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More Bad News From Nikon Might Signal A Much-Needed Re-Trenching/Consolidation Of The Digital Camera Market.

by Anura Guruge


Another BAD NEWS Press Release
from Nikon on February 13, 2017.

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Click to ENLARGE. You can find original Press Release at Nikon.com.


This Press Release right on the heels of the one that
the much anticipated 1″ DL compacts have been cancelled.


Mobile phones with high-quality camera capability have been steadily eating into digital camera sales for the last few years.

It is finally beginning to take a heavy toll. Nikon could be the first to stumble.

Nikon currently, per DPReview, has 250 cameras on its books. That is crazy.

Canon has 278, Sony 277, Olympus 243, Fujifilm 239, Panasonic 193 and Pentax 135.

That is a total of 1,615 digital cameras from 7 camera manufacturers — at an average of 230 per vendor.

I have consistently maintained that this is too many. Each camera that you keep on your books costs money.

Nikon announced 14 new cameras in 2016 — 3 of them being the 1″ DL compacts that were cancelled yesterday.

Nikon and the others MUST cut back on new releases. We do NOT need so many variants at so many different price points.

Just a couple of good ones, at the low, medium and high bands.

The camera industry has ALREADY seen a sea change in vendors. Kodak, Polaroid and Agfa are no longer the market leaders they one were.

We have seen such dramatic shifts in leadership in the computer industry. Once famous names, now no more; e.g., NCR, Burroughs, CDC, Univac, DEC, DG, Wang, Stratus, Sun etc. etc.

The same WILL happen to these digital camera vendors. Mark my word.


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by Anura Guruge

Nikon, In STUNNING Volte-Face, Cancels All Three 1″ DL Compact Cameras — TURNING POINT FOR INDUSTRY!

by Anura Guruge


Pertinent extract from Nikon’s
February 13, 2017 Press Release.

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Click to ENLARGE. You can find original Press Release at Nikon.com.


What the three (3) 1″ DL models were supposed to be.

Note that the DL24-85 came in black & silver models.

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I am SURE that this marks an important turning point in the digital camera industry.

Increasingly capable mobile phones are usurping digital cameras — particularly the consumer, compact cameras such as this. People can’t be bothered to carry a camera when they can snap pictures with their phones.

Digital camera sales, last year, had already declined by over 30%.

So, FINALLY the Japanese camera manufacturers are tightening their belts.

Shame. I had SERIOUSLY thought about getting the Nikon DL24-85 as my compact.


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by Anura Guruge