E-500, how can Oly sell kit at that price?

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Gerry Siegel
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E-500, how can Oly sell kit at that price?
Nov 3, 2005

First off, does anyone know if the E 500 has a mirror based penta device to invert and reverse the image?
And Do the lenses use plastic elements inside?

I am just boggled from the standpoint of economics. Musing on a rainy day in paradise...

What a challenge,really, to design and build,- yes in China where Walmart gets its sweaters,- a good looking stylish and workable DSLR with two lenses for about 800 US simoleons.

(To me, that by itself is the achievement of the year. Kudos to the shade of Dr Maitani. Endoscopes are Us, and Cheap cheap cameras too.) Is that not a remarkable achievement? And without much sacrifice, except maybe the LCD on top and the weather seals and those do not "market" worth a hoot.
Dust buster,well, yes, any househusband can appreciate same:-)

Aloha, Gerry Mililani Town Hi Share your observations on the real ingenuity factor - the low cost!

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