The US won't have mirrorless? (Sans Mirror)

Started Mar 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
JamieTux
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Re: The US won't have mirrorless? (Sans Mirror)
In reply to YouDidntDidYou, Mar 5, 2013

YouDidntDidYou wrote:

Huh....Panasonic Lumix has massive brand recognition amongst consumers in the UK and sales to go with it, Sony and Olympus mirrorless not being too far behind.

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So when you walked into Jessops the m43 cameras had the same amount of wall space as the Nikon and Canon dSLRs?

I've been in quite a few down south and I've not seen Panasonic + Olympus together taking up more space than either Canon or Nikon on their own - it was the same in Jacobs and it still is that way in London Camera Exchange Nikon and Canon generally have the most - then Sony, then m43 (if they carry it at all).

My local PC World and Comet (until they closed too) were the same - the only interchangeable cameras that are regularly in store are Canon, Nikon or Sony dSLRs.  I can order and collect a Canon 5D2, 7D, 650D, 60D etc, or Nikon D800,  D7000, D5200, etc - the OM-D, EPL5 and EPL3 are all showing as unavailable at the moment - although the Panasonic G3 is available.

I'm not arguing about brand recognition - that's what the question was effectively about - why are Panasonic Lumix and Olympus not selling in equivalent volumes to the rest of the world - and a proposed answer was display space in store.

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