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Nikon says goodbye to the market it helped to popularize

In a little more than ten years after its first baby steps into the digital age, Nikon's efforts have nearly put the final nail in the coffin for its film cameras. The company has decided to abandon its roots in the film camera industry and move full steam ahead with its ever expanding lineup of digital camera products.  The company is also seeing rising demand for digital SLR cameras as traditional film and P&S digital camera owners decide to upgrade.  Digital cameras now make up for 95% of Nikon's total camera sales. 

However, all is not lost for the hardcore Nikon film camera fans out there. According to Nikon, they will still manufacture the F6 (professiona) and FM10 (amateur) as well as the manual focus 85mm f/2.8D PC Micro-Nikkor lenses.  Support for these products will continue for ten years after Nikon's last date of sale.

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By The Battōsai on 1/14/2006 11:07:42 AM , Rating: 2
i just got a fuji 4900z camera. had a 2600 z. i'm pretty happy with it. no option for webcam mode like hte 2600 z but thats ok i guess :)

i'm surprised I can still post here lol

RE: hmmmm
By ted61 on 1/15/2006 1:00:12 PM , Rating: 2
I don't really care about the numbers and facts. I just know that I have a whole lot of fun with my digital camera and photo printer. I never had much fun with the old film camera.

I spend hours just building computers and finding software to manipulate the photos.

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