Epic Win or Epic Fail - J1/V1

Started Sep 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
BobSC
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Re: EPIC! Win.
In reply to SeeRoy, Sep 22, 2011

SeeRoy wrote:

BobSC wrote:

Am I the only one who gets it?

This is Nikon. They release a new lens mount about once a generation. Don't think about these cameras in terms of what they can do today. They don't need these cameras to be successful today. They need to succeed over a 20 to 50 year life cycle.

You think the market environment for consumer durables today is comparable to that prevailing 50 years ago?

I think the mindset inside Japanese corporations is the same. I think they don't necessarily care if it's the best today. Like the Toyota Corrola in the 70's.

Consider the Coolpix 100, just a little over 10 years ago. 512×480 with a fixed f/4 lens.

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