"Quaking" on the potential fall out to the Camera industry
To all you armchair quarterbacks and those who just like to prognosticate, I'm curious to see what effect people think the recent earth quake in Japan will have on the camera industry.
My impression is that Sony, Canon, and Nikon are undoubtedly experiencing some interruption in production given the current natural disaster. What do you think the fall out will be? Delayed introduction of new models? Higher prices on cameras and lenses? Lower prices on cameras and lenses (e.g. manufacturers saying we're still here and going strong)? Moves by non-Japanese camera and lens manufacturers to increase market share?
Let your opinions and even wild eyed guesses be known. :)
Even when/where there is no actual product impact
there is the opportunity to say there is, and attempt to get a profit bump by jacking up prices.