Will Nikon be out of business in 5 years?

Started Oct 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
stevo23 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,717
Re: Will Nikon be out of business in 5 years?

Jeff_Donald wrote:

Just something to think about when a company is so "invested" in just one business and not diversified.

Christopher Chute from market intelligence firm IDC predicts Nikon may be out of business in 5 years if the trend continues.

“You’re talking about a 10-15% decline in DSLR shipments all over the world. Which is kind of shocking because that market’s been growing double digits for almost ten years. Nikon recently said they have a five year plan to address this. And my view is, that five year plan should have come out five years ago. They’re not going to be around in five years.”

Let's hope for the industries sake that this is not the case.

This article was discussed in another thread that I started called "Nikon's 5 year plan", or something like that. I think somewhere else, someone shared Thom Hogan's more balanced statement. Not that Nikon isn't in a serious spot, but this article seemed a bit alarmist to me.

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