Depending on your interpretation of the wording in this post, nothing it says it at odds with what we have been reading so far.
Olympus Netherlands also stated that more things will become clear the next few weeks/months. And that there are new products in the near future. All release will remain as planned.If that is true, JIP/Olympus should rush with it to the public. Nothing is worse than months of doubts in your customer base.
This is a good news - assuming that it's true - but for entirely different reasons than what most people believe.Olympus Netherlands also stated that more things will become clear the next few weeks/months. And that there are new products in the near future. All release will remain as planned.
Nope, Olympus UK has a full portfolio of promotions ongoing. Nothing even close to firesale prices though.The E-M5 Mark II is phased out. So this can be the last remains of the stock.
Huawei is the brand that is currently in bed with Leica.1) Some absolutely huge player in mobile industry who understands that camera is already the most important smartphone feature but can't currently add claims about "Leica" or "Zeiss" optics on their marketing material.
Huawei comes to my mind first. And in order to make sure that "Olympus optics" means something in the future too, they must maintain at least a small portfolio of high end Olympus cameras just like Ricoh is keeping that one Pentax FF SLR alive for nostalgia reasons. Huawei smartphone division spends more on meeting room doughnuts than what the entire Olympus R&D budget used to be and any losses below 1B would disappear in rounding errors.
I stand corrected. Smartphone manufacturers get new bedfellows faster than any decent looking single mom with low standards on Tinder. Huawei is indeed Leicas sugar daddy at the moment.Huawei is the brand that is currently in bed with Leica.
Other than this minor correction, I like this idea.
I received the German Olympus promotion today on my French phone, and I read the small line for once ; currently the promo is good for Germany, France, Belgium and Netherlands (? not sure for the last one) only. I don't know if you can carve out the EU single market at the consumer level like that from a legal point of view, and I won't be bothered to research, but I believe Olympus still has enough lawyers on retinue to at least show them the project before publishing....
Note: if you want to support the Olympus cause, you can go to Olympus NL or Olympus Deutchland and pay 2999€ for the very same M1X at the very same Olympus site.
Even UK is technically speaking still inside EU and anyone can order stuff from any local Olympus site without customs or other chargers.
I am not an expert in japanese legislation but even in Europe there are plenty of companies like JIP who specialize in restructuring mismanaged businesses. I once even worked for a tech company that ended up in the hands of one of these (I saw what was coming and found a new job before it happened)It is possible that JIP is being brought in to clean up for a sale to another party. But then why the transfer to JIP and NewCo language?
Digital photography did reach by 2016 the same subjective level as digital audio did back in the 1990's.Perhaps the technology is mature and no astounding improvements will be available. Maybe it is like a knife. Can you buy a new knife each year which is thousands of times sharper than your old one?