TOKYO, June 5 (Reuters) – Japan's Canon Inc said on Friday it has decided to revive a shelved plan to build a $180 million digital camera factory in Nagasaki, southern Japan, on solid demand for digital single-lens reflex cameras.

Details on the timing of the plant's start-up and any changes in the investment will be announced later in the day, a Canon spokesman said.

The plant, to make both digital compacts and digital single-lens reflex cameras, was originally to have an annual production capacity of 4 million cameras.

(Reporting by Mayumi Negishi)


Some of our articles may include affiliate links. If you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.


  1. Yup, I agree about this current trend, nowadays most ppl thought owning a Rebel or D60 with kit lens means they will be able to take good photos and no need to hire a professional anymore, but that is not the case if they treats their dSLR like a glorified PnS on steroids.

    Also I find it odd when I start seeing hired photographers who uses a Rebel XSi with KIT LENS to take model photos! WHAT IS THIS WORLD GETTING TO!! at least use a proper lens…a prime lens would do

  2. LOL, i’ve seen on many websites and prints better pictures taken with a “simple” ultra compact than a 1Ds mark III coupled with a 24-70 :)

    Some ppl are 1000 times more creative that they can use any camera, even with an iphone… Some others prefer to pay $10.000 in a camera and lenses and they make average results :)

  3. I believe that developed countries like china, india, and the middle east are driving the incrase in dslr production . Two years ago no body knew why I was holding a black box in my hand. Nowadays And with the decrease of priceses of the entry level models, every home seems to at least have one.

Leave A Reply