When is PMA?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by steven cole, Dec 31, 2004.

  1. steven cole

    steven cole Guest

    I heard someone say early march, and then someone mention it was in the
    steven cole, Dec 31, 2004
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    Darrell Guest

    PMA Spring Show: February 20-23, 2005, Orlando Florida, and PMA Fall Show:
    PMA Fall 2005 Imaging Conference and Mini Trade Show is September 8-11,
    2005, San Diego, California

    So both are right.

    Darrell, Dec 31, 2004
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    steven cole Guest

    Thanks, Ive that bookmarked now. Hmm, wonder what new cameras PMA Spring
    will bring ;-)

    canon 11mp, 1.3x sensor

    nikon/sony 9MP 1.3x sensor

    thats my bet!
    steven cole, Dec 31, 2004
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    Darrell Guest

    Probably not, Canon seems to be investing in the 1.6X CMOS, witness the
    release of EF-S lenses
    Nikon invested even more in DX format lenses. Nikon's Chairmant did suggest
    DX was here to stay.

    My guesses for 2005 are;

    Expect in FY2005 a 10-12 megapixel Nikon D200 with possibly the same sensor
    as the D2X but in a D100 type body with the 6 megapixel function disabled.
    Nikon will most likely not switch from the DX platform. Other Nikon rumours
    circulating are D90, and D50 dSLR. Expect more DX lenses.

    There are rumours of a new Pentax dSLR. There are 10, 11 and 12 megapixel
    Sony sensors that could find their way into a new Pentax. Rumour hints at a
    Maxxum 9D with a similar sensor. Pentax today dropped their prices on some
    product, but I didn't have time to look at the memo. Economy of scale hints
    at that sensor appearing in several (non Nikon) products. Surprise may be a
    Pentax 645 based dSLR with the 22-Megapixel Trueframe CCD
    Pentax has a modern platform (645) that I can't see them dropping. Bronica
    has left the market open for Pentax and Mamiya. Fuji/Hasselblad with Imacon
    will be interesting to watch.

    Canon most likely will replace the Digital Rebel (300D) in Q2 or Q3 FY2005.
    As the300D will be 2 years old, which is old by Canon's standards. Probably
    a stripped 20D dSLR, also expect more EF-S lenses.

    Darrell Larose
    Ottawa, Canada
    Darrell, Dec 31, 2004
  5. A 22 MP medium format digital is exciting to imagine - but, just out of
    curiosity - what would the file size of such a beast be? About 70 meg?
    So if you have a 1G card in there, it would hold 14 images? Is my math

    Gary Eickmeier
    Gary Eickmeier, Dec 31, 2004
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    Darrell Guest

    Which is why CF cards are made up to 12 GB at the moment. I suspect these
    studio toys will most likely be run tethered either via a hard wire or
    wireless in a studio.
    Darrell, Dec 31, 2004
  7. Actually, what I said is true only for uncompressed files. If you did a
    high quality jpeg the file size might be more like 25 megs, which would
    mean more like 40 pix on a 1G card. I could live with that, especially
    for the occasions that such a camera would be used for. Even weddings
    would be tolerable, if you figure 200 images per event.

    Gary Eickmeier
    Gary Eickmeier, Jan 1, 2005
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    A 22 MP medium format digital is exciting to imagine - but, just out of
    An 8 bit tiff file would indeed be around 66 MB but the RAW file (which is what
    you'd store on the CF card) would be closer to 20 MB.
    I typically get close to 100 RAW files on a 1 GB card from my 11 Mpix 1Ds so
    you'd probably get around 50 with a 22 MPix back. 2 GB cards would hold 100
    shots and cards this size are not too expensive right now.
    According to the Canon 1Ds manual a Large/Fine jpeg (highest quality) would
    average 4.1 MBytes for an 11 Mpix image.
    Double it for 22 Mpix and you'd get 125 pix on a 1 GB card.

    Bill Hilton, Jan 1, 2005
  9. Thanks - not bad, really.

    Of course, they will be giving away these cameras just for the sale of
    memory cards, right?

    Gary Eickmeier
    Gary Eickmeier, Jan 1, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Noooo, but it does often work the other way around... The price of
    cards has fallen by a factor of 4 since I bought a new camera last January.
    Ron Hunter, Jan 2, 2005
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