Thursday 26 November 2015

Samsung Cameras - Now out of the UK

To be honest, from what I witnessed as a Samsung NX rep for years (in London), I'm surprised this didn't happen sooner, and it wasn't because of the quality of the cameras or the marketing (mostly) it was because of something else no one else seems to know about. I'm trying to work out how to put it that doesn't end up in an essay, nobody wants to read something that long.

Samsung to axe digital cameras and camcorders in UK (update)
In a statement sent to Amateur Photographer following reports circulating online, a Samsung representative said: ‘We quickly adapt to market needs and demands. 
‘In the UK, we have seen a gradual and sustained decline in demand for standalone digital cameras and camcorders and related accessories. 
‘For this reason, we have taken the decision to phase out the sales and marketing of these products.’ 
The UK statement added: ‘This is a local decision, based on local market conditions.’
The news follows reports that Samsung planned to discontinue the NX1 in Europe.
It's a shame really. Lucky I just got the 60MM and the 12-24MM :-)