Today Nikon issued two important press releases:
1) It will cancel the launch of the Nikon DL series which was supposed to compete with the Sony RX100 and RX10. Nikon writes:
the DL series will be canceled due to concerns regarding their profitability considering the increase in development costs, and the drop in the number of expected sales due to the slow-down of the market.
2) What’s way more worrying is that Nikon issued a special statement today: “Notice of Recognition of Extraordinary Loss”
Many Nikon cameras do use Sony sensors and it’s unclear yet how much this news will affect Sony sensor sales (I guess it’s little impact).