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justmeMN

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On Sony brings Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and W810 to the US article (27 comments in total)

Regarding the compact camera sector:

"Canon cut its annual sales forecast for compact digital cameras to 9.5 million units from the previous target of 10.5 million units." -Bloomberg

Compact camera sales are sharply down, but millions of them are still sold. (I used Canon's numbers, because I don't know Sony's numbers.)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 8th comment
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brownie314: wow - exciting times for Canon. Another DOA product. Good work.

LOL! Gear Geeks can't cope with the reality that cameras like this sell well.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 14:50 UTC

How *dare* Canon make a camera that's not designed for the enthusiast niche. It's an outrage! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 13:16 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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beavertown: Why Nikon moans about the company's profit drops sharply while deliberately releases a camera like the V3 that Nikon has no intention to sell a lot by putting a sky high price tag?

Camera companies love the concept of high-margin, high-profit, cameras, but camera buyers have other ideas.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 18:58 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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MikeReidDesign: Why do cameras cost so much these days? Seems like the prices keep rising every year.

Older camera models are the best value. On AmazonUSA, the best selling interchangeable lens camera right now is the old Canon Canon T3i/600D, at $549. The best selling Nikon1 is the old J1, at $259.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 14:38 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)

Nikon stock has a one year return of -33%, according to Bloomberg.

Nikon badly needs to come up with a sales blockbuster. The V3 isn't it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 15:35 UTC as 43rd comment | 4 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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sandy b: I will get one just for birding, that makes it worth the price of the ticket alone. The V3 and CX70-300 cost over $2000, and is well worth it.

Look at the Nikon 1 forum at the BIF and other shots with the combo. Incredible. Hand held 810 mm equiv. with amazing AF. For low light I have my D600. For everything else I am getting a V3. I like how Nikon has reacted to the market and made the enthusiast model.

Now, either get the Sony sensor or tweak the Aptina, and it will be a do anything camera.

I'll wait for the V8 in Tomato Red color.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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vFunct: Too bad only engineering geeks care about image quality.

REAL photographers don't care about image quality at all. Image quality is only for measurebators, and they do not matter.

If clients won't even notice any low-ISO noise, why would the photographer care?

@vFunct: If you don't care about image quality, buy a low-end camera, that costs less than the (US bundle) $1,199.95 Nikon 1 V3. If you want to stick with the Nikon 1 line, there are many models cheaper than this one. If you want to look elsewhere, there are even more alternatives.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 03:37 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)

Mirrorless enthusiasts contend that it's costs less to manufacture a mirrorless camera than it does a DSLR. That doesn't seem to be reflected in the "launch prices" of mirrorless cameras, certainly not this one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 02:19 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)

Oh no, the dreaded Participation Ribbon rather than an Award. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2014 at 23:36 UTC as 149th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)

In the past, Nikon had a huge overproduction/oversupply of Nikon 1s, so it's understandable that they would err on the side of caution.

On the other hand, being consistently wrong in demand forecasting doesn't exactly maximize profits.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 15:34 UTC as 9th comment
On Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia article (76 comments in total)

I'm skeptical of pancake zooms, because they tend to sacrifice quality for compactness. (e.g. Sony) Hopefully, this one is good.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 18:35 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)
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wetsleet: I'm constantly amused by so many armchair experts pontificating to whichever manufacturer how to fix their cameras and pricing to make them sell, and then just carry on with their mantra regardless when, guess what, the camera sells as-is, due - but of course - to a gullible public who sadly lack the archair experts' expertise and tragically don't realise that they should be buying a different camera at a different price.

@wetsleet Nikon management is doing such a "great" job, that the one year return on their stock is currently -32.72%, according to Bloomberg.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 18:06 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)

They should apologize for the US$1,199.95 suggested retail price, for a camera with a 1" sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 13:00 UTC as 57th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

A USA First Impression would be a "gasp!" at the $1,199.95 kit price here, for a camera with a 1" sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 00:19 UTC as 100th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

I suspect that the Nikon 1 V3 has a much better kit lens than the Sony a6000. It wouldn't take much...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:31 UTC as 133rd comment | 7 replies
On Sony a6000 Review preview (736 comments in total)

It should also get an Award for Worst Kit Lens. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 19:40 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)

A bankrupt brand with no credibility in the current digital camera marketplace.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (774 comments in total)

DPR: "We've tended to find this noise reduction can be rather heavy-handed, even in the 'low' setting, sometimes misidentifying low-contrast detail and blurring it away."

Not good...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 164th comment | 2 replies

The USA is where mirrorless cameras (all brands) come to die and be dumped at deep discounts, so it's hard to blame Canon for not making current EOS M bodies and lenses available here.

Perhaps in the future, they will try again...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 34th comment
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