highly confidential - Micro Four Thirds info

Started Feb 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
tedolf Forum Pro • Posts: 27,491
I dont know about Japan but....

MadsR wrote:

amalric wrote:

What is impressive is how US is really the last of the industrial countries. The crush for C&N must have been absolute. That also explains why Oly folded its marketing there.

Well, I think µ4/3 is up against an entire culture here. Think about it, everything in US culture says "bigger is better", want a sports car? Put a bigger engine in a street car and there you go... Want to show off your status? Stretch your street car to 60 feet you get the point...

It is an uphill sales in US to get anyone to accept that you can get good quality out of a camera that is smaller than a Nikon D300, even Nikon is doing it themselves, camera with bigger price must be bigger physically, even though there is no reason for a D7000 to be almost a cm bigger in every direction than a D5000, the sensor, though better, is not any bigger, the electronics are newer and actually smaller, the AF system is bigger, by a few mm... And this was even worse with the D300s compared to D90...

the amount of advertising Nikon and Canon do in the U.S. dwarfs anything Oly does and Panny is essentially non-existant. We are talking about fulll page and multi page adds in local U.S. newspapers for Canon and Nikon with camera stores promoting Nikon or Canon sales events.

Nothing at all for Oly.

Supreised they are selling any cameras at all in the U.S.


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