Will Fujifilm be next?

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Morris0
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More info and my thoughts
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https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/breaking-olympus-sells-camera-division

The camera industry has been compacting for years. Konica was purchased by Minolta who was then purchased by Sony and now look at where we are.

Olympus' camera division will be owned by Japan Industrial Partners, a company that specializes in making failing companies profitable and selling them.

Panasonic with it's huge resources could pick up the remains gaining expertise to make there already excellent micro 4/3 bodies even better.  While Panasonic already has a strong set of micro 4/3 lenses Olympus makes some terrific ones that frequently wind up on Panasonic bodies.  The combined lineup would make there light weight system a top seller.  This scenario would be a huge challenge to Canon and Nikon who's mirror less systems are more a me two that a solution to the weight challenge.

As for risk to Fuji I feel it could be good for Fuji as it's less competition and there large number of bodies will be even more dominating on the display counter at brick and mortar stores.  With Fuji's top of the line bodies repeatedly getting kudos from reviewers it will remove the distraction of the top Olympus bodies and those that do look at them will hesitate to purchase Olympus till there is a direction for the brand.

Morris

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