Fuji. So now interchangeable lenses are "luxury?"

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Pie in the sky, Fuji. Talk is cheap.

    Reuters:

    Fujifilm aims to be world No. 3 in cameras
    Mon, Jul 4 2011

    By Isabel Reynolds and Reiji Murai

    OMIYA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan's Fujifilm aims to become the world's
    fourth largest camera maker by next March and the No. 3 manufacturer
    two years later, overtaking first rival Samsung and then Nikon, a
    senior company executive said.

    Until recently best known for inexpensive models, Fujifilm may also re-
    enter the more lucrative interchangeable lens camera market from which
    it withdrew in 2004, Takeshi Higuchi, head of the company's camera
    division, said in an interview with Reuters on Monday.

    The launch of a mirrorless camera, which has an electronic viewfinder,
    making it lighter and more compact than a professional-style single-
    lens reflex camera, would be an extension of Fujifilm's effort to move
    upmarket and would put it in direct competition with Sony.

    Earlier this year it launched the Finepix X100 high-end compact, which
    is made in Japan and sells for about 120,000 yen ($1,480).

    Higuchi insisted the company would have no problems developing a
    mirrorless camera or the required lenses by itself, denying the
    possibility of another acquisition in the industry.

    Last week copier and printer maker Ricoh, which also has a compact
    camera division, announced it was buying the Pentax camera business
    from Hoya.

    Fujifilm, which makes a wide range of products from medical equipment
    to cosmetics, barely broke even on cameras last year, but Higuchi
    plans to pull the business firmly into the black this year with
    production cost cuts and a marketing push that he says will keep unit
    prices higher.

    "We can do all the important development in-house, so we can use that
    to cut costs, but we don't have a very high-profile brand," Higuchi
    said. "We have debated why that is and the upshot was we should put
    out luxury models and spend more on publicity to build up the brand."

    In digital still camera unit sales, Fujifilm says it is currently in
    fifth position behind Canon, Sony, Nikon and Samsung, but adds it is
    confident that its plan to boost sales 25 percent to 14 million units
    this financial year will gain it the No. 4 spot.

    Apart from the Finepix X100, all the company's camera production is
    concentrated in China, but Fujifilm is planning to spread risk by
    starting some production in southeast Asia, said Higuchi, adding that
    Thailand looked promising.

    "We do feel a risk in China in terms of wages and the high staff
    turnover," Higuchi said. "We will seek a production site outside
    China," he added.

    A decision will be made on the location by the end of the financial
    year, he said. The firm is also conducting feasibility studies in
    Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. Current production levels in
    China will be maintained, he said.

    ($1 = 80.835 Japanese Yen)

    (Reporting by Isabel Reynolds and Reiji Murai; Editing by Edwina
    Gibbs)
     
    RichA, Jul 6, 2011
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  2. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    That's actually an intelligible report. I am of course talking about the
    part after your comment. Did you plagiarizer it/

    Your failure to provide quotes and a link to the original is dully noted.
     
    PeterN, Jul 6, 2011
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  3. RichA

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On 7/5/2011 7:47 PM, RichA wrote:
    : > Pie in the sky, Fuji. Talk is cheap.
    : >
    : > Reuters:
    : >
    : > Fujifilm aims to be world No. 3 in cameras
    : > Mon, Jul 4 2011
    : >
    : > By Isabel Reynolds and Reiji Murai
    : >
    : > OMIYA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan's Fujifilm aims to become the world's
    : > fourth largest camera maker by next March and the No. 3 manufacturer
    : > two years later, overtaking first rival Samsung and then Nikon, a
    : > senior company executive said.
    : >
    : > Until recently best known for inexpensive models, Fujifilm may also re-
    : > enter the more lucrative interchangeable lens camera market from which
    : > it withdrew in 2004, Takeshi Higuchi, head of the company's camera
    : > division, said in an interview with Reuters on Monday.
    : >
    : > The launch of a mirrorless camera, which has an electronic viewfinder,
    : > making it lighter and more compact than a professional-style single-
    : > lens reflex camera, would be an extension of Fujifilm's effort to move
    : > upmarket and would put it in direct competition with Sony.
    : >
    : > Earlier this year it launched the Finepix X100 high-end compact, which
    : > is made in Japan and sells for about 120,000 yen ($1,480).
    : >
    : > Higuchi insisted the company would have no problems developing a
    : > mirrorless camera or the required lenses by itself, denying the
    : > possibility of another acquisition in the industry.
    : >
    : > Last week copier and printer maker Ricoh, which also has a compact
    : > camera division, announced it was buying the Pentax camera business
    : > from Hoya.
    : >
    : > Fujifilm, which makes a wide range of products from medical equipment
    : > to cosmetics, barely broke even on cameras last year, but Higuchi
    : > plans to pull the business firmly into the black this year with
    : > production cost cuts and a marketing push that he says will keep unit
    : > prices higher.
    : >
    : > "We can do all the important development in-house, so we can use that
    : > to cut costs, but we don't have a very high-profile brand," Higuchi
    : > said. "We have debated why that is and the upshot was we should put
    : > out luxury models and spend more on publicity to build up the brand."
    : >
    : > In digital still camera unit sales, Fujifilm says it is currently in
    : > fifth position behind Canon, Sony, Nikon and Samsung, but adds it is
    : > confident that its plan to boost sales 25 percent to 14 million units
    : > this financial year will gain it the No. 4 spot.
    : >
    : > Apart from the Finepix X100, all the company's camera production is
    : > concentrated in China, but Fujifilm is planning to spread risk by
    : > starting some production in southeast Asia, said Higuchi, adding that
    : > Thailand looked promising.
    : >
    : > "We do feel a risk in China in terms of wages and the high staff
    : > turnover," Higuchi said. "We will seek a production site outside
    : > China," he added.
    : >
    : > A decision will be made on the location by the end of the financial
    : > year, he said. The firm is also conducting feasibility studies in
    : > Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. Current production levels in
    : > China will be maintained, he said.
    : >
    : > ($1 = 80.835 Japanese Yen)
    : >
    : > (Reporting by Isabel Reynolds and Reiji Murai; Editing by Edwina
    : > Gibbs)
    :
    : That's actually an intelligible report. I am of course talking about the
    : part after your comment. Did you plagiarizer it/
    :
    : Your failure to provide quotes and a link to the original is dully noted.

    Am I missing something? He said it was from Reuters and included their
    dateline and the authors' and editor's names. Isn't that enough?

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jul 6, 2011
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  4. RichA

    Irwell Guest

    He does state the report is from Reuters and provides the date
    and the authors, what more do you want?
     
    Irwell, Jul 6, 2011
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  5. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Sorry to make you expend any energy by looking it up on the Reuters
    site.
     
    RichA, Jul 6, 2011
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  6. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Someone to spoon feed him.
     
    RichA, Jul 6, 2011
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  7. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    when quoting all or part of an article I use quotation marks. I also
    supply a link so the reader can see everything in context.
     
    PeterN, Jul 6, 2011
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  8. RichA

    PeterN Guest


    See my response to Bob Coe.
     
    PeterN, Jul 6, 2011
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  9. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    Not all of us have the amount of time to waste that you seem to have.
     
    PeterN, Jul 6, 2011
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  10. RichA

    John A. Guest

    Is that according to the Usenet manual of style?
     
    John A., Jul 6, 2011
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  11. RichA

    John A. Guest

    Well, he did say it was "dully" noted.
     
    John A., Jul 6, 2011
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  12. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    An uncommon thing" Common courtesy and manners.
     
    PeterN, Jul 6, 2011
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  13. RichA

    Irwell Guest

    For ****'s sake you haave wasted five posts on this
    topic, be a man and admit you are wrong.
     
    Irwell, Jul 6, 2011
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  14. RichA

    Eric Stevens Guest

    On Wed, 06 Jul 2011 09:58:55 -0400, PeterN

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    Google seems to give many choices.

    Regards,

    Eric Stevens
     
    Eric Stevens, Jul 6, 2011
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  15. RichA

    Eric Stevens Guest

    --- snip ---
    Yes

    Regards,

    Eric Stevens
     
    Eric Stevens, Jul 6, 2011
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  16. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Yeah, sure. BTW, the President just called, he needs you,
    immediately!
     
    RichA, Jul 7, 2011
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  17. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    Did you learn that response in kindergarten, or first grade.
     
    PeterN, Jul 7, 2011
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  18. RichA

    Richard Guest

    We are indeed blessed that you don't have time to waste. How much more crap
    would you post ?
     
    Richard, Jul 8, 2011
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  19. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    And your last meaningful contribution was.....
     
    PeterN, Jul 8, 2011
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  20. RichA

    Richard Guest

    We are indeed blessed that you don't have time to waste. How much more crap
    would you post ?
     
    Richard, Jul 8, 2011
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