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Nikon Reports “Extraordinary Loss”, “Fundamental Company-wide Restructuring”

Nikon Reports “Extraordinary Loss”, “Fundamental Company-wide Restructuring”

By Canon Rumors | February 13, 2017 | Industry News

Nikon’s financials have been released, and they’re not good.

Notice of Recognition of Extraordinary Loss

As announced in “Notice of Restructuring” released on November 8, 2016, Nikon Group is currently under a fundamental company-wide restructuring to improve its corporate value as shifting from a strategy pursuing revenue growth to one pursuing profit enhancement.

In accordance with this restructuring, the Group recorded extraordinary loss of 29,790 million yen, mainly incurred from inventory write-downs/write-off in Semiconductor Lithography Business, as restructuring expenses for the nine months ended December 31, 2016.

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Nikon Cancels Their Unreleased Line of High End Compacts

Nikon Cancels Their Unreleased Line of High End Compacts

By Canon Rumors | February 13, 2017 | Industry News

In a move that has been rumored for a while, Nikon has canceled their line of premium DL compact cameras. These cameras were announced last year and were supposed to start shipping in June of 2016.

February 13, 2017  TOKYO – Nikon Corporation announced today that sales of the long-awaited DL series of premium compact camera, the DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be canceled.

A June, 2016 release was originally planned for the DL series. However, with the identification of issues with the integrated circuit for image processing, release of the three cameras was delayed indeterminately.

Since then, everyone involved has worked very hard to develop products with which our customers will be satisfied. However, it has been decided that sales of the DL series will be canceled due to concerns regarding their profitability considering the increase in development costs, and the drop in the number of expected sales due to the slow-down of the market.

We sincerely apologize to all those affected by this decision, especially those customers who waited so long for the cameras to be released, retailers and others whose business will be affected, for the inconvenience this decision may cause.

Sony Introduces 100mm F2.8 STF G Master, 85mm f/1.8 & New Flash

Sony Introduces 100mm F2.8 STF G Master, 85mm f/1.8 & New Flash

By Canon Rumors | February 7, 2017 | Industry News

New Full-frame 85mm F1.8 Mid-telephoto prime lens and Compact Radio-Controlled Flash announced as well

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 7, 2017 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced two new lenses for their popular line of E-mount interchangeable lens cameras.

Sony’s new lenses include one of their flagship G Master Series – an FE 100mm F2.81 STF GM OSS mid- telephoto prime lens (model SEL100F28GM) built to deliver breathtaking bokeh with a unique STF™ (Smooth Trans Focus) design, and a new compact, lightweight FE 85mm F1.8 mid-telephoto prime lens (model SEL85F18) that is a welcome addition to the bag of any hobbyist or enthusiast photographer looking to create amazing portraits.

They have also introduced a new powerful, compact flash (model HVL-F45RM) with radio-controlled wireless communication that is ideal for professional shooting with Sony’s lineup of α7 full-frame cameras.

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New Canon Deep Matte Media Offers New Possibilities for Photo Labs and Professional Photographers

New Canon Deep Matte Media Offers New Possibilities for Photo Labs and Professional Photographers

By Canon Rumors | February 7, 2017 | Canon Accessories

New paper type unveiled at WPPI helps Dreamlabo 5000 users explore opportunities for new products

MELVILLE, N.Y., February 7, 2017 – Continuing to expand its offerings to create new business opportunities for customers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that the new Deep Matte single-sided media is now available for the DreamLabo 5000 inkjet production photo printer, offering customers an additional option for their high-quality photo output. Canon’s Deep Matte single-sided media features a smooth and glossless texture that accentuates the vivid shades, contrasting colors and high-quality image of the Dreamlabo 5000 printer’s superb output. Deep Matte media can be ideal for a variety of applications, including single prints, and with its outstanding creasing ability, the paper lends itself well to premium flush mount albums.

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Lexar Delivers Industry-Leading Capacity with 512GB Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 Card

Lexar Delivers Industry-Leading Capacity with 512GB Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 Card

By Canon Rumors | February 1, 2017 | Industry News

Doubled Capacity Allows Cinematographers, Filmmakers, and Content Creators to Capture Highest-Quality 4K Video and Beyond

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced doubled capacity for the Lexar® Professional 3500x CFast™ 2.0 memory card, providing the capacity and speed thresholds needed for cinematographers, filmmakers, and content creators to capture the highest-quality 4K and ProRes video and RAW photos. The new 512GB capacity card is designed to address the exacting demands of today’s top content innovators. The Lexar Professional 3600x CFast 2.0 card line, specifically optimized for ARRI® cameras², will also double in capacity to 512GB in the first half of 2017.

“As professional imaging technology continues to advance, it’s crucial that memory storage formats keep pace with ever-evolving data needs,” said Jennifer Lee, product marketing director, Lexar. “When shooting 200 FPS on a high-end, production-level camera, it’s easy to fill up an entire 256GB card with content in just 17 minutes.₃ Comparatively, the new Professional 512GB 3500x CFast 2.0 card can capture up to more than twice that time. It’s essential that professional content creators shooting in bandwidth-heavy applications such as RAW, 4K, burst-mode, time-lapse, and beyond have access to increasingly higher capacities and faster transfer speeds like those offered by the new 512GB Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 card.”

Lexar 512GB Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 Memory Card at B&H Photo

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