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Date: 06/26/20 13:13
Olympus to Exit Camera Business
Author: milepost20

After 84 years in the camera business Olympus is leaving that market.  Their digital
camera division is being acquired by Japan Industrial Partners, a private equity firm.
No word yet on how the buyer will deploy those assets.

For those of us who regard owning a camera as a given the rest of the world doesn't
quite think that way.  The increasing quality of cell phone cameras has resulted in an
87% drop in digital camera sales over the last decade.

Olympus will now concentrate on their core business of manufacturing surgical eqipment
and medical devices. From Digital Camera World:
https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/breaking-olympus-sells-camera-division



Date: 06/26/20 20:59
Re: Olympus to Exit Camera Business
Author: radar

It's not easy to sell cameras when everyone has one in their phone.



Date: 06/27/20 09:53
Re: Olympus to Exit Camera Business
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ

In another decade most digital cameras will be found on dusty shelves next to slide rules and typewriters.



Date: 06/27/20 10:04
Re: Olympus to Exit Camera Business
Author: Rmosele

Lurch_in_ABQ Wrote:
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> In another decade most digital cameras will be
> found on dusty shelves next to slide rules and
> typewriters.
Not mine.



Date: 07/02/20 08:18
Re: Olympus to Exit Camera Business
Author: Rathole

Nope.  Your cell phone may shoot decently for your needs, but they don't produce anywhere near the level of photos of cameras and lenses used by professionals or even most average railfans.  There's a reason the Nikon, Canon, Sigma, and Tamron lenses are as big and costly as they are.  It's called QUALITY.   

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Lurch_in_ABQ Wrote:
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> In another decade most digital cameras will be
> found on dusty shelves next to slide rules and
> typewriters.



Date: 07/03/20 18:45
Re: Olympus to Exit Camera Business
Author: cchan006

Rathole Wrote:
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> There's a reason the Nikon, Canon, Sigma, and
> Tamron lenses are as big and costly as they are. 
> It's called QUALITY.   

And that quality comes from laws of physics, bigger lens, better optical resolution.

My first 2 digital cameras were made by Olympus. Bought my first one more than 20 years ago. I still have them, and they should still work. 



Date: 07/04/20 16:15
Re: Olympus to Exit Camera Business
Author: wabash2800

But eventually your software or firmware will go haywire with no fix without big $$$. That happened with a digital Nikon I had.

Incidentally, one of the best 35mm SLRS I owned was an Olympus OM-1. I loved that camera.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com

Rmosele Wrote:
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> Not mine.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/04/20 16:16 by wabash2800.



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