Canon announced yesterday that on January 31 2014 the world’s first camera maker surpassed production of 250 million camera units. This includes both compact, digital and interchangeable lens cameras, and at least 70 million of those units are EOS models.
Brand loyalty among camera users is incredibly strong. When you buy a camera your more than likely to upgrade within the same brand in the future, possibly because of the comfort of familiar operating systems or because both the two major brands in the DSLR market offer quality models and to stay competitive have remained cutting edge.
This weekend saw Nikon attacked in a consumer rights program by Chinese State broadcaster CCTV. The program vocally criticized Nikon over the D600 sensor problems, which is still sold in Chinese stores, and also for the inadequate after care provided to customers.
Commercial drone use is still in its relative infancy but as drones become more reliable and affordable new opportunities, and benefits for aerial photography are presenting themselves.
Across the internet, especially on blogs, pictures are re-shared but not credited. It has reached a level where it can be impossible to respect copyright as an image’s origin becomes untraceable and it is impossible to find or credit the correct person. This week Getty announced that they are to allow the embedding of pictures on to external web pages for ‘non-commercial’ use, recognition perhaps that user behavior is forcing a change to business.