Live Tradeshow Coverage February 26 - March 1, 2006 Orange County Convention Center, FL
Welcome to Imaging Resource’s Live PMA 2006 Tradeshow Coverage. PMA is the camera industry's most important show of the year, and we're covering it as thoroughly as possible. Not only are we posting news and booth reports straight from the show floor, you'll find extensive video coverage and a daily report from Mike Pasini, our roving reporter. Come back often for daily reports, news, photos, and video of all the latest photography equipment.
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20:10 EST - After yesterday's hike through the trade show floor, we cover some of the more interesting software developments at the show.
Today's report includes pieces on DxO's hybrid optical / software lens, Nik Software's UPoint technology in Nikon Capture NX, FotoNation's in-camera software, iView's survey results and a visit with Peter Louden. Read on for more on these stories!
Panasonic: HDTV projector w/ SD card slot
11:36 EST - Panasonic Projector Systems, a division of Japanese consumer electronics company Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., is showing a new LCD projector system at this year's PMA show.
We wouldn't normally cover a projector announcement as they're rather outside the remit of this site, but the Panasonic PT-P1SDU is interesting as an example of the company's strategy of providing added value by interlinking the functionality of products across a range of categories. A built-in secure digital card slot compatible with the company's lineup of Lumix digital cameras lets you view your...
PMA: Mike Sweeps the Floor
02:15 EST - Mike takes a hike through the PMA trade show floor. Put your feet up and come along for a tour of a few of the more compelling exhibits.
We start with a peek at the IR Video Team in action before taking a look at a few booths. Then we get our hands on the new Gitzo monopod (which weighs less than a pound) before looking over Mistubishi's latest 600 dpi dye sub. We get a closer look at Lensbaby before covering the new toolkit from Vicman. Then we look into Lexar's new ActiveMemory flash memory. A visit to Sony reveals a $200 bargain...