Articles tagged "industry-news"

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Nikon in legal tussle with ASML and Carl Zeiss over alleged patent infringements

On Monday, Nikon initiated legal action against ASML and Carl Zeiss AG over semiconductor lithography patents. Now the two companies have teamed up to counter-sue Nikon. Read more

Lower cost of image sensor business lifts Sony's annual income estimate

Sony has adjusted its income estimate in part thanks to lower-than-anticipated costs for its image sensor business. Read more

Sony is now #2 in the US full-frame interchangeable lens camera market

Sony has announced that it is now ranked second in the U.S. full-frame interchangeable lens camera market, a position formerly held by Nikon. Read more

Ricoh denies Nikkei report that it may leave camera business

Ricoh has issued a response to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, denying that the company is considering leaving the consumer camera business. Read more

Drone sales doubled in 2016, premium features help push sales

According to a report by analyst firm The NPD Group, U.S. dollar sales of drones more than doubled in the 12 months ending February 2017 and premium features are in high demand. Read more

Sony's sensor roadmap includes a 150MP medium-format chip for 2018

Sony semiconductor is planning to launch several medium-format image sensors with 100 or 150MP resolution in 2018. Read more

Nikon centralizes optical engineering departments from across the business

Nikon Corporation has announced that it is to bring all its optical engineering facilities under one roof with the establishment of a single division to service the needs of the whole organization. Read more

Nikon formally announces 100th anniversary products, still no word on pricing

Nikon has formally announced a range of special-edition products to mark the company's 100th anniversary. First shown at the CP+ show back in February, we'll have to wait until June for pricing and availability information. Read more

Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy

Hasselblad has announced that commercial photographer and blogger Ming Thein has been appointed its Chief of Strategy. Read more

Panasonic likely to scale-back camera division, says Nikkei

Panasonic is likely to significantly scale-back its camera business, according to a report by Japan's largest business newspaper. The Nikkei Asian Review says the move is one of the proposals of a report prepared by the company's business planning department. Read more

GoPro to cut 270 jobs as part of restructuring effort

GoPro plans to eliminate another 270 jobs, the company revealed in its Q1 2017 guidance report, via a combination of layoffs and open position cancellations. Read more

Opinion: Nikon's 'back to basics' approach is a no-brainer

In its first public statement to the Japanese press since the DL-line cancellation, Nikon states that it will be focusing on medium-and-high end DSLR cameras, lenses and mirrorless cameras. To that, we say: it's about darn time. Read more 

Nikon cancels DL compact series citing high development costs

Nikon has officially put an end to the DL series. Announced just under a year ago, the three DL compacts would have had 1" sensors, and were originally set to ship in June 2016. Read more

Sony image sensor sales increase, camera and Xperia sales drop

Sony's quarterly results show an increase in image sensor sales, but smartphone and digital cameras sales have both decreased. Read more

Despite recent stumbles, GoPro still plans to release HERO6 this year

Despite recent troubles with its HERO5 action-cam and Karma drone, GoPro is still on track to release the Hero6 in 2017. Read more

Digital camera inventors awarded with Queen Elizabeth Prize

Four key scientists in the development of digital imaging technology are sharing one of the most prestigious prizes in engineering. Read more

Unable to recover from failed Kickstarter project, Triggertrap announces it will close shop

One of the pioneers in the area of smart camera triggers, Triggertrap, has today announced in a blog post that it will cease operations in the near future. Read more

Apple selling more Plus models than ever

Apple's upcoming financial results for Q4 2016 show that more consumers than ever have opted for the larger, dual-camera-toting Plus version of the iPhone. Read more

Pictures show how badly earthquakes damaged Sony’s Kumamoto sensor factory

If you wondered why it took Sony so long to get back on its feet after an earthquake hit its sensor fabrication plant in Kumamoto, this picture taken in the aftermath might give you a clue. Read more

Hopes of Kodachrome relaunch put on ice

Hold your horses, all you would-be Egglestons: Kodachrome probably isn't about to make a comeback. Read more

Demand for CMOS image sensors projected to increase

Thanks to new applications in mobile devices as well as the automotive and security industries, the global demand for CMOS image sensors is growing. Read more

Canon granted third most US patents in 2016

Canon was granted more US patents in 2016 than many high-tech companies, including the likes of Apple, Google and Intel. Read more

Lily Robotics sued over claims of false advertising

Lily Robotics, the company behind the subject-tracking Lily Drone, allegedly used an expensive professional drone to shoot its promotional video, rather than a prototype of the actual device. Read more

VSCO closes up shop in New York to concentrate business in Oakland

VSCO, the company behind popular film emulations tools and a photography app, has confirmed reports that its New York office has been shut down and the employees working there have been laid off. Read more

Company behind Lily drone shuts down despite $34m worth of pre-orders

Despite attracting a lot of attention and pre-orders, the company behind one of the first drones capable of tracking its user is shutting down operations due to a lack of funding. Read more

Nikon's 100 year anniversary video is both amazing and ridiculous

Nikon has been around for 100 years and to celebrate the anniversary its launched a pretty amazing anniversary movie that traces the company's history. There's also a catchy tune. Read more

Kodak CMO says the company is 'looking into' reviving Kodachrome

On the heels of Kodak's announcement that it plans to bring its Ektachrome film back into production, Kodak CMO Steve Overman has revealed that the company is also looking into bringing back another beloved film: Kodachrome. Read more

DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad

Reports surfaced this week that DJI has acquired Hasselblad, a year after the companies announced a 'corporate partnership.' Read more

Photojournalists and documentary filmmakers ask camera manufacturers for encryption

The Freedom of the Press Foundation has penned a letter to manufacturers asking them to build encryption into their cameras. The letter is signed by over 150 photojournalists and filmmakers. Read more

GoPro 'restructuring' effort will layoff 200 full-time employees

GoPro's woes continue as it announces another round of layoffs on the heels of a recall of its Karma drone. Read more

Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan

Nikkei Asian Review reports that Nikon is cutting 1000 jobs, or 10% of its domestic workforce, over the next two to three years. Read more

Narrative will stop selling its life-logging cameras

Narrative, the company behind the Narrative Clip, has stopped selling its life-logging cameras. Read more

Leica and Huawei to create joint R&D center

Camera manufacturer Leica and telecom brand Huawei have announced they are to create a research and development center so they can jointly work on optical and software systems. Read more

Getty Images asks court to throw out $1B lawsuit

Getty Images has responded to the $1 billion lawsuit filed against it by photographer Carol Highsmith, arguing that she can no longer make copyright claims about the photos because they have been entered into the public domain. Read more

Manfrotto and Benro settle 90 degree center column dispute

Manfrotto and Benro have settled their patent dispute regarding tripods whose center column to be lifted out of the collar and rotated by 90 degrees. Read more

F-Stop abandons KitSentry Kickstarter, doesn't offer backers refunds

F-Stop Gear has announced that KitSentry, the bag it sought (and successfully raised) funding for on Kickstarter, will not be brought to market. Read more

Photo business: the rise and impending fall of social media 'influencers'

An interview with a social media executive paints a pretty bleak picture of the fading 'influencer' phenomenon in which individuals are paid handsomly to promote products to their large social media followings. Read more

Google teams with IMAX to create next-gen VR rigs for the film industry

At its I/O developer conference this week, Google announced a new partnership with IMAX to develop VR camera rigs for the film industry using its Jump VR platform. Read more

Processor designer ARM acquires Apical

Processor designer ARM is hoping to strengthen its position in new markets by acquiring imaging technology company Apical. Read more

Sony expects to restart image sensor production by end of month

Sony, one of the biggest sensor manufacturers for the photographic industry, has announced its sensor plant in the earthquake-hit Kumamoto region will be ready to begin production again by the end of this month. Read more

Sony posts significant imaging division income gains in 2015 financial year-end report

It's not all bad news from camera manufacturers – despite a downward trend in sales, Sony's imaging division finished the 2015 financial year strong, with a healthy uptick in operating income. Read more

Fujifilm facilities resume some production following Kumamoto earthquakes

Fujifilm is slowly but surely bringing a key subsidiary's production facilities back online after earthquakes forced a shut down, and expects to be back at full production by the end of May. Learn more

Interchangeable lens camera sales steady as Canon profits plunge

Despite a 17.5% year-over-year drop in net income in the first quarter of 2016, Canon Inc. says that interchangeable lens camera sales are steady. Compact camera sales continue to plunge, though there is strength in a few areas. Read more

Nikon announces delays for DL-series and other compacts

Nikon has announced delays of some recently announced compacts, including the DL-series compacts, the Coolpix A300/A900, B500/B700 and the KeyMission 360. Read more

Kumamoto earthquake keeps Sony sensor factory shuttered

The major earthquakes that struck Japan on April 14th and 15th have closed Sony's Kumamoto factory, which primarily manufacturers sensors for digital cameras. Read more

Lytro CEO confirms exit from consumer photography business, focus on VR

In a recent blog post, Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal has confirmed that the company is headed out of the consumer imaging business to focus instead on developing a light field virtual reality platform. Read more

Flickr may be up for sale as Yahoo Board of Directors looks to shed web properties

The future of Yahoo and its many operations, including the photo sharing behemoth Flickr, is uncertain. While Yahoo has not specifically said what properties are up for sale, they have given hints to what a new, slimmed down Yahoo might look like. And it doesn't seem to include Flickr. Read more

Sony may split off its imaging products business

Sony is considering splitting off its imaging products business, according to a new statement from the company. Additionally, its previously announced semiconductor business split will take place next month, placing its image sensors under a wholly owned subsidiary. Read more

Sony camera and sensor business units report drop in sales in 2015

Sony Corp. released its third quarter 2015 earnings report, in which the company discloses notable drops in both camera and image sensor sales. Revenue in the imaging products unit dropped by 5%, due to decreases in units sales of digital cameras. The devices unit had an even larger drop (12.6%) due mainly to a 'significant' decrease in sales of image sensors (as well as batteries). Read more

Corbis Images content to be distributed by Getty

Getty Images is set to become the exclusive distributor of content from its rival, Corbis Images, after a deal in which Corbis was sold to a Chinese company that has a partnership with the Getty agency. Unity Glory, an affiliate of media business Visual China Group, has bought the assets and brands of Corbis Images for an undisclosed sum. Getty Images will represent the Corbis content in all territories outside China, as the two companies have worked together for over ten years to share content. Read more

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