M43 seems more and more overpriced compared to NEX

Started Aug 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
aim120 Regular Member • Posts: 264
Re: M43 seems more and more overpriced compared to NEX

Alexis D wrote:

captura wrote:

Alexis D wrote:

I agree. Smaller things cost more, if they are just as good. In this case, they (camera+lens) are even better

I believe, M43 is doing better than the other mirrorless systems, in spite of the higher prices. That shows that quality, in a small package, is still important.

I would rather that Panasonic and Olympus keep getting better and better products, like GX7, E-M1, 75mm, 12-40mm, .. out for their top products than just cater for the bargain hunters. The lower-end market is being lost as smartphones get better. So they have to move up market.

I think there is unrealistic expectations here, if you want the best and just pay the same as other less well spec'ed cameras and lenses. You can't expect to get a weatherproof camera with a huge VF-4 viewfinder, 1/8000 sec shutter etc for the same price as a NEX, do you? You can also compare lens quality. Only the Zeiss E-mount lenses can compare with the quality M43 lenses and how much do they cost? and weigh? And how many really fast lens and zooms are there for NEX? You can't have your cake and eat it.

Right now, Panasonic may be dead in the water without access to good Sony sensors. (save the GH3.)

Olympus, due to part ownership by Sony, is getting Sony sensors and looks like a winner with great quality and service. (Sony is getting Olympus' 5-axis IBIS in the coming weatherproofed NEX-7x replacement camera.)

If that is true, and Sony catches up to Olympus in IBIS and in EVF, and weatherproofing, that's great for competition. It's quite possible it may even get better in 1 or 2 areas in the next NEX model. Unfortunately, Sony can never catch up in the number and quality of lenses, and especially in the size of lenses. There are, counting the 4/3 lenses, more than 70 lenses for the E-M1.

Sony is also getting Olympus designed lenses although not sure whether its for NEX E-mount or A-mount.

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