Japanese digicam output to grow 18%|
(Monday, May 15, 2006 - 09:54 EDT)
A news article from Japan's Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper reports that Japanese digicam manufacturers are planning to boost output 18% to 76.5 million cameras in the one year period through to next March.
According to the article, which is described on the website of Forbes.com (Nihon Keizai Shimbun's site requires subscription with a credit card), Japanese digicam manufacturers sold 64.94 million cameras last year. Of the manufacturers described in the article, the following points stand out as interesting:
More details can be found in the Forbes article.
- Canon Inc. plans to increase shipments by 14% to 19.2 million - one in four of all digital cameras from Japanese manufacturers, and enough to give it the leading position in digicam sales worldwide. The company also plans to sell more than one DSLR in every ten digicams sold - a whopping 2.2 million DSLRs in total.
- Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. - better known as Panasonic - is said to have doubled its global digicam shipments every year since 2004, when it sold 1.86 million units.
- Casio Computer Co. Ltd. is planning to increase its digicam shipments by 30%.