Why doesn't Panasonic sell the GF1 cheap?

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IcyVeins
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Why doesn't Panasonic sell the GF1 cheap?
Aug 24, 2012

Compare to Olympus who has the genius idea of mass producing E-PL1 bodies to sell heavily discounted on a three-year-old production line and get people invested in their system and lenses. Why didn't Panasonic do the same thing with GF1 which was such a popular camera due to its form factor? And why did they discontinue the 14-42 lens people loved in favor of the 14-42 which is just like any other kit lens? Seems to me they made a significant error. Hopefully they keep the GX1 around as it continues to be heavily discounted at $449 from its original price of $799.

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