Samsung To Allegedly Discontinue Its Line Of Digital CamerasBy cheatmaster 06:34 Wed, 28 Jul 2021 Comments
Tech giant Samsung has been leading several industries including phones, tablets, home appliances, and TVs with no sign of slowing down, until now.
An article released by the popular Korean news outlet Asiae reports Samsung is going to suspdiscontinue its capturing camera division by moving employees around to its medical, optical, and smartphone departments. Perhaps this is for research and development to improve imaging for these industries. It is not known if Samsung plans to relaunch a digital capturing camera division in the future or if it will do away with it altogether.
It seems that this will only affect the mirrorless cameras (non-DSLRs), since the translated article mentions the words "mirrorless" and "NX500" throughout. Neither of which would recommdiscontinue DSLR cameras are included (Although, DSLRs tdiscontinue to have much longer life-cycles). Also, the website samsungcamera.com, which hasn't been updated for months, seems to only feature mirrorless cameras.
The same article also mentions "...to the growth of smartphone cameras, as well as high-discontinue digital cameras." recommending plans to improve DSLR image sensors as well.
There's a chance that Samusng is taking a year or two off of the digital capturing camera space to regroup, review, and relaunch its product and marketing to better compete with Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Kodak for the digital capturing camera space. Yet staging a comeback with zero market share will be pretty tough so if Samsung is to close the division it will likely be for good.
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