Pixalo Photography Community

Go Back   Pixalo Photography Community > Photography Forums > General photography questions and answers

General photography questions and answers: Discuss Konica Minolta withdraw from camera business...This has to be the biggest and most shocking news before the upcoming PMA show, Konica Minolta has today announced ...
Welcome to the Pixalo Photography Community. As a Guest you are free to browse the site, but see what extras you get as a Member here.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19-01-2006, 12:35   #1 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,123
daveyuk is a jewel in the rough
daveyuk is a jewel in the rough

No Image editing
User's Gallery
Konica Minolta withdraw from camera business

This has to be the biggest and most shocking news before the upcoming PMA show, Konica Minolta has today announced that it is withdrawing from the camera and photo business. They will be transferring assets related to their camera business to Sony who will continue to develop digital SLR's based around the Konica Minolta lens mount. Konica Minolta it appears will continue to work with Sony (a relationship announced last year) in the development of digital SLR's and lenses but they will not be branded as or be sold by Konica Minolta. Full announcement and details of the Sony asset transfer inside

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0601/06...minoltaout.asp
daveyuk is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2006, 12:43   #2 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
Arkady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Aldershot, Hampshire
Posts: 1,198
Arkady is an unknown quantity at this point
User's Gallery
Bl00dy Chunder...

Never massive in the UK, but very popular in the US.
Just goes to show that digi cameras are killing off the old guard. The field is thinning out...
Arkady is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2006, 12:54   #3 (permalink)
Feet under the table
 
Warspite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Newcastle Sunderland Middlesbrough (UK)
Posts: 1,735
Warspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Definately a surprise - another victim of the battering between Canon and Nikon I guess, so now Samsung is taking on the Pentax mantle and looks like Sony is taking KMs, could be a war brewing.
Warspite is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2006, 12:56   #4 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
Arkady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Aldershot, Hampshire
Posts: 1,198
Arkady is an unknown quantity at this point
User's Gallery
Sony's massive so they'll weather any storms brewing - the big one will be between Canon and Nikon - Canon also have their other electrical groups to buoy them up.
Arkady is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2006, 13:16   #5 (permalink)
Feet under the table
 
Warspite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Newcastle Sunderland Middlesbrough (UK)
Posts: 1,735
Warspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enoughWarspite will become famous soon enough

Image editing O.K.
User's Gallery
Users Camera Equipment List
Should definately be interesting, not so much of a Sony fan these days, but they are renowned for their R&D, Nikon being part of the huge Mitsubishi Corp. and Canon as mentioned having various other divisions, and Samsung being very big in producing alot of the components used by the other three, could be interesting times ahead.
Warspite is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 19-01-2006, 13:19   #6 (permalink)
Forum Regular
 
Arkady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Aldershot, Hampshire
Posts: 1,198
Arkady is an unknown quantity at this point
User's Gallery
Agreed - it probably wont be decided at the end-user level, but at the other end - something like a Mitsubishi-Samsung merger - that would eventually re-draw the boundaries.
Arkady is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing Brands Minolta --> Nikon nicklovick Which Camera Should I Buy? 22 29-06-2007 08:27
Konica Minolta 5d and Sigma ef-500 dg Super clancey Cameras, Lenses and Accessories 0 07-04-2007 02:58
Konica Minolta offer to fix Dynax 7D error report problem for free Pixalo News 0 06-02-2007 11:40
Minolta 110 dilemma Revive35 General photography questions and answers 6 30-10-2006 19:37
Minolta A1 + extras feenster Photography Classified Adverts 4 30-05-2005 09:25


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:10.


vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ReviewPost & PhotoPost vB3 Enhanced, Copyright 2003-2014 All Enthusiast, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.0
Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Pixalo.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196