new W-series ...|
|19 Feb 05 - Sony announces Cyber-shot S60, S90|
|19 Feb 05 - Sony announces Cyber-shot DSC-S40|
|02 Feb 05 - Sony Europe unveils Cyber-shot ...|
|28 Feb 05 - PMA Wrapup - 23 booth reports, ...|
|27 Feb 05 - SeaLife universal external digital ...|
|27 Feb 05 - Microtek 12 x 17 inch large format ...|
|27 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Wacom|
|27 Feb 05 - New 21.3" Wacom Cintiq is World's ...|
|27 Feb 05 - Sprint PictureMail manageable from ...|
|26 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Hi-Touch Imaging|
|26 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Creo Inc.|
|26 Feb 05 - Booth Report: Adobe Systems Inc.|
|26 Feb 05 - Booth Report: ACD Systems|
|25 Feb 05 - Tokina Lighting Company: Handy, ...|
|25 Feb 05 - PMA booth reports - lots of ...|
|25 Feb 05 - Portrait Weavers offers color photo...|
|25 Feb 05 - Tamron announces two ...|
|25 Feb 05 - Tamrac Expedition Series has ...|
|25 Feb 05 - Change your perspective in a BIG ...|
|22 Feb 05 - Gepe Card Safe: Takes all cards and...|
|21 Feb 05 - FotoChute grabs pictures with ...|
|21 Feb 05 - Speed portrait studio workflow with...|
|21 Feb 05 - KlearVision available for ...|
|21 Feb 05 - Phase One to offer additional ...|
|21 Feb 05 - PNY Technologies Gives Digital ...|
|21 Feb 05 - VIDEO COVERAGE ONLINE!|
|20 Feb 05 - Hardigg Storm Case iM2050|
|20 Feb 05 - Pixel Genius LLC announces the ...|
|19 Feb 05 - Delkin Introduces SD-Xtra Card That...|
|19 Feb 05 - Delkin Devices Introduces Faster, ...|
|18 Feb 05 - SeeFile Introduces Software For ...|
|15 Feb 05 - MediaGear's New Flash-HD to Go Wins...|
|12 Feb 05 - ConvertToBW Pro v3.0 for Mac OS X|