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Olympus Financial Results 2014 - Sales Down

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We have published earlier that Canon and Nikon sales are down, But according to the Olympus Financial Results Olympus Digital Photography Business is also facing loss in the recently released financial documents:

Olympus-Imaging-buisness-loOlympus is not getting desired sales as they expected…

Net sales in the Imaging Systems Business during the six months ended September 30, 2014 amounted to ¥40,110 million (down 14.7% year on year), while operating loss amounted to ¥4,596 million (compared with an operating loss of ¥2,711 million in the same period of the previous fiscal year).

Imaging-mirrorless-sales-imMirrorless sale is growing but the Olympus is facing overall loss.

In the digital single-lens camera field, there were positive developments such as sales growth for the OM-D series, in Europe and the U.S., particularly “OM-D E-M10.” Even so, in response to shrinkage in the compact camera market as a whole, we limited the number of units sold in this field. Consequently, there was a decline in sales in the Imaging Systems Business overall.

Operating loss increased in this business reflecting the decrease in sales and investment carried out to develop BtoB operations.

Among other things, their presentation materials include:

  • Higher operating loss recorded due to failure to meet sales target for mirrorless cameras, an area where strong growth is being targeted”
  • “Reasons for Failure to Meet Mirrorless Camera Sales Target
  • Slowdown in Japanese and other Asian markets
  • Sluggish PEN series sales
  • Deterioration in cost ratios due to depreciated yen”

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Nikon Sales Down - Still Making Profit

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We have already published few days ago that Canon profit is going down and yes we don’t the exact reason behind that or maybe it is due to DxOMark Lab test result, No serious Mirrorless system announcement from the company and  slow development of products (Canon took 4 years to develop 7D Mark II flagship camera and still its core specification is behind the recently announced Samsung NX1), Now back to Topic Nikon financial results for the first half of the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2015 is out now, the Company is still managed to drag out some profit despite of the low sales volume in the first half year when compared to sales volume of the earlier year in all product category.

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Also take a look at the financial estimation for the year ending on March 31, 2015:

“Sales volume forecast of digital cameras – interchangeable lens type is revised by reflecting the first half year results, however, forecasts of sales and operating income stay unchanged. Although the market recovery of digital camera – interchangeable lens type has been slower than predicted, sales shift toward mid/high-end cameras is expected, thus the full-year forecasts for sales and operating income remain unchanged.”

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Take a look at the Canon and Nikon global target shipments

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Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM II Lens - Full Specification, Images and Price

Canon-100-400mm-lens-imageHigh resolution images of Canon 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM II lens and full details and price information is now available in the web, the lens will cost you approx $2199 USD and butil with 21 elements in 16 groups, being a L lens the lens is weather sealed and features Canon Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps significantly reduce backlit flaring and ghosting, for more details take a look belwo at the press release…

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Price: $2199 USD
Release Date: November 11, 2014
Ship Date: Unknown

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 21 elements in 16 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 24º-6’10’
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focus system / USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 3.2 ft. / 0.98m
  • Filter Size: 77mm
  • Max Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.7 in. x 7.6 in. / 94mm x 193mm; 3.46 lbs. / 1,570g

Overview
The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens delivers a superb combination of cutting-edge performance, compact construction and brilliant resolving power that’s great for sports and wildlife photography.

The telephoto lens features one fluorite and one super UD element to help provide impressive contrast and resolution with reduced chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range. Canon’s new Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps significantly reduce backlit flaring and ghosting, while fluorine coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces help lessen smears and fingerprints.A 9-blade circular aperture renders beautiful, soft backgrounds, and a 3 mode (standard, panning and exposure only) Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 steps* of image correction.

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens is equipped with a new inner focusing AF system to help ensure fast and accurate focus down to 3.2 ft. with a .31x maximum magnification. Usability enhancements include a rotation-type zoom ring with adjustable zoom torque for more precise, customizable zoom performance, a redesigned tripod mount that can be attached and detached without removing the lens from the EOS camera, and an all-new lens hood with a side window that makes it simple to adjust specialty filters-like polarizers-without the need to remove the hood.

Ruggedly constructed with advanced dust and water sealing for durability in a range of environments, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens is a stellar performer with refined controls for a wide variety of situations.

Nikon Patent - Honeycomb Sensor with Sub-pixel to Improve Dynamic Range

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According to latest patent surfaced over the web Nikon is working on completely new sensor tech that will improve the dynamic range of the sensor dramatically, this can be achieved by adding four sub-pixel along side the main pixel,

Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature (translated by google)

Patent Publication No. 2014-175992

  • Published 2014.9.22
  • Filing date 2013.3.12

Nikon patents

  • I a second pixel (sub-pixel) around four locations of the first pixel
  • Four of the second pixel, the first pixel of the same color of the color filter
  • And reads five pixels inside by adding more than 2 pixels

Signal and read out by adding one or more pixels of the four sub-pixels, and select the wide dynamic range between the center pixel

The Nikon sensor design patent mentioned will sure increase the dynamic range as well as the ISO range of the camera, the sensor will possibly also give to control the dynamic range manually.

See more patent by Nikon and the source of this post is egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp

Canon New EF 100-400mm Lens Full Specification

Canon-100-400mm-Lens-ImageJust before the official announcement of Canon’s new telephoto zoom lens EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens we got the full specification and images too, so just take a look at the eye-catching specification

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Specs:

  • One fluorite lens, one Super UD glass
  • For the first time adopted a new development of the Air Sphere coating (ASC)
  • 4 stop image stabilization
  • 3 modes of IS, the third is for sports photography
  • A minimum focusing distance of 0.98 m
  • Maximum magnification of 0.31 times
  • 9 aperture blades
  • AF motor the ring-type USM
  • Rotational zoom, not push/pull
  • Zoom touch adjustment ring
  • Detachable tripod mount
  • Dust and weather sealing
  • Fluorine coating

The specification also says that the upcoming Canon lens for the first time will use Air Sphere coating (ASC), the lens also supports Hybrid stabilization modes. Th price and shipping details are not known yet… we will update you as soon as possible.

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More Images of Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II

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One more images of EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II surfaced over the web today, the lens is bit big as said by many users and the expected to announce very soon….

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Canon 5D Mark IV and One More Pro - DSLR Coming on CP+ Show 2015

5d-Mk-IVLatest rumor coming from Northlight Images website, According to a canon dealer of UK, Canon is ready to announce Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR in the month of February at CP+ show along with a new PRO DSLR camera.

We have told you earlier also (see here) that the upcoming Canon 5D Mark IV is expected to arrive with a option to record 4K videos and may also feature world first Dual-Pixel Fullframe CMOS sensor, we don’t have any details about the next pro body that is also expected to announce at CP+ show by Canon, however there are some rumors related to Canon megapixel monster , Canon modular DSLR, Canon 750D DSLR and Canon big sensor based compact zoom camera.

Like Canon 5D MK IV page in Facebook to get latest rumors and updates. The  the CP+ show will start from Feb 12 and will end on Feb 15, 2015.

src – Northlight