The US won't have mirrorless? (Sans Mirror)

Started Mar 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
vin 13
vin 13 Senior Member • Posts: 1,466
Re: Old Japanese execs don't get the western market.

Thomas Kachadurian wrote:

1. They are slow to ship here. You can't sell what isn't on the shelf.

2. They do not design for this market. We don't buy green and pink cameras. No viewfinder on the E-P5?

3. The pricing is inconsistent.

4. Too many models with too little difference.

5. Weird design choices, like putting 16x9 screens on 4/3 cameras.

If I, or ten other people I can think of, could get their ear I could tell they how to own the us market. But they won't listen to us, we are not old Japanese men steeped in tradition.


Some of that applies in Europe too, we're not old Japanese men either.  Yet according to the original post, sales here are still similar to last year.  I wonder if that wasn't a huge chunk to begin with.  From what I see entry-level Canon and Nikon DSLRs with kit lenses are still the most popular cameras that aren't also phones.

In fairness, both panasonic, olympus and sony advertised heavily on UK TV just before Christmas, almost as much as Canon and Nikon.  Also they're reasonably prominent in stores, though Canon/Nikon are more so.  Perhaps most people just aren't interested.  I'm not sure if any amount of advertising in the world can change that.

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