MichaelKJ

Lives in United States Brooklyn, United States
Joined on Jun 20, 2005

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  • Your graph is for the the last quarter of the most recent fiscal year. As I noted, the first quarter of the most recent fiscal year (i.e., Apr-Jun 2015) was profitable for imaging, but the the ...
  • All good possible reasons why Olympus continues to make cameras. I doubt #3 is valid as I've yet to see a credible explanation for why Oly's longstanding expertise in cameras and lenses can't be ...
  • Agreed. DSLRs offer advantages that mirrorless is unlikely to match anytime soon. As the market continues to move towards mirrorless, I have doubts about the legitimacy of considering MILCs a ...
  • You seem to be going back and forth here. If a longer replacement cycle is good for carriers then how could they have "shot themselves in the foot"? Agreed. The carriers are in a better position ...
  • Jan-Mar unit price of shipments to Asia was 6% more than unit price of shipments to Japan. Unless companies aren't stating true value of shipments to Asia, dumping inventory doesn't appear to be ...
  • This seems to be a forum devoid of interest, with 2 month old threads on the first page. If the moderators will allow it, you might want to post on the mFT forum. While the results aren't dismal, ...
  • Replied in The OP is AWOL
    He's been a member since 2001 and a cursory look at his recent posts suggest that he is not someone who tries to stir up trouble. I suggest that we cut him some slack.
  • Thanks. I think I was thrown by your shift from talking about sales and providing graphs of unit sales to a comparison of ILC vs fixed lens cameras. It is well know that P&S camera sales have been ...
  • Marty, Could you please explain how you came up with the numbers in your chart. I also don't think 2004 is the best year for making comparisons with the current ILC camera market. In 2004, DSLRs ...
  • Sure. Even if growth slows or levels off it will continue to be a huge market with intense competition. The most desirable smartphones will sell very well.
  • Depends what you mean by quality phone cameras. The younger crowd loves to take pictures at night and at concerts where they are often far from the performers. I think smartphones with the ability ...
  • Agreed. However, what is also interesting is that smartphone makers are increasingly viewing camera quality as a key battle ground.  Samsung has been running ads about the improved low light ...
  • I interpreted that as meaning you have to multiply the yen in the chart times 1,000, which is what I did to come up with the average camera prices. For MILCs I did this as follows:  35,234,364 yen ...
  • Created discussion thread March 2016 Camera Shipments (CIPA)
    Shipments by Japanese camera companies of both DSLRs and MILCs in March 2016 were higher than shipments in March 2015. DSLRs remain down for the first three months of 2016, while MILCs are up. I ...
  • I recall Thom saying some time ago that he has made presentations to Nikon official (no idea if he was paid). He has several contacts in the Japanese camera business and, while I don't always ...
  • Sunk costs, including previous losses, are irrelevant as far as a company's current strategy is concerned. As is the case with other camera companies, Olympus was slow to eliminate their ...
  • The optics & other technology developed in the camera/imaging division probably have some synergies with Oly's medical technology. However, at this point, I doubt the medical division would suffer ...
  • Outdated stereotype. Globalization has made Japanese corporations much more accountable to shareholders. Oly's stock is traded in a manner similar to US companies, which would be highly unlikely ...
  • There have been numerous complaints in the past about B&H's closing for religious reasons, including people saying they would have ordered sooner if they had known ahead of time. Howard could have ...
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