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Samsung Exits UK Camera Market

Samsung Exits UK Camera Market  - Samsung has confirmed that it will no longer be producing cameras for the UK camera market.

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Rumours have been circulating for a while now about Samsung's future in the camera industry and today, ePHOTOzine can confirm that Samsung has now exited the UK camera market. 

Commenting on the decision, a spokesperson for Samsung told ePHOTOzine: "We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. In the UK, we have seen a gradual and sustained decline in demand for standalone digital cameras and camcorders and related accessories. For this reason, we have taken the decision to phase out the sales and marketing of these products. This is a local decision, based on local market conditions."

Even though we won't be seeing any more cameras from the electronics manufacturer, they've just released a new portable SSD drive and a Pro Plus 128GB microSD memory card was added to the Samsung range back in December. 

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dannyr 8 46 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2016 12:10PM
So many rumours flying around about this, Did they really sell their entire camera devision to Nikon? or just some tech? or was that all false?

They did try but never really made their camera business a susses, a shame as at the end they finally nailed the sensor and interface.

I've always thought it was simply bad advertising, they tried to sell them like they sold their Galaxy mobiles. I always felt that was a bad idea as it just put the back up of the traditional photographers, and it put into peoples minds something that will be out of date in a year and runs android!
(Hostilely I've had people ask me what version of android NX cameras use, and didn't help when they did make an android NX!).

But its always sad to see a company pull out of the camera industry.

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Niknut Plus
8 1.9k 76 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2016 4:52PM
A sad day indeed !!!........I'm a strong fan of Samsung products; 2 cameras & my laptop !!!

I can understand them pulling out if the cameras aren't selling........but the introductory prices
were always rather high, & maybe the limited lens range didn't help ??......I bought my cameras
after the price had dropped to what I considered a value-for-money level, & have no regrets !

My NX20 gives me wonderful image quality, with both the 18-55 & 12-24 lenses & love 'em to bits !!!

I'd still be happy to upgrade to an NX30 or NX1.....let's see how this company policy affects prices, it
might put those cameras within my VFM rating ??????????Grin
lemmy 11 2.7k United Kingdom
9 Jan 2016 4:08PM

Quote:I'd still be happy to upgrade to an NX30 or NX1.

And assuming, as it sounds that they're not pulling out of all markets, Samsung camera equipment will be available abroad anyway. My first DSLR was a Samsung. They were basically rebadged Pentaxes at the time or possibly Pentax were rebadged Samsungs but they were very good tough APS-C items.

What I also liked was that their native file format was DNG. And having the K mount, they could use the wonderful Pentax pancake lenses.
pablophotographer 7 961 335
11 Jan 2016 9:26PM
I must admit the NX10 and NX20 were really tempting cameras Smile Fate did not bring one of them in my bag.
I hope for those who have bought them to be able to get good service in case they ever need it.

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