- still picture / motion picture convergence: just to mention one, the new Canon Eos 500D can shoot 15 MP pictures and full HD movies as well
- high speed shooting: Ricoh presented its 120 fps digital camera (Ricoh CX1)
- more sensitive digital sensors: 3200 and 6400 ISO with low noise are becoming a standard feature in compact and bridge digital cameras, while some DSLR are now available with even higher ISO values.
What was missing?
No connectivity. As I was expecting, no Wi-Fi enabled models will be available for the Italian market in the next weeks. The lack of a widespread, free wireless network is probably slowing down the adoption and the success of Wi-Fi cameras which, as stated by a Sony representative, “don’t make sense to wirelessly transfer pictures to your computer when you are at home”. And I completely agree with him.
Few services. Photoshow is a good event to see and touch a lot of exotic hardware but it’s not the right place to speak in terms of services and applications. Unfortunately, it seems that manufacturers are not willing to work together with other players in order to design and develop integrated services. But I am pretty sure that there’s still space to build up a digital imaging ecosystem with the collaboration of many different players.
Il Sole 24 Ore has published a complete coverage of the event.