Why Can't Camera Makers MAKE any Money?

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Why Can't Camera Makers MAKE any Money?
Apr 10, 2013

A few recent articles by Thom Hogan indicated that according to most financial report, only Canon and Nikon post profits in their camera manufacturing divisions.  The rest all are losing money.  To make it worse, the profitability is Canon and Nikon is trending downwards, not up.  Sigma is private and so an unknown quantity, but probably safe to assume that their profits come from their lenses.  I dont recall any Leica financial results but my guess is that they are making money.

Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Casio, Samsung, and Ricoh, all losing money.

Why can't camera makers turn a profit??

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