Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo 2012. Обозначены пути развития рынка потребительской электроники на 2012 год

Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo is the largest exhibition in Russia and the CIS countries which shows the latest innovative products and technologies. This year it was held in Pavilion 2 and Aquarium Hotel Crocus Expo ICC from the 14th till the 17th of April.

580 world leading companies showed more than 900 trademarks. Among them there were such companies as Sony, Canon, Fujifilm, Epson, Pioneer, Yamaha, BenQ, Olympus, Nikon, JVC, Sennheiser Audio, Verbatim, Xerox, Mitsubishi Electric, Western Digital, Seagate, SanDisk, Roland Music, Rekam, Pentar, NVIDIA, Prestigio and many others.

The exhibition incorporates the following expositions:

PHOTOFORUM – consumer and professional photo and video ( Halls 7 and 8);
AUDIO & VIDEO – AV equipment and home entertainment systems (Hall 8);
MOBILE & DIGITAL – computer, mobile, digital and entertainment devices (Hall 8);
DIGITAL TV – equipment and services for digital TV reception (Hall 8);
PREMIUM HI-FI – Hi-Fi and High End acoustic system; vinyl recorders and Blu-ray, CD, DVD recorders; lamp equipment; modern mediaservers; elite home theatres (Aquarium Hotel).
The heads of Russian representative offices of the world leading manufacturers (Sony, Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Pioneer, Xerox, BenQ) and General Manager of MidExpo company Irina Nedumova took part in the grand opening. They stated that the exhibition of innovative technologies Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo was an excellent opportunity for all market leaders to discuss the main trends and targets. The exhibitors undertook serious preparations for the exhibition that stressed the significance of the Russian market, that is one of the most perspective and high-priority markets for today.

Special attention should be paid to the exposition in Pavilion 2 where all new technologies, solutions and products were concentrated; moreover the keynote of the exhibition was 3D technologies. The leading companies brought the latest novelties with upgraded functions and options in all market segments. These novelties will come to the Russian market a bit later; however, they have already gained both professionals and amateurs attention.

The major manufacturers went on developing photo and video cameras industry. Sony company announced upcoming launch of amateur 3D-camecorder HDR-TD10E with Double Full HD function that allowed to shoot up to 26 hours video in Full HD format and other unique options. No wonder the company`s motto sounded like: “3D HD – the world of High Definition in your house”. Canon represented compact and light universal digital camera EOS 1100D with a special video shooting mode that made it possible to record HD-video. Nikon company inspired its fans with a new Nikon D5100 DSLR which enabled shooting from different incredible angles had modes for special effects in Full HD. Fujifilm company showed FinePix Real 3D W3 camera producing as accurate images as possible. Extreme sports enthusiasts were glad to find special Pentax digital photo equipment with shockproof case that would help them to shoot in any weather. Olympus company managed to combine style and innovations in a tiny XZ-21 camera with iZUIKO lens, the largest aperture lens, for shooting in the darkness. All fashion men and women were amazed with bright digital cameras Fashion Style by Canadian manufacturer Rekam.

There were several leadung manufacturers of printing equipment and accessories. Xerox companydemonstrated upgraded solutions for photo production: photo books, albums, calendars etc., as well as software such as M-Photo and Imaxe simplifying connection with the final consumers. Regular exhibitor Epson company brought not only improved models of printers and scanners but also stylish home photo centers and the latest models of projection equipment. Due to ,modern development of digital photo printing market Mitsubishi Electric company showed the whole range of its products: professional photographic printers, photo kiosks, and digital photo express-stations. The essential part of photo printing and consumables was represented by one of the industry leaders Lomond company: photo paper, art-materials, self-adhesive paper and film, special equipment for photo books production and a lot of other things. We should mention five records achieved by Lomond EvoJet Office printer: the highest rate of printing, the widest type ball, the lowest price for printing, the smallest drop and at last the lowest price for the printer itself!

There were not only manufacturers at the exhibition Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo 2011 but also major Russian distributers of equipment and accessories who showed a great lot of novelties of the popular trademarks. One of the largest digital equipment distributors TECHNOSOUZ company prompted visitors to buy the latest upgraded items produced by the world leaders. Avras company brought advanced models of photo equipment and accessories for photo and video cameras, Macbook net books, e-books as well as iPhone and iPad. A new range of digital photo cameras was represented by General Electric company.

The visitors found a lot of interesting things at the exhibition: Benro accessories, NAS network storage devices by Synology, Wacom Bamboo Pen&Touch tablet PCs by Russian distributor OnLineTrade company;photo and video accessories byVanguard represented by Yarkiy mir company; new thermo filmand thermal transfer paper, corporate and promotion-clothes for marking, magnetic puzzles by Zenon company; stylish accessories forApple iPhone 4 of Vela/Dicom.

The exhibition was rich on different kind of equipment including studio equipment such as modern compact studio flash Multiblitz X at the Converse booth and new generation of studio lamps 1200 Dedolight demonstrated by Dedotek.

Sivma company, one of the largest distributors that celebrated 20th anniversary this year showed, a wide range of Manfrotto professional studio appliance and Hensel studio flashes, for example, Hensel Expert D500 whose world premiere took place at Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo 2011.

INSPIDER company arranged an official presentation of its project giving an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience. The project managers were happy to get a great lot of favorable reviews about the site and ideas of its further development.

Professional photographers tended to go to the specialized companies booths with professional equipment and accessories. Sinar Bron Foba company, a sole distributor and dealer of Swiss companies Bron Elektronics AG, Sinar Photography AG, Bacht GmbH and others offered a great amount of equipment including broncolor Mobil A2L , advanced isolated generators with lithium battery , broncolor SENSO microprocessors-driven generators, Leaf AptusII digital camera backs.

Marco-Pro company, aprofessional photo equipment center, brought the latest models ofshooting and illuminating equipment, accessories of well-known manufacturers. People had a splendid opportunity to visit master-clases held by famous photographers and senior professors from Photocademy.

Vela/Dicom company, a photo accessories supplier, amused everybody with new fashion-accessories for Apple iPhone 4 and a new lens Tokina AT-X 16-28 mm f/2.8 PRO FX.

However, photo equipment and accessories are only a small part of the huge exhibition Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo 2011. The participants of AUDIO-VIDEO and MOBILE & DIGITAL expositions introduced their innovative solutions concerning audio-video equipment, computer, mobile and digital appliances as well as home entertainment systems. Moreover, there were also shown modern facilities for office, home and car: BenQ projectors and monitors, acoustic systems, amplifiers, receivers by Pioneer, BONANZA and ММС. Upgraded headphones and headsets were brought by Sennheiser and Audio-Technica companies.

Tablets PC fans were impressed by a new line of 3Q tablet PCs with ideal price-quality relationship. At the same time Korean producer of portable equipment RITMIX company announced an upcoming launch of tablet PC, i.e. Ritmix RMD-700 based on ОС Android 2.2.

Many other necessary things were shown at the exhibition: Chat Pack, game accessories, mice, headsets, web cameras by Canyon company; flat screen brackets by the Unibat distributors; external data storage systems by Seagate company; Western Digital company external memory devices; Rivacase bags for cameras, notebooks and other digital devices; exclusive USB by EMTEC; all kind of products by Prestigio company; as well as Android tablets and Perfeo e-books shown by Videoservice company.

NTV-Plus presented a new project – NTV-Plus 3D by Panasonic, i.e. a TV-channel broadcasting 3D content that was launched in October last year and gained a lot of interest. There were 8 flat screens in the NTV-Plus booth showing the newest content. Besides, one could see a modern own-produced HD-channel – NTV-Plus Football HD.

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The whole world of novelties occupied the visitors of international exhibition Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo 2011 for four days. To add some practice the organizers arranged lot of interesting activities. All true photography-fans were happy to go to the master-classes held by both well-known Russian and foreign stars such as Thomas Herbrich, Bambi Cantrell, Igor Gavrilov, Alexander Zemlynichenko, Alexander Sorin, Igor and Lana Grishini. Photosalon “World Photography Stars” demonstrated the following exciting photo expositions: “Sport passion” by Sergey Kivrin and Andrey Golovanov; “Alone with nature”by Andrey Gudkov; “Portrait is a mirror of soul” by Bambi Cantrell; “Collages” by Thomas Herbrich and others. Fujifilm company was the general partner of Photosalon.

Those who were interested in innovative technologies could take part in Interactive show “3D-Movement” with bright 3D-installations, 3D films and cartoons, well-known bands and actors performance accompanied by 3D-video. They could also attend lectures about 3D-technology and its history.

Cyber sportsmen tried themselves in 3D Computer Games Tournament named Cyber Hero 3d-Vision. They competed in two disciplines - Crysis 2 and Need for Speed Shift II fully in 3D format! The winners got valuable prizes provided by organisators and their partners. Those who didn`t take part in the tournament could go to the game and entertainment zone with Microsoft xBox game booths, Microsoft Kinect game-devices and 3D-Vision demonstration zones.

Consumer electronics and photo specialists could attend conference “Photo imaging and consumer electronic market. Trends and development.” on the 15th of April. The conference was arranged by PMA – The Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations, MIDexpo Company and RATEK, Association of Trading Companies and Manufacturers of Consumer Electronic and Computer Equipment. The whole day was dedicated to the discussion on about the most important factors which influence industry development and photo imaging market and services.

The second day was remarkable for Product of the Year 2011 award, anational award held in Russia for 8 years already. The award became a milestone event for both producers, distributors and consumers of audio, video, photo, computer, mobile and portable equipment as the best products of the Russian market are chosen here. There were 14 nominations in Audio-Video, 19 – in Photo equipment and materials and 17 – in Mobile and digital segment. The results of the award are available on www.productgoda.ru.

The exhibition lasted 4 days and gathered more than 149 000 people.

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At the same time there was an exposition of Hi-Fi, High End equipment and PREMIUM HI-FI & HOME THEATRE in Aquarium hotel in Crocus Expo ICC Pavilion 3. In those comfortable hotel rooms everyone could fully appreciate audio level of the exclusive equipment. More than 30 well-known companies took part in the project: Pioneer, Yamaha, Bowers&Wilkins/Solyaris, Linn Prestige, Absolute Audio, Alef, Aleks, Atem, Bonanza, CTC Capital, Gong AV, Homesound, IE-lab, Inforcom, ATC, MMS, New Ambience, Nota+, Overton, Purple legion, Russian game, Slonov Sound Design, Starlingbox, T-ART, Ultima, Digital systems, Vega, BVI, 3D-TEK and others. The fifth floor was occupied with Hi-Fi, High End acoustic systems, vinyl, CD, DVD, Blu-ray players, the most expensive home theatre, unique acoustic systems of a new generation, design audio-video equipment.

The events within the framework of the exposition made a great impression on all the guests even on the most sophisticated. There were different photo exhibitions on each floor including photos of famous musicians’ performances. Vinyl Revolution exposition concerned with the global tendency of vinyl renaissance was popular with retro-equipment fans. One could see rare gramophones, portable gramophones and record players of the 50s-60s, and had an opportunity to buy rare collections and popular vinyl records.

The Russian celebrities took part in the action as well: Ekaterina Strizhenova, Julia Kovalchuk, Arkadiy Ukupnik. They designed ART Vinyl disc covers which were presented to the visitors at the end of the event.

Those who are fond of high quality equipment not only at home but also in a car had a great opportunity to watch Mobile HIGH END exposition situated directly in front of the hotel`s entrance. There were cars with built-in High End acoustic equipment and Aston Martin among them.

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We are happy to see you at our exhibition Consumer Electronics & Photo Expo-2012! It is the sole opportunity not only to know all the best world novelties of audio-video, photo, computer and mobile equipment, but also to become a part of the Hi Tech world!
24 April