Reuters is an information broker, they want to get the scoop (get the news out first) and are not thought of as investigative journalists. In other words, heir business model is to get the news out first, not provide in-depth reporting.
In this instance they mention the word mirrorless exactly one time:
The consumer shift to smartphones for casual photo taking has pummelled demand for compact cameras, while the growing popularity of lighter mirrorless cameras has taken away market share from higher margin single-lens reflex cameras.
that sentence does not even mention Canon or this earnings report. I suspect it was drawn from another report or "stock" research. You are welcome to argue the shift to mirrorless, but citing that article will not help your argument. It mentioned zero facts to support its "shift to mirrorless" claim, and again, was not even directly attributed to Canon's earnings.
If you look around, Canon points to falling demand in China (mostly office products) due to their weakening economy as well as falling CONSUMER level camera demand. Also mentioned is the Yen's falling value and a hit on profits from acquisitions.
The company made 71 billion Yen (600 million USD) profit in the quarter. Not too bad.
here's a blurb from another article:
But revenue in the latest period was 3.4% higher as office equipment demand in other markets held up.
Canon and domestic rivals including Sony and Olympus have seen a big drop in sales of their digital imaging products as camera-equipped smartphone sales boom.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com …/articleshow/49556656.cms
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