What might go wrong with GX2

Started May 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP peevee1 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,247
Re: What might go wrong with GX2

Dheorl wrote:

peevee1 wrote:

amtberg wrote:

7) Too high a price (with 14-42PZ) compared to $900-with-PZ-lens NEX-6 (direct competitor with 2.4Mpix EVF and articulating screen) - medium probability.

Too high is a relative term.  I would expect the first MFT rangefinder with built-in EVF, IBIS, and new sensor to command a high price.

Higher than NEX-6 - then it is dead in the water.

Really? And why is that?

It is called competition in the price sensitive segment of the market.

The EP5 is way more expensive than any non VF NEX camera.

And it is overpriced. Of course, metal body, full controls and IBIS make it better than any non VF NEX camera. But still its sales will be small if Oly does not reduce price immediately (fire sales in 2 years as with E-P3 will not help as too much better competition will be there).

Hell, I think even the EPL-5

You think wrong, the current E-PL5 price of $500 with 14-42 is reasonable.

is and that doesn't even have the excuse of being brand new or having 5-axis IBIS. AFAIK neither of those cameras would be considered "dead in the water" so why would a panasonic camera be if it's priced above what some would see as the equivalent NEX?

Not "a panasonic camera", but a camera directly competing with NEX-6 feature for feature, only having smaller sensor and NOT having tilting screen, cannot be priced more. What will the Pana have that NEX-6 does not? Pana brand is not stronger than Sony, tilting-up EVF is useless (unlike tilting screen), Pana 14-42PZ is not as convenient as Sony 16-50 PZ. EVF is not going to be any better than 2.4mpix Sony in NEX-6. IBIS - let's hope it works.

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