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On article How do you know you need a new camera? (179 comments in total)

Just purchase what you want, when you want, at a price range you willing to pay for. And simply avoid purchasing anything unless all those conditions are met.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 09:27 UTC as 3rd comment
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Jose Ernesto Passos: Nikon and Canon could develop a new line of Full frame cameras mirrorless with a strategy similar to what Nikon is doing with new cards, The Nikon D5 is offered in two version one with two XQD and the second with two CF card slots. They could develop two versions of a new mirrorless Full Frame, one version compatible with the current lenses and another with a new type of mount that could be used for new lenses designed to optimize them for a mirrorless body. Is this possible as a solution?

>That's the danger of companies being in denial of changes that are afoot, and of protecting their "core business", regardless of the signs of change. In the case of Canon and Nikon, that "core business" is DSLRs.

Core business of Canon and Nikon isn't DSLRs (especially for Canon). They're just dominant in DSLR market. And they're not denying changes. They're just carefully (perhaps too carefully) deciding their next strategy, which may be mirrorless, or something different all together.

You keep on insisting that mirrorless is the prime candidate for cannibalizing DSLRs. Mirrorless is already showing signs of becoming 'old tech'. I have a feeling that in a few years, argument of 'DSLRs or mirrorless' will be irrelevant, with ILCs aimed at consumers gone.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 10:56 UTC
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Xentinus: Not to cannibalize their DSLR sales, letting another company to do that, is one of the major mistakes of Canikon.
Last 10-15 years, many people I know switched from Canon to Nikon. But since the announcement of a6000 and full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras, people started switching from Nikon to Canon. Because they are able to use awesome Canon glasses on their Sony cameras, which have the best sensor available.
So when some people were thinking it will affect Canon more than Nikon, I knew they were wrong, cause even I wanted to switch from Nikon to Canon and use Sony as a second body.
Sony stole Nikon users directly and indirectly. Especially wedding photographers.

Nikon partnering with Samsung? No way. Nikon is too conservative (good or bad) to make such a move.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 05:27 UTC
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Jose Ernesto Passos: Nikon and Canon could develop a new line of Full frame cameras mirrorless with a strategy similar to what Nikon is doing with new cards, The Nikon D5 is offered in two version one with two XQD and the second with two CF card slots. They could develop two versions of a new mirrorless Full Frame, one version compatible with the current lenses and another with a new type of mount that could be used for new lenses designed to optimize them for a mirrorless body. Is this possible as a solution?

>T3
I know already that Apple makes desktop computers, laptops, tablets, watches, etc. None of them would have accounted for much without the success of iPhone. Had Apple gone ahead with iPad first, instead of iPhone, would they have been successful?

Kodak's decision to 'protect film' and 'didn't see where technology was headed' are only one sided view. Kodak probably knew where digital technology was headed. They just realized that they couldn't be a part of what they had pioneered, so they had to go ahead with what they could do, which was to 'protect film', even though they knew that it will come to an end.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 01:44 UTC
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Jose Ernesto Passos: Nikon and Canon could develop a new line of Full frame cameras mirrorless with a strategy similar to what Nikon is doing with new cards, The Nikon D5 is offered in two version one with two XQD and the second with two CF card slots. They could develop two versions of a new mirrorless Full Frame, one version compatible with the current lenses and another with a new type of mount that could be used for new lenses designed to optimize them for a mirrorless body. Is this possible as a solution?

>T3
And about Kodak. Kodak definitely didn't resist digital. They were forerunners. Early DSLRs were Kodaks, based on Nikon/Canon bodies. Kodak's digital cameras were doing fine until Nikon and Canon started producing DSLRs all on their own. Kodak didn't have (or rather lost) first -hand knowledge in camera body manufacturing, just digital processing units. So when Nikon and Canon (who had first -hand knowledge in camera body manufacturing) acquired know-how on digital processing units as well, Kodak didn't have a chance. Kodak simply cannibalized itself to extinction.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 08:13 UTC
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Jose Ernesto Passos: Nikon and Canon could develop a new line of Full frame cameras mirrorless with a strategy similar to what Nikon is doing with new cards, The Nikon D5 is offered in two version one with two XQD and the second with two CF card slots. They could develop two versions of a new mirrorless Full Frame, one version compatible with the current lenses and another with a new type of mount that could be used for new lenses designed to optimize them for a mirrorless body. Is this possible as a solution?

s>T3
You don't seem to understand either. Had iPhone failed, Apple probably would have gone under, since they would only have iPods to show for.

As I stated earlier, for cannibalization to work, the new product MUST surpass the old. DSLRs are the old product, that's certain. But are mirrorless the new product that will surpass DSLRs? Five years ago, I would have said that mirrorless definitely is the future worth investing in. Now, I'm not that certain. I have a feeling that there will soon be an all new digital device that will make all dedicated cameras obsolete.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 08:13 UTC
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Jose Ernesto Passos: Nikon and Canon could develop a new line of Full frame cameras mirrorless with a strategy similar to what Nikon is doing with new cards, The Nikon D5 is offered in two version one with two XQD and the second with two CF card slots. They could develop two versions of a new mirrorless Full Frame, one version compatible with the current lenses and another with a new type of mount that could be used for new lenses designed to optimize them for a mirrorless body. Is this possible as a solution?

Talks about Jobs and cannibalization is getting a little boring. Cannibalizing cuts both ways, and is deemed successful only when a new product surpass the old. And no one can guarantee such success. There are countless new products that failed to surpass the old, to a point of bringing down what were once successful companies. What would have people said if iPhone didn't take off? Jobs would have been slammed for 'Killing a goose laying golden eggs' or for 'Trying to fix things that weren't broken'.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 06:45 UTC

There soon will be a device that will go to work and take vacations instead of you, so you can just stay at home and do nothing.

There soon may be a device that can live your life instead of you, so you can just die early.

There soon may be a device that can be born instead of you, so you don't even have to be born.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 04:30 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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grock: As much as I would love Canon to develop a full frame mirrorless, if i can't use my current canon lenses on it anyway, I don't see any reason why I'd buy a first-gen canon mirrorless over anything that Sony has to offer if I'm going to have to invest in a new system anyway.

Build lens line-up slowly? For every camera body introduced, there's about a thousand 'But there's no decent lens' threads created these days.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 07:38 UTC
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grock: As much as I would love Canon to develop a full frame mirrorless, if i can't use my current canon lenses on it anyway, I don't see any reason why I'd buy a first-gen canon mirrorless over anything that Sony has to offer if I'm going to have to invest in a new system anyway.

That's the major problem that both Nikon and Canon face. Introducing all-new system that has no compatibility with legacy system is in order, but what will convince existing users to switch to that all-new system and deter considering offerings from other manufacturers?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (348 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: Why bother with M6 or M5 when you can get a Canon APS-C for the same price with exemplary lenses?

>My principle is ... if you cannot put it in your pocket go full size unless weight bothers and quality is not a concern

Everyone has different principles.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 03:02 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (244 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: Nikon had better to focus on professional and industrial fields which make real money for the company.
The strategy for not developing mirrorless camera is absolutely correct since there are too many competitors and the profit margin is too low.
Hope Nikon can focus on the high profit and high return area to benefit their shareholders.

>professional and industrial fields which make real money for the company

Only if 'professional and industrial fields' purchase the same camera every other month.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 00:34 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (244 comments in total)
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tomjar: I know zero about corporate management and I know Nikon is involved in different areas of industry. I can only comment as a consumer of let's say cheaper "prosumer" cameras. I have been on a lookout for new cameras to replace my two Nikons, D5000 and P7700 (an exchangeable lens camera and one highly capable and versatile compact camera), since more than a year now. I don't have money to throw around and for trying out this and that. I would love to stay with Nikon since I don't like changing platforms if not necessary, but I don't think I will be buying another Nikon anytime soon. It will be a Panasonic mirrorless camera and a Canon compact instead, most likely and soon.

To me Nikon's decisions in the "prosumer" segment (except for the DSLRs) over the last years look like those of a headless chicken. South Park episode Margaritaville comes to mind...

>tomjar
Perhaps you're not the 'prosumer' they have in mind.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 00:28 UTC
On article This camera is designed to keep only the best photos (8 comments in total)

Solution looking for a problem? Or maybe a problem looking for a problem? It certainly doesn't solve much.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 07:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Collapse isn't over. It's just taking a break. Even a collapse needs a break once in a while. After the break, collapse will resume.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 09:55 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Casual shooters use phones, enthusiasts and pros use dedicated cameras. No surprise in that.
Problem is that enthusiasts and pros are bashing each other over 'what's an ideal camera (that supposedly suits everyone's needs).

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 00:55 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (503 comments in total)

I personally can't see much difference in A9 and A7 series.
They both have the same sensor size. Body design is mostly identical.
A9 is faster than anything in the A7 line-up, sure, but what stopped Sony from naming it 'A7 Superfast' or something?
'A9' should have been reserved for medium format camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 01:49 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
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brownie112: Nikon's logo on an NX1 mark 2 would've been nice. Samsung has the money and Nikon has everything else that Samsung doesn't have. Only if they partnered up somehow. Wishful thinking.

Best match? Not in terms of corporate perspective.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 05:40 UTC

Sony's first and last FF DSLR.
I wish Sony had follow it up.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 23:27 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (269 comments in total)
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Fujica: There is no reason to upgrade from the D7200 to the D7500.
It would make no sense. It will not make you a better photographer and it just has nothing to offer that makes the upgrade really necessary.

I do not see the target audience for Nikon with the D7500.
In more then a few ways its a downgrade from the D7200.

Such a pity to see Nikon fall so hard as if they loose all grip on how to run a camerabusiness.

I think Nikon should really reconsider its line-up.
All that is needed is:

1 low end APS-C Model
1 Mid end APS-C Model
1 High end APS-C Model

1 Mid end FF
1 Mid end High Res FF
1 High end model.

So that makes 6 camera models in total instead of 13.
You could even ask yourself if it is worth to even make a low end model these days.

Also I think its about time to move to mirrorless.
Even though some still think it is not the future - I am personally convinced that DSLR are on the end of their life cycle. The next innovation in this market will be global triggered shutters.

>Fujica
The point is, I don't shoot with a smartphone. I don't even own one. But the 'market' seem to think that I should.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 00:57 UTC
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