Jessops drops Pentax cameras - Amateur Photographer

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Bruce, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    from Amateur Photographer

    High street camera retailer Jessops has dropped all Pentax-branded
    cameras from its range of products, spelling the loss of a brand with a
    history stretching back to 1919.

    Britain's largest photographic retailer said the move followed a review
    to establish which products meet customer needs at the 'best prices'.

    The review has seen Jessops cut its compact camera range from 150 to 50.

    A spokeswoman for Jessops confirmed to Amateur Photographer: 'Every
    season Jessops reviews all of the products they stock and select the
    best range available for their customers at the most competitive

    She added: 'The best range doesn't necessarily translate into the
    biggest range… As part of this review process, Jessops are not ranging
    any Pentax cameras. However, they will continue to discuss their
    products with them [Pentax] and will review their range for next

    The Leicester-based retailer no longer lists Pentax cameras on its

    A Pentax UK spokeswoman said: 'Pentax and Jessops have worked in
    partnership for many years and continue to do so. Our policy as a
    company is not to comment on any ongoing discussions with any of our
    Bruce, Jan 23, 2009
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    Paul Giverin Guest

    There was a rumour in AP that Jessops were going to tie up an "exclusive
    manufacturer" deal. Speculation was that it would be with Canon. Perhaps
    this is the start of things.

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    Paul Giverin, Jan 24, 2009
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  3. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Interesting ... but a tie-up with Canon would surely be backing the
    wrong horse, Nikon having overtaken Canon in DSLR sales - the area on
    which Jessops apparently wish to concentrate.

    It would be all the more reason to avoid Jessops - the company is like a
    dead hand on the photography market as it is.
    Bruce, Jan 24, 2009
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    Chris H Guest

    Given that Nikon and Canon are the two leading brands it would be
    sensible to stock both God's own Nikon and the Canons for the heretics
    :) Otherwise you are going to alienate one of the two major groups of
    Chris H, Jan 26, 2009
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