« on: January 31, 2013, 03:35:25 PM »
Set high prices for lenses, lose sales to competitors, profits go down, what a surprise.
Well, thanks for that uninformed opinion. Did you actually read the linked presentation materials? Perhaps if you had, you'd have noticed that while Canon lost revenue and profits fell in some business segments, and sales of PowerShot cameras were down, their sales in the dSLR and lens category was actually up 14% in FY12. Are you surprised now?
You mean that if Canon sold even more DSLR lenses, it's bottom line wouldn't have improved? That's even more surprising.
It's not surprising at all. Canon is a moderately diversified business, and in particular, the office (copiers) and industrial (lithography) segments are tied tightly to the global economy.