Goodbye Samsung NX

Discussion in 'Mirrorless Cameras' started by Solarflare, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. idcanyon

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    Thanks for posting. I'll have to keep an eye on this. They really need to debunk this if it isn't true because the rumors will hurt sales.

    I have a Samsung NX500 and a handful of lenses. I've never intended to get too heavily invested so this isn't that big a deal to me, but it is sad because Samsung's NX products are really high quality, even the cheap stuff I have beats most of what I've ever had from other makers. Its just crazy that they could come out with a camera like the NX500 one day--currently tied for all time top dog in APS-C image quality, per DXOMark--and then shut down. That makes this hard to believe.
     
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    Solarflare No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    They officially discontinued NX1 for Europe.

    With the weirdest reason: there would already be better products out.

    Err... which products ? And why do these products only exist in Europe ?

    Apparently they dont actually shut down their whole camera business yet, though.
     
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    Samsung makes it official: Camera business is done in Germany.

    Uh-hu.
     
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    No more Samsung NX in UK either.

    Its kind of funny really. Like Samsung tries to remove themselves from the camera market country by country ... to archieve what exactly ?



    Thom Hogans article isnt wrong, but the issue is that I'm not really interested in APS-C, quite frankly the glas offers for Fuji X would be superior, and WiFi is nice to have - but no prime priority.

    And a 16 Megapixel sensor is no issue to me. Wouldnt be for full frame, either.
     
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    This seems to be cyclical. Anyone remember their ill-fated film SLRs that were also taken behind the barn and shot?
     
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    I saw Nikon just acquired all of Samsung's mirrorless technology. That could be interesting if Nikon really wants to take on Sony.
     
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    So far as I've seen it's still just a rumor. However it would make a lot of sense considering what's going on right now. It would also shed a bit of light on the rumored acquisition overtures Canon made towards Sigma.
     
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    Fire sale!
     
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    I have their fridge and washer/dryer ... pretty nice. Does this mean I won't be able to get lenses for them?
     
  12. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    The "new stuff in the pipeline" could just have been a dog and pony show as they may have been searching for someone to buy the group.

    What's worth more ... a camera division that is dying, or one that is coming out with new innovative products ?

    And the past Rumor about Nikon looking at Samsung. Maybe Nikon was looking at Samsung, but didn't see much there to acquire them after an acquisition audit. Thus the end of the Samsung dog and pony show.
     

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