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PMA Cameraphone Shoot-Out winners announced at CTIA Wireless 2006

At the 2006 PMA Cameraphone Shoot-Out at CTIA Wireless, winners have been announced in three categories:

In the VGA category it has been a tie between the LG CE500 and the UTStarcom CDM8945.

In the category from 1 to 1.9 Megapixels the honor has gone to the LG VX9800 (the V)

The winner in the 2 to 2.9 Megapixels category is the Sony Ericsson W810 Walkman phone...

PRESS SUMMARY

PMA Cameraphone Shoot-Out winners announced at CTIA Wireless 2006 - digital camera and photography newsLAS VEGAS, Nev. - Three cameraphones were named winners in the first annual PMA Cameraphone Shoot-Out at CTIA Wireless 2006 in Las Vegas, Nev. Fourteen cameraphones from six manufacturers were entered in the PMA Cameraphone Shoot-Out at CTIA Wireless, which took place Wednesday, April 5.
 
Professional photographer Jeff Strout lit the set and shot all the photos with participating cameraphone manufacturers in a live-model studio located on the CTIA Trade Show floor. Images from the cameraphones were printed on the Kodak G4 Digital Station photo kiosk, supplied by Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N.Y. Professional lighting and backdrop equipment used at the PMA Cameraphone Shoot-Out was supplied by Booth Photographic Ltd., and a special cameraphone tripod attachment called Sunpak VersiPod was provided by ToCad America Inc., distributor of Sunpak products.
 
A panel of expert judges voted on the entries, based on the overall quality of the digital print and the accuracy of color as compared to the shirt the model wore in the photo shoot. The panel of judges included Diane Berkenfeld, editor, PTN magazine; Tony Henning, editor, the Mobile Imaging Report; Gary Pageau, publisher, Photo Marketing magazine; and Karen Thomas, contributing writer, Photo Industry Reporter.
 
Following are the winners in each category of the first annual PMA Cameraphone Shoot-Out at CTIA Wireless 2006:


Category: VGA

Tie between:
LG Electronics CE500 and UTStarcom, Inc. CDM8945


Category: 1 Megapixel to 1.9 Megapixels

LG Electronics VX9800 (The V)


Category: 2 Megapixels to 2.9 Megapixels  

Sony Ericsson W810 Walkman® phone


PMA Is . . .

For 81 years, PMA® has served as an international trade association for the changing needs of the expanding photo imaging industry with more than 20,000 members in 100-plus countries, headquartered in Jackson, Mich. In addition to the United States, there are membership offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Latin America, New Zealand, Russia and the United Kingdom.

PMA membership is open to any firm doing a substantial portion of its business in photo imaging retailing, scrapbook and custom framing retailing, processing (digital and silver halide) or service work. Cooperating memberships are held by firms that manufacture or distribute products or services for the imaging industry. PMA provides more than 100 services to its members, and holds the world's largest annual international photo imaging trade show, typically drawing well over 600 exhibitors and 20,000-plus attendees.
April 7, 2006
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