Have you been thinking about purchasing a dSLR? Maybe you are considering in investing in one of the lesser known brands to save a little bit of money? In Are We About to Say Goodbye to a Well-known Camera Company, Scott Bourne points out that one or more camera companies may fail within the next few years.
If you told me three years ago that Chrysler would file for bankruptcy, I would have laughed. But they did. Looking at what’s happened to Chrysler is instructive here. If you were a recent Chrysler buyer, are you worried about getting parts or warranty work? I would be. What if you bought a camera from XXXX company, and they failed? Who would honor the warranty? Long term, who would continue to make lenses, training materials and other accessories for a camera that’s no longer manufactured?
I’ve said before that I have no preference for either Canon or Nikon, I use a Canon because that is what I bought. Although all companies have the potential to fail, I feel good about the future of Canon, even in a bad economy. If you are thinking about buying, you might want to think about the future staying-power the company you are buying from before you invest in a camera which requires lenses, flash, repair and many other expensive investments.
If you own a dSLR, who is it made by?