Panasonic to manufacture dSLRs

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Siddhartha Jain, Apr 1, 2005.


    Matsushita and Olympus are working together to produce an
    interchangeable lens digital SLR that will comply with the FourThirds
    standard in 2006, reports Reuters. The Japanese companies will work
    jointly in developing products and key components, but will market
    products under their own brands, which for Matsushita includes
    Panasonic. A joint statement says that Olympus and Matsushita are
    responding to what they see as a soaring global demand for digital
    SLRs, with shipments expected to reach 4.5m units in the year to 2007,
    from 2.7m in the current year to March 2005.

    Shouldn't be an April fool's joke unless MSNBC, Reuters and Phil, all
    three are hand-in-glove ;) But the date on Reuters shows as Jan 13th'
    2005. Odd!!

    - Siddhartha
    Siddhartha Jain, Apr 1, 2005
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  2. Siddhartha Jain

    Larry Guest

    Odd indeed! Especially since they give a years lead time on updating a format
    that is already way behind the rest.

    It may be a real press release, but I still wouldn't pay much attention to
    it, as Canon/Nikon/everybody else has at least 1 camera in the game that out
    performs the 4/3 format in every aspect except keeping the sensor clean.

    I dont believe it will fly, and I dont believe they will pur all that good
    money into it.
    Larry, Apr 1, 2005
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