Why is Oly so pricey?

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Why is Oly so pricey?
Nov 30, 2008

I really wanted to save money to get E3 (or E30 if it's any good), but then I noticed the price of 1590 euros without any lenses! Ok, you get a Flash 50R for free, but still the price is very high!

For 800-900 euros I can buy Nikon D90 or Canon 40D or Nikon D300 for 1200 euros.
Can't say they are better, but surely much cheaper!

I really like Oly colours, but E3 price is too much. For that camera the real price would be from 900-1200 euros, no more. Competition in DSLR market is very strong and yet it seems that Oly is pretty ignorant and keeps those prices...

And now E30. I've seen the samples and I'm not thrilled at all! I guess they are still preliminary and not real. They look bad and those Art filters are like gimmicks, not the thing you'd use in real life. Real disappointment.

Considering those samples, the est. price should not exceed more than 800 euros, but I again, it's Oly, so it will probably be around 1200-1300 eur.

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