New RX100 to have 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 lens!

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Dandrewk Senior Member • Posts: 1,094
Re: Too expensive?

Dennis wrote:

Dandrewk wrote:

SAR estimates a price of $800-$850 USA.

In any case, that's REAL high for a compact camera, even at the highest end.

If you look at it as nothing more than an RX100M2 with a built in EVF, it's $800-850 versus $700 and I'd pay $150 for a built in EVF. You can argue that the M2 is expensive and the M1 before it, but apparently, there's a good market for them.

- Dennis

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I totally agree there's value there, and I applaud Sony for pushing the envelope on small, compact cameras.

But no matter what, it's still a small, compact camera.  There is only so far you can push the price/point of that genre.  Already, it's priced out of the range of the casual user.  When you can buy decent dSLR's and mirror less cameras with changeable lenses for the same price, even the more serious (and affluent) photographers will question it.

It's similar to real estate.  If you have a $1 million mansion in a poor neighborhood, you won't be selling it for $1 million.

Mind you, I'm not complaining.  I wish Sony luck, because good sales continues to motivate pushing the envelope further out.  And that improves all of their cameras.

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