Nikon Middle East FZE today highlighted its commitment to wireless connectivity in Digital SLR cameras, on the back of a hugely successful 2013, which has seen the company achieve pole position in market share in the Middle East and Africa region.
Takashi Yoshida, Managing Director Nikon MEA, said: “Nikon has been growing steadily in region, with business doubling in the past three years. From August 2013 onwards, we have achieved No. 1 market share in value of digital cameras, which include both DSLRs and point-and-shoot cameras. We’re very proud of reaching this milestone, and look forward to keeping up the momentum in 2014.”
According to Narendra Menon, Regional Head Sales and Marketing, Nikon MEA, retailers are increasingly concentrating on the DSLR segment as an area of high growth. “The popularity of DSLRs is increasing on the back of their affordability, compact size and superior-quality pictures when compared for point-and-shoot cameras,” he explains, “In addition to the cameras, retailers also view lenses and other accessories as fast-growing sections with rising demand.”
The boom in DSLR demand has contributed to Nikon’s rapid growth, and the company is capitalizing on this interest through their Nikon School program. The school provides free classes and workshops to help people enhance their photography skills, with sessions emphasizing the advantage of capturing high-quality images and exploring one’s capability to make art out of light.
Wi-Fi the way forward in 2014
Nikon views Wi-Fi as a major trend going into 2014, and anticipates cameras such as the D5300 to appeal to customers in the region. The D5300 is Nikon’s first entry-level DX-format digital SLR camera, with Wi-Fi and GPS functions incorporated within the camera itself, enabling photographers to share photos directly within seconds. Entry level photographers need not to worry, as this camera is the ideal transition to Digital SLRs with an automatic mode as well as several scene modes suitable for various activities and occasions.