Mirrorless Takes Another Hammering

Started May 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Richard Veteran Member • Posts: 4,858
Canon will survive this business model

LincolnB wrote:

zxaar wrote:

So may be the best time to buy OMD would be 3 years from now.

It would be better if m43 companies also advised this to their buyers and also put a note: Best time to buy our camera is after 3 years of their release date. Don't buy the just released cameras , we priced them such that after 3 years they will be selling at their right prices.

That's essentially what camera companies are saying with their pricing. You can buy the latest and greatest Canon Rebel T5i for $750 or you can buy a T3 for $340. You can buy an Olympus E-P5 for $1,000 or if you're more budget-conscious you can buy an E-P1 for $290.  Do they really have to spell it out for folks in big, bold letters???

Canon will survive selling old "garbage" 3 year old models for $340 but Oly can't. They can't make enough money on the new model or sell enough volume to cover the discounts on old stock. That is the point of the post. Mirrorless takes another hammering.

I don't want m43 to go away, I think choice is very important even though it may not be my choice. But the reality is the company is struggling and a 209 dollar camera is not helping things.

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