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09-23-2008, 11:38 PM   #1
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Samsung Photokina Press Conference - No plan to buy Pentax

No big news from Samsung apart from showing their HZ1 compact camera:

News - Photokina 2008 - Samsung denies Pentax take-over bid - Digital Photography Now

They emphasized that they have no plan to buy Pentax.

They refused to give out any more details for its micro four thirds competitor, "however, one Samsung speaker did say he believed all the DSLR camera manufacturers were now working on similar projects to develop smaller and lighter cameras with interchangeable lenses. "

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The Hybrid or EVIL market is going to explode in the next 2 to 3 years, and will be the next big thing. Panasonic projected a hybrid market of 23 million units vs DSLR's 7 million vs P&S's 93 million. This is going to be huge and would probably merge partially with HD camcorder market segment.

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QuoteOriginally posted by nosnoop Quote
No big news from Samsung apart from showing their HZ1 compact camera:

News - Photokina 2008 - Samsung denies Pentax take-over bid - Digital Photography Now

They emphasized that they have no plan to buy Pentax.

They refused to give out any more details for its micro four thirds competitor, "however, one Samsung speaker did say he believed all the DSLR camera manufacturers were now working on similar projects to develop smaller and lighter cameras with interchangeable lenses. "

My thoughts:
The Hybrid or EVIL market is going to explode in the next 2 to 3 years, and will be the next big thing. Panasonic projected a hybrid market of 23 million units vs DSLR's 7 million vs P&S's 93 million. This is going to be huge and would probably merge partially with HD camcorder market segment.
I'm sure Pentax has given this a serious thought too - to re-introduce the Auto 110 as a digital model. I still have one of those Auto 110's and really - who would not love to have one??? Pentax even made a prototype of a digital P&S with interchangeable lenses.
But let's not forget designing a completely new camera system, even a smaller one, will cost a lot of R&D. I don't see this happen fast though, unless they re-routed a lot of the former P&S design team to the design of a smaller DSLR (Pentax actually said that they assigned the P&S team to the DSLR team).
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No news at all...
No FF, no Hybrid.
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Did Pentax do the Press Conference yet? or those new items news is the one already?

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