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Re: Canon’s Q3 Profits Tumbled Down By 42%
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2012, 10:45:25 AM »
Nikon's most-recent quarterly results show an even bigger loss - 47%.  It has little to do with products, and much to do with the global economy.

Whatever the reasons, obviously there are two different strategies to fight the situation: either release innovative products or/and at a very competitive price (Nikon) or mostly play it safe and follow the competition while squeezing every $ out of the existing medium to high-end market (Canon).

Canon's approach might actually be more successful from a shareholder's value perspective, and Nikon is now tied to Sony since they use their patents. But as a current user of the Canon system I still find this rather frustrating.

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Re: Canon’s Q3 Profits Tumbled Down By 42%
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2012, 10:45:25 AM »

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Re: Canon saw operating profit slump over 42-percent
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2012, 12:28:40 PM »
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DSLR sales fell over last year, with Canon mentioning that its launch of new models like the EOS 5D Mark III didn't help to shore its camera figures up

no matter how the canon fanboys here will twist it, the overpriced 5D MK3 did not help making things better for canon as it seems.

and from the harsh critics on the net... the 6D will not be that loved either.
it´s not like canon can sell these two cameras like they sold the 5D MK2.

The 5D3 is over-priced. That why I bought it off of evil bay for 3000$.  ;D

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Re: Canon saw operating profit slump over 42-percent
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2012, 12:39:05 PM »
The 5D3 is over-priced. That why I bought it off of evil bay for 3000$.  ;D

you still payed to much.. there are ~2699$ (depending on the dollar course) deals now in my country.  ;)

Well, 3000$ around two weeks after Launch. Plus, I needed to replace my dying 5Dc already and I still made the right choice for when I needed it.

I will buy another 5D3 body to replace my 7D soon when that adorama fire sale comes back. ;D

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Re: Canon saw operating profit slump over 42-percent
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2012, 12:39:05 PM »