Nikon - new generation digital cameras are under development

So they blame the poor performance of their Income Statement on lack of a new generation of digital cameras?

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  • "We have almost completed development of a new generation digital camera that we began working on several years ago, which will offer customers new ways to enjoy images. We are currently monitoring world market trends as we consider the appropriate timing for the launch of these new products."

    "Further, Nikon has almost completed development of new generation digital cameras that it began working on several years ago as products that would pioneer a new market sphere. Nikon is currently monitoring world market trends as it considers the appropriate timing for the launch of these new products."

  • I do not remember Nikon ever saying something like that in a quarterly report, for a company that doesn’t even show prototypes, this is big, they are really putting big hopes in those new generation digital cameras. Note also that they said cameras, more than one new geenration.

    “…new generation digital cameras are under development.” That’s a boilerplate. Everything else would mean that they’re going to give up their business.

  • In two different interviews Nikon executives mentioned that they have "almost" completed a new generation of digital cameras which will offer customers new ways to enjoy their images. "Creating markets by launching new generation products and products of new domain" is also on of the four challenges listed on the business strategy section for Nikon's Imaging division.

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The emergence of the new generation of digital aerial cameras is a consequence of the new technologies that have become available for digital imaging. A ‘paradigm shift’ in photogrammetric operations does appear to be occurring, due to the availability of multiple overlapping images which lead to high accuracy and more reliable information extraction with greater efficiency. As well, with the acquisition of multispectral images, the automatic extraction of thematic information from images required for digital mapping and GIS data collection should be more easily achievable. A next step in automation in photogrammetry may be the development of procedures for computing orthophotos in real-time during flight. This requires significant software developments and computing power, but there are certainly moves to achieve it.