The Verge – Photokina is the big, but shrinking, stage for presenting the future of photography. The 2016 edition of the biennial camera show has lost some of its luster and techie momentum with Samsung’s silent retreat from the market, and the news that’s emerged here in Cologne just hasn’t been as impactful as in previous years. The reason, I’d venture to suggest, is that digital camera development has plateaued. Much like PC makers constantly having to nudge people to upgrade PCs that don’t need upgrading, camera makers are faced with the challenge of enticing people to buy new versions of devices that are already plenty good enough. And, of course, smartphones are eating into everything.  read more 

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