2006 TIPA Awards
The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has made its selections on what imaging products get their TIPA Awards (the "European 'Oscar' of the Photo & Imaging Industry). Nikon's digital SLRs fare well, and Canon takes one Digital SLR category and the ultra-compact category. Anyway, here's the full list:
For the full list of awards (including printers and film), see http://www.tipa.com/WINNERS-2006.pdf
The Camera is Most Popular Mobile Application
An InfoTrends study shows that camera use in mobile phones continues to increase, 29% of U.S. Internet users have a camera phone, up from 18% in June 2005. While consumers looking for a new mobile phone may not initially get a phone for its camera capability, they are "pleasantly surprised at its utility".
The study shows a growing "image-centric" segment where the digital camera features of a phone become the most important factor of their purchase.
For more information, the Camera Phone End-User Survey Analysis is available from www.infotrends.com.
Tips from PMA for National Photo Month
May is National Photo Month and the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) wants to give out a couple photography tips. They've co-sponsored a web site (www.takegreatpictures.com) to find tips and retailers near you for additional help.
In the press release, they give us the following tips:
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