If olympus is dead, Nikon is where?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Stacey, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Stacey

    Stacey Guest



    Hmm wonder how they are still selling cameras if they -lost- money as a
    corporation for two years in a row? Isn't that a sure sign they are going
    under? Olympus has a loss one year in one segment of their company and
    everyone is posting like they have one foot in the grave.

    Looking at this, I fail to see how anyone could think olympus is doing
    poorly and about to bite the dust.


    Yes their film camera sales were down 45%, big surprise there. Wonder why
    they are shutting down some factories? Yea right it's the dSLRs that are
    causing this, which is what part of the 2% down their TOTAL digital camera
    sales were down?

    Anyone that thinks olympus is in trouble (and people should avoid their
    products like they are going bankrupt) because they closed a few plants in
    china has no clue about how corporations operate or how to read a financial
    statement. They made more than enough on medical imaging to make up for
    being killed by their film camera sales tanking in their imaging
    department. A less diverse company -would- have been in trouble...
    Stacey, Jun 2, 2005
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  2. Stacey

    Sheldon Guest

    You make a good point. Olympus has always been a leader in medical
    photography, and everybody I know who has an Olympus camera loves it,
    although their high-end cameras don't get the respect Nikon and Canon do. I
    had a chance to review an Olympus medical kit for an article and loved the
    camera. However, when it came time to by a new digital for myself I got a
    D70. Of course, I already had a plethora of Nikon lenses to use with it.
    Shame I had to send the Olympus back, however.
    Sheldon, Jun 2, 2005
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  3. Medically speaking, Olympus compete directly with Nikon and Pentax...
    Not a Canon in sight! If Olympus get the E1 replacement out sometime
    soon they might pick up a few Pros who still recall the halcyon days of
    Olympus being a serious camera choice. I'm likely to be on the age
    pension before that hell returns or freezes over.
    [email protected], Jun 2, 2005
  4. Stacey

    Darrell Guest

    Hmmm, perhaps it's because Nikon has very deep pockets, or perhaps their
    parents have deeper pockets?
    Darrell, Jun 3, 2005
  5. Stacey

    larrylook Guest

    I use Olympus colonoscopes and gastroscopes almost exclusively and they
    produce great images. Pentax is the only serious competitor. But I don't
    want to hang pictures of polyps in my living room, so I use my D70 for
    general photography.
    larrylook, Jun 3, 2005
  6. Stacey

    Alan Browne Guest

    You are not invited to the SI !!! ;-)
    Alan Browne, Jun 3, 2005
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