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Nikon shutters China plant, lays off 2,285 employees, Blames Rise of Smartphones

 
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Oct 30, 2017 22:05 |  #1

Japan's Nikon shutters China plant, lays off 2,285 employees, Blames Rise of Smartphones

Press Release: http://www.nikon.com/n​ews/2017/1030_01_e.pdf (external link)


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Nov 01, 2017 14:28 |  #2

Some LG phones have adjustablle f stop ISO. Some are working on optical zoom. Look out DSLR makers.




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Nov 01, 2017 14:40 |  #3

The tech behind smartphones has a huge, huge amount of support and capital. It will continue to speed forward and make a lot of things either obsolete or render something nostalgia.

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Nov 01, 2017 14:54 |  #4

That plant produced the compact cameras for Nikon... it is well known that the compact consumer cameras market has been dying due to smartphone usage for years. Honestly, I don't know why the compact divisions haven't been either shuttered, sold off, or reformed into prosumer divisions earlier.


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