Just a quick follow-up on the CP+ show in Japan back in February, as I've not seen this information posted anywhere else.
Four products were awarded a World Premiere award:
- Interchangeable Lens Camera: Canon EOS M6
- Lens-Integrated Camera: Fujifilm X100F
- Interchangeable Lens: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM
- Photo Accessory: Toshiba Exceria Pro SD UHS-II card
These awards appear to be given only to new products at the show, of which there were a limited number, but still it's interesting to see what was regarded in Japan as the most interesting new gear. Nikon, of course, having nothing new at CP+, wasn't even in the running.
I'm also curious about the following in the final CP+ press release: "CP+ 2018 is scheduled to take place March 1 to March 4 on a larger scale." (Emphasis mine.) The final attendee count for this year was 66,665 persons. Both 2015 and 2016 had just over 67,000 visitors, so show attendance has remained relatively flat recently. Thus, the "on the larger scale" comment is curious.