03-05-2019, 04:28 PM
(This post was last modified: 03-05-2019, 04:29 PM by Spinifex.)
They don't have a choice in the matter: both Sony and Canon currently have sub-$1.5k cameras, with Sony selling their remaining A7 and A7II cameras for $1k and less.
Frankly, I think we'll be moving to a cheap body/costly lens business model for the next few years... at least until the third party lens offering catches up. They're trying to go for as much market share as possible; it doesn't matter if you don't make much profit on the body: if you can make the consumer buy a lens or two, they will feel "invested" in your system and will be resistant to leaving it.
03-05-2019, 07:28 PM
(This post was last modified: 03-05-2019, 07:29 PM by davidmanze.)
In this declining market there is appearing a baffling array of cameras and lenses being brought to market.......truly remarkable!
I guess maybe we will see another D850 + II DSLR.......will we see another D500 ...maybe not?
When and where will it end?..........never of course!
The D300 -> D500 took ages, if there is a market for a D500 follow up in a few years there will be a D500 follow up of course but it will be some time yet. And of course, Nikon blocked its "natural" naming convention progress (D600 is not possible), so wanna take bets on what that camera then will be named?
The current market is not that bad, just the peak of DSLRs has been so silly high compared to what the camera market ever was that the current decline makes it necessary to scale things back from that huge peak and the shareholder/stockmarket crap makes shrinking volumes/profit such a headache.
03-06-2019, 08:08 AM
(This post was last modified: 03-06-2019, 09:17 AM by davidmanze.)
To be honest the D500 is the first camera that I am truly happy with......it's so fast at everything.....
....even took a few shots with a friends Nikkor AF-S 500mm F5.6 PF.......what a great lens....VR is perfect in the VF with no jerkiness and blazing fast AF......unfortunately the air was still and full of heat haze, so I couldn't judge it's sharpness.......in damned February? It's so small compact and light!
With Nikon's april FW package in the pipeline with AF updates ... everybody's eyes will be focused on that! (like the pun?) ..... so we will have Canon with two bodies (without IBIS) and Nikon with three (with it)
Sony is still at the cutting edge with AF.........so the competition is obliged to up their game..which is what they are doing......
...I'll just sit back and watch.....
DSLRs have their space, even outside the "I prefer OVF" crowd. IR-flash AF assist ability, for one.
The big sales come from cheap cameras not flagship ones, Canon is selling plenty of EOS M and APS-C SLRs, Nikon have no cheap mirorless bodies, and rely only on SLRs as cheap bodies, if customers are going away from SLR Nikon is in trouble unless they do something about it