There is growing speculation that Nikon has acquired Samsung’s NX camera technology in a move that would enable Nikon to make a professional compact system camera.

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A report by website Mirrorless Rumors, citing ‘TRUSTED sources’, claims this is the reason behind rumours that Samsung is pulling out of the camera business.

Separately, Samsung is reported to be making a big announcement about its future plans at CES in January.

A Nikon spokesperson told Amateur Photographer (AP) that the company does not comment on rumours.

Samsung had yet to respond to a request for comment on the matter at the time of writing.

However, earlier today, when asked about reports of a major announcement at CES, a Samsung UK spokesperson said: ‘Samsung cannot comment on rumour or speculation’.

Last week, Samsung confirmed it will phase out sales of digital cameras and camcorders in the UK due to a fall in demand.

  • entoman

    Obviously. The important question is – who will buy their technology?

  • Samsung is getting out of cameras

  • entoman

    Interesting. There are also rumours circulating on American websites that CANON have bought Samsungs camera business.

    Nikon already have Sony sensors, so Canon probably have greater need of Samsung sensor technology.

    Whichever of them has bought the company, the reason will primarily be to take advantage of Samsung’s mirrorless technology, and develop a pro level mirrorless full frame camera to compete against Sony.

  • foto2021

    Let’s hope Nikon will choose full frame rather than make yet another sub-optimal mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor.