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Rise Above Research forecasts global camera sales to drop 37% this year Market research 

Rise Above Research forecasts global camera sales to drop 37% this year

Fueled by the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the global digital camera market will see its largest sales drop in history, according to Rise Above Research’s new 2020 Worldwide Digital Camera Forecast. The market will decline 37% overall, compared to 2019. Many factors are behind this decline, including the predominance of smartphones, the perceived lack of and economic impacts resulting... Read More
Camera hardware is still in crisis News Opinion 

Camera hardware is still in crisis

One of the most popular opinion articles on this site is from January 2018, where we discussed “Hardware in Crisis: Can Cameras Companies Compete.” We also followed up with “Six ways digital cameras should be competing with smartphones“, which mentioned ways digital cameras are superior to smartphones, including battery life, but added digital cameras still trail smartphones in key customer-loving... Read More
Rise Above Research says North American digital camera sales to decline 28% in 2020 Market research News 

Rise Above Research says North American digital camera sales to decline 28% in 2020

Rise Above Research, the new industry research firm, predicts a 28% decline in camera sales for North America this year, followed by a rebound in 2021. In 2021, North American camera sales will generate almost $2 billion in revenue. Digital camera sales have been on the decline for the last ten years, as the saturation of smartphones has dramatically reduced the... Read More
Ricoh launches RICOH GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit New Products 

Ricoh launches RICOH GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. launched the RICOH GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit, available in a limited quantity of 3,500 units worldwide. The exclusive $1199.95 kit combines the RICOH GR III camera body, finished in a metallic gray color, with a compact, detachable viewfinder and a genuine-leather hand strap, both designed exclusively for this package. Offering the same quality... Read More
Sony upgrades VENICE and FX9 motion-picture cameras News 

Sony upgrades VENICE and FX9 motion-picture cameras

Sony Electronics Inc. will upgrade the firmware of its VENICE digital motion picture camera and FX9 full-frame camera in 2020. These firmware upgrades build on the two platforms’ extraordinary image capture and color science. VENICE 6.0 firmware update, available in November 2020, delivers more monitoring options and high frame rate. The FX9 update, expected in October, 2020, expands shooting and... Read More
Fujifilm announces X-T4 flagship, INSTAX Mini 11 New Products 

Fujifilm announces X-T4 flagship, INSTAX Mini 11

FUJIFILM North America Corp. launched the FUJIFILM X-T4 flagship model of the X series family of mirrorless digital cameras. The X-T4 features a newly designed five-axis IBIS, a quiet shutter unit, a new vari-angle LCD screen, a new Eterna Bleach Bypass Film Simulation, and a new, large-capacity battery. The camera features the X-Trans CMOS 4 26.1MP, back-side illuminated sensor and X-Processor... Read More
Fujifilm announces the Fujifilm X100V premium compact New Products 

Fujifilm announces the Fujifilm X100V premium compact

  FUJIFILM North America Corp. launched the FUJIFILM X100V, the fifth iteration in Fujifilm’s X100 Series. The X100V features a new 23mmF2 lens, advanced hybrid viewfinder, optional weather resistance, and two-way tilting rear LCD screen. Key features and improvements of X100V include a body that has top and bottom plates milled from single pieces of aluminum and slight enhancements have... Read More
Ricoh announces ultra-rugged digital compact camera, RICOH WG-70 New Products 

Ricoh announces ultra-rugged digital compact camera, RICOH WG-70

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corp. announced the RICOH WG-70, a durable, lightweight and waterproof compact digital camera with a 5x optical zoom lens (28mm wide-angle coverage). The camera has a large, outdoor-friendly wide-frame LCD monitor. The RICOH WG-70 adds a digital microscope mode that, when coupled with the use of the camera’s six-LED macro lights, enables the user to clearly see... Read More
Nikon debuts Nikon D780 DSLR, two lenses, CoolPix 9500 Events New Products 

Nikon debuts Nikon D780 DSLR, two lenses, CoolPix 9500

Nikon Inc. unveiled the D780 FX-format DSLR, an update to the D750. While the D780 retains the rugged reliability of its predecessor, the camera has been turbocharged with Nikon’s latest EXPEED 6 processor, touch operability, advanced autofocus capabilities, extensive video features, a valuable assortment of in-camera creative options and much more, the company says. “The Nikon D780 is not only... Read More
JK Imaging announces KODAK PIXPRO AZ528 Astro Zoom New Products Press releases 

JK Imaging announces KODAK PIXPRO AZ528 Astro Zoom

Affordable and feature-rich 52X Mega Zoom Bridge Camera Now Shipping and Available in US Los Angeles, California, Sept. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — JK Imaging Ltd., the worldwide licensee of KODAK PIXPRO Digital Cameras and Devices announced the availability of the newest addition to the lineup’s 2019/2020 mega-zoom, bridge model category. The KODAK PIXPRO AZ528 Astro Zoom digital camera, available... Read More
Sony launches RX0 II, the world’s smallest and lightest premium ultra-compact camera New Products News Press releases 

Sony launches RX0 II, the world’s smallest and lightest premium ultra-compact camera

Superb image quality delivered by 1.0-type stacked 15.3MP image sensor condensed into waterproof, rugged, highly compact body Featuring ZEISS® Tessar T* 24mm F4 fixed wide-angle lens Movie shooting with 4K internal recording and new image stabilization solutions Advanced functionality for stills photography, including up to 1/32000 sec. Anti-distortion Shutter and up to 16fps continuous shooting Diverse range of shooting scenes... Read More
Fujifilm releases new mirrorless digital camera Fujifilm X-T30 New Products Press releases 

Fujifilm releases new mirrorless digital camera Fujifilm X-T30

Equipped with new image sensor and image processing engine into a compact and lightweight body for the ultimate image quality Highly-accurate AF performance across the frame and fast/silent continuous shooting of up to 30fps* to capture every decisive moment Fine and smooth 4K video with high-resolution audio, meeting the needs of full-scale video production February 14, 2019 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji... Read More
Fujifilm launches rugged FinePix XP140 New Products Press releases 

Fujifilm launches rugged FinePix XP140

Developed for adventure, the latest camera in the XP series boasts a variety of updated automatic shooting functions in a compact and lightweight design, with added protections to combat the elements. Valhalla, New York – WEBWIRE – Thursday, February 14, 2019 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of the FUJIFILM FinePix XP140 (XP140), the latest rugged camera in the XP series. The newest... Read More
CIPA provides outlook on 2019 trends for cameras and related goods Market research Press releases 

CIPA provides outlook on 2019 trends for cameras and related goods

The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA: President Kazuo Ushida) has announced the outlook on the shipment by product-type concerning cameras and related goods for the 2019 term. 1. Track record of shipments 2018 In 2018 total shipments decreased by 22.2% year on year in digital cameras with a significant decline in built-in lens digital cameras. In interchangeable lens digital... Read More
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