Further confirming the slow, painful demise of Samsung cameras, both Adorama and Best Buy have almost every Samsung NX lens listed at ‘closeout’ prices, including some third party glass.[Read More…]
Rumors were spreading fast yesterday that Nikon acquired Samsung’s mirrorless technology, but an official statement from the Korean giant denies the NX tech will be changing hands.
Skeptics will say it’s a standard denial that isn’t necessary true, but a close look at the exact wording of the statements so far indicates Nikon and Samsung might go into business together rather than Samsung shutting down its imaging business completely.
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.