Photokina is the world’s largest imaging show, with 1,158 suppliers from 41 countries attending this year. Over 63 percent of exhibitors are from outside Germany and the organizers expect around 180,000 visitors from all over the world. The show is held every two years at the Koelnmesse in the historic city of Cologne, Germany. It is almost traditional now for manufacturers to time the release of new products with the show, and the slew of new products over the last few weeks bear testament to this.
Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon is attending the show and will be reporting on all the new products that are around and about. Underwater imaging is a very small section of the industry, and this is reflected in both the limited number of manufacturers exhibiting and the area devoted to them. There is a designated space for underwater, but it actually only has around seven companies attending.
- Day one: Sony, Canon and Nikon and others.
- Day two: Subal, Nauticam, BS Kinetics, Olympus, HGTV.
- Day three: Fantasea, Panasonic, Zeiss, Fuji and the Epson Red Sea Shootout.