Recent content by Expat Photographer

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    Patent: Canon in-body image stabilization

    Yeah, as it certainly worked well for Sony's mirrorless move and a good number of other such ventures. One problem investors have with the approach though? It usually doesn't work. I don't work in finance, but I need to stay informed of business finance (a part anyway) so when it comes to...
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    Canon announces the Canon IVY CLIQ+ (Zoemini S) and Canon IVY CLIQ (Zoemini C) instant camera printers

    No merit? Only if you didn't read, or understand the detailed post I wrote. Again, surreal...
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    Canon announces the Canon IVY CLIQ+ (Zoemini S) and Canon IVY CLIQ (Zoemini C) instant camera printers

    You probably should have actually read a couple articles, instead of just spending 12 seconds on Google then pretending you know what's going on. It's above PSAR of course, hence saying there wasn't an analyst impact is just mathematically false. PSAR, literally, determines trend and impact on...
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    Canon announces the Canon IVY CLIQ+ (Zoemini S) and Canon IVY CLIQ (Zoemini C) instant camera printers

    College kids could be huge here. The standard 7% of gross ad spend can easily be dismissed here in return for branding and lifecycle tracking and conversions. Whatever CRM paradigm Canon uses, they're drooling over the data alone, much less the potential product up-sales as customers...
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    Canon announces the Canon IVY CLIQ+ (Zoemini S) and Canon IVY CLIQ (Zoemini C) instant camera printers

    LOL Every analyst and his brother wrote an article about Canon's stock today. This was one of the easiest product development and launch decisions in the history of photography. Largest and most profitable camera maker on planet goes after sector with most units moved, on the planet. Yeah...
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    Patent: Canon in-body image stabilization

    Yeah, Canon is probably finding 'breathing room' between the patents difficult, and potentially very expensive. There's numerous ways Canon could get access to Olympus' technology. Cheaper iteration development based on Olympus' patent in a contractual form, simply licensing it, IP rights...
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    Canon Inc. full year 2018 financial results, and thoughts on the industry and future goals

    Hey, look at that, the company no longer exists. It's almost as if people have predicted this... Cameras, TVs and mobile are now one company, with Sony deciding to remain the holding company, for now anyway. Mobile was the worst preforming, by far, followed by cameras that Sony is showing in...
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    Canon Inc. full year 2018 financial results, and thoughts on the industry and future goals

    ??? IP&S isn't the one that decides if IP&S is going to be sold by Sony. " it does not look like the imaging business is going anywhere" Ah, yeah it does, as detailed by the actions of Sony's CEO and the plan he laid out at investor's day.
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    Canon Inc. full year 2018 financial results, and thoughts on the industry and future goals

    That seems to be one of the points of debate. If those internal, rosey, early numbers are spot on, why is the CEO telling investors straight out on investor days the new company isn't part of Sony's future? How are they, the new company, claiming digital camera profits (just one revenue stream...
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    Canon Inc. full year 2018 financial results, and thoughts on the industry and future goals

    Yeah sorry, that was a typo made while finishing up at work. Trying to find the Nikkei projections for 2019 I had. For some reason I didn't bookmark it. They have Sony at 3.8 million units moved in the digital camera market, worldwide, at no profit. This is Nikkei at the time of the...
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    Canon Inc. full year 2018 financial results, and thoughts on the industry and future goals

    That would be the one. As you can see early on in the article he links right to a Bloomberg article detailing the issue I brought (as I was saying, this has been in the news for years now and I'm not sure why so many reviewers seem to be completely unaware)...
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    Canon Inc. full year 2018 financial results, and thoughts on the industry and future goals

    It was announced in 2015, and the spin-off was completed in 2018. It's not a 'potential' it's already completed, that's what IP&S is. "Semicon" two lines down is Sony Semiconductor Solutions, another spin-off announced in October of 2015 and since completed. You're looking at the holding...
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    Canon Inc. full year 2018 financial results, and thoughts on the industry and future goals

    Pretty much. Photographers, while generally good people, are honestly really bad as a group when it comes to following the business news. Sony's Alpha line, which so many people rightfully cheer, wasn't paid for by what was at the time Sony's camera division. They couldn't come close to...