Fuji seems to be weathering the pandemic and concurrent economic fallout better than the competition, a new exec explained in a recent interview with Amateur Photographer.
European President and Managing Director Toshi Iida sat down with the publication to discuss Fuji, how it has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, and what Iida thinks of Fuji’s APS-C system.
Pointing out there there was a general trend downward prior to the pandemic for many manufacturers, Iida highlighted that Fuji has managed to minimize any impact of COVID-19 with new products (the X-T4 and the X100V). In fact, Iida described Fuji’s performance as significantly better than the competition, noting a 0.4% decline in market share for the company. PetaPixel reports that the market overall has dropped some 20% this year due to COVID-19.
“I was glad to learn that even in the pandemic, the enthusiasm for innovative photography products strongly exists. Photography has been key in documenting and storytelling through the pandemic; it is a universal language and we are able to capture this unique time in history, and the power of print has brought comfort to many by looking through old memories during lockdowns – and beyond. This is something we must not forget. And I am glad to see the demand for on-line printing stay solid as people have more time at home and re-looking at their precious memories,” Iida told Amateur Photographer.
Concerning the APS-C system, Iida continued, “Why should photographers choose Fujifilm APS-C? To us, it is clear that APS-C is the best-balanced system.”
But the executive reiterated that image quality was still of the highest importance.
You can read the interview in full by clicking here.
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