Olympus trys to Calm our fears once more

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Nikon denies it is ceasing production of film slrs Re: Hold on a minute
In reply to Marty4650, Feb 15, 2013

Marty4650 wrote:

Read this news story carefully:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/02/13/Olympus-denies-ceasing-DSLR-production

It says two things:

  • Olympus denies it is ceasing production of DSLRs
  • Olympus lost $170 million last year on cameras and lenses
The first statement doesn't mean there will be any new 4/3 cameras or lenses. It just means that the E5 will continue in production as long as anyone wants to buy one. And I don't imagine they will sell very many more E5s since they can be had at bargain prices used, as E5 owners switch to other brands or OM-Ds. Are there really many people left who want to spend $1700 for a nice camera with 2008 sensor technology?

They still make them:

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Film-Cameras/index.page

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