The Cebit trade fair is taking place in Hanover. Billed as the world's largest technology show, the event will run until Wednesday.
Here a visitor gets to grips with a Hitachi digital camcorder which records directly on to DVD.
Nokia's N92 is a mobile phone with a difference - a screen which enables the user to watch digital TV.
Cebit also saw the unveiling of Microsoft's new UMPC, a handheld computer which uses the Windows operating system, and made by Samsung.
The device had been dubbed Project Origami by Microsoft, and is being touted as a competitor for music and video devices such as the iPod.
Panasonic unveiled a 103-inch plasma-screen TV. More than 6300 exhibitors from 71 countries have taken part in this year's event.
A man watches a wall of TV flatscreens. Last year Cebit attracted 500,000 people, and more were expected this year.
Some companies - built giant mockups of their new products, such as this one of a ViaMichelin car navigation device.
Dutch company ego unveiled laptops with a difference - available in a variety of handbag-shaped covers.
Dr Erich Schneider models a new video camera system used for surgery. The footage can then be used for training or for other doctors to study.