Pentax to be boosted by 'rapid roll-out' of DSLRs, Hoya says

Started Sep 16, 2008 | Discussions thread
OP tweedle Veteran Member • Posts: 4,480
DSLR sales projected to grow 49 per cent

tweedle wrote:

BJL wrote:

I find that highly misleading.

A report has been brought to your attention, the quotes are real. You
may like them or agree with them or you may not. Feel free.

My summaries or intepretations have been shared as well. You may like
them or agree with them or you may not. Feel free.

However, no misleading was ever intended.

A news report of today's The Nikkei seems to add a little more information to the subject of DSLRs.

  • Hoya intends to grow DSLR volumes by 49 per cent

  • Compact volumes expected to decline by 22 per cent

A few other news as well (snips only):

TOKYO (Nikkei)--Hoya Corp. (7741) will shift the remnants of its Japanese digital camera production abroad within the current fiscal year to improve its cost competitiveness.

The company inherited its last domestic production facility, a plant in Mashiko, Tochigi Prefecture, through its absorption of Pentax Corp. in March. By next March, Hoya will relocate the plant's lens operations to Vietnam and its production of midsize and large cameras to the Philippines.

Hoya aims to sell 520,000 SLR cameras in the year through March 2009, an increase of 49% from fiscal 2007. Sales of pocket-size models are projected to fall 22% to 2 million units. The company has not issued a profit forecast for its camera division, but it said the business swung to an operating loss in the April-June quarter.
(The Nikkei Thursday morning edition)
-0- Sep/17/2008 18:30 GMT

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