What else is new: Adobe Cloud is down, Sony camera sales fall by a third


→ This is why the new Adobe Cloud subscription sucks. Read more about it here.

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→ Sony camera sales fall by a third:

"Camera sales – which include interchangeable-lens models, compacts and lens-style cameras – dropped by 5.5 million units (32.3%), to 11.5m, on a year earlier."

Read more about it here and here.

Casio EXILIM EX-ZR850 camera Casio EXILIM EX-ZR850 camera back
→ New Casio EXILIM EX-ZR850 camera announced (press release).

Ricoh 45mm f:1.8 lens patent
→ Ricoh filed a patent for a 45mm f/1.8 lens designed for 1/1.7" sensor.

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  • Neopulse

    That’s why I have Capture One Pro 7.

    • saywhatuwill

      That’s why I have Photoshop CS5.

      • fjfjjj

        That’s why I have MS Paint.

  • Ricoh’s saying their 45/1.8 it’s an alternative to a 200/2 for full frame and claim it’s better because it’s only around 5cm 😛

    • Zos Xavius

      You really are funny. How much would a 200/2 cost and weigh in comparison as well?

      • Thanks but I only translated… the real comedians are at ricoh and the authorities that accept intellectual property registrations written this way.

  • madmax

    Sony is not selling well their good cameras because of inadequate pricing, but they still are trying to sell RX100-3 for a lot of money. No way.

    • Global

      If you consider the RX-100M3 as just a “24-70″ f/1.8-2.8 lens it would be worth $500 minimum for a 1″ system. Add a 1” sensor with some of the highest specs in the industry for a point&shoot and I would say that its a $300 camera body.

      I don’t know. Put the two together and the price sounds about right to me. And I’m not an apologist for the price gougers. I think SONY is making a good product at the right price. I would love to see that price go down by $150-200 dollars (and it will; only early adopters need to pay these prices), but for the utility, right now, its still on par with pricing for anyone who shoots in lower-light conditions where a cell phone or ordinary p&s would ordinarily fail you (but where you can’t easily bring a huge dslr).

      This generations cell phones or used Canon S90 will suffice most people for daylight shooting.

  • Nekton

    It is notable that Sony camera sales revenue fell only 2 percent.

    • I was glad to see that. Shows that sales are down for compacts, but their A7 are selling well enough to keep them in line.

  • Remedy

    Yay for the fking cloud bullshit being down! It’s so awesome to be in the cloud… oh wait… it’s down. It has always been totally dumb idea and it only proves that I was right from the start.

    • fjfjjj

      Dare I say, it proves other things besides you being right.

    • fjfjjj

      Dare I say, it proves other things besides you being right.

  • Global

    I think EVERY manufacturer who previously depended on Compact cameras is going to see their sales go waaaaaay down. This generation’s cellphones are the tipping point. Maybe last generation’s was a serious threat, but this generations cellphones are the tipping point.

    And NEXT generation’s (a year or two from now) are going to absolutely kill any point and shoot that doesn’t progress along an innovative line. No one is really watching SAMSUNG or APPLE that closely in the photography industry — but I still believe these 2 will be the winners in compact cameras 5 years from now.

    They’ll have more of the world’s cameras than any other manufacturers on earth. And SAMSUNG is already taking baby steps to a Samsung Galaxy Camera Phone. And APPLE is just waiting to see how the trend will develop before stealing competitor ideas and claiming to be the original iCamera or something, as usual.

    • sasa208

      Agreed. For the masses companies like Apple and Samsung wil dominate the photo industry pretty soon. On the other hand I see a lot of opportunity for companies like Ricoh, Fuji and Sigma to further develop camera’s and tools for professionals. This is their chance to keep on innovating where Canon and Nikon seem to have fallen into a deep sleep..

  • sasa208

    Who on earth still uses Adobe?

    • photog310

      I do, and most of the people in photographic industry. Right now there is no alternative to Photoshop.

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