2009 Dealerscope Distributor Profiles
It’s finally happened: we’re living in an age when cameras will, in certain modes, just shoot themselves. 2009 also looks like a year when things we once thought of as cinematic special effects, like the projection of Obi Wan giving Princess Leia her marching orders or Dick Tracy getting an assignment from his wrist phone, make their way into real-world mobile devices.
Casio is applying it's high-speed technology to a new generation of consumer digicams. The company has announced this week at CES two new pocket-sized cameras which will be able to shoot 30 still frames per second in burst mode. Both cameras will be branded with Casio's consumer name, Exilim: the EX-FC100 and the EX-FS10.
Like most professional photographers today, Mark Bute is scrambling for jobs. The wedding and portrait specialist from Lancaster, Pa., is seeing his business shrink at an alarming rate, not only because people are asking their friends with DSLRs to do the shooting, but because even willing clients are scared to drop cash during a recession.
New York City-based Fesco Distributors was expected to draw 1,300 dealer representatives – about a third more than last year – to view products from 35 of its key vendors at its second annual regional show, hosted at Terrace on the Park near LaGuardia Airport Sept. 16 and 17. The Expo, which gave companies the chance to offer “show specials” in a separate section of the floor, isolated from their regular lines, featured several first-time exhibitors new to the Fesco brand portfolio, including Coby, Polk Audio, Boston Acoustics, Boss Audio, Peerless and Pro-Mounts. Boston’s Paul Tamberelli said he was pleased with the variety