"Patience is Bitter...

Started Jan 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
TrapperJohn Forum Pro • Posts: 16,488
I see something else

1041 sees a small but very steady stream of big rig owners, all saying the same thing: I'm tired of lugging all this stuff around, tired of intimidating people and drawing unwanted attention with a big camera and big FF glass. Most of them find, after they get a small solution, that the big rig ends up sitting on the shelf. The advantages are definitely there.

The 'camera of the year' for the last two years in a row has been... an Olympus camera. EM5, and now EM1. Who would ever have imagined that happening?

The critique of the 4/3 sensor has moved from genuine differences to pixel peeping and increasingly rare situations. Look at what they are saying today, versus what was said six or seven years ago.

This isn't reflected in sales in the US and EU markets, but it is reflected in sales in the emerging Asian markets, where there isn't a huge base of existing C/N owners. In new markets, where no existing brand loyal base exists, they are choosing the smaller, lighter system in increasing numbers.

Whatever short term sales changes one may find, the simple fact is: µ43 has gone from nothing to a decent market segment in six short years.

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