Yet Another Camera Company Ponders Dropping Film

from the dying-a-slow-death dept

These stories are becoming so common that they're almost unremarkable these days, but Canon is the latest camera manufacturer to say it's considering quitting the film camera business. Such a decision, following a similar move by Nikon earlier this year, would certainly indicate the long-predicted death of the film camera business -- even though the film-using community lives on. Perhaps now stories about the death of film will slow down, and we'll be treated to analyst predictions about how long it will be before cameraphones kill the standalone digital camera business.
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    ET, 25 May 2006 @ 11:45am

    Film still rulez in my book!

    What is wrong with these companies??? Just because it is not their main stream of revenue, they decide to cut it? Back when the CD came out they said audio tape would be dead... well, it's still around. Not very popular anymore, but still around. Then the DVD came and they said VHS was on its way out... Not true either, and that will not happen for several more decades...

    Now film photography versus digital photography? Well, I went from film to digital and switched back in a heartbeat because the quality (on an 8+ MP camera, yes) was just not there in comarison to film... and when you start considering enlargements, digital is eons behind! And I'm not even talking about color accuracy and depth...

    Unless you start buying the $1,500 (or more) digital camera's, you will get nowhere near the posibilities of photography... and even then it's still not as good as film. And that is just taking pictures, we won't even start about what you can do in the darkroom that cannot be duplicated with a computer...

    I think JerseyRich is right though... film photographty will be such a niche market only few companies serving us 35mm film fanatics...

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