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January 19, 2010

Samsung does not want to buy Pentax (says Samsung CEO); new hybrids may come 2010:H2

Some interesting things from Korea are discussed in the PentaxForums forums. The CEO of Samsung talked about Pentax and the NX-series cameras in an interview summarized in the english-speaking Korea Times.

The Samsung Chief denied interest in buying Pentax, but will "maintain current links". The article also mentions that new Samsung Hybrids using all-Samsung tech may be coming in the second half of 2010 (second half starts July 1st). He also talks about partners, channels, and lenses. Check the interview for more...

One thing of interest is the new humble Samsung. As you may recall, they had been banging the drums about how they were going to grab the #1 spot in global market share. However, just like Sony (and many other companies), Samsung has tasted some "humble pie". Their new global estimates are much more modest, they talk targets of 15% and 18% for 2011 and 2012 respectively.

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