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

Started May 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Binone Regular Member • Posts: 488
He's ignoring the growth of CSC cameras.

Olympus is a leader in a relatively new photography market segment: Compact System Cameras.  The leaders include Olympus & Panasonic with m4/3, and Sony's NEX series.  While it's certainly true that the P&S market is saturated and declining, I believe that the CSC market is increasing rapidly as more serious photographers realize that they don't need to carry 20 lbs of gear to produce quality images.  Olympus is in a good place as m4/3 becomes more widely adapted by serious photographers.  It's only real challenge is Sony's NEX and Fuji, but there's very little available for both of those to make a competitive system.

Olympus will most probably survive long past 2014.  What's a possibility is that Sony might continue to invest more in Olympus and, in the future, they could acquire the company.  That just might mean that Sony would be in the m4/3 business.

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