- Mar 30, 2021
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Sony, which is good at image sensor technology, introduced a full-size mirrorless camera in 2013, and the stock was taken away at once, and the momentum of dropping flying birds is now a shadow to see. Nor.
Back in 2010, when Olympus announced that it was discontinuing its DSLR cameras (leaving only the Pen EVF-less ILC cameras), I actually contemplated switching over to Pentax, since it was my old camera brand back in the SLR days. I finally came to my senses and realized - "What, are you nuts?!?" So I went with Canon DSLRs. But then, of course, I came back to Olympus with their OMD cameras (Yayy!!), and we know what happened there recently. So I guess Nikon is safe, huh?What about Pentax? Go with another winner!
I know it sounds stupid to exit the business just after a couple of new models are launched but Panasonic is a huge company and when those reorganize a billion here or two there is peanuts.The rumors site was late jumping on this story, which really messes up the timeline and makes it sound like the rumor is coming after the Panasonic announcement.
Most likely true.I know it sounds stupid to exit the business just after a couple of new models are launched but Panasonic is a huge company and when those reorganize a billion here or two there is peanuts.
Digital cameras are so marginal part of total Panasonic revenue that CEO would not even notice if company stops making them and nobody remembers to send him a memo.
Panasonics professional broadcast systems and consumer cameras are not even in a same BU and after reorganization they will land in entirely different companies.This would stop these rumors and let folks know that Panasonic is going to make M43 products as long as they have a professional video division.
Actually yes they do. If someone gets experience will your products and the are very good it builds brand loyalty (like Apple did with schools). I know this strategy works (retired at 55 due to it). It's why all Panasonic cameras have great video codecs - that is important because video is the primary communication tool (why do you think cell phones have very good video now). How many indy film makers, Hollywood B roll shooters, and Youtube content makers use the Gh series? You don't think the Gh5II with its streaming ability is going to be used in the secondary venues at the Olympics by even the networks? Nope, if something happens to the Gh series it will just be a move into the professional videos division IMHO.Panasonics professional broadcast systems and cosumer cameras are not even in a same BU and after reorganization they will land in entirely different companies.
Lumix-cameras will share their future with toasters and curling irons.
They don't have any connection to professional broadcasting products business.