HappyVan

HappyVan

Joined on Jan 1, 2011

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  • Have you fully exploited the strengths of FF?
  • Created discussions Thom Hogan on small cameras
    Looks like Thom is gradually exiting Nikon. "Where We Are Headed Having tinkered with my bag contents a lot lately, I’ve come to a conclusion about DSLRs: they’re now only most useful as specialty ...
  • Replied in Thanks for ...
    ... cherry picking from the first quarter of the last FY. Here's the full FY... http://nikonrumors.com/2015/05/14/nikons-2015-financial-results-are-out-sales-down-15-income-down-12.aspx/#more-92766 ...
  • For the first quarter, DSLR is 96% of last year's sales. MILC only 84%. The pressure is on the small brands. :-(
  • Replied in Perhaps
    My expectation is that as Canikon comes under greater pressure, they will launch more products in order to increase sales. Likely expanding into niches occupied by small brands. There should also ...
  • Replied in The truth hurts?
    Fact is that Canikon is still profitable. Fact is that the small guys like Oly are posting double digit operating loss ratio. Which business model is sustainable in the long run? Nothing wrong with ...
  • The Nikon community has many famous names. Does Sony have the same? ;-) http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Nikon-Ambassadors/index.page
  • Thank You. I'm sure that the Nikon guys missed it entirely. :-)
  • There are a  number of ways to cut costs. Nikon has eliminated some service centers in Canada. That's going to hurt them. They are also cutting production costs by redesigning camera interiors. ...
  • You're just projecting the trend into the indefinite future. Fact is that Canikon has vast competitive advantages as industry #1 and #2. For example, Nikon has changed the sales mix by emphasizing FF.
  • Not many camera brands are making 9.7% income on sales. "Operating income ratio posted 9.7%, exceeding the previous year ratio (9.4%) and the revised forecast (9.0%)" The remarkable thing is that ...
  • It's very rare for a company to go out of biz when they earn 9.7% operating income on sales. "Operating income ratio posted 9.7%, exceeding the previous year ratio (9.4%) and the revised forecast ...
  • Replied in ???
    "Do note that the industry as a whole is stabilizing."
  • Don't understand why you might think that. Here's a useful thread from Michael. Look at the numbers carefully. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55814760 "Sales and income declined 15% and 12% ...
  • Actually, the industry appears to be stabilizing. :-) http://www.cipa.jp/stats/documents/e/d-201503_e.pdf In the first quarter, Camera with Interchangeable Lens shipped 90% of the volume of the ...
  • Replied in Sorry ...
    ... if it seems that way. Actually, I respect innovation. It's just that IMHO merely replacing the mirror with an EVF is not innovation! Think about it. That's why I respect Nikon 1 for a decent ...
  • Replied in Nope
    In a shrinking industry, the top two players will survive the longest. The small players tend to drop off first. Leaving more money for the top two to pick up. Check the P/L for Canikon's camera ...
  • Here's a heads up from Thom Hogan. The bad news is that red ink is getting worse again. The loss on operating income is still double digit. Oly is paying you to buy their products. The really bad ...
  • You haven't explained what kind of cameras you have used. Or, what kind of photography you do? I'm a Nikon user (APSC, FF and J4) and there is definitely a place for the J series. Pro: Extremely ...
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