Mirrorless Takes Another Hammering

Started May 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Hen3ry
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You need to read the actual reports, vzinc…
In reply to vzlnc, May 18, 2013

…and look at the cameras you are comparing.

When you say mirrorless is way overpriced for what it is offering, what do you mean? You are comparing the very bottom of the line DSLR prices with the top of the line mirrorless prices.

That's just silly.

Further, you clearly do not understand production and market realities. The mirrorless concept is still new; the prices must reflect new development work, and these cameras are not yet familiar in the market place. The DSLR concept is old. Selling DSLRs now is like selling breakfast cereal. And DSLR accessories are cheap because the development costs have long since been written off.

Panasonic not doing so good? The reason Panasonic's financials are in trouble is its huge investment in manufacturing plasma TV screens when the market has turned to LCD.

Nothing to do with cameras, although I would say the mirrorless models aren’t doing nearly as well as they should do compared with Olympus. Olympus is trading on its name in cameras, of course.

vzlnc wrote:

Mirrorless cams are way over priced for now and that will always keep them as a niche market. The accessory prices are ridiculous. Some cams dont have a built in flash. Lens prices are close to FF/DX prices or more. Is it any surprise that the sales are low. After the initial euphoria of the new system, people are back to demanding more bang for the buck which mirrorless definitely is not high on. Lot of people care more about price than size and a few more pounds doesnt bother as much as the price. Styling and aesthetics are definitely a factor, which is why mirrorless do sell, but that can only take it so far. But I am surprised even Panasonic is not doing so good. They have a very good P&S lineup and very good mirrorless lineup which are also affordable. It could be that the company does not have proper retail chain to support their product.

Cheers, geoff

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