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#1 Virgil

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:40 AM

Several financial news-services reported recently that the Fuji Photo Film Co is seriously considering to cease DSLR production. "Meanwhile the photo-business fell below 15% of the total turnarround of the holding" an analyst said and adds "The S5Pro didnīt produced the momentum Fuji was hoping for. Nikonīs D200 put a lot of pressure on the S5Pro and now the D300 does increase the pressure even more". Personally iīd find it really sad to see Fuji leaving the stage. More so as their technological approach - which basically was considered as very good - never had itīs final break-thru.
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 12:23 PM

Too bad that Nikon couldn't get the quality of Fuji's technology and make it work with their fast processing and capture system...
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 01:11 PM

Interesting that the Fuji photo business has now fallen below 15% of turnover, are the cameras first to go followed by film making if the business declines further? Dave Whiteley
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 02:49 PM

Dave, that wasnīt mentioned - just the DSLR business.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:09 AM

While I am not on the current generation it would be sad to see the Fuji's go away. I really like the quality of the images I get from the S3 and agree with Juan Carlos that the cameras could be faster. The positioned themselves wisely with the Nikon bodies, maybe Fuji and Nikon should stop going steady together and marry up the two systems. Nikon could license the imaging technology with there processing capabilities and everybody would be happy. ODNT
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:25 AM

I suppose that would mean Nikon then had to dump Sony as it's sensor manufacturer though? Would still like to see somebody really try and perfect the Foveon sensor though. Dave Whiteley
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