According to CIPA, Japanese shipments of cameras are down 47% year-on-year.
That’s a bleak figure, although there aren’t the kind of big product releases so far this year that there were in the first half of 2012.
However I think it’s too easy to blame smart-phones or to mention product cycles as the reason for this decline. What about the actual cameras? In my opinion everyone seems to be making strange product decisions that I doubt serve either shareholder or their customer.