Picture Business Staff

Picture Business Staff
2010 Photokina Underway

The 31st photokina swung open its doors today to over 1,250 suppliers from 45 countries.  The biannual “World of Imaging,” will attract over 150,000 visitors from around the world from September 21-26, 2010 in Cologne, Germany.

New Panasonic Lumix Camera

Panasonic recently announced the new Lumix DMC-FX75, a super-slim digital camera with features that include a 24mm ultra-wide-angle F2.2 bright Leica DC VARIO-SUMMICRON lens with 5x optical zoom

Consumer Video Products Ramp Up

If you think consumers are getting a little video obsessed now – just wait til the new technology that is allowing users to beam video from a laptop to TV screen wirelessly and instantly is fine tuned. It’s available right now – though the products we are aware of do have a  few limitations.

Microsoft Toying With Mobile Surface

Talk about mobility reaching new heights, how about Microsoft’s recent  announcement the Mobile Surface PC. The company’s researchers have reportedly shrunk down their Surface tabletop computer into a pocket-sized package that essentially one-ups conventional touchscreen devices like Apple Inc.'s iPhone.

Customer Appreciation for WYNIT

Interesting 2010 PMA for WYNIT as, to best serve their key customers and suppliers, the company chose to forgo the show floor for , “the more intimate technology suites” and also held a Customer Appreciation Party at the Tangerine Grill and Patio.

HP Back in Point-and-Shoot Market

HP used PMA to  introduce five point-and-shoot digital cameras and three camcorders with features such as LCD displays, up to 5X optical zoom and several  fashionable colors

Big PMA for HP

HP (Booth #3120) has introduced five point-and-shoot digital cameras and three camcorders here at PMA with features such as LCD displays, up to 5X optical zoom and fashionable colors.

The company has also announced two new HP Indigo digital press solutions with capabilities that improve photo printing quality and color consistency, and revealed that HP Indigo press output has received a 45-year Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR) Display Permanence rating, the first of its kind for a digital press.

Facebookers Flock to Retail Promo Pages

According to a recent study done by based in Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Foresee Results, fans of the social networking site Facebook now look forward to seeing news about retail sales and promotions on their Facebook pages.

PMA Revamps Retail Marketing Efforts

Never mind figuring out whether or not your marketing message is pushing the right buttons with your customers. Today, it’s tough enough just finding the time to develop those materials in the first place.

3M Develops Naked Eye 3D for Smartphones

3M’s Japanese headquarters in Tokyo, Sumitomo 3M, has recently previewed an optical film capable of, “bringing naked-eye 3D to small- and medium-size LCD panels"

New Site Provides Crucial Retail Resource

Leading retail consultancy Visual Thinking has launched an interesting website at www.visualthinking.co.uk that retailers of all stripes might find very useful.

Canon Intros EOS 1D Mark IV

Canon has introduced what they are calling  the next evolution in the EOS 1D series of cameras: the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Digital SLR camera

Nikon Intros the D3S

Nikon Inc. has announced the FX-format D3S D-SLR, “Providing professional photographers with a powerful tool that redefines the boundaries of digital SLR versatility