Ex-Fuji Paul Rogers new Camera House GM

March 7, 2018

The Raleru Board (Camera House) has announced the appointment of well-known ex-Fujifilm executive Paul Rogers as Raleru’s new general manager, replacing Charles Davey who left the company in January. Paul worked at Fujifilm Australia  starting in 2001 and was general … Continue reading


Volume down, value up in camera market

March 9, 2018

The infographic below from Statisa (“The Statistics Portal’) charts the recent history of the photographic industry via the CIPA (Japanese camera manufacturers) annual shipment data: Statisa analyst Felix Richter postulates that the market may have bottomed out in 2017: ‘As … Continue reading


Vitec acquires Adeal for $5 mil

March 9, 2018

European photographic and broadcast accessory specialist Vitec has acquired its former Australian distributor, Melbourne-based Adeal Pty Ltd. The acquisition was completed on March 6 in the UK for a total investment of $5 million (£2.8 million). ‘The acquisition is expected … Continue reading


Who pays for below-cost prints?

March 9, 2018

It’s probably mere co-incidence, but following two weeks of punishment on the stock exchange, in which its market capitalisation has dropped by around $700 million, Harvey Norman has dug one of its hoary old 5 cent Fujifilm print promotions out … Continue reading

Sigma rolls out full Sony E-mount range

March 6, 2018

Sigma Corporation has announced no less than nine new lenses from its premium Art range will be released for Sony full-frame (E-mount) cameras, including two all-new lenses which will also be available in Canon and Nikon mounts. This is welcome … Continue reading


Photokina goes all arty

March 21, 2018

It’s a Photokina year again, and from now (until further notice) every year is a Photokina year. Photokina 2018 is from September 26-29 and the photo industry will roll up again at Koelnmesse on May 8-11. The organisers are continuing … Continue reading


New Kodak instant camera launches

February 28, 2018

Brands Australia has announced local availability of the Kodak Printomatic instant camera. The Printomatic has a 10-megapixel sensor in addition to printing 2×3-inch ‘Zink’ instant prints free of ink cartridges, toner or film. Prints are ‘durable, water- and tear-resistant’, with … Continue reading

New DSLRs, mirrorless camera from Canon

February 26, 2018

Canon Australia has announced the EOS 1500D and EOS 3000D entry-level DSLRs prior to the CP+ event in Yokohama later this week (March 1 – 4), along with a new mirrorless model, the EOS M50. The EOS 1500D (pictured right) … Continue reading


Industry events fill the vacuum

February 26, 2018

Well my little editorial last issue encouraging the ‘new guard’ to pull the industry together received a bit of a belting. Apparently everyone is working much harder than they used to – far too hard to organise a get-together in … Continue reading


PC’s 2018 Product Compendium

February 26, 2018

PhotoCounter will once again compile all the product press releases throughout the year to create a 2018 Product Compendium. The purpose of this is to provide access to all product press releases, as an added service for readers. When applicable, … Continue reading


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