G1X MII or RX100II?

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meland
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Re: G1X MII or RX100II?
In reply to technic, 5 months ago

technic wrote:

meland wrote:

technic wrote:

tkbslc wrote:

Difficult to judge if it could be smaller with these specs. But I'm surprised (comparing with some other cameras) there wasn't even room for an EVF ... I guess that's not so much because there wasn't any space left, but more likely because it allows Canon to extract some extra money from the customers ;-(

Other cameras you are comparing to don't have an F2 zoom designed for a 1.9x crop sensor!

I know the bright lens is a big part of the weight / volume. But there is a lot of camera body outside the 'lens area' and the II is not much smaller than the I version, despite removing the optical viewfinder. Maybe a top quality internal EVF would be asking to much given the volume, but I really think this is a business decision to enable 'upselling'.

Upselling to what?

selling G1X II owners a very expensive external EVF.

Oh, right.  But that would only work as a business model if the sales of the basic G1X II were sufficient to get a percentage to purchase the additional EVF.  If having to purchase additional EVF, rather than one built in actually deters purchasers from buying the camera at all then as a decision the upselling strategy would fail miserably.

No I think Canon simply listened to all of you who said "the OVF is crap, get rid of it."  And so they did.

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