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Olympus to cut 2,500 jobs - miro - 05-30-2012


Olympus to cut 2,500 jobs - Guest - 05-30-2012

[quote name='miro' timestamp='1338388494' post='18562']



interesting tidbits:

"will come mainly from Olympus's loss-making camera business"

"Investors in Sony and Panasonic, both struggling to turn their own businesses around after reporting record losses"

not great news for MFT

Olympus to cut 2,500 jobs - Sylvain - 05-30-2012

More interesting would be to know which section of the camera business is loss making.

My guess is on the SLR & the digicams judging only from experience : absolutely every newcomer harassing me will consistently ignore Olympus offerings, probably a good idea though, in favor of Canikon but most of them would have their attention caught by the "PEN", successful branding there... I suppose the MFT is going quite well but it's not clear the income is so high?

But the rather aggressive advertising campaigns (not as big as SONY) and a brand that people start to know probably makes MFT a safer bet than other sections.

So far, not too worried but then, when shareholders start "analyzing", we can only tremble in fear <img src='http://forum.photozone.de/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />.

The tidbits are cropped a bit too much out of their context and are misleading. Sony & Panasonic having lost much in their TV sectors. It's not giving you any indication on the camera market as a whole.