Posts Tagged ‘industry’

Nikon Expanding Into Medical Devices with $400M Acquisition of Retinal Imaging Firm

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Last year Nikon announced that it had set aside $1.96 billion for mergers and acquisitions into new industries in order to diversity from the camera industry that had grown the 98-year-old company to greatness.

The Japanese company is now using a portion of that cash pile on its first major expansion purchase: a £259M (~$400M) acquisition of the Scottish retinal imaging firm Optos.
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Sony to Stop Producing CCD Image Sensors to Focus on CMOS Growth

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According to a new report, Sony is saying that it will stop producing all CCD sensors by March 2017 in order to focus on expanding its involvement in CMOS image sensors.
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Getty Images is Burning Through Cash as Its Earnings Shrink

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Photographers often grumble about Getty Images taking too big a slice from each stock photo sale, but it turns out the company hasn’t been lining its pockets with mountains of cash generated by its contributors — in fact, it hasn’t been doing so hot financially as of late.
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The Importance of Cameras in the Smartphone War

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When new smartphones are announced these days, the camera quality and specs are usually front and center. If you’re wondering why manufacturers focus so much on mobile photography, check out the chart above: taking photos is the most used feature of smartphones alongside text messaging.
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DJI Joins the Micro Four Thirds Standard: MFT Camera Drones On the Horizon?

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Olympus has announced that popular drone manufacturer DJI is the latest company to join the Micro Four Thirds System standard. The news suggests that there may be MFT-system camera drones somewhere on the horizon.
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Imgur Does Away with Pro Membership, Now Offers Free and Unlimited Photo Storage for All

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After being started back in 2009 as a gift for Reddit users, Imgur has quickly become one of the Web’s most dominant forces in image hosting. Yesterday marked the service’s sixth year in existence, and to celebrate, Imgur has decided to phase out Pro subscriptions. The benefits of paid membership are now completely free for every user.
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Google Acquires Odysee, A Photo Backup and Sharing App for Smartphones

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Google has acquired Odysee, an app by a small startup called Nimbuz Inc. that had been working on a smartphone software for backing up and sharing photos and videos. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
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30% of Film Shooters Are Younger Than 35, Says Ilford

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Last month we shared a news segment that explored the renaissance that appears to be happening in the world of analog photography. Now a new poll is backing that idea up with statistics.

Nearly a third of film photographers are younger than 35 years of age, and “support for traditional film is growing,” says Ilford Photo. The company, best known for its analog photo products, reported these findings after doing an international survey of film users.
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Video: The Value of Professional Photojournalism

Here’s a 9-minute mini-documentary by the NPPA titled “The Value of Professional Photojournalism.” It examines the current state of the photojournalism and the changing landscape of news imagery.

The video also offers a glimpse into the eye-tracking study that the NPPA commissioned and reported on recently. That research found that pro shots are more memorable than amateur ones, and that people could tell the difference in 90% of the cases.

The Unspoken Reason Why Wedding Photography is So Expensive

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Here’s a common complaint: “Why is wedding photography so expensive?”

One of the most common complaints about wedding photography is that it’s too expensive. I’ve seen this sentiment uttered from all corners of the Web. I’ve also seen just as many photographers jump at the opportunity to defend their prices by writing articles that only an accountant could appreciate.
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