MX-1 DxOMark Test Up

Started Feb 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
flektogon
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Re: Pentax's focus is Japan
In reply to Edgar Matias, Mar 1, 2013

Edgar Matias wrote:

I think that's a rather unfair summary of the situation.

All of those companies place bets on new products and new technology, according to their main base of customers. For Pentax, that main base is Japan. Sales in the rest of the world are gravy for them.

The Pentax Q has been very successful in Japan, and I expect the MX-1 will be very successful there too.

Having said that, they obviously don't think EVF or flash accessory ports are that important. I'm sure they have customer data indicating as much.

O.K.  Let me then paraphrase my thoughts. While Pentax MX-1 is as good camera as for example Panasonic LX-7, or Olympus ZX-2, or Canon G-15, or …, there is nothing unique about it, why any, brand-wise unbiased potential customer would prefer it. So, if there are for example 12 cameras (in this class) currently on the market, I do not see any reason why the Pentax market share should be higher (or lower) than 1/12. And as a Pentax fan myself I am disappointed, as I expected Pentax to come finally with something unique. So, the only unique Pentax camera remains the Q series, which I am not interested in.

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