Sony/DSLT prognostication

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Sony/DSLT prognostication
Apr 1, 2013

The latest "deal" — buy an A99 and get the F60 flash and VC grip for free — makes me wonder about Sony. It seems to me that the A99 — rightly or wrong so — competes with the D600 or Canon 6D. Of course it is better than both of those but the head start that Canon and Nikon have in terms of brand image, system presence, etc., means that Sony has to undercut them.

I would think the easiest thing for them to do is to lower the price of the A99 to $2K. Even then it would be a head-scratcher for the many because it would still be "not cheaper" than the Canon or Nikon. (The talk of the changing Sony roadmap doesn't help either.)

So.... why haven't they lowered the price? Or... am I nuts?

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