Mirrorless in Japan is all that matters

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by gr8Shot, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. gr8Shot

    gr8Shot Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 13, 2013
  2. JamieW

    JamieW Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 25, 2013
    This graph appears to be flawed. It says people bought the Canon EOS M. :biggrin:
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  3. micronean

    micronean Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 30, 2012
    Tokyo, Japan
    I don't know if a growing trend in Japan is a sure-fire way to get a technology up and moving worldwide. I think it's "hit and miss" just like everything else.

    For example, MiniDisc was very popular in Japan, but never made a dent in the West.
  4. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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    Oh man, I remember those. My brother had one. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, and was kind of sad that it died out after a while.
  5. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Gotta take things in perspective. How are the online sales doing in Japan?
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    The lesson here is that cheaper cameras sell the best. The EOS M is a big seller because they dropped the price. The E-PL5 and E-PM2 are sub $500 bodies since a few months after introduction.
  7. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    This is no different with DSLRs. Lower end cheaper models are driving sales.
  8. rbelyell

    rbelyell Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    Mountains of NY
    great! that means that DF i want will soon dip under $2000 right? ):
  9. JamieW

    JamieW Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 25, 2013
    Yeah, we can dream together. I've been eyeing a Phase One 645DF+ & IQ280 digital back lately. Just need to get a second mortgage on the house and I'm all set, which would be fine since my wife would be getting the house in the divorce if I tried buying this camera. :biggrin:
  10. JustinZ850

    JustinZ850 Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 25, 2013
    Florida Panhandle
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    Asia in general seem to embrace the smaller technology more than anybody else in the world. I remember my first trip to Boracay in the Philippines a few years ago, DLSR's were everywhere, but fast forward a year later and the majority of Asian tourist were sporting smaller mirrorless cameras and the only people using DSLR's were the Europeans and Americans.

    I will probably never get rid of my Canon stuff, but my days of traveling around the world with a large backpack are long gone.
  11. mjw

    mjw Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    Seattle, WA
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    To be fair, a big reason it never caught on was because Sony deliberately made it very difficult to master minidiscs from a computer in order to protect their recording division from piracy. If they had embraced the mp3/digital music file, they could have had a very compelling product line right up until hard disks were miniaturized enough to make the iPod possible.
  12. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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    It does seem like Sony has always been preoccupied with these sort of things. I had no idea - I was but a kid back then. I just thought the little discs were very futuristic, haha.
  13. ornithology

    ornithology Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 21, 2013
    Vancouver, BC
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    Haha! Minidisc with LP2 recording...yeeeaaaahhh!! $300 in the dRAIN...