Nikon leaving the dSLR business

2022-07-12

in Economics, Geek stuff, Photography

In a surprising if not shocking move, Nikon has announced that they will stop making new digital single lens reflex (dSLR) cameras. It’s shocking to me because ever since digital cameras have existed, Nikon dSLRs have been considered among the best by professional photographers. They’re even used on the International Space Station, where shipping anything up from Earth is so costly that there’s no reason to send anything but the best, not to mention how great photos have always been a key means of outreach for the space program.

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Oleh July 27, 2022 at 10:07 am

This entry made me wonder about Kodak – the dominant film company in my mind. A Wikipedia search informed me that they have become a digital company. About a decade ago they were facing bankruptcy and reorganized mostly into a digital imaging company. It’s film manufacturing facilities closed in 2015

Milan July 27, 2022 at 3:35 pm

From 2008: The death of film

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