Photokina – The World’s Leading Trade Fair about Photography


Every two years in Cologne Germany, is being organized Photokina, the leading international trade fair about photography, or also known as the exhibition of the trends.

Mostly is discussed about the latest camera models.

Like no other event it brings together: industry, trade, professional users and photo enthusiasts consumers.

A glamorous gala night is organized; and the “center of the attention” are always the lucky winners, the best of the best.

Chief Editor Florian Schuster says: “At Photokina there are so many new good products to see and of course the jury has always the most challenging task of it!”

At the third fair in 2012, were five trends compiled in the area of photography:

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System Cameras

Connectivity with PC or TV, for example, with the Android operating system


Taking photos with SLR

Between the top competitors Canon EOS 5D Mark III Sony Alpha 99 and Nikon D800, Nikon D800 has enforced. It has impressed with the excellent image quality, superior equipment and the operating concept!

The next winners are:


Tamron 24-70mm – the professional objective of the year, which offers the same benefits as the original lenses, but costs much less, than …

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 (compact camera), Pentax K-30 (amateur DSLR), Bernd Klein (Photographer of the Year), Olympus OM-D E-M5 (DSLM), Panasonic 12-35mm (DSLM lens) Samsung Galaxy Camera (innovation of the Year) and Fujifilm (brand of the Year)!


I will mention one very important article, which was also awarded from Chip in December 2012:

SANYO Superlattice Alloy EVO Ni-MH AA battery – 2700 mAh

Rechargeable batteries with a capacity of 2700 mAh. CHIP PHOTO VIDEO Winner 12.2012!


Sanyo NiMH batteries are particularly characterized by their very high stabile capacitance values 2700 mAh ​​and continued high voltage levels and quick rechargeable.

The use of these batteries is particularly interesting for devices, which require long service life, such as digital cameras, devices with electric motors etc.

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