Nikon Interview

Interview with Mr. Nakayama Akira (Marketing Division of Nikon Imaging Company):

  • Nikon D40 successor “under development”
  • "I will put new products at a rate similar to previous years"
  • Video in DSLR: "The direction is right"
  • Nikon is interested in mirror-less system (4/3), but they do not have any in development

Original text / Translated text - the Google translation was bad again. If a you have a better one, please post it in the comments section and I will update this post.

Update - a better translation:

Interview with Mr. Tadashi Nakayama  (General Manager, Marketing Division of Nikon Imaging Company):

Nikon D40 successor “under development” 
“Nikon will put new DSLRs at a rate similar to previous years” 
Video in DSLR: “The direction is right, but Nikon doesn't have a plan to launch products that have exactly the same function as camcorders, instead, Nikon will launch  differentiated products from camcorders by utilizing the merit of large sensor and variety of interchangeable lenses.” 
The worldwide market of Digital Still Camera, especially DSLR, will continue to grow.
Nikon is interested in mirror-less system, and Nikon needs to respond to customers' demand if it exists.  As the mirror system of DSLR is an accomplished technology that has some merits superior to EVF, Nikon will inherit it . Nikon has no immediate plan to launch DSLR with EVF, but if Nikon would launch the product ,it will adopt Nikon's distinct technologies.

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