re: a lot of pressure on Sony now ... part-II

Started Jan 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Its why Sony quit APS

Jorginho wrote:

Can count on your (supposed) sabotage. We are talking about a cam we have previews on and some shots...And that is putting pressure on Sony? How is EM1 not pressure, how is the new GH4 especially no pressure. GX7? GM1....all real cams ranging in sizes and specs.

Sony has been very clever I think with the FF A7 series. There is virtually no threat. No cam has that unique sensor for a mirrorless cam.

The 7000 series simply would have entered an already competitive market. The Fuji is not going to change a lot about this.

Sony has fallen way behind Fuji in the APS mirrorless race now.  When Canon and Nikon decide to jump in they know they will quickly fall to the 5% they are at in the DSLR sector.   They only have one option and that is to focus on the expensive niche of mirrorless FF cameras.  It may only be about 3% of the market, but they can make higher profits from people buying those $1000 lenses.   You won't see anymore inexpensive APS sized lenses for a very long time if ever from Sony.

The plan is working well too.  Look at the people who bought $300 camera bodies and a couple $300 lenses who are now spending $5000 on one body and 2 or 3 lenses.   Too bad the camera can't focus on anything moving.

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