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Samsung Leaving the Camera Business? Metabones Adds E-M1 and A7R II Support, DIY Diffusion | Daily Roundup

By Anthony Thurston on September 19th 2015

Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors, and announcements.

Samsung Leaving the Camera Business?

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A sad (but not surprising) rumor has surfaced indicating that Samsung may soon pull out of the camera market completely. If you have followed Samsung’s camera systems over the years, the Korean company was never really able to gain a foothold and lost money year after year.

At the end of this last year, with the release of the NX1, it seemed as if Samsung finally had a body worth considering, but as with many mirrorless cameras, a lack of quality lenses really doomed that camera. Sales were lower than expected, and the buzz died off as Sony’s newer full frame A7 refreshes started being announced.

Their last announcement, the NX500, failed to really catch on either, after really trying to take on the A6000. The question that really needs to be asked here is what this is going to mean – if this rumor is true – for people who invested