Nikon D3300 is $499 - how can mirrorless compete?

Started Jan 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mellowmark Contributing Member • Posts: 679
Re: Nikon D3300 is $499 - how can mirrorless compete?

Where do you get $499?

"The 24.2-megapixel Nikon D3300 price tag will be £499.99 / €599.99/ $650 upon its 6 Feb release date." http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2014/01/07/nikon-d3300-price-release-date-official-specs-revealed/

You can pick up a new G5 for around 200 quid now, even the OM-D is pretty cheap now when you factor in the 'free' Olympus 45mm 1.8 lens (worth £200ish) and plenty of used bargains around.

If you wanted a dslr then (although bigger and heavier) the still current but older models are good value (eg: Canon 60D, Nikon D7000 or even a D300): £300 to £400 used with a warranty or around £499 new.

A brand new D7000 is £489 (with Nikon cashback) £10 cheaper than the D3300 launch price.  Canon 100D is £358 if you want a small dslr. Nikon D3200 is £249. Buying an entry level dslr at launch price (with only a few minor tweaks to the previous model) is a mugs game.  A D3200 @ £249 is half the price of the D3300 and almost identical.

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