Opinion   

Will Kogan come a cropper?

June 5, 2018

It’s not surprising that Kogan/Dick Smith’s CEO Ruslan Kogan and chief financial officer David Shafer attempted to offload around 10 percent of the company in June – the changes to the GST from July 1 are likely to challenge the … Continue reading

Research   

Camera shipments holding up well

June 15, 2018

Break out the bubbly! Interchangeable camera shipments for the month of April topped both 2016 and 2017 levels, according to the latest figures from Japanese camera manufacturers’ association, CIPA. Total shipments of interchangeable lens cameras in April topped 2016 and … Continue reading

News   

Kaiser Baas down, not yet out

June 15, 2018

Drone and actioncam distributor Kaiser Baas has gone into administration, with New Zealand-based distributor Exeed stating it will continue to distribute the Kaiser Baas product range. According to CE retail website ChannelNews, Exeed acquired the Kaiser Baas brand, including its … Continue reading

News   

Canon now retailing photographic prints

June 19, 2018

Canon has expanded its portfolio of retail businesses to include wall decor among products sold from the Canon Store, commencing with a series of spectacular framed and unframed aerial landscapes on offer from $1000 to $1650. Top Australian professional photographers … Continue reading

‘Toy’ printer could be hot seller

June 14, 2018

CR Kennedy has been appointed local distributor into the photo channel for the ridiculously simple KiiPix instant printer from toy specialist Tomy. KiiPix creates ‘vintage-inspired’ instant prints (using Fujifilm Instax technology) direct from a mobile phone, and by extension, digital … Continue reading

News   

Photokina Watch: rumours, leaks, announcements

June 15, 2018

From now until the opening of Photokina in September, PhotoCounter will cover all the rumours, leaks, ‘pre-announcements’, and product developments set for release in Cologne. Canon Pundits have more or less assumed Canon will release a full-frame mirrorless camera at … Continue reading

News   

Man opens another photo store!

June 14, 2018

It’s illustrative of the current state of specialist photo retailing that we haven’t reported on too many new store openings over the past few years. So much so that when Brendan Waites, former store manager with Roydhouse Camera House in … Continue reading

News   

Fuji US releases mobile-friendly kiosk

June 7, 2018

Fujifilm in the US has announced the GetPix Dash, a new low-cost (US$2000) photo kiosk for photo printing from mobile phones without the need for cables or a dedicated app. …Well, actually, not directly from mobile phones. Users upload their … Continue reading

News   

Ebay, Amazon to collect GST!

June 1, 2018

The two online retailing behemoths, Amazon and Ebay, have taken divergent approaches to the pending changes to GST on low-value offshore sales, although both have confirmed they will collect GST on products ordered from their platforms and shipped to Australia. … Continue reading

News   

Sony improves EVF technology

June 1, 2018

Sony’s latest electronic viewfinder (EVF), the ECX339A OLED Microdisplay, announced this week and going into mass production by November, increases resolution from 1280×960 to 1600×1200 (UXGA), the highest in class for a 0.5-type sensor. Although the difference in resolution is minimal … Continue reading

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