Discouraging - OMD presence

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Discouraging - OMD presence
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I was in a very large camera store in the NJ/NY Metro area (one of the big 3) and noticed they removed their Olympus/OMD section.  I asked one of the store sales people what happened to the Olympus/OMD products and they informed me they moved them to online sales only because their is zero demand.

Upon further questioning: Sony, Sony, and Sony are dominating the industry with Canon as a distant 2nd.  They continued to explain many legacy Canon photographers left Canon due to the EF->RF mount change to Sony with a sprinkle to Fuji.  They also mentioned Nikon is dying as their customer base are retirees (because they don't want to change/learn something new) with virtually no younger photographers investing in any Nikon system. Panasonic is lack luster, but has a niche in video and studio portraits.  Fuji apparently made a name in the travel segment for having small and light weight cameras.

That use to be the segment that Olympus/OMD focused on (travel).  But where are they?  How can OMD survive if retail stores are removing OMD floor space making them invisible to the customer?

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