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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:12 am 
Why did they stop making dslrs?

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I don't think they wanted to pursue the digital SLR market, since they earned much more money off making sensors (like what Sony did until Konica-Minolta gave the camera division to them).
Kodak is still a huge company and about the same size as Canon, although Nikon and Canon wouldn't be where they were today if it wasn't for Kodak "help".

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:45 am 
The reason they stopped is because the competition in the DSLR arena is really tough, particularly when you have Canon and to a certain extent, Nikon who are dominating the sales. I believe Canon are the only manufacturer who predict remaining profitable throughout 2009, while Nikon is predicting some loss in the later half of this fiscal year. Pentax, Sony and Olympus have been bleeding money and are unlikely to be profitable this fiscal year.

While all camera brands have passionate user bases, sometimes the financial and economic reality is hard to avoid. This would be terrible for consumers if the DSLR market had only 1 or 2 major players in it.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:24 am 
yeah, why reinvent the wheel. Didn't Kodak used Nikon Bodies? like Fuji also gave up DSLR?

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