Thom Hogan: Impact of mFT on Nikon DX line

Started Sep 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sean Nelson
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Re: I am not really sure if they are skimming the cream either ..
In reply to Sergey_Green, Sep 21, 2013

Sergey_Green wrote:

Sean Nelson wrote:

justmeMN wrote:

If Olympus had been aggressive in pricing, the D7100 would have been toast this Christmas.

Oh please. Here (USA), Olympus can't even get their product on store shelves, and have virtually no advertising.

...right now it seems like Panasonic and Olympus are both skimming the cream from the enthusiasts who are willing to pay a premium for their gear.

I already asked the same question somewhere else, what would you buy for the same money;
  1. the camera that is easier to carry
  2. the camera that will take better images

Many, and those who know what to do with it, take the second option.

But there really is a market for the first option, and there are a lot fewer choices in that space.   There are a ton of APS-C cameras on one side, and pretty much only the Nikon 1 on the other side - that leaves nobody but Panasonic and Olympus in the middle.   So right now M43 occupies it's own market niche, and there seems to be enough demand at that point in the spectrum to allow Panny and Oly to maintain their current high prices.

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