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Is this the end of compact cameras? Nikon and Panasonic stop development

Nikon and Panasonic have confirmed that they will no longer be developing entry level point and shoot cameras. Instead, both companies will be focusing more on their more expensive line of mirrorless cameras and lenses.  It comes as no real surprise, since the best camera phones (opens in new tab) are now so good that …

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AC prices to rise again; Hitachi, Haier, Panasonic, Godrej, others to make ACs costlier by this much

Consumer durable companies are increasing the prices of air conditioners again this month by 3-4 per cent, following the previous round of price hikes of around 5-8 per cent in January this year. While several manufacturers have already raised prices of their ACs, others are still evaluating a probable hike to be taken later this …

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Nikkei: Panasonic, Nikon to stop making compact cameras

Nikon and Panasonic will quit making digital compact cameras under their flagship brands, according to a report in Nikkei. The Japanese financial publication states that instead, Nikon, Panasonic and other unnamed ‘Japanese camera manufacturers’ will focus their resources on premium mirrorless cameras going forward. Nikkei says the change in direction is down to the impact …

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Meike Launches AF Macro Extension Tubes for Panasonic Cameras

Meike has announced a pair of macro extension tubes designed for use with L-mount Panasonic full-frame cameras. The MK-L-AF1 set comes with both a 13mm and an 18mm extension tube. Extension tubes are used by macro photographers as a cheap and effective way of increasing the throw of lenses by moving the lens further away …

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