Stagnation of New APS-C Models?

Started Jan 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Well, let's see...

zackiedawg wrote:

September 2012 - NEX6 announced

February 2013 - NEX-3N announced

August 2013 - NEX-5T announced

You decide, but it seems it's been about 4 months since the last APS-C camera was announced, and it seems typical to go about 5-6 months between APS-C models over the past year or two. I personally don't feel that a new body every 5-6 months is fact, it's almost rampant.

From the user's point of view, a new model every two or three years would be plenty.

But I think with these consumer products, the "models" are really production batches. Sony decide to make, perhaps, 100,000 NEX-5 style cameras. They order all the parts needed for this batch, set up the robots, etc.

When it is time to plan the next batch, and order a new stock of parts, some of the old parts will no longer be available (manufacturers of switches, sockets, memory chips, etc have new models too). The engineers have a couple of new design ideas they want to add.

So the next batch of 100,000 appears as a "new model".

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