bfitzgerald wrote:RX100II doesn't add much to my eyes. It has the new hot shoe, it has some minor updates. Lens is still too slow tele end, still no front grip, still no viewfinder. And the price is £700 pre order on WEX. Too much IMO for such a camera.
I think I'll make a move on that X20 Fuji at some point, whilst I'd love the bigger 1" sensor Sony again miss the mark for me.
They're really milking these premium compacts on prices. To think you can buy an ILC APS-C camera or DSLR for half that cost.
Makes you feel the margins are big on products like this.
PS: Sony is not "milking these premium compacts". They found an niche product that is really hot and selling pretty well worldwide, and not just on the Asian market as many of us expected, and this despite global economy.
bfitzgerald wrote:pakodominguez wrote:
It's not just Sony clearly margins are higher on these models than budget compacts or DSLR's
I think they're all milking it a bit, but hey fire away at that price I think it's too pricey.
Birma wrote:Not sure on that Barry. Sure the old models / specs. get cheaper but on TV's, for example, the latest and greatest (40 inch) remain in the £1,000+ range. Same on Laptops. iPhone and iPad; new ones come out at the same price, last year's get cheaper. I have always thought that consumer electronic firms want to get the same target price for their new models as they did last year, they just have to pack in some new features each year to get the same price. I would think that retail price has as much to do with what they can get away with and what the competition is doing as cost to manufacture.
The approach to RX100 mk2 pricing seems to follow this trend. Pack in a few more features, sell at the same price as last year's model when it came out. Judging by the initial demand for it (see SAR) they have got it right this time.
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