March 7, 2012
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“With just 24 hours left, Focus on Imaging, the UK’s largest photographic trade show, is drawing to a close. BJP looks at the best products that made it to Birmingham this year. Focus on Imaging 2012 was the first public showing, anywhere, for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the first European platform for the two new Nikons announced a little earlier, the D4 and D800. No matter what other new products appear at shows like this, it’s always the camera models that make the headlines……”…MORE
Best in Show
“BJP toured Focus, and pored over product announcements, to determine which were the stars of the show from a professional’s point of view. Given Nikon’s unexpected assault on all fronts in the DSLR field – HD crossover features, resolution and sensitivity choices – and the fairly modest revisions in Canon’s new 5D generation there was much heated discussion in these two categories.
The criteria were that the product should be shown to the public and profession for the first time in the UK at Focus, and should have been announced in the quarter before the show. Some consideration was given to the delays caused by last year’s events in Japan and Thailand, which disrupted production across the entire industry; new introductions, rumoured during 2011, have often only materialised in 2012 and then as prototypes or with limited availability.”
Best Professional Camera - Nikon D4