Why the Nikon 1 system does not sell well....

Started Aug 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
rouchefoucald
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Re: I don't understand the complaints about price
In reply to razormac, Aug 29, 2013

razormac wrote:

SunnyFlorida wrote:

razormac wrote:

rouchefoucald wrote:

If the 1 is going to compete with those other cameras, it should offer something comparable. I use the V1 because I don't need all the OM-D, for example, has to offer. But if I needed that level of customization at the same price point, I'm afraid I'd take the OM-D in a second.

I, on the otherhand, believe the OM-D is overhyped and overpriced, and isn't significantly better than the Nikon V2 in overall performance. But, Olympus has done a far better job selling the OM-D than Nikon has with N1 system cameras.

The OM-D won DPreview's Gold Award, was #3 in ezphotozine for 2012 and won the readers poll as the #1 camera for 2012; Is there a reason why professional review sites and most readers of DPreview are so wrong? Could it be that the DPreview staff are Nikon hatin' trolls, secret double agents on the Olympus payroll? Or could it be that Olympus actually listens to it's costumers and understands the market better?

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/top-10-best-mirrorless-compact-system-cameras-19376

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/01/01/best-camera-of-2012-results

I should know better than to dis cameras; it always stirs the pot. Regardless, I never said the OM-D EM-5 was a bad camera, just that it was overhyped and that the actual performance difference between it and the V2 wasn't as great you would expect from the hype.

I will leave any arguing on their relative merits to Thom Hogan. I will note that he is currently on safari (and the Nikon V2 is part of his kit).

http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/on-safari-four-years-later.html

But even Thom Hogan repeatedly says the N1 cameras are overpriced. Look, I love my V1, but there's no place in hell I'm paying $1000 for a camera that can't tell me the actual ISO speed it's going to use when in auto-ISO. I had an OM-D and liked it. With it I felt I was getting a lot for the price I paid. I went for the V1 because it was easier... and, deeply discounted, cheaper.

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