I was at Focus on Imaging 2007 – Europe’s biggest annual imaging show today – it’s held at the Birmingham NEC from the 25th to the 28th of Febuary and it’s an opportunity to see the latest digital cameras, the latest printers, and latest accessories. Unlike a lot of other shows, Focus on Imaging has shops offering special show offers where you can potentially grab a bargain on the latest digital camera (for example – the Olympus E-500 with lens is / was available for £299!). This page will be updated with more news and coverage over the next few hours.
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More Focus on Imaging 2007 Photos:
This year seemed to have a bond theme, as can be seen above!
Left: HP Lightscribe Direct Labeling system stand. Medea Infiniti were also on the stand demonstrating the technology. Right: Multi-coloured discs, and Lightscribe CD/DVD writers – all new drives that feature the Lightscribe capability now have the Lightscribe logo on them. For more information see our Lightscribe Disc Labeling page – we had a look at the system at last year’s Focus on Imaging. Click pictures to enlarge.
Left: Broncolor Flash Lighting Systems Stand. Right: HP Photosmart R827 – HP were there demonstrating all their printers from small photo printers to large professional printers, however, their digital camera range on show consisted of four models, and they didn’t seem to be putting much focus on the cameras. Click pictures to enlarge.
Left: The Monster Pod (monsterpod.co.uk) a new go-anywhere tripod that sticks to almost anything. Available for £29 – people who bought one at the show recieved a free case. Right: Eizo were demonstrating their monitors, including the Eizo S2411W-U – a 24″ Wide-screen display with 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178 degrees viewing angle, a 5 year warranty, 1920 x 1200 native resolution and a new feature that simulates colour vision deficiency. Click pictures to enlarge.
Pre-show: Nikon at Focus on Imaging 2007
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