Key reason M43 isn't gaining traction against DSLRs: Price

Started Jun 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
sderdiarian Veteran Member • Posts: 4,229
Re: Key reason M43 isn't gaining traction against DSLRs: Price
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jalywol wrote:

Lots of DSLRs on display, not so many P&S's anymore either, and NO Oly, Panasonic, Samsung, or upper level Sony NEX either.  All of those had been there a month earlier, so clearly BB has decided that mirrorless is not a good choice for their customers. (Personally, I think it has more to do with how badly their salespeople were trained on the technology; whenever I would go in and look at the mirrorless, if I had a question, the salespeople would give me outright misinformation and then try and steer me to the DSLRs).

If Oly and Panasonic want to capture the market, they need to get their products into stores,  ADVERTISE, and TRAIN THE SALESPEOPLE.

Until then, they will, in the US at least, remain an also-ran.

-J

I think it has more to do with 1) better profit margin from the manufacturers on the DSLR's and 2) better turnover of DSLR's rather than mFT's gathering dust while taking up shelf space.  BB's no dummies, they simply look at the numbers like any other business.

Add to this mFT's non-existent advertising campaigns (agree there) and they've become invisible in BB and other stores.  Why spend valuable time training employees when the manufacturers aren't promoting their own products?

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