Last month, Nikon adjusted their sales forecast for the second straight quarter, lowering their expectations amid continued slumping DSLR sales – And now a new report from Reuters claims that the camera maker’s current standing on the Nikkei, Tokyo’s stock exchange, has seen better days.
According to the report, Nikon’s stock is down 23.6% this year and has officially earned the title of “worst under-performer in the Nikkei” – a distinction the firm may be futilely combating.
The news also comes on the heels of Leica’s CEO, Alfred Schopf, pronouncing the gradual death of the DSLR, stating:
”I’m not 100 percent sure where the D-SLR market is going to be in the future. The mirrorless cameras are coming on and on and on and I’m not entirely convinced that in ten years time we will have a D-SLR market…”
Certainly the type of sentiments Nikon could do without hearing at the moment.