People not accepting reality

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UppercanadianAcadian Regular Member • Posts: 272
People not accepting reality

This site and others are flush with articles and general commentary about how the smartphone surge of the past 10+ years has completely eroded the compact camera and interchangeable lens camera markets.

this is a well-known and endlessly repeated fact.

Thanks to the internet, the general public can know the actual camera sales numbers of each manufacturer. (Isn’t Olympus somewhere in the 300,000 units a year range?)

so this new OM-D E-M5 iii is released at $1500 Canadian and $1200 US.

that is way too much for me to consider buying, but what do you all expect? Seriously?

there has to be a significant percentage of the people who understand the tiny size of the camera market who are simultaneously complaining about the high price. These factors are intertwined.

this is the economic reality. Nobody is buying these cameras in numbers that would allow for a significantly cheaper price people.

look at competitor cameras— all are ‘too high’ for what we would like to pay, yet this is what the market is dictating.

I suspect the majority of camera buyers now are technically minded people who are judging merits based on sensor advancements, and are expecting similar cost to performance ratios as seen in other consumer electronic markets such as TVs (4K, 6K, smart TV etc etc).

the thing is that other consumer electronics operate on a much higher volume, so the analogy of cost to features simply is not the same and should not be expected.

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