- Dec 4, 2012
I have it on good authority that this is sadly true
I'm going to buy up some m43 stuff... sort of a personal museum, so PM me if you are interested in selling your gear. Unfortunately I can't pay much for a dead and unsupported system. I'm sure you understand.
Is this true??? Or early April Fool's joke?
Seems like the timing is sinister if it is an April fool's joke - not sure why any site would post such a rather humorless joke to risk getting flamed to oblivion.
Maybe I'm gullible, but I'm inclined to believe it's true. Yes it's April fool's (eve), but it's also the end of the fiscal year for Panasonic and Olympus (their years begin on 4/1). A lot of important decisions get made around the new fiscal year. Panasonic's in the middle of major restructuring and have publicly said they will cut unprofitable divisions. Based on last year's CIPA numbers, it seems to have been a terrible year for camera sales all around, especially mirrorless, so the smaller players seem to be facing a pivotal decision. I guess I'll just wait to be debunked on this one.