CP+ 2014 (Camera & Photo Imaging Show), Japan’s largest camera show, was held on Feb. 13-16, 2014 at Pacifico Yokohama.
We went on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, the day after they canceled the show due to heavy snow. By Sunday, most of the snow had melted and it was sunny.
It wasn’t crowded at all to get in at around noon on the last day. Last year on the first day, there was a long line to get in. Now I know which day to avoid.
Inside, the show was crowded enough. Hordes of men taking pictures of the pretty girls. But some booths like Olympus and Nikon restricted picture-taking to only people using their demo cameras. You couldn’t shoot with your own camera. Other booths like Ricoh/Pentax and Panasonic had models posing for anybody. Crowd control measures it seems.
It’s not a big show, no professional equipment. Mainly for general consumers and amateurs. Sometimes the staff can be amateur too when they cannot answer your technical questions.
Official site: http://www.cpplus.jp/en/