bfitzgerald wrote:(snip)... And this target buyer is the least likely to warm to an OVF out of all price points/segments. Sony proudly declare that they think the EVF is better, but most of their potential customers don't agree. So making a product based on arrogance and not listening to your potential buyers, it ultimately rather short sighted, and well pretty damn stupid if you ask me.
Not to repeat too much my thoughts, they are well known. But Sony are not listening..they're not listening at all. A99 won't have any impact in a 5dMkIII or D800 world. Even less in a D600, 6d world. It's like making a fancy looking sports car with a 1.2 litre engine..no matter how nice the car looks or handles..you've lost the very buyer you need. Whilst we're here how many people see FF users demanding an EVF? Look around..almost none. That speaks volumes to me about Sony.
This is really basic business..you listen to your customers and potential buyers..very closely.
peterottaway wrote:Personally I never expected the A99 to have any impact on FF Canon or Nikon users, any who do move are more likely to be more interested in video or because they have bought into Nex. Any growth will be from newbies. And that is a long game.
peterottaway wrote:The announced price for Australia is $2999 which is some $500 to $600 less than the D800 was introduced at and almost $1000 less than the EOS 5D Mark 3. It is about $300 less than current street price for those cameras. So the 24 MP Sony is still cheaper at full price than the 22 MP Canon.
David Kilpatrick wrote: But from the A900 I'm seeing ISO 160 and 320 quality which blows everything else away.
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