Nikon P8000 vs Canon G1X

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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technic Veteran Member • Posts: 8,932
Re: Nikon P8000 vs Canon G1X

BorisK1 wrote:

flektogon wrote:

technic wrote:

... I guess Nikon is not going to sell a fixed lens camera that directly competes with their V3 (including a much better lens that is not available for Nikon 1 system).

Exactly! After the V3 announcement I am more and more convinced that there will be no P8000 at all, or if it is then it will be a continuation of the P7xxx series, i.e. using a 1/1.7" sensor.

Interchangable lens cameras don't compete with fixed-lens cameras. You're either "buying a camera" or "building a system". These are two different mindsets, with different price ranges, useful for different scenarios, and attract (mostly) different sets of customers.

In theory you may be right, in practice you are wrong. The lens-to-body ratio for m43 (another in-between sensor size) is just 1.3. The majority of the people who buy these ILC's never buy an extra lens.

And regarding price, did you mean that the fixed lens cameras are more expensive and for a different group of buyers? Look at all those older m43 cameras flying of the shelves for $150-250 including kit zoom ... way cheaper than even the aging RX100. I bet those older / cheaper models outnumber expensive ones like OMD.

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