the K3 is perfectly tiimed to hit C and N where they hurt

Started Nov 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
petreluk
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Re: the K3 is perfectly tiimed to hit C and N where they hurt
In reply to John_A_G, Nov 6, 2013

Wood and trees. I think you are looking too much at the trees in concentrating on just one manufacturer. It comes across as special pleading.

My point is that people have choices now they did not have 2-3 years ago. Each choice is backed by a major corporation, too. Canon and Nikon only have market share to lose, not to gain. Therefore, there's a perfectly reasonable argument that Canon and Nikon cannot now push folks around in the way they might have thought they could. "Do it our way and pay our upgrade prices or hit the highway" only works when there are no alternatives.

None of this means that Canon or Nikon are suddenly about to disappear but, imho, neither is as strong as it looks. In one regard they are prisoners of their size: the cost of running tens of thousands of employees and maintaining wall to wall marketing across half the world must be absolutely crippling. But if either lets up for a second or a series of poor decisions forces a cutback, as is beginning to look possible at Nikon (overproduction, the 1 series financial problems, compact camera sales declining more rapidly than anticipated, etc.), well ...

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