Let's be clear, the ONLY thing about E-M1 that matters is...

Started Aug 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP peevee1 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,247
Re: Let's be clear, the best way to get hits on an OP

Jeff wrote:

peevee1 wrote:

Brian Wadie wrote:

peevee1 wrote:

CharlesB58 wrote:

Is to use a title that is provocative and generalized, THEN say "I am just talking about my personal needs".

I absolutely NOT talking about my own needs, I am talking about competitive position of this camera in the current market and its future sales volume following from it. Basically, my opinion is at $1,500 price point 10+ fps with tracking - significant volume in both cameras and lenses (PROFIT!), 7- fps - insignificant volume (LOSSES!).
And everything else, WiFi, 1/8000 etc do not matter in this equation.

Is this why Olympus are using you as their Market Development Leader perhaps ?

Its nice to see a young man with such a clear opinion of his own expert knowledge, quite takes me back to my youth

Olympus is doing so badly here in the States, they would really benefit from anybody it seems.

You have different opinion? Do you think somehow die hard 4/3 fans will be enough to sell many E-M1s when they were not enough to sell many E-5s or any other 4/3 cameras? Or somebody will choose just as slow and almost as big E-M1 over 6D/D7100/70D/k-30/NEX-6 and the rest of competition, if E-M1 is not significantly better in some respect? How? Why?

With due respect ... shouldn't we wait and see at least some actual specs before jumping 'just as slow' or 'almost as big' or 'not significantly better'?

A lot of specs are already pretty much known, and at least we can always take them as a base for speculation (including and first the insane $1500 price). Among the specs (and actually real performance, not just specs) which is not known I see the one which can determine whether or not the camera will be a success.

Does a system have to have a competitive advantage to survive? Of course.

Will the E-M1 display such a competitive advantage? We'll see. Oly did pretty well with the E-M5.

Sure, $1000 camera preorders on which started more than 18 months ago in a market without $600 NEX-6, $470 k-30, $800 X-E1 etc, with the closest competitor being $1400 NEX-7 lacking weather-sealing or fast AF or stabilization and with only 50/1.8 and $1100 24/1.8 being decent. Now is not then and the market is very different.

Must that competitive advantage by measure in fps? Depends on your needs.

What else is left at this price point, which competitors, say, 6D, or even $470 k-30, does not do better? Not just better, but $1000 better over that same k-30, not forgetting the disadvantages too? Surely not 1/8000 vs 1/6000 or WiFi.
It is not a rhetorical question - what else? And don't start about 4/3 lenses again, all competitors have lenses, some systems are bigger than m43 and 4/3.

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