Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2019 [updated]

Welcome to the Trade Show Calendar, a post that tracks camera and photography related trade shows, covering 2014.Q4 to 2019, in reverse chronological order… This is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every photography-related trade show on the planet, only the major/influential shows… For omissions/additions and corrections, please leave a comment or use the online contact form

Latest Update: November 14 (2018): and we are back with the 2019 edition with Photokina moving to May instead of the traditional September… Since it is not a leap year, many trade shows are shifted behind by one day number-wise from 2018 to 2019 [non-leap years have 52 weeks and one day, that’s why; there’s a method to the madness] – but if that doesn’t workout (eg weekday/weekends), then they change week… Trade shows that don’t have confirmed dates for 2019 have “???” as their date…

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January 2019
+ 8-12: CES 2018 in Las Vegas (USA), better dates this year, some breathing room after the New Year’s Eve festivities
+ 16-19: Society of Social and Wedding Photographers in London (UK), convention and trade-show
+ 17-22: Imaging USA in Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
+ 31-3: Photo LA in Santa Monica (LA area, California, USA)

February 2019
+ 21-25: PhotoPro Expo in Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati (USA)
+ 25-28: Mobile World Congress in Barcelona::Spain
+ 25-1: WPPI (full conference) in Las Vegas (USA)
+ 28-3: CP Plus in Tokyo (Japan)

March 2019
+ 7-10: Society for Photographic Education in Cleveland, OH (USA)
+ 16-19: The Photography Show (Birmingham, UK)

April 2019
+ 6-11: NAB in Las Vegas (USA)
+ ???: Photo & Imaging in Seoul (Korea)

May 2019
+ 8-11: Photokina in Cologne (Germany) [NEW MONTH!]
+ NOTE that starting with 2019, Photokina takes place in May, breaking with the tradition; in Cologne as usual
+ 28-1: Computex Taipei in Taipei
+ 30-1: Photoshop World, in Orlando, Florida (USA)
+ 30-2: Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles (USA)
+ ???: The Photography Show (Los Angeles)

June 2019
+ 24-28: CeBIT in Hannover (Germany)

July 2019
+ no events?

August 2019
+ 21-23: Photoshop World II, in Las Vegas, Florida (USA)

September 2019
+ 6-11: IFA in Berlin (Germany)
+ 12-17: IBC in Amsterdaaam (Holland)
+ ???: Pro Photo Expo

October 2019
+ 6-10: GITEX in Dubai
+ 10-15: CEATEC in Tokyo (Japan)
+ 24-26: Photo Plus Expo in New York (USA)
+ ???: Cine Gear Expo II in Atlanta (USA)

November 2019
+ 7-11: Le Salon de la Photo in Paris (France) – also in english

December 2019
+ winter is coming

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New Cameras and Lenses of 2018

LATEST UPDATE on 2/28/18: updating throughout the day with some of the recent camera and lens announcements of the last few days…

SCOREBOARD
Camera Type
TOTAL
DSLRs
3
Mirrorless
7
Rangefinders
0
RAWsumers
1

WHAT IS THIS? here we track serious/interesting products, we no longer attempt to track every single camera out there. This is a reference page, not a “breaking news” tracker, so cameras/lenses won’t necessarily be added the millisecond they are officially announced – we no longer chase the “news cycle” after all πŸ™‚

For previous years, check the New Cameras of 2017 and the New Cameras of 2016 and the New Cameras of 2015

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Camera Price Charts February 2018 Episode IV: Fixed Lens Cameras

Mission accomplished! The mid-February 2018 price chart series is now complete! The Fixed Lens Cameras had some price activity, but we only had one new camera, but at the same time, we “lost” zero cameras since the November 2017 update.

We continue to have a healthy mix of sensor sizes and zoom ratios, from primes to superzooms, and 1 inch all the way up to 35mm full frame. Just don’t expect a 35mm full frame superzoom any time soon πŸ™‚

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Camera Price Charts February 2018 Episode II: APS-C DSLRs – The Madness of King Canon

And we are back now with Episode II in our mid-February 2018 series of the Camera Price Charts, we take a look at the APS-C DSLRs. We had no new APS-C DSLRs since our November update and we “lost” the Nikon D5300 as it is no longer available in new condition at the three reference retailers [details at the bottom of the post].

The story of this update is the madness of Canon’s pricing. Both the D-Rebel T6s and T6 prices have skyrocketed, while the illogical pricing of the D-Rebel T5i continues (the body only costs $100 more than the T5i with the kit lens).

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Camera Price Charts February 2018 Episode I: 35mm Full Frame Price Drops from Sony and Canon

And we are back with another edition of the Price Charts series! We take a snapshot of the prices and compare them to each other and previous installments of the Camera Price Charts. As before, we start with 35mm full frame cameras. Not just interchangeable lens, but any camera that has a 35mm FF size sensor!

In order to make this chart readable, manageable and relevant, the various Leicas ranging from $4K to $8K are not included.

FINALLY FULL FRAME DISCOUNTS – from Sony and Canon

Prices were upticking in our November 2017 edition but the theme this time around is discounting. And not just trivial discount. The Sony a7r II and a7 II dropped $500 each, the Canon 5D Mark III dropped $300, and the Canon 1D X II and Sony a7s II dropped $200 each. The prices in yellow in the chart right below indicate cameras with price drops…

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New Cameras and Lenses of 2017

LATEST UPDATE on 11/29/17: new Primes from L and V… new APS-C Leica CL mirrorless and 18/2.8 L-mount lens… new Panasonic G9 m43rds photographic flagship, and 200mm f2.8 OIS teleprime…

SCOREBOARD
Camera Type
TOTAL
DSLRs
8
Mirrorless
13
Rangefinders
1
RAWsumers
7

WHAT IS THIS? this is an on-going permanent reference page of the new serious/interesting cameras and lenses of 2017. This year we also brought back the “Scoreboard” tally. Please note this is a reference page, not a “breaking news” tracker, so it won’t necessarily be updated the millisecond a new camera comes out. We are out of the “news cycle” after all πŸ™‚

For previous/future years, check the New Cameras of 2018 and the New Cameras of 2016 and New Cameras of 2015

DSLRs

+ AUG-24: Nikon D850 (35mm FF, $3300)
+ JUN-29: Canon 6D Mark II (35mm FF, $2000)
+ JUN-29: Canon SL2 (APS-C, $550)
+ APR-12: Nikon D7500 (21pm APS-C, $1250)
+ FEB-15: Canon 77D (24mp APS-C, $900)
+ FEB-15: Canon D-Rebel T7i (24mp APS-C, $749)
+ JAN-25: Pentax KP (24mp APS-C, $1100)
+ JAN-04: Nikon D5600 (24mp APS-C, body only $700)

MIRRORLESS

+ NOV-21: Leica CL (L-mount, APS-C, $2800)
+ NOV-08: Panasonic G9 (m43, $1700)
+ OCT-25: Sony a7r III (FF, $3200)
+ SEPT-07: Fuji X-E3 (24mp APS-C, $900)
+ AUG-31: Olympus E-M10 III (M43, $650)
+ AUG-29: Canon M100 (24mp, APS-C, w/15-45, $600)
+ JUL-10: Leica TL2 (24mp, APS-C, L, $1950)
+ APR-19: Sony a9 (24mp FF FE, $4500)
+ FEB-15: Canon M6 (24mp APS-C, $779)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GFX 50S (51mp MF (1.7x 35mmFF), $6500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji X-T20 (24mp APS-C, $900 body)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic GH5 (20mp, March 2017, $2000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic GX850 (16mp, w/12-32, $550)

RANGEFINDERS

+ JAN-18: Leica M10 (24mp FF, Maestro II, $6600)

RAWSUMERS

+ OCT-16: Canon G1 X III (APS-C, 24-72eq, $1300)
+ SEPT-12: Sony RX10 IV (1″, 24-600mm eq, $1700)
+ AUG-31: Sony RX0 (1″, 24/4 eq, elementproof, $700)
+ APR-21: Panasonic ZS70 (1/2.3″, 30x optical, $450)
+ JAN-19: Fuji X100F (24mp APS-C, $1300)
+ JAN-04: Canon G9X II (20mp 1″, 28-84eq, $530)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic FZ80 (1/2.3″, 60x optical, RAW, $400)

NEW LENSES in 2017

+ NOV-29: Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 (M, $899)
+ NOV-29: Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH (M, $12795)
+ NOV-21: Leica 18mm f2.8 (L, APS-C, $1300)
+ NOV-08: Panasonic 200mm f2.8 OIS (m43, $2000)
+ OCT-26: Tamron 100-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (C/N, $799)
+ OCT-25: Sony FE 24-105mm f4 G OSS (FE, $1300)
+ OCT-25: Sony 400mm f2.8 GM OSS (FE, no price)
+ OCT-25: Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO (m43, $1200)
+ OCT-25: Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO (m43, $1200)
+ OCT-17: Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.4 FE (FE, $799)
+ OCT-17: Leica Thambar-M 90mm f2.2 (M, $6500)
+ SEPT-15: Tamron 100-400mm f4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (C, N; $???)
+ SEPT-08: Fuji 80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR MACRO (Fuji X, $1200)
+ SEPT-08: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS ($515, Nikon)
+ AUG-29: Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens (EF, $2199)
+ AUG-29: Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift (EF, $2199)
+ AUG-29: Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift (EF, $2199)
+ AUG-29: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens (EF, $1599)
+ JUL-11: Nikon 70-300 f4.5-5.6E ED VR AF-P ($750)
+ JUN-30: Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 ($1999, C/N)
+ JUN-23: Tamron 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 Di-II VC HL ($650, C/N)
+ JUN-22: Sigma 14mm f1.8 DG ART ($1600, C/N/Si)
+ JUN-22: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art ($1300, C/N/Si)
+ JUN-21: Zeiss Milvus 35mm f1.4 ($2000, C/N)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-S 28mm f1.4E ED Lens ($2000)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-S Fisheye 8-15mm f3.5-4.5E ED ($1250)
+ JUN-01: Nikon AF-P DX 10-20mm f4.5-5.6G VR ($307)
+ MAY-11: Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Art ($???, Canon, Nikon and Sigma)
+ APR-19: Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS ($2500, FE E-mount)
+ APR-06: Canon 35mm f2.8 IS STM EF-S Macro ($350)
+ FEB-22: Fuji MK 18-55mm T2.9 Cine (E-mount, $3800)
+ FEB-22: Fuji MK 50-135mm T2.9 Cine (E-mount; $3800)
+ FEB-15: Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM ($249; the new D-Rebel T7i kit lens)
+ FEB-07: Sony FE 85mm f1.8 ($600, E)
+ FEB-07: Sony FE 100mm f2.8 STF GM OSS ($1500, E)
+ FEB-06: Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 (C/N, $1300)
+ FEB-06: Tamron 10-24/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (C/N, $500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji XF 50mm f2 WR (X System, $450)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 63mm F2.8 R WR (Medium Format GFX, $1500)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 120mm f4 R LM OIS WR Macro (Medium Format GFX, $2700)
+ JAN-19: Fuji GF 32-64mm F4 R LM WR (Medium Format GFX, $2300)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 II OIS (M43, $1000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 II OIS (M43, $1100 – lower price than first gen)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 12-60mm f2.8-4 OIS (M43, $1000)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 45-200mm f4-5.6 II OIS (M43, $500)
+ JAN-04: Panasonic 100-300mm f4-5.6 II OIS (M43, $650)

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Camera Price Charts November 2017 Episode IV: RAWsumers Keep Going!

The popularity and advancement of smartphones, the parade of mirrorless options, and $1000-ish full frame DSLRs have not, as some of the doomsayers foretold, killed the serious fixed lens camera. Not only that, but we had three new models since our previous update in July 2017. One of the three was even a new segment for RAWsumers, the “serious elementproof action cam” in the Sony RX0.

RAWSUMERS KEEP ON CLICKING

The storied Canon G-series has now “graduated” to an APS-C sensor with the brand new G1X III, and its price too adjust upwards to factor the larger sensor size.

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Camera Price Charts November 2017 Episode III: Mirrorless Everywhere

This is the biggest of the Price Charts, with the most cameras and most charts too! It’s mirrorless time! They are after all “winning” 2017 by a score of 12-8 vs DSLRs. A field goal can no longer tie the game πŸ˜‰ This is episode #3 in the November 2017 series.

GOODBYE NIKON 1 SYSTEM from the PRICE CHARTS
With this edition, we have a change in coverage. Even though Nikon’s 1-System cameras still remain at enough of the tracked retailers, I decided to remove them from this and future Mirrorless price charts because:

+ it’s a dead system
+ there is no movement in the prices
+ given their situation, they are more noise than signal

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Camera Price Charts November 2017 Episode I: 35mm Full Frame Steady As She Goes

The time is right to start a new “Price Charts” series, this is the November 2017 edition, taking a snapshot of camera US market prices. We start with the 35mm full frame digital cameras of all kinds. Because Medium and Large Format is a small niche (all things considered), we are not tracking their prices here…

We have one exception with this edition, I am not including the Leicas in this chart, they dominate and skew the flow of the charts with nine entries clustered between $4K and $8K. Now I’m never gonna be invited to a Leica Club party πŸ™‚ If anyone is interested in seeing the Leicas, please leave a comment and I’ll create a separate chart for them πŸ™‚

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Camera Price Charts July 2017 Episode VI: DSLRs vs Mirrorless (Full Frame)

And now the last installment in the July 2017 series, we are zooming in on a DSLR vs Mirrorless tet-a-tet with 35mm full frame sensors! The focus is on made-for-digital mirrorless cameras, meaning no rangefinders in this particular comparison.

JULY 2017 SERIES

+ 35mm FULL FRAME digital cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs
+ Mirrorless Cameras
+ Fixed Lens Cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs vs Mirrorless
+ 35mm Full Frame dSLRs vs Mirrorless

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Camera Price Charts July 2017 Episode V: APS-C Civil War: DSLRs vs Mirrorless

And now we have a new entry in our Price Charts series. It is an APS-C interchangeable lens camera civil war! DSLRs vs Mirrorless cameras! How do the prices compare? Who has more options in the market? Details at 11 (okay, right below)…

JULY 2017 SERIES

+ 35mm FULL FRAME digital cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs
+ Mirrorless Cameras
+ Fixed Lens Cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs vs Mirrorless
+ 35mm Full Frame dSLRs vs Mirrorless

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Camera Price Charts July 2017 Episode IV: Serious Fixed Lens Cameras

Part IV of our July 2017 “Price Charts” series is here, focusing on Serious Fixed Lens cameras of all kinds. This year, I removed cameras with 1/2.x” sensors from consideration ~ sensors growing in size in all directions, even in smartphones.

JULY 2017 SERIES

+ 35mm FULL FRAME digital cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs
+ Mirrorless Cameras
+ Fixed Lens Cameras
+ APS-C dSLRs vs Mirrorless
+ 35mm Full Frame dSLRs vs Mirrorless

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