In the post Nikon products in 2009 many readers expressed concerns that Nikon may slow down their imaging development and new product releases in 2009 because of the current economical crisis.
Nikon's net sales and income estimates for Q1 and Q2 of 2009 does not look so bad (source). In fact, if you see this chart, you would not know that we are in a nasty recession (maybe they have not updated it lately?):
Has anyone seen any official statement from Nikon regarding the current economy and their financial estimates for 2009? Since Nikon stock is not traded in the US, I could not find any relevant/reliable info.