Here's an interesting tidbit… interesting not in that Samsung is ‘leaving' the digital camera market but that they are leaving to “create a new camera product category to continue the business.”
I'm purely speculating here… but could there be a possibility that they see the future in computational imaging? Or have they got their eyes set on something new and cool for the future? New 360-degree cameras? Panoramic cameras? God forbid they think the ‘action camera' market is worth doing right?
We already know that Light has said they will work with smartphone manufacturers to incorporate their tech, and Samsung is big in the smartphone biz, but they would have said that they were focusing on smartphone cameras if that was the direction right?
Go ahead and speculate along with me in the comments below 🙂
According to the report, it quotes a Samsung official who spoke on condition of anonymity. According to the official, “We no longer produce and sell digital cameras. But we will create a new camera product category to continue the business.” From what we can tell, it sounds like Samsung isn’t producing anymore digital cameras, but apparently the company is planning a “new camera product category” (whatever that means) for the future.
Read the full story: Samsung Is Apparently Done With Digital Cameras | Ubergizmo
Other stories on this topic:
- AFTER CONQUERING CAMERAS WITH THE NX1, NOW SAMSUNG MAY QUIT THEM FOREVER (Digital Trends)
- Samsung’s Camera Business Was Killed by Smartphones: Report (PetaPixel)
(cover photo credit: a typical samsung camera)