Nikon, Casio in short sellers' sights as tech pessimism abounds

Mar 11, 2016

Nikon, Casio in short sellers' sights as tech pessimism abounds

Hedge funds have boosted their bearish bets on Japanese technology companies such as Nikon Corp. and Casio Computer Co. as the industry struggles to deliver the next killer product. Technology companies account for eight of the 10 Japanese stocks that are most targeted by ...

Camera makers struggle to stay atop smartphone wave

Feb 12, 2016

Camera makers struggle to stay atop smartphone wave

High school student Nao Noguchi is a perfect example of why Japanese camera sales have plunged in the past few years — she uses her smartphone for everything and cannot understand why anyone would bother with a separate device for photos. “It is easy ...

Nikon to fix camera flaws cited by China

Mar 17, 2014

Nikon to fix camera flaws cited by China

Nikon Corp. said it will fix digital cameras at no charge after claims on Chinese state-run television that product defects caused “black spots” on photographs. The camera maker will service its D600 digital cameras even after warranties expire, spokesman Ryota Satake said after China ...

Nikon chief looks for way to ride smartphone boom

Jul 8, 2013

Nikon chief looks for way to ride smartphone boom

Nikon Corp. is looking at ways to tap smartphone growth as a slump in compact camera sales threatens to prevent earnings from meeting forecasts. Point-and-shoot camera sales across the industry dropped about a quarter in April and May from a year earlier, President Makoto ...