M43 seems more and more overpriced compared to NEX

Started Aug 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
SirSeth
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In reply to jagge, Aug 29, 2013

The E-P5 and GX7 are the newest enthusiast compacts. The GX7 especially competes against the aging NEX7, not the NEX5 series let alone the A3000. The new Sony A3000 is brilliant marketing, but an absolutely bare bones entry level body made to look DSLR-like for the USA market (albeit with a good sensor--you can do that when you own the sensor world).

Did you forget that Panasonic and Olympus have lower cost bodies for buyers who don't value price over enthusiast features. These folks aren't going to quibble over 1/8000 shutter speed or a slightly lower LCD resolution, lack of 2 control dials or custom functions, lack of a microphone jack.....

Micro4/3rds is not over priced. They stratify their prices across different lines like everyone else. Of course the newest flashy bodies are going to sell at list prices at the beginning of the their product cycles, just like the NEX7 and NEX6 did.

You could also ding Fuji for being way overpriced compared to the A3000 also. I mean they might not pack the MP or something else that doesn't measure up, but man have you seen or felt the quality? They are going after a totally different market and they ooze quality. They are too expensive for my tastes, but they are not overpriced because people buy them who want that type of quality.

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Seth

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