The 10 Best YouTube Channels to Follow for Filmmakers in 2021


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From cinematographer to editor, here are ten YouTube channels worthy of your subscription that will help you learn more about your craft.

Yet Another Major Japanese Retailer Shows Canon R5 Topping Sales Charts


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Yodobashi Camera has published its top ten cameras sold in December of 2020 and the Canon EOS R5 it at the top of the list. While we’re still waiting for BCN+R and CIPA to reveal December sales numbers, this is the second major retailer to report the popularity of the R5 in December.

Yodobashi Camera is the fourth largest consumer electronics mass retailer in Japan, and just like Map Camera has reported that the Canon EOS R5 returned to the top of sales charts in December.

Echoing reports of product shortages being the culprit for not sustaining top position, Yodobashi

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From ARRI to Sony: The Most Exciting Camera Rumors of 2021


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Another new year, another round of juicy camera conjectures. Here’s your officially unofficial 2021 camera rumor roundup!

Canon Exceeded Sales Projections For its 2020 Fiscal Year


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The success of Canon’s R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras have exceeded the company’s expectations and it has revised its 2020 fiscal year earnings over initial projections. The company logged net income of more than a quarter of a billion dollars in excess of its original estimations.

According to the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, Canon announced that it would raise its consolidated net income for the fiscal year ending December 2020 over previous estimations due to strong sales of its mirrorless cameras, particularly in China.

Canon originally projected that it would come about 98 billion yen (~$944 million) short of its

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Costco is Closing All Photo Centers


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Costco has announced that it will be closing the Photo Centers in all its locations by February 14, 2021. The announcement was made known to Costco Photo Center patrons via email early this morning.

In March of 2019, Costco announced that it was closing some of its in-store photo departments, citing plummeting print sales and a lack of demand for the service. Today, that sentiment was echoed in the email to customers.

We are writing to inform you about the upcoming closure of the photo department at all Costco locations on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Since the introduction of camera

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Nikon’s Production Volume May Dip As Japan Issues State of Emergency


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Nikon Japan has published a note indicating that it will be reducing its workforce in accordance to the latest State of Emergency issued by the Japanese government in response to rapidly rising COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Japan’s latest state of emergency declaration has been expanded from Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures to seven additional prefectures, with Tokyo seeing the brunt of the latest surge of cases. The state of emergency will be in place until February 7.

The orders encourage companies to allow their staff to work from home with the goal of reducing at-work populations by 70%. Nikon is

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Nikon’s Production Volume May Dip As Japan Issues State of Emergency


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Nikon Japan has published a note indicating that it will be reducing its workforce in accordance to the latest State of Emergency issued by the Japanese government in response to rapidly rising COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Japan’s latest state of emergency declaration has been expanded from Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures to seven additional prefectures, with Tokyo seeing the brunt of the latest surge of cases. The state of emergency will be in place until February 7.

The orders encourage companies to allow their staff to work from home with the goal of reducing at-work populations by 70%. Nikon is

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Canon R5 Nabs Top-Selling Camera of December, Nikon Z7 II in Second Place


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MapCamera, one of Japan’s leading camera retailers, has published its top 10 sales for new and used digital cameras in December of 2020. The top slot for new cameras was claimed by Canon for its R5, while Nikon’s Z7 II entered the ranking at number two. The Fujifilm X-S10 was third.

MapCamera had been tracking camera sales all year and says that for the six months that the Canon R5 had been available, December marked the first time it took the top slot due to an influx of available stock. Japan retailers have had difficulty keeping the R5 on

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Canon R5 Nabs Top-Selling Camera of December, Nikon Z7 II in Second Place


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MapCamera, one of Japan’s leading camera retailers, has published its top 10 sales for new and used digital cameras in December of 2020. The top slot for new cameras was claimed by Canon for its R5, while Nikon’s Z7 II entered the ranking at number two. The Fujifilm X-S10 was third.

MapCamera had been tracking camera sales all year and says that for the six months that the Canon R5 had been available, December marked the first time it took the top slot due to an influx of available stock. Japan retailers have had difficulty keeping the R5 on

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Canon R5 Nabs Top-Selling Camera of December, Nikon Z7 II in Second Place


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MapCamera, one of Japan’s leading camera retailers, has published its top 10 sales for new and used digital cameras in December of 2020. The top slot for new cameras was claimed by Canon for its R5, while Nikon’s Z7 II entered the ranking at number two. The Fujifilm X-S10 was third.

MapCamera had been tracking camera sales all year and says that for the six months that the Canon R5 had been available, December marked the first time it took the top slot due to an influx of available stock. Japan retailers have had difficulty keeping the R5 on

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Canon R5 Nabs Top-Selling Camera of December, Nikon Z7 II in Second Place


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MapCamera, one of Japan’s leading camera retailers, has published its top 10 sales for new and used digital cameras in December of 2020. The top slot for new cameras was claimed by Canon for its R5, while Nikon’s Z7 II entered the ranking at number two. The Fujifilm X-S10 was third.

MapCamera had been tracking camera sales all year and says that for the six months that the Canon R5 had been available, December marked the first time it took the top slot due to an influx of available stock. Japan retailers have had difficulty keeping the R5 on

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Camera Sales Shrank 40% in 2020


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While monitoring the camera market over the past year has been like riding a volatile roller coaster, now that 2020 is behind us it can be properly evaluated as a whole. BCN+R, a major Japanese camera retailer, has released its data from the whole of 2020 and it is unsurprisingly pretty bleak.

Because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the photography market was largely upended from its usual performance. To evaluate it, BCN+R ranking aggregated point-of-sale data of Japan’s domestic digital home appliance market. Specifically with cameras, it then broke that market into three segments: photography-focused digital cameras, video cameras, and

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Camera Sales Shrank 40% in 2020


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While monitoring the camera market over the past year has been like riding a volatile roller coaster, now that 2020 is behind us it can be properly evaluated as a whole. BCN+R, a major Japanese camera retailer, has released its data from the whole of 2020 and it is unsurprisingly pretty bleak.

Because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the photography market was largely upended from its usual performance. To evaluate it, BCN+R ranking aggregated point-of-sale data of Japan’s domestic digital home appliance market. Specifically with cameras, it then broke that market into three segments: photography-focused digital cameras, video cameras, and

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Camera Sales Shrank 40% in 2020


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While monitoring the camera market over the past year has been like riding a volatile roller coaster, now that 2020 is behind us it can be properly evaluated as a whole. BCN+R, a major Japanese camera retailer, has released its data from the whole of 2020 and it is unsurprisingly pretty bleak.

Because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the photography market was largely upended from its usual performance. To evaluate it, BCN+R ranking aggregated point-of-sale data of Japan’s domestic digital home appliance market. Specifically with cameras, it then broke that market into three segments: photography-focused digital cameras, video cameras, and

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Camera Sales Shrank 40% in 2020


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While monitoring the camera market over the past year has been like riding a volatile roller coaster, now that 2020 is behind us it can be properly evaluated as a whole. BCN+R, a major Japanese camera retailer, has released its data from the whole of 2020 and it is unsurprisingly pretty bleak.

Because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the photography market was largely upended from its usual performance. To evaluate it, BCN+R ranking aggregated point-of-sale data of Japan’s domestic digital home appliance market. Specifically with cameras, it then broke that market into three segments: photography-focused digital cameras, video cameras, and

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Kodak: From A Near Monopoly on Nostalgia to Manufacturing Pharmaceuticals


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Kodak’s modern business strategy is as weird to read as it is to write about. The company has jumped from one strategy to the next in an attempt to stay afloat. This 15-minute video delves into how Kodak went from near film monopoly, to near financial ruin, to pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Kodak’s recent history in business is almost surreal to recount. As shown in the video above by Bloomberg, it transitioned from film production to bankruptcy to attempting its own cryptocurrency to its most recent business endeavor: pharmaceutical production thanks to a $765 million grant from the United States government.

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Kodak: From A Near Monopoly on Nostalgia to Manufacturing Pharmaceuticals


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Kodak’s modern business strategy is as weird to read as it is to write about. The company has jumped from one strategy to the next in an attempt to stay afloat. This 15-minute video delves into how Kodak went from near film monopoly, to near financial ruin, to pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Kodak’s recent history in business is almost surreal to recount. As shown in the video above by Bloomberg, it transitioned from film production to bankruptcy to attempting its own cryptocurrency to its most recent business endeavor: pharmaceutical production thanks to a $765 million grant from the United States government.

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Kodak: From A Near Monopoly on Nostalgia to Manufacturing Pharmaceuticals


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Kodak’s modern business strategy is as weird to read as it is to write about. The company has jumped from one strategy to the next in an attempt to stay afloat. This 15-minute video delves into how Kodak went from near film monopoly, to near financial ruin, to pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Kodak’s recent history in business is almost surreal to recount. As shown in the video above by Bloomberg, it transitioned from film production to bankruptcy to attempting its own cryptocurrency to its most recent business endeavor: pharmaceutical production thanks to a $765 million grant from the United States government.

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November’s Global Camera Sales Show Encouraging Stabilization


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CIPA has published its global camera shipment and value numbers for November 2020 and the recovery seen in October appears to be stabilizing. Though volume has decreased year over year, the value of shipments is nearly in line.

Below are the charts that CIPA has published showing all 2020 shipment and sales numbers compared to the same periods from 2018 and 2019, with more detailed statistics available here.

In short, there are no major changes to sales figures, which is a good sign for the industry’s recovery.

Shipment volume is still down at 72.8% compared to numbers from 2019

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November’s Global Camera Sales Show Encouraging Stabilization


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CIPA has published its global camera shipment and value numbers for November 2020 and the recovery seen in October appears to be stabilizing. Though volume has decreased year over year, the value of shipments is nearly in line.

Below are the charts that CIPA has published showing all 2020 shipment and sales numbers compared to the same periods from 2018 and 2019, with more detailed statistics available here.

In short, there are no major changes to sales figures, which is a good sign for the industry’s recovery.

Shipment volume is still down at 72.8% compared to numbers from 2019

Continue reading “November’s Global Camera Sales Show Encouraging Stabilization”