Although I've been expecting a shakeout in the digital camera industry, I didn't expect Konica Minolta to be one of the casualties. But early this morning, the company announced that it's getting out of the camera--both film and digital--and photofinishing businesses. All of its dSLR technologies have been transferred to Sony to ensure continuation of support for its lens mounts.
Given that we actually liked KM's cameras, we consider this a pretty sad day, not to mention the end of an era. You can read more about it at "Konica Minolta announces withdrawal plan for camera business and photo business."
Rest in peace, KM.