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Reuters reports Canon may cease film camera development

Reuters reports Canon may cease film camera development - Canon will continue to produce and sell existing models and will make a final decision in the future based on market demand.

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Reuters reports Canon may cease film camera development
The rapidly changing photography market has already prompted Nikon to halt production of many of its film cameras, and for Konica Minolta to withdraw from the photographic industry altogether.

Reuters news agency has reported that development of both Canon's film compact and SLR cameras may cease to to the shrinking market for 35mm film.

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spaceman 10 5.2k 3 Wales
26 May 2006 12:29AM
I thought they'd stopped ages ago.

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9 875 10 Ireland
26 May 2006 1:23AM
...and they said that Digital cameras would never take off & that they were just a fad
vivo 10 24 Australia
26 May 2006 2:08AM
As long as the consumers needs are met, film will still be here to stay - behind digital of course. Just my humble opinion.
Dmitri 10 80
26 May 2006 3:09AM
You can still buy 1v second-hand at a reasonable price. So what's the problem?
Graflex 12 488 United Kingdom
26 May 2006 3:24AM
...and if it breaks down,because of tumbling prices,chuck it,and buy another film camera.Most will last a life time..
Forget the bogeyman scares about film also-they said the piston plane wouldn't last,sorry it's still flying around the World & giving perfect service.
Dmitri 10 80
26 May 2006 4:14AM
You can still buy 1v second-hand at a reasonable price. So what's the problem?
MartPics 8 7 United Kingdom
26 May 2006 6:22AM
It's sad really, how long before industry stops making film. Hope i can continue to use my Nikon FM.
Graflex 12 488 United Kingdom
26 May 2006 6:44AM
Import the stuff from the States-simple.Chemicals as well in powder form.

Don't let the 'Diggi' boys put you off,film will be around,like butter & marge.Go side by side.Spread just the same.
matt5791 10 747 1 United Kingdom
26 May 2006 11:25PM
The "problem" with film cameras is that a 30 year old one performs to very high standards so it makes so much sense, economically, to buy second hand, and there are so many good models in very nice condition in circulation.
29 May 2006 1:46AM
Never mind - you can still buy a Seagull DF-200A 35mm SLR!
29 May 2006 1:49AM
And use all your Pentax lenses with it!

Might be a 'step up' Smile)
quick 9 14 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2006 6:38PM
Never mind my mamiya 35mm will last for eons,now that i have replaced the camera light seals,and it does not need batterys for shooting pics...my plastic canon 35mm eos cameras i have can fade into oblivion for me.
ianrobinson 5 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 4:36PM
Film has had it's day when cameras are getting so good with digital.
Digital is so convenient it's silly not to use it and software such as cs5 are brilliant tools for digital dark rooms.
Life is too short to be messing in the real dark rooms then realising you got it wrong.

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