No major still camera makers make POV cameras. Why?

Started Feb 27, 2013 | Questions thread
OP 003tvd Contributing Member • Posts: 935
Re: Sony makes them, but are POVs either profitable or safe?

The liability issue is a really good point. When will those injured while using a POV camera start suing the manufacturer, retailer, venue? To paraphrase Flip Wilson's Geraldine" the Go Pro made me do it".

Is the market too small for the biggies to attempt domination of the category? (I didn't realize Sony and Panasonic were in the arena) They don't appear to be embracing the category as a particularly lucrative one. Every other motocrosser, road racer, mountain biker, snowboarder etc. seems to have one on their head or elsewhere, so there seems to be no shortage of customers. Are they really just a fad that will soon wane and shrink down to the die-hards only?

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