Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/08/04

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Subject: [Leica] Leica-Panasonic digital camera plans?
From: Ernest Murphy <>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2001 15:51:29 -1000

I don't get a chance to read every LUG digest I get, so forgive me if 
this question has been asked and discussed already.

The question: Leica and Panasonic have announced plans to introduce 
digital cameras as early as this autumn, presumably with Leica optics 
and Panasonic electronics, made by Panasonic (Matsushita) in Japan: 
Press release quoted Leica CEO Cohn as saying the deal would combine 
Leica's optical knowhow with Panasonic's electronic expertise, etc.

Anybody know anything more about this development?

Ernest Murphy
Leica-using lurker