peripheralfocus

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  • Replied in on market size
    I hope you're right. The interchangeable-lens camera market is now running at just a little over 10 million units a year, down from 20 million 6 years ago. It has shrunk every year for the the past ...
  • I'm excited, mick232—nothing better than a picture of an Abe flashing a coquettish smile.

  • There is no doubt that Sony established FF mirrorless as a worthwhile market.

    But Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic are not responding to the A73; they're responding to the success of earlier A7 models....

  • Certainly, Sony deserves credit for showing this is a viable market segment. Nikon even gave them a nod, albeit obliquely, at the Z-system announcement in New York. In his remarks, the President of...

  • A digital camera is a heavily electronic device—of course, Nikon buys most of the electronic components as finished components, just as they buy the screws used to bolt them together. Nikon does...

  • The way of fastening the tripod mount to the camera bottom plate looks the same to me—two screws placed identically, as far as I can tell, except rotated about 30 degrees around the mount. ...
  • After all that, I realized that I had actually found an answer to the question of how big Sony's still camera business is, earlier this year in Sony's Investor Relations Day presentation. I even ...
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  • Replied in okay, noted
    Okay, duly noted. I take such statements to shareholders about "aims" with a grain of salt, but I'm not saying it's meaningless. And certainly it's true that Sony has been investing significantly ...
  • In its recent reports, Sony does go one small level more granular on its Imaging Solutions unit, in the Financial Results report (not the presentation). It's not too useful, if one's purpose is to ...
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  • Replied in would they?
    You're right, this certainly happens, and it's theoretically possible in this case, too. Duly noted. That said, I'm dubious in this particular set of circumstances. Would Sony choose to divert ...
  • Nikon is in the third and final year of a major restructuring. They undertook this restructuring in response to two significant threats to their financial foundation: 1. The first and most dire was ...
  • Replied in not isolated
    Sony's chart (you're referencing the one on pg. 12 of the presentation, I'm guessing) is not clear about what the unit numbers represent. But it is clear from the notes that the revenue and profit ...
  • Now you're making claims without hard numbers. We can get a vague idea about Nikon because they publish an operating profit number for their still camera unit, and they publish their unit sales. ...
  • Not sure how probative this is—yes, Sony's larger business unit can have a larger development budget, but the development they do also has to be more disparate. Put another way, I don't think Sony ...
  • There is no way to definitively answer this question because there's no way to isolate the value of Sony's still camera business. They report their video/broadcast results with their still camera ...
  • Replied in don't agree
    I don't agree with this assessment, and part of it is simply wrong. I have both cameras in my lap right now, and the differences are very small. The idea that there is a "definite" difference ...
  • Sure, but plenty of companies Nikon's size do a good job of managing production and supply. That skill is necessary for any manufacturing business, regardless of size. And you don't need to tell me ...
  • This is all true, but it applies equally to all companies. And the simple fact is that many companies do a better job than Nikon at forecasting demand, scaling production and inventory over time, ...
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