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Live Report from Photokina 2012 in Cologne by Kristupa Saragih

Similar to the first day, the second day (9/19) of Photokina 2012 in Cologne was still crowded where tens of thousands of people from various parts of the world were roaming around the venue since morning. But a bit different from the first day where the [...]

From Samsung Galaxy Camera to Hasselblad Mirrorless Camera

Leica, Germany-based leading camera manufacturers, dominates the whole room at Hall 1—from the 11 halls available for exhibition. Half of Hall 2 is occupied by Canon with its Canon Cinema top products, along with the new primadona—EOS 16MP mirrorless camera.

Lumix GH3, Panasonic’s Most Powerful & Versatile Mirrorless Camera

Boasting outstanding image and video quality covered by elegant, rugged, and compact design, the Lumix GH3 is Panasonic’s most powerfuland versatile mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC).

Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith: Limited to 1500 Units

Leica Camera AG is showing its special edition camera product at its Photokina booth: Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith. This special edition is said to be a camera model combining high performance digital technology, crafted in Germany, with extravagant styling from the world of fashion.
Paul Smith, the international fashion designer and entrepreneur, is the creative [...]

Hasselblad’s New Products: H5D Series & Lunar Mirrorless Cameras

At the arena of Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Hasselblad presents its new camera products, namely H5D Series  and Lunar mirrorless camera. The first will be the next generation of “H” system (advanced medium format digital camera system), and the second will be its brand new product of mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
Regarding the Lunar camera, the [...]

Leica M-E: A More Affordable Rangefinder

Featuring a 18 MP sensor, the M-E boasts high-level technology at a more affordable prices—compared to Leica’s other rangefinder cameras.

Live Report from Photokina with Kristupa Saragih

To keep you in touch with the latest news from Photokina 2012, we have Kristupa Saragih – professional photographer and co-founder of Fotografer.net – in Cologne, Germany, to make live report from the venue. This is where trends and innovations covering the entire spectrum of imaging are presented.
As the world’s largest and leading trade fair [...]

Sigma Announces Three New Lenses at the Photokina 2012

The three lenses were announced along with the company’s announcement of its redefinition of interchangeable lenses into three categories; each of the three new lenses represents each new category.

New PowerShot Series from Canon: G15, S110 & SX50 HS

Featuring advanced autofocus (AF) technology providing high-speed responsive AF systems, the three new cameras are addressed for photographers at all level.

New from Olympus: 2 Mirrorless Cameras & 4 Lenses

Toward Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany, there are two new cameras from Olympus, namely PEN E-PL5 and PEN E-PM2. Both models are from Pen series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.
Quite similar, the two share the sensor and AF system of Olympus’ OM-D E-M5.  Their main differences are on size and LCD design.
Featuring all-metal body in [...]