Some shocking news to wake up to this morning – Konica Minolta has announced that it is leaving the camera and photo business (both digital and film) by March 31st 2006.
Shocking indeed. My first digital camera was a Minolta, and it’s a name I’ve known since I was at school. I was a dedicated Olympus user in the early years of my SLR use, but a school friend was saving up for a Minolta Dynax. It seems very strange to think that they won’t be making cameras any more.
I wonder how many other well-known camera brands will fail to make the digital transition successfully?