Olympus Statement About Fourthirds and Micro Fourthirds

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
alatchin
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Re: Price point is the key to sucess
In reply to Stacey_K, Feb 2, 2013

Stacey_K wrote:

kuaimen wrote:

$1500 or below for an E-7 is something acceptable. Olympus, wise up! Do not price people into the 35mm FF world.

That is the key. I "added" nikon gear as I gave up waiting on olympus this fall and lusted for something that was more than just incrementally better than the olympus bodies I already own. As the prices of FF gear drops, I personally -would- buy a E7 (E70?) body but I'm not going to pay $1800 for it when a D600 is $2000. I believe they would be smart to price the body attractively and hope to make their profits off the lenses people will buy to use on it.If the only thing they release is close to $2000, I'll likely get out of 4/3 and buy a D600 later this year instead.

Would you agree that it could justify the price on additional functionality / features? Admittedly the E-7 as an E-5 with OMD sensor may be hard to swallow for $1700, but if they can make it a new camera, $1700 would be a fair price for the quality one would be getting.

I can say after using a D7000 for a few months, I miss my HG lenses but I like a modern sensor more. I am glad I added nikon gear to my shelf of gear, mainly for a couple of their really good primes (85mm F1.8G and 180mm F2.8D) and the 70-300 Tamron is also an outstanding lens, especially considering the price. That said, if a E-x or E-xx body was available with a modern sensor, olympus would go back to being my main camera system.

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