Will Nikon be out of business in 5 years?

Started Oct 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Erik Magnuson
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Re: Will Nikon be out of business in 5 years?
In reply to GodSpeaks, Oct 29, 2013

GodSpeaks wrote:

Nikon may never have actually said 'never', but they certainly implied that in the begining.

IIRC, they said they were going to focus on their existing product line -- which is what every business says unless they want to rediscover the Osbourne Effect.  Nikon needed a partner who could fab competitive FF sensors and the partner(s) were not there yet.

Yes, Contax was first, but that camera hardly set the world on fire.

It killed Contax as a player in the SLR market. And set Pentax back several years (co-developed with Pentax but Pentax dropped out.)

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