This years show seemed a lot quieter than previous years both in terms of visitors and exhibitors. There felt like a lot more empty space. Canon had pulled out and it seemed they hadn't really been replaced. Certainly the absence of the worlds best selling camera brand and I imagine a lot of Canon owners would have an effect on this. It was the same time as I went last year, and there were certainly far less people there this time.
As shown in the picture at the top the Nikon stand was the most popular, however there was still plenty of room there to look around. Normally their stand is 2 to 3 deep, but not yesterday. We are in recession however and with dramatic cuts to earnings and increases in prices to all sections of UK society going on currently, its probably no surprise.
I concentrated on two stands, Fujifilm and Sony.
Having been very interested in the Fuji X100, this was an opportunity to actually see it and handle it. My disappointment with it was posted yesterday. I've since had the chance to think more about it, and the following are a series of thoughts about it. Much of this in a thread over at mu-43.com. http://www.mu-43.com/f76/fuji-x100-flesh-10097/