Is This Such A Crazy Idea??

Started Nov 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
Kerry Pierce
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Re: Why all the secrecy?
In reply to azguy, Nov 15, 2012

azguy wrote:

backayonder wrote:

Why don't Nikon and other manufacturers just release a roadmap of their intentions. Stuff the secrecy and cloak and dagger. Just be up front and honest. What harm can it do really.

If they publish what they are going to do it would give the major competitors a market advantage by being able to offer competing or better products ahead of the published dates. In the past, struggling camera makers, such as Pentax, at times, have released a roadmap, but mainly to try to assure their brand followers that they were trying to keep up with the market and were going to stay in business.

This is true for cars, cell phones, cameras, and just about every other product you can name.

So, don't look for it.

I've been a Nikon user long enough to have long given up on them being customer oriented, so no, I don't look for any road map.  But, I don't buy the competition advantage as the reason they don't do it.  There isn't any real competition for FX or a high performance camera other than Canon.  You can bet that N and C have spies watching each other and have much better info than any generic roadmap could provide.

Kerry

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