Samsung has decided to bow out of the UK camera market, citing decreased demand for standalone snappers as the reason for its exit.
The tech giant will no longer sell or market its digital cameras, camcorders and photography accessories in Britain.
“In the UK, we have seen a gradual and sustained decline in demand for standalone digital cameras and camcorders and related accessories,” said Samsung in a statement.
“For this reason, we have taken the decision to phase out the sales and marketing of these products.”
Samsung insists that this is a “local” decision only, but reports from Australia and elsewhere in Europe suggest that its camera business could be axed in other territories too.
The news will come as a blow to anyone who bought one of Samsung’s mirrorless NX cameras, as lenses for these snappers will soon be much harder to come by.