Book-cooking scandal rocks Fujifilm

June 20, 2017

‘Inappropriate accounting practices’ at Fujifilm Holdings subsidiaries Fuji Xerox Australia and Fuji Xerox New Zealand, which saw sales figures inflated by around $450 million over six years, have led to a clean out of top management in Tokyo.   Fujifilm … Continue reading



June 21, 2017

No showrooming at Amazon!…Sony a9 a Canikon belter…Mirrorless cameras = growth…Rod Shaw bows out  No showrooming at Amazon! Hard on the heels of purchasing a 460-outlet US retail grocery chain, Amazon has taken out a patent that will prevent customers … Continue reading

New DSLRs from Canon

June 21, 2017

(UPDATED June 28): Detailed rumours of Canon launching the EOS 6D Mark II, the EOS 200D, a new entry level DSLR to replace the EOS 100D, and a new fast prime 85mm lens are circulating with increasing confidence on photo … Continue reading


SumoSalad wrestles Westfield

June 22, 2017

After six months of futile lease negotiations, health food retailer SumoSalad has taken the drastic step of placing some of its stores into voluntary liquidation to avoid punishing exit fees from Scentre Group (Westfield). The dispute began when Scentre began … Continue reading


Canon shares vision for growth

June 15, 2017

  The latest issue of Photo Imaging News International (May, 2017) reported on the Business Forum Imaging, Cologne, March 1-2 (or as we prefer to think of it, the ‘Imaging Business Forum’). One of the speakers was Alberto Spinelli, senior … Continue reading


Sensor research ahead of the curve

June 23, 2017

Two developments in image sensor technology were announced this week which would fundamentally disrupt the photographic industry if they were to make it to commercial manufacture.   Sony, Canon and Nikon have been working on curved sensors for some time, … Continue reading


GST issue back to Productivity Commission

June 23, 2017

As reported in PhotoCounter last month (and the rest of the media this week!) the  elimination of GST-free status for has been delayed 12 months and will not commence until July 1, 2018. Hurdles have been placed in its way via … Continue reading


June 21, 2017

PhotoCounter is compiling a 2017 press release compendium – somewhere you can come to grab the full press announcement supporting a new camera or lens release. A .PDF or .DOC is provided when applicable, and if we can’t supply a … Continue reading

DJI launches new low-cost drone

June 15, 2017

DJI has announced the Spark, an easy-to-use mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of the hand. It will be available in Australia from the end of this month at an RRP of $849, with distribution from CR … Continue reading


Sony hails first ‘fully electronic camera’

June 8, 2017

The Sony Alpha photographic awards event in Pyrmont last Friday, June 2, was also used by Sony Australia and New Zealand as a platform to launch the Sony a9, now available in Australia at an RRP of $6999. A selection … Continue reading


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