Any evidence of the weaker yen affecting camera gear prices?

Started May 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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jkoch2
jkoch2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,198
Lower yen may cut camera harakiri, but not slice prices

Canon and Nikon have withstood financial ruin over these recent years.  But profits have ailed, and if a lower yen gives them a windfall, they aren't likely to dash the benefit to profits by cutting prices.

Their competitors have been bleeding badly enough.  Some are essentially in hospice.  Why impale themselves on a blade of discounts or rebates, if they are already in need of transfusions?

In any case, except perhaps in Europe, camera prices are lower than they've ever been, especially taking into account features.  On occasion, one sees prices that almost certainly mean the sellers are taking a loss.

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