At that point we had very little information to work with, but little by little, the rumor has rolled into full out reality, with Samsung since announcing it was discontinuing sales in Germany.
Just last week we came across reports from Hong Kong, Australia and Europe claiming that Samsung is about to shut down its camera business in those countries, and the first official announcement is already here.
Earlier today Samsung Germany told fotoMAGAZIN that the company will stop selling digital cameras, camcorders and related accessories, due to low demand.
Despite stressing that this announcement will only affect the German market, phasing out of the largest economy in Europe seems like a strong statement regarding the company’s future steps.
For a while now we’ve been seeing reports concerning the future of Samsung’s camera business.
It started with a report from a South Korean journal, followed by another Korean newspaper and Spanish and Portuguese stores claiming that Samsung will be exiting the digital camera business, and while Samsung hasn’t issued an official statement it looks like the end is nearing.
Reports are now coming in from Europe, Hong Kong and Australia claiming that at the very least the company is discontinuing its flagship NX1, if not shutting down the camera division completely.
In an unprecedented move, the company is reported to have explained this by saying that there are “much better and upgraded cameras”.
Last month we shared a report coming from South Korea stating that Samsung is quietly pulling out of the camera business.
Despite a vague denial by the company, similar reports are now coming from another Korean newspaper as well as Spanish and Portuguese stores.
Could this be the end of the NX cameras?
This next rumor is to be taken with a chunk of salt, but it’s a huge one if true.
Samsung’s cameras haven’t exactly taken over the camera market, and it’s said that management has decided to pull the plug on its digital camera business.
The South Korean company has not issued a statement regarding the matter as of this time, but Korean journal “Newstomato” reports that a decision to stop all development was made back in July already.
Without an official response one way or another, forums are filling up with “proof” that the electronic giant will or won’t shut down its camera division.
Up until not too long ago having a complete system made with SSDs was not really a practical option for the most photographers. I mean the highest capacity SSD was 2TB and it was a hefty sum of $800, give or take a byte.
But now, Samsung is in the process of manufacturing a huge 256-gigabit SSD (32GB) should enable significantly more storage on each SSD drive. Considering that 80Gigs of data were around $70 just a few years back on 2004, I think that it will not take a lot of time until SSDs will replace HDDs completely. I mean, price per HDD storage dropped from $0.5/Gig to $0.0317/Gig in the course of the last ten years (that is a 96% drop) so it would not be surprising to see these huge SSDs drop from $400/TB to $25/TB in a similar time frame or to $130/TB in the next two years.
Engaget reports that Samsung are upping their yield and planning to ship during 2015. This means that even this year we will see bigger SSD drives at cheaper prices.
The rate of traffic accidents in Argentina is horrific; statistically speaking almost one person dies every hour, with 80% happening on roads and mainly while people try overtaking other vehicles.
While overtaking a sedan or SUV-sized vehicle can be a rather simple task, trucks are a different story. Due to their size, trucks are not only physically harder to overtake but they also block the view ahead for the drivers trying to pass them.
Samsung launched a prototype solution hoping to save lives in the country’s hundreds of one-way roads and eventually everywhere in the world.
Amazingly the solution could be extremely simple: the truck has a wireless camera mounted in the front and the footage is displayed on a screen on the back of the truck.
Earlier today it was revealed by Kaspersky, a leading software security group, that the NSA has been using leading brand hard drives to spy on targets worldwide. In fact, they have been doing so since 2001.
While you most likely use a hard drive manufactured by one of the companies involved, chances are that you haven’t been a victim. Not that you’ve got any way of knowing…
Infected computers were found in over 30 countries, including Iran, Russia, Pakistan and China.
Yesterday, Sony’s upcoming QX1 was leaked onto the internet, giving us our first look at the lens mount and exactly what it’s expected to bring to smartphone users. The device wasn’t just officially announced today; it’s coming with a partner, as well, called the QX30.
I’ll start off with a TL;DR. Basically, we got the QX1 down yesterday: a mount compatible with any E-mount lens Sony offers. The newly announced QX30, however, is a fixed lens mount with an appropriate-to-title 30X optical zoom.