Camera shipments show first growth since 2010

February 6, 2018

For the first time since 2010, annual Japanese camera and lens shipments increased in 2017 – up 3.3 percent and 0.2 percent respectively, according to the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA). Within the camera figures, compact camera shipment grew … Continue reading


Fujifilm doubles size with Xerox buy

February 9, 2018

Fujifilm has embarked on a staged acquisition of the Xerox corporation which will see it almost double its size to roughly match the scale of Canon. Xerox will first merge with a joint venture Fuji Xerox, which it operates with Fujifilm … Continue reading


Big players in good shape for 2018

February 9, 2018

If the health of the photo industry can be measured by the success of its larger players, the impressive financial results of Canon and Fujifilm are reason for optimism. And if we also include Nikon’s third quarter financials (released just … Continue reading


New photo show for Darling Harbour

February 8, 2018

Ray Martin is the host for a two-day photographic conference, Aperture Australia, to be held at the newly-renovated International Conference Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, April 28-29. The event will comprise a series of presentations and panel discussions over two … Continue reading


PC’s 2018 Product Compendium

February 8, 2018

PhotoCounter will once again compile all the product press releases throughout the year to create a 2018 Product Compendium. The purpose of this is to provide access to all product press releases, as an added service for readers. When applicable, … Continue reading


Where are we heading?

February 9, 2018

The pic below (thanks to John Swainston) was taken at what by default would probably count, as one of the attendees noted, as the largest gatherings of the photo trade community since the funeral of Tim Jones over two years … Continue reading

Olympus PEN E-PL9 for serious selfies

February 8, 2018

Olympus has announced March availability of the PEN E-PL9, a 16-megapixel selfie-friendly interchangeable lens compact camera that can record 4K video. The camera has a flip down selfie screen, and 16 Art Filters designed to create insta-worthy images, which can … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-A5 improves on X-A3

February 6, 2018

Fujifilm has announced  its latest mirrorless camera, the X-A5, featuring a new 24-megapixel sensor and 4K video. It’s accompanied by a new ‘collapsible’ XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ kit lens. The X-A5 has the familiar Fujifilm X retro styling and has a … Continue reading


Showrooming a thing, says comparison site

January 30, 2018

It’s official – around one in three of the people who come into your store are inspecting a product for later purchase online, according to a survey from, ‘Australia’s largest [shopping] comparison site.’ Thirty-one percent of Australians admit to … Continue reading

DJI unveils new drone, stabilisers

January 30, 2018

DJI announced three new products this January, the Ronin-S camera stabiliser, the Osmo 2 Mobile smart phone camera gimbal, and (last but not least) the Mavic Air – a compact and foldable drone that captures 4K video. Mavic Air The … Continue reading


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