Subject: Re: Fuji buys Xerox. The king is dead
On 2/1/2018 12:15 PM, Savageduck wrote:
Japan doesn't want a chinese or Korean company taking over Nikon.
Nikon is very late to mirrorless, which is where all the growth in
high-value digital cameras is occurring. "Canon and Nikon have both
dabbled in mirrorless cameras in recent years but have failed to create
products that are competitive against the offerings of companies like
Sony and Fujifilm." Unfortunately for Canon and Nikon, this is an
industry where it can be fatal to be late because few people switch
systems once they begin acquiring lenses and other accessories.
The Fuji-X series has now become the de-facto mirrorless standard for
professionals. Nikon recently announced their new Z mount at CES, but
there won't be much leverage there because existing F mount lenses can't
be used without some kind of clunky adapter which professionals hate.
The Nikon 1 mirrorless system has not taken off.
No one thought mirroless would displace SLRs so quickly but the size and
weight advantages proved irresistible for a) non-studio photography
(where size and weight don't matter) and b) sports, and wildlife
photography where continuous auto-focus performance is better with the
SLR, and an optical viewfinder is preferred. But for other professional
use, like weddings, the size and weight advantages of mirrorless systems