In an attempt to gain a greater market share, the diversified
Fujifilm Holdings Corporation
) has been launching different products. The company has launched
roughly five products in September. This has boosted the share
price to $23.82 as on Sep 20, 2013, increasing more than 9% since
Aug 30, 2013.
Most recently, Fujifilm launched its fourth interchangeable
lens camera - FUJIFILM X-A1 - which targets the compact system
camera users. The camera is equipped with features such as APS-C
CMOS sensor and EXR Processor II, enabling to it capture high
quality image. The new camera also boasts features like media
recording while capturing still image. The camera, weighing as
little as 330 grams, is equipped with high-definition LCD monitor
and built-in flash and Wi-Fi which enable quick and easy transfer
of media to other devices.
Prior to this, Fujifilm launched 1400 Inkjet Color Continuous
Feed Printing System, available in Japan and Asia-Pacific
regions. The printing system is capable of printing roughly 1,312
pages of double-sided, 2-up A4 document per minute. The printer,
only 8,200 millimeters wide, carries the tag of the world's
smallest printer. The printer mainly targets the end markets that
need high-speed printing such as, banking and finance, life
insurance, securities and telecom.
Fujifilm also intends to launch DocuPrint CM200 b, on Oct 1,
2013. The A4 Light Emitting Diode (LED) multifunction device is
capable of copying, printing and scanning. With the new device,
the company aims to target the small and medium business
Fujifilm plans to enrich its lens offerings with the addition
of two lenses. While the company unveiled FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R
lens in the beginning of September, FUJINON ZK2.5x14 is scheduled
for an end-of-the-month launch.
Fujifilm experienced a loss of business in the first quarter
of fiscal 2014, due to a reduction in demand for compact digital
cameras as well as information technology equipments. The decline
in sales of digital cameras was the result of increased demand
for smartphones. This has prompted us to maintain a Zacks Rank #4
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