ThatCamFan: "In the UK, we have seen a gradual and sustained decline in demand for standalone digital cameras and camcorders and related accessories"
short realistic translation: nobody wanted cameras running android and only 2 zoom lenses with a 2.8
Only the two S-zooms are worth a damn. The rest are all mediocre from the rare legit reviews I can find as most sites don't review Samsung.
Those that praise the non-S lens as above Zeiss/on-par with Leica on the forums or their own websites are all paid astroturfing shills. None of their claim can be verified with legit reviews.
pacnwhobbyist: You have to wonder, in retrospect, if that "ditch the dslr" offer they were running was a way to offload excess inventory before closing down.
I think it is a last minute effort to drive up sales number to save the camera division. Guess not many people "traded up" to a NX500. If they offered NX1 as trade up, maybe it would have been different.
Just a Photographer: This was to expected.
Even though I was told to be a 'troll' when I mentioned this last week.
I am sorry for you to have brought you the bad news before DPReview brought it to you. Don't call somebody a troll for being a messenger of bad news.
Don't be an ass MrFox
Just a Photographer was targeted by haters and now he is finally vindicated you try to trivialized the hate he received.
supeyugin1: I think that Samsung don't understand what they are doing. It's not a TV or a cell phone where you can easily change brands. It's a system where people invested thousands inlenses, and now they need to throw everything away? Samsung is completely nuts!
@HowaboutRAWYour sources also told you last week Samsung is not closing shop in Europe. Some sources
Wildpicture: Samsung Netherlands today stated that consumers shouldn't be afraid that service on cameras would be cancelled. However when I last week reported a software bug in the firmware of a camera (found in multiple samples of that camera) bought a few weeks ago, they refused to tell me whether there would be a firmware update. They also refused to tell whether the problem would be picked up by anyone at all. They just said; "Keep an eye on our website to see if there is any new firmware".
I mailed the Customer Service with a complaint a week ago and so far they never even bothered to reply. That is not promising for customers who just spent their money on a Samsung product.
Samsung customer service? If they have customer service they won't be pulling out of camera now
Don't worry, Samsung's astroturfing marketing team will be here shortly to spin this into a good thing. Read the comments from a week ago and they all deny this decision.
I don't know what D5 will have but I bet Nikon is not too worried about competition from Pentax FF. D750 seems to have all bases covered for the soon-to-be-released? Pentax FF.
I think I saw the original also reported by DP a while back. Glad this one won instead of those usually SOB photos.
The company that copied every single thing used in its product is demonstrating new techs.
I don't recall China have a April Fool's day.
kierenlon: This type or article should be kept to the forums or rumor sites. Unverified rumors should not be on the main page in my opinion. It really looks like DP review is complicit in attempt to damage confidence in the Samsung camera line up.
Personally I shoot Nikon and don't really have any vested interest in Samsung (apart from thinking any competition will be good for the consumer). I generally find the content quite good from the DP staff but articles like this really annoy me. If this was my company I'd be very annoyed at this
This is business rumor, not camera rumor. DP do not post rumor about upcoming products but business rumors are informative.
aftab: This is what Samsung was hoping?
I would say SONY and Canon are still fighting for #1 in P&S and they both have very solid offerings. Samsung is no where close to SONY and Canon's offerings.
It is not a good sign when a company do not respond to rumor about said company exiting a business.
Discontinuing NX1 is not product rumor but a business rumor. We all know NX1 will be discontinued when NX2 is near but now is too soon so the question becomes "is Samsung exiting the camera market?" Samsung keeping mum and let customer guessing is going to drives away customers.
For example, it is fine if Samsung do not address rumor about ending production of Galaxy S6 or rumor of the upcoming S7 but it is not fine if Samsung do not address rumor it is getting out of smartphone business because of competition.
Horshack: It's been over 24 hours and still no official word from Samsung dispelling the rumor? It's not a good sign when the most popular camera review site asks you if you're exiting the camera business and you don't answer back after a full business day.
This is not product rumor, this is a business rumor and company needs to address business rumors before it drives away customers.
For example, it is fine if Samsung do not address rumor about ending production of Galaxy S6 or the upcoming S7 but it is not fine if Samsung do not address rumor it is getting out of smartphone business because of competition.
Not a surprise. NX is not a money maker for Samsung nor Samsung's core business. It is a fine pet project when Samsung Mobile is printing money and Samsung Electronic is doing well but when money is tight for core business as they are now, pet project got cut. Especially with NX is #6 or #7 with less than 1% market share.
Zaax: I want one made from a yeti pelt!
Better do it quick before they get classified as disadvantaged minority. You don't want the hate crime label.
Ha, you know the type of people reading this website when no one say Mecca.
neo_nights: It's a shame that Microsoft won't continue Nokia's work with bigger sensors...
I realized with a thin and grippy case, I can easily handle my iPhone 6s+ single handily so I want a 6+" flagship phone with great camera and physical buttons (so buttons don't take up screen real estate).
Ken Takes Photos: Markol is right. It will take more money to educate customers than it will for them to design the phone if they go 12MP.
@TemporelYou really haven't seen the wall-huggers commercial? It is like one of the biggest ad campaign by Samsung ever as it directly targets Apple.
Either way, here is it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlelbGtPEdU
I actually edited to -deleted- and flag my post hoping someone at DP and delete it for me. Kinda weird there is an "edit" button but no "delete" button.
Lassoni: I'm not interested in Samsung phones, they've had too many performance problems over the years with their Galaxy series (needing removal / reinstall of apps to make phone work good again).
If this were any other manufacturer, I would be more interested.
@TemporelYou used all 30 models and their 300 regional variants Samsung releases each year?