Nikon Nixes Film Camera Production

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In a show of solidarity for the digital movement, Japanese camera maker Nikon has decided to pretty much cancel all film camera production—except for a very few professional products, like the F6 (and its manual interchangeable lenses). Believe it or not, with Nikon's targeted approach to cameras, it is one of the only companies in the business to still get healthy profit margins, while others (like Olympus) are trying to break even. So, while Canon is still the largest maker of digital single lens reflex cameras, we'll have to see how #2 does with this new plan. Expect all stock of Nikon analog products to be sold out in retail distribution by this summer.


Nikon reels in film cameras to focus on digital [Reuters]

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