If the GX8 had been a market failure?

Started Feb 14, 2018 | Discussions thread
Osa25 Senior Member • Posts: 1,672
Re: If the GX8 had been a market failure?
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Pixnat2 wrote:

People have been complaining since its release that the GX8 was too big and expensive. Then the dreaded shuttershock came to make things worse.

Suppose the GX8 had been a market failure for the reasons above?

Asking your rationale side, what would you do (in a risky declining photography market)?

  1. Release a big and expensive GX9 again?
  2. Stop the GX line?
  3. Release a smaller and better priced (ie. with some cheaper components) GX9, to see how the market react?

GX8 is an experimental, low volume platform. Probably not aiming at doing anything more than breaking even while getting down the experience and cost curve on features and hardware.

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