Time is running out for Samsung, Sony, and other mirrorless camera makers

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sergey Borachev
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Re: Time is running out for Samsung, Sony, and other mirrorless camera makers
In reply to zxaar, Mar 19, 2013

zxaar wrote:

Sergey Borachev wrote:

zxaar wrote:

Sergey Borachev wrote:

Care to elaborate?

There are lots of its and bits.

For example "Sony — Lack of NEX lenses is going to hurt them if they're not careful." but Nikon, canon are just fine because apparently they have much more lenses than Sony NEX.

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::> Knowledge is mother of efficiency.

Canikon have a much much bigger following and do not need as much lenses as Sony to get a big enough market share once they start doing something serious. Brand affixation, blind faith or whatever, but that should be not under-estimated, especially given their marketing and distribution strengths.

Bigger following is much more of a reason to worry about lens line up. Somehow the assumption is that if a large number of people are interested in a system they can live with small number of lenses. Which is clearly absurd.

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::> Knowledge is mother of efficiency.

Nobody suggest there is no need for Canon to worry about lens line-up.  Thom was pointing out, I think, that by being able to use existing EF lenses, Canon can get started relatively easilyi.

I think quite a few of his points, while made in stronger words than needed to avoid offending some people, are not so absurd, e.g. that Pentax is for all practical purposes out of this game (barring of course any unforseeable events in future).  All predictions can only be made based on currently available information and can of course be wrong if the scenario changes after the prediction, e.g. the injection of fund by Sony into Olympus, or something like Pentax or Samsung joining M43, which might then gave those makers an much better mirrorless future!

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