Good news for Samsung fans: Samsung announced an official statement saying that the rumors (Samsung is shutting down their camera business) are not true and they will stay in the camera business.
Official statement from Samsung:
“Withdrawing from the camera business is not true and there is no official plan to stop production of cameras and lenses. Samsung continuously analyzes the varying needs and requirements of consumers in each market and region very carefully. However, we do not officially comment on rumors or speculation.”
Note: The Samsung NX1 and NX500 are currently $200 and $150 off.
Note: If you are a Samsung Camera User, you can now join the Samsung Camera Users Facebook Group to share your Samsung photography and advice, ask and answer questions that arise and help each others!
Samsung Camera Users: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SamsungCameraUsers