Will Nikon be out of business in 5 years?

Started Oct 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Will Nikon be out of business in 5 years?

GodSpeaks wrote:

Nikon is the next Kodak...

My .02

No, not a chance, unless they were to make a monumental blunder.

Way back around 2002/2003 when Canon came out with the first FF DSLR, Nikon responded by saying they were not going to do FF.

They never did say that. They said they weren't going to do it until they were convinced that it offered the best price/performance, that was a consistent line they had for years, they never said 'never'.

Edit: In any case, Canon did not 'come out with the first FF DSLR'. That was Contax with the ND.

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Nikon may never have actually said 'never', but they certainly implied that in the begining. They changed their tune later to something along the lines of 'when we are ready'.

Yes, Contax was first, but that camera hardly set the world on fire. It was the Canon that made real waves, followed the next day (if I recall correctly), by the Kodak 14n.

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