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On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (138 comments in total)

From Nikon's just released financial documents. (Presentation Materials)

Imaging Products Business

Sales forecast is downwardly revised by 10 billion yen as a result of the revised market forecast and because of the postponement of new D500 launch. However, operating income forecast is pushed up by 3 billion yen due to the 3rd quarter result as well as the expenses reduction effort in the 4th quarter.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 17:16 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

"Oh, wow...", DPR is like tween girls writing about One Direction. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 03:09 UTC as 100th comment

Oh, wow... a $1000 mirrorless body with no touch screen. Oh, wow... the same crappy kit lens as the one on their a6000. Oh, wow... the new lenses they just announced were for their full-frame models.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 22:15 UTC as 176th comment | 3 replies

A $1,000 body, and still no touch screen?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:35 UTC as 346th comment

Did they update the kit lens, or does it have the same worst-in-the-industry kit lens as the a6000?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:44 UTC as 399th comment | 3 replies
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Flashback: Surprisingly, despite the digital age we live in, camera and lens production is still very labour intensive. This must result in significant ex-factory costs.

However, nice work Fuji, I will try to remember that when making my next purchase.

A August 2015 News Tidbit:

"TOKYO -- Canon aims to completely automate domestic manufacturing of digital cameras by 2018, an advance that the company reckons can cut production costs 10-20%."

So it's an issue that camera companies are thinking about.

(No, I am not saying anything about Fuji.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)

"We don’t all have to be seduced, ..." -DPR

I would be way more easily seduced if the camera cost less. :-)

That said, Olympus' camera division needs the money. If the pricing of this camera helps them to stay in the camera business, then it's a good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 99th comment
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)

I generally don't pay attention to the way that a camera looks, but that is a really nice looking camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:00 UTC as 127th comment

If Olympus sends me a PEN-F for free, I promise to post/tweet nice things about it. That sounds like a fair deal to me. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 15:42 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: Always remember that Sony sells sensors to everyone else.

This decline isn't primarily due to Sony selling few cameras, but to the entire P&S camera market evaporating.

It sounds like the sensor decline is primarily due to a decrease in smartphone sales.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 16:37 UTC

"shift to higher-end digital cameras"

I wonder how long it will be before that segment becomes saturated.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 16:17 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Xentinus: What about other brands,did they release their reports?
Maybe If we compare,we can find the answer of Samsung's decision.
I am really sorry because Samsung decided shuttering its camera business. :/

IMO;In close future,companies who have mobile phone background will remain standing in camera business.

Nikon is scheduled to release their financial results on February 4th. Olympus is scheduled to release their financial results on February 5th. Canon recently released their financial results, and profits for their camera division were down 5.7%.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 04:49 UTC

Sony reports that they sold 11.5 million digital cameras in Fiscal Year 2013, and forecasts that they will sell 6.1 million digital cameras in Fiscal Year 2015. That's quite a drop.

As unit sales continue to drop, for all camera companies, maintaining profitable camera divisions is going to get harder and harder.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 04:36 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies

Teasing just gets me mad. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 19:35 UTC as 45th comment

Raising the price on anything in the Nikon 1 line seems a but much. That camera system isn't exactly taking the world by storm. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 02:35 UTC as 85th comment | 4 replies

I wonder how Nikon's new-higher prices compare to Canon's current prices.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 02:31 UTC as 86th comment
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)

I admit it, I think Olympus' 'Classic Film Monochrome' mode looks pretty cool.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 03:48 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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Raist3d: dpreview staff - "fashion conscious" and "serious candid (street photog)" are contradictions. Most street photography- or at least a big chunk of it- is candid/stealth and the last thing uou want is to call attention.

Small and black seems pretty inconspicuous, but when viewed up close can still be fashionable.

BTW, I tried street photography, but since I live in the suburbs, it was just photos of empty streets. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 03:42 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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geoson: I find the wailing about the price the most amusing thing of all. Not because I'm flush with money, but because we've all seen this pricing scheme from every manufacturer. High opening, followed by gradual decrease, ending with near fire sale when next model is introduced. I purchased a GX7 last September for $599. The only camera I've ever had in the digital era where I did not wait at least a year after introduction is the LX100 (very happy customer, btw). The most aggressive pricing I've seen in the last few years has been from Pentax.

Hipsters (bearded) have extra disposable income, because they don't have to pay for overpriced razor blades. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 03:37 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)

No [insert missing feature] , no sale! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 03:34 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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