If olympus is dead, Nikon is where?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Stacey, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Stacey

    Stacey Guest

    http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2004/02/09/rtr1252995.html

    http://www.nikon.co.jp/main/eng/portfolio/ir/ir_tool/ar/pdf/2004/04annual_e01.pdf


    Hmm wonder how they are still selling cameras if they -lost- money as a
    corporation for two years in a row? Isn't that a sure sign they are going
    under? Olympus has a loss one year in one segment of their company and
    everyone is posting like they have one foot in the grave.

    Looking at this, I fail to see how anyone could think olympus is doing
    poorly and about to bite the dust.

    http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/corc/ir/financial/pdf/n050509aE.pdf

    Yes their film camera sales were down 45%, big surprise there. Wonder why
    they are shutting down some factories? Yea right it's the dSLRs that are
    causing this, which is what part of the 2% down their TOTAL digital camera
    sales were down?

    Anyone that thinks olympus is in trouble (and people should avoid their
    products like they are going bankrupt) because they closed a few plants in
    china has no clue about how corporations operate or how to read a financial
    statement. They made more than enough on medical imaging to make up for
    being killed by their film camera sales tanking in their imaging
    department. A less diverse company -would- have been in trouble...
     
    Stacey, Jun 2, 2005
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  2. Stacey

    Sheldon Guest

    You make a good point. Olympus has always been a leader in medical
    photography, and everybody I know who has an Olympus camera loves it,
    although their high-end cameras don't get the respect Nikon and Canon do. I
    had a chance to review an Olympus medical kit for an article and loved the
    camera. However, when it came time to by a new digital for myself I got a
    D70. Of course, I already had a plethora of Nikon lenses to use with it.
    Shame I had to send the Olympus back, however.
     
    Sheldon, Jun 2, 2005
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  3. Medically speaking, Olympus compete directly with Nikon and Pentax...
    Not a Canon in sight! If Olympus get the E1 replacement out sometime
    soon they might pick up a few Pros who still recall the halcyon days of
    Olympus being a serious camera choice. I'm likely to be on the age
    pension before that hell returns or freezes over.
     
    [email protected], Jun 2, 2005
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  4. Stacey

    Darrell Guest

    Hmmm, perhaps it's because Nikon has very deep pockets, or perhaps their
    parents have deeper pockets?
     
    Darrell, Jun 3, 2005
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  5. Stacey

    larrylook Guest

    I use Olympus colonoscopes and gastroscopes almost exclusively and they
    produce great images. Pentax is the only serious competitor. But I don't
    want to hang pictures of polyps in my living room, so I use my D70 for
    general photography.
     
    larrylook, Jun 3, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    You are not invited to the SI !!! ;-)
     
    Alan Browne, Jun 3, 2005
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