Samsung to jump into digital SLR market

Posted on Friday, Oct 14 2005 @ 12:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Photographyblog reports Samsung has announced an agreement with Pentax to jointly develop dSLR cameras.
Samsung holds superb digital image processing technologies, digital convergence technologies and world-wide brand recognition in digital appliance markets. Its partner, Pentax, has developed SLR cameras using Penta Prism technology. Pentax possesses a wide range of high-performance interchangeable lenses as well as cutting edge technologies for high precision cameras.

It is estimated that the world-wide digital camera market will continue its growth with unit sales of 82 million for 2005 and 89 million for 2006. The digital SLR market growth rate will exceed the overall digital camera growth rate with over 4 million unit sales for this year and over 5 million unit sales for 2006.


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