Gomar wrote in post #16793780
Dead Camera Manufacturers:
Casio - had a nice camera; still for sale in Asia.
JVC - still makes video/camcorders
Kodak - had 2 cameras
Minolta - was sad to see them go
Vivitar - had a bad film camera
I didnt know these even made cameras:
never heard of these:
SMaL Camera Technologies
who will be next? I bet Pentax and Sony will get out of DSLR too. Pentax is rarely sold anywhere, besides mail order or B&H.
Some major corrections and clarifications for this list.
Rollei is not out of business.
While you may not have heard of Rollei, that company is responsible for one of the legendary medium format cameras of the last century. Long before 35mm film became fashionable, Rollei made one of the best units available anywhere, the Rolleiflex twin lens reflex camera. New Rolleiflexes are still available.
Contax was another legendary medium format camera, very much the equal of Rollei and Mamiya.
Apple made one of the first consumer digital cameras twenty years ago.
Epson made several digital cameras, including a medium format camera that was mirrorless long before that design was fashionable
Many cameras are still badged as General Electric models, and that company has long had a major medical imaging division.
Kodak had far more than "two cameras." The company is credited with inventing digital imaging, and started with consumer models in the mid 1990's. In conjunction with the Associated Press, Kodak made the first practical DSLR's in the 1990's, converting Nikon and Canon film cameras.
Toshiba still markets camcorders and security cameras.
Agfa sold several consumer grade digital cameras and a version of the Minolta RD-175, the first consumer-grade DSLR.
Sanyo has never stopped making digital cameras. It's part of the same keiretsu as Panasonic.
Vivitar branded cameras are still being sold.