Correction: NOT WSJ but Yahoo Finance: Olympus one of 10 brands to disappear in 2014

Started May 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
CharlesB58 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,951
Re: WSJ: Olympus one of 10 brands to disappear in 2014

dpreviewreader wrote:

"Except for market leaders like Canon, Sony and Nikon, no one wants to be in the digital camera business anymore."

No. 6 on the list.

By "WSJ" do you mean "Wall Street Journal"? Well, this is Yahoo Finance 24/7 Wall Street, not  the Wall Street Journal. Its track record on this annual prediction is less than stellar. Go back and read previous years' predictions and you will see a lot of companies are still around. (for instance, he said Sears and Nokia and other companies that have rebounded would disappear in 2012. The year before it was TMobile, Eddie Bauer and more. On the other hand, he's not even bothered mentioning the demise of some companies such as Eastman Kodak.)

I am especially skeptical of non-photography writers making statements like the above. They think only in terms of who goes to buy gear from Best Buy or, and often don't even consider the companies that fit their description of being unviable, but maintain a place in the photography market.

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Some people operate cameras. Others use them to create images. There is a difference.

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