Apr 12, 2005

Contax Brand Terminated

Kyocera has today announced that it has decided to terminate the Contax branded camera business.

Contax joined forces with Yashica in the 1960s, which became part of the electronics giant Kyocera in the mid-1990s. The history of the name goes back to the original Contax camera produced by Zeiss Ikon AG in 1932. The company announced its first 35mm SLR film camera, the Contax S, in 1949.

A dark cloud has been hanging over the Contax brand since Kyocera announced it was to end of camera production last month.