Samsung has stopped making cameras altogether, official tweet suggests
February 23, 2016
Amateur Photographer sought comment from Samsung’s UK office following a message posted on Twitter by Samsung India last month.
In the tweet, a would-be customer called Akanksha Redhu asked for help in finding a Samsung camera.
In response, Samsung India replies: ‘We would like to inform you the (sic) we have officially discontinued manufacturing of Camera’.
Samsung India then urges the customer to explore its range of other products and accessories.
Asked to comment on the development, a spokesperson for Samsung’s UK office said that the company has ‘nothing further to share at this stage’, beyond what it has previously stated.
Last month, Samsung’s UK office said the company was unable to comment on which countries had stopped the sales and distribution of cameras and/or camcorders, adding that ‘it’s up to each individual market’.
Speculation has been rife since the end of last year when Samsung revealed plans to pull out of the camera and camcorder markets in the UK and Germany.
And Samsung cameras were notable by their absence at the CES technology fest in Las Vegas, USA in January.
In November 2015, Samsung said it planned to phase out sales and marketing of digital cameras and camcorders in the UK due to a fall in demand.
The news followed reports that Samsung planned to discontinue the NX1 in Europe.
It is now more than a year since the South Korean giant announced an NX camera.