PopPhoto article "Report from Japan"

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Patrick L., Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Patrick L.

    Patrick L. Guest

    http://tinyurl.com/yvdr


    Very interesting, among the many interestings included in the article, it
    mentions that the Oly E system has, in addition to a new wide angle lens
    (see dpreview home page), two more cameras, one inexpensive and one medium
    priced, on the horizon for the E system.



    Patrick
     
    Patrick L., Dec 12, 2003
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    Patrick L., Dec 12, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    On the Minolta -- They better announce a DSLR at PMA or they will be DOA
    On Olympus -- They are probably announcing because the E-1 is already DOA
     
    Tony Spadaro, Dec 12, 2003
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  4. Patrick L.

    Patrick L. Guest

    It probably will not sell as many units as the other two, but I'll bet it
    finds its market share. I think it has a lot going for it. Time will
    tell.

    However, Minolta stock is one stock I'd be selling short, about now.

    Patrick
     
    Patrick L., Dec 12, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    That's what they say:

    "WILL THERE BE A MINOLTA MAXXUM DIGITAL SLR?
    Absolutely, so hold onto your lenses, Maxxum aficionados. Scenario calls
    for a 90 percent operational sample by PMA trade show (February 12-15)
    with delivery by Photokina (September-October 2004). One feature unnamed
    will be a big surprise. Look for new 35mm SLRs at PMA, plus at least
    four point-and-shoot upgrades."
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 12, 2003
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    "WILL THERE BE A MINOLTA MAXXUM DIGITAL SLR?
    Too bad Kodak isn't supplying this body ... once they get something "90 percent
    operational" like the 14n they call it "ready for shipment" and start high
    volume production, don't they?

    Bill
     
    Bill Hilton, Dec 12, 2003
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  7. Ummm, Konica has been around a long time.... I suspect they intend to stay
    around...
     
    Dennis O'Connor, Dec 12, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    That would be a foolish move - especially if you werer to replace it with
    Olympus stock. Minolta will probably still be around in ten years. I doubt
    Olympus will last as more than a brand name for Kodak P&S digitals for more
    than another 2 years.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Dec 12, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest


    In that case, hooray it isn't Kodak.

    OTOH, remember when the Maxxum 7 rolled out, there was a recall for a
    firmware fix. (Could not be DL'd, camera had to be retured or
    exchanged). A few people were bit, but Minolta handled the recall
    turnaround well, as I recall.

    When the DSLR rolls out (Sept-ish 2004), I'll wait 3 mo. before ordering
    it and make sure the more anxious ahead of me "Beta" test it.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Dec 12, 2003
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  10. Patrick L.

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Are you joking here ???

    Last I heard, Canon and Olympus were the only two companies making money
    on camera sales. Olympus's consumer digicam business was very lucrative.
    Perhaps they recently lost market share? Do you know something I don't?
     
    Bill Tuthill, Dec 15, 2003
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    I know they are dropping eggs into the Kodak basket, and Kodak has not
    figured out how to make a penny in decades. I also know that the E-1 is a
    dead issue.


     
    Tony Spadaro, Dec 15, 2003
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