article floating around several news sites including Pacific Business
News is that Nikon are about to stop producion of their 35mm compact camera
range and go all digital. The Tokyo-based Nihon Keizai Shimbun broke the
story from company sources in its Thursday editions. Though the company
said no decision has been made yet, the newspaper said production is being
halted and shipments to stores will stop in a few months.
UPDATE: Nikon posts press release denying rumour
Comment about a newspaper article on our film compact camera business in Japan
An article appeared yesterday on a Japanese daily newspaper that Nikon would withdraw from its film-based compact camera business in Japan. However, we affirm that we do not currently have such plan as this article reports.
Our film compact camera business still remains sizable although their sales shows a clear contrast to our rapidly expanding digital camera business. Our Japanese photo dealers will continue selling Nikon film compact cameras.
We apologize to our customers and photo business partners for any inconvenience eventually caused by this article.
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