Category: Market

Goodbye Kodak

Kodak just filled for bankruptcy. It may not be the total end of the red and yellow logo. But they were already selling their assets and debt has been climbing up quite high in the recent months.

Olympus: How to end?

Olympus is going through really dire straits. The previous management has obviously organized some really risky finance operations (so risky that they turned to be catastrophic). Now that smoke and dust are settling down we can see more clearly (it produced a small hike up in the stock prices and we heard that the rumors…

2010: Photographic market shares

photo © 2010 Cliff | more info (via: Wylio) International market research company IDC released its analysis of the 2010 market for digital cameras. Worldwide Digital Camera Market Shares by Vendor (in number of cameras sold) ================================================ Vendor 2010 2009 ———————————————— Canon 19 19 Sony 17.9 16.9 Nikon 12.6 11.1 Samsung 11.1 10.9 Kodak 7.4…

Shortage at Samyang (lenses)

Samyang stays a South Korea lens manufacturer (and they have a catalog of both excellent quality and low-cost). But the March-11 tsunami hit hard one of their suppliers of special glass lens. Consequently, Samyang has been forced to announce some delays and difficulties to supply their products in the coming months. The list of impacted…

Japan earthquake photo news

As you certainly already know, a massive 8.9 earthquake has hit Japan North-East early yesterday morning (Japan earthquake photos at Boston.com The Big Picture). Consequences already appear quite dire and more than 1000 people are reported dead around the country (and this count will probably still climb steadily in the coming day while people currently…

Canon, Nikon are afraid of Sony

OK! Maybe not statue-frozen by fright, but Amateur Photographer gave us today a few interesting data points showing that Sony quickly progresses in the photo market including in the interchangeable lens camera segment. AP tells us that on the Japanese market, where Nikon and Canon together loose about 11% of market share, Sony reaches the…

Will Microsoft buy Adobe?

photo credit: Microsoft Sweden The rumor started yesterday (Friday): Microsoft was on the verge of buying Adobe right off the market. The Adobe stock price shot up by 17% during the day (triggering an automated circuit-breaker to stop pricing), after the announcement of a meeting between Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer and Adobe…