Articles tagged "japan"

BCN+R data shows digital camera sales in Japan were down 40% year-over-year

BCN Retail, which tracks online and in-person sales of digital cameras in the Japanese market, has shared its end-of-year data, showing the COVID-19 pandemic further compounded the already-shrinking camera market in Japan.

Report: After more than 70 years Nikon ends domestic camera production, planning move to Thailand

Japanese publication AERAdot has reported that Nikon is ceasing camera production at its Sendai ‘Mother’ Factory and moving operations to its Thai factories as a cost-saving measure.

Canon patent details a variable-magnification 1.0-2.0x teleconverter with image stabilization, variable ND filter

If — and that’s a big if — such a teleconverter ever becomes a reality, you may one day be able to turn prime lenses into ‘zoom’ lenses and bring image stabilization to lenses that lack it.

Report: Japanese camera makers could see supply chain constraints due to supplier factory fire

The factory produces an array of audio components, including analog-to-digital converters, which Inside Imaging claims are used by various Japanese camera manufacturers.

Select Sony stores in Japan are giving away adorable mini camera kits with the purchase of a real kit

The promotion, which is taking place at four different Sony stores across Japan, is going on through November 30.

Video: The impact of hand-colorized photos on photography in 19th century Japan

After a forced opening of Japanese ports to foreigners in the mid-19th century, foreign-owned photo studios began hiring local artisans to hand-color black and white images, leading to a boom in an industry that served to both inform and mislead outsiders about Japanese culture in the mid to late 1800s.

JAXA and NHK team up to send 8K camera into space for Mars exploration

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) are jointly developing a 'Super Hi-Vision Camera' for JAXA's Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission. The camera will record the first 8K ultra high definition images of Mars and its moons, Phobos and Deimos, taken in proximity.

Nikkei report says Japanese camera manufacturers are in for a 'shake-up' following Olympus sale

Olympus' sale of its imaging division could be the beginning of a major 'shake-up' in the Japanese camera industry, according to the latest report from Nikkei Asian Review Deputy Editor, Masamichi Hoshi.

Japan offers $2.2B to help domestic companies move production from China, but will it help the imaging industry?

Last week, it was reported that $2.2 billion of Japan's COVID-19 emergency stimulus package will be allocated to companies willing to move production out of China. We asked two executives of Japanese imaging companies whether or not this incentive could help their operations.

Report: Stalker used eye reflections in online photos to locate, assault pop star

Be vigilant on what's being reflected in eyes (or glasses) before posting photographs of yourself or others online. High resolution photographs aren't always beneficial.

DPReview TV: Shooting with the Fujifilm 200mm F2 in Japan

While on assignment in Japan, Chris and Jordan had a couple days to shoot with the Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 telephoto lens, which Chris nicknamed 'The Big White Sharp'. To make things more interesting, Jordan filmed this entire episode using the new Fujifilm GFX 100 medium format camera.

Swiss lens manufacturer Irix is expanding into the Japanese market

Lens manufacturer Irix has announced it's expanding its product lineup into the Japanese market.

2018 Japan BCN camera rankings: Canon dominates DSLRs, tops Sony in mirrorless

The 2018 Japan BCN camera rankings are in, and the most surprising bit of news is that Canon is still outpacing Sony in the mirrorless segment, taking the #2 spot in that segment while still dominating in DSLRs.

Bic Camera will soon accept Bitcoin at retail stores throughout Japan

Major Japanese electronics retailer Bic Camera will soon accept Bitcoin as payment at all of their retail locations. If this trend catches on, you might be buying your next camera with cryptocurrency.

Still going viral, after all these years: crushing Tokyo commute photos

Photographer Michael Wolf has been documenting the crowded conditions of Tokyo's subway trains since the 1990s. The photos have gone viral regularly in the years since he started the project, and he just published the final edition in the series.

Leica M10 in Japan: Updated samples gallery

We've been itching to get the Leica M10 back since we had to give an early pre-production unit back to Leica. Fortunately, another camera arrived just in time for a recent trip to Japan. See gallery

Slew of new smartphones in Japan is peek at tech trends

Look for loads of megapixels, big batteries and gesture navigation.

LG Optimus G Pro confirmed in Japan

Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO announces the LG Optimus G Pro in its new lineup.

3D photobooth opens in Japan

The 3D scanner/printer makes tiny figurines of gallery patrons.