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Stefan Sobol: GoPro had a nice head start in the market. They came up with a camera system no one else had. Since it was the only thing, people put up with the down sides which include poor batteries, clunky interface, flakey wifi connectivity, over priced cameras and accessories. The video quality was very good for what was available.

However, GoPro stopped innovating and thought the competition would never catch up. They got it wrong. They cut the price of one of their models by half, and that still didn't help them.

The only thing that is currently keeping GoPro going is market penetration and market weight (sort of like MS Windows). Eventually that will not be enough and GoPro will become a niche product. They either need to cater to the entry/enthusiast market or go high end/high cost for professional production equipment.

However, I think the writing is already on the wall.l

Yes, first to market isn't always most lasting. But what cameras and systems do you think will succeed in this space.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 05:47 UTC
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Gesture: Beautiful. Magnesium alloy. uber Technology.
My questions: how resilient to the elements and temperature extremes; how does Sony response to a service issue.

There are so man y fine cameras. If I am spending $1K in the future, I'm picking the OEM with the best warranty service record.

Exactly. Unless one has money to burn. Although it's interesting at one high end of the spectrum, with Leica, I would have confidence in my purchase and factor that in evaluating the price.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 02:06 UTC

Beautiful. Magnesium alloy. uber Technology.
My questions: how resilient to the elements and temperature extremes; how does Sony response to a service issue.

There are so man y fine cameras. If I am spending $1K in the future, I'm picking the OEM with the best warranty service record.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 119th comment | 3 replies
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (606 comments in total)
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Gesture: All that real estate on back. Let's get a larger LCD on there.

It's hard to fault what I am sure is a great camera. But what I see by Nikon and Canon is a failure to rethink/streamline/improve the paradigm. 97 buttons, dials, levers, switches, connectors, flaps., whatever-but the OEMs don't have the "guts" to rethink these cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:13 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (606 comments in total)

All that real estate on back. Let's get a larger LCD on there.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:06 UTC as 130th comment | 16 replies

The high-point, end-point of digital SLR with optical finder?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:04 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies

Would be hard to work in that outfit all day, but I am sure there is an immense sense of pride. Good to see a combo of sophisticated tech + human element like Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 01:44 UTC as 24th comment

Helps explain the cost, especially lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 21:52 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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Richard Kwon: I think the problem with camera sales are that there are little reason to upgrade... I currently have a Canon 5DM3, but I don't see a need to upgrade. I have a Sony A6000, but I dno't see a need to upgrade... I have a A7RII, but I don't see a need to upgrade since it has 5 axis image stabilizer. Regular people are happy with their iphone camera, too. There are not much improvements in iQ and focus speed in the new cameras.

Yes. The product is mature and exceptional for the most part.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 06:48 UTC

A suitable paradox. The industry is challenged even with so vast a global audience, but the overall products are clearly superb technologically and artistically. The caliber of main line cameras from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, etc. is phenomenal. The digital era has redefined what it means "to see."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 06:43 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

More models; less models. Higher prices; lower prices. More doo-dads; less doo-dads. The way ahead is not easy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 03:04 UTC as 83rd comment
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Gesture: I don't think the OEMs understand what the readers of a site like this want:
Better camera at less cost
Durability and weather sealing
Great customer service and warranty service

Not trophies.

We'll ask Hasselblad.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 15:26 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)
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Acrill: Its pretty obvious that Olympus is trying to compete with Fujifilm X by adding these 'film sim' modes. The Chrome Rich simulation even looks strikingly like Fuji's Classic Chrome.

I enjoy Olympus cameras, having used them in the past, but this Pen-F is a non-starter for two reasons:

1. At this expensive price point, the Pen-F should include the amazing autofocus system found in the E-M1 with on-sensor phase detect points. In fact, this should be part of every Olympus camera moving forward. To omit it is a massive marketing failure.

2. The film sim modes (and design, I guess) are all that separates this camera from the E-M5 II on a practical level. There is not enough product differentiation, and that is also a marketing failure.

I have to think that most practically-minded enthusiast photographers would choose any camera from the OM-D line over this Pen-F.

Yes. This parceling out of technology and so many models get tiring. You would think these folks would learn from the auto industry.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 03:47 UTC
On article Pride and joy: shooting the Olympus PEN-F in Austin (285 comments in total)

Nice images and presentation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 03:45 UTC as 34th comment

I don't think the OEMs understand what the readers of a site like this want:
Better camera at less cost
Durability and weather sealing
Great customer service and warranty service

Not trophies.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:39 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

Didn't we hear the same thing when the first Digital Pens came out?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:37 UTC as 120th comment | 1 reply

Iconic masterpiece not even in stores yet. Looks like a junior clone of Nikon Df. Way too many buttons, dials, knobs, levers. Hardly the RF style I used. Set aperture, shutter speed, focus, shoot. No meter, autofocus or autowind needed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:34 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

Look at that top plate, even back. MUCH TOO BUSY. Design help from Nikon????

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:39 UTC as 215th comment

Upstream we must swim with 1G bills in our gills.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:37 UTC as 217th comment

1. What happened to GearShop?

2. You have a large staff. Why not issue reviews "at a whole."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 22:25 UTC as 121st comment | 3 replies
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