Digital Imaging - Sharing the Stage at Photokina
By David Miller
While electronic imaging is becoming increasingly visible at major photographic trade shows, it still had to share the spotlight with conventional photo film products at Photokina '98.
The trend here was toward higher-end products, although the popular 35mm point-and-shoot camera continued to make up the greater part of new product introductions. Significantly, their contributions to the digital still camera category also continue to grow. With more exhibition space given to the strictly electronic companies, they were, nevertheless, content to expand existing lines and concepts. Mega pixels and miniaturization were the dominating factors.