Mirrorless Takes Another Hammering

Started May 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Richard
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Re: I was talking new cameras.
In reply to LincolnB, May 19, 2013

LincolnB wrote:

Richard wrote:

LincolnB wrote:

Doesn't matter if you can't make a profit on them. The biggest thing holding back mirrorless is price. If it was 200-300 dollars, I would buy one...

These were taken with my $299 DMC-G3 with kit lens:

Not discontinued or used. You cannot find the EP2 or this camera for 299 new with lens.

Amazon has the E-P2 body for sale for $210. Ebay is full of sales of the kit lens for around $80. If you can't find a lens for a micro four thirds camera for less than $100 then you're not looking very hard.

You should look for me. There are only 4 left at 209 which tells me this is a discontinued model. You can find deep discounts on any discontinued model. My point was that they are not making any money on these.

I bought the G3 with lens for less than $300. Do you need to see the receipt?

Good for you, I generally on't buy discontinued models.

I made the point that it's easy to find a micro four thirds camera for the price you range you quoted. I made that point easily.

My point was that they are not making money on these. Read the topic. Mirrorless takes another hammering. I am happy that you have found a new camera for cheap. We all look for that but if they continually have to blow out old stock, they will go unders.

Oh, so it has to be brand new, the very latest camera, it has to be as small as a compact yet perform as well as a DSLR, it has to include a lens, oh and the manufacturer has to be making a profit on it while still keeping the price under $300. Any other restrictions you want to tack on before you'll buy? Or do you want to keep moving the goalposts?

It is not about goalposts. Read the topic. I said that mirrorless is over priced for what it is. It is a tweener camera that has no real fit, to big to be a CC to expensive compared to a APS-C. That is why they are taking a beating. I am not saying you cannot find a good deal. You can on APS-C when they have an overstock of previous years models.

Sure B&H shows them for that price but you cant get one, it is discontinued. Even if you could, manufacturer is not making money off of it. It is trying to unload the old garbage so the new stuff will sell.

So you think the G3 and the E-P2 are garbage, beneath your photographic skills?

Garbage as in last years garbage, we are talking about new models the company can make money on and the new models are a lot more expensive than your 209 dollar Amazon close out special. I could take pictures with a disposable film camera.

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