TOKYO, July 8 Nikon Corp (7731.T) said on
Thursday it intended to form wide-ranging ties with online and
mobile device companies to provide more ways of storing and
sharing photographs taken on its digital cameras.
No details are available on which companies Nikon would like
to cooperate with, a spokeswoman said.
Nikon, the world's No. 2 maker of digital single-lens reflex
cameras, high-end models that use interchangeable lenses, already
offers an online service for storing and sharing images, which is
compatible with Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPhone.
Makoto Kimura, who took over as Nikon's president last month,
expressed concern earlier in the year that growth in the digital
camera market would slow over the coming decade due to market
saturation and said he was looking for other ways of spurring
In an interview with the Nikkei business daily published on
Thursday, Kimura said he was not considering expanding by buying
any other camera company, but did not rule out acquiring a firm
in a complementary field such as software.
(Reporting by Isabel Reynolds; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)