by Mike Masnick

Phasing Out Film Cameras For The General Public

from the analog-is-bad dept

It's been a little less than a year since UK retailer Dixons' started phasing out VCR sales and to mark the occasion it seems they're going to start phasing out the sale of film cameras (which apparently is what the company first sold when it started). Film cameras, of course, aren't going away just yet, especially for more serious photographers. However, it does seem to be losing the interest of the general public in favor of digital. Of course, for all the sentimental feelings (much more towards the film camera than the VCR) it really doesn't seem like most people will miss it very much.

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    Pete Austin, 9 Aug 2005 @ 10:53am

    Good Figures?

    It's difficult to know what to make of these figures, because most digital cameras are likely to be in mobile 'phones (and maybe never used) and most film cameras are probably cheap disposables. I can't find good stats comparing real cameras of each type. Can anyone else do better?

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    Chomper, 9 Aug 2005 @ 1:19pm

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    It's really simple.

    Film is dying, digital is here to stay.

    As a pro myself, I still find good uses for film, but for the consumer, it's not worth the hassle and expense although digital has it's own problems that doesn't make digital a complete slam dunk yet.

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