Monday, April 10, 2006

Digital Trend Challenging Camera Makers

From Findlaw (via AP) Digital Trend Challenging Camera Makers

"They are some of the most legendary names in photography.

Minolta scored the world's first successful auto-focus, single-lens reflex camera. Fuji invented 1600-speed film, once the industry's fastest. Nikon's fabled F-series made the 35 mm camera the picture-taking workhorse for the last half-century.
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Now the companies share a more dubious distinction: abandoning part of the business that made them famous.

Camera makers have battled to adapt to the digital revolution for the last 10 years, but recent retreats by leading brands underline how the industry has turned upside-down."

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