OMDS to rename (simplify) Camera Models New Names Included

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Easiest method is to just name them by rank and year. Such as Top-20xx (the flagship model so the E-M1s), Middle-20xx (basically the E-5 series), and Bottom-20xx (sorry E-M10 users). Now there is zero confusion of where they stand in the hierarchy and which was released when. Just don't release two of the same level in the same year. Heck just get rid of the 20 and only use the last two digits for the year, eg. Top-22. And to keep the text only three letters on all go with Top, Mid, Low. Pen series can just be Pen-xx.

"Dude, nice camera. What is that?"
"Oh this? Just came out, the Low-22."

One off models like the Pen-F or the Air will be called "Boutique-xx". Since they are special they can use full length text names.
 

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Personally I think it’s good news to simplify the names
OM1D is a hell of a lot easier on the brain and the tongue than OM-D E-M1 and the proposed designations have got to be better for people new to the system looking at them in stores etc
 

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I tried an OM 1D, but it was tooooo smaallll!!

So then I tried an OM 10D, but it was tooooo biiiggggg!

But then I tried an OM 5D, and it was just right!
 

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Not sure why people get wound up over naming conventions. When I buy a camera, or lens, it's on the balance of features to cost. They could call it whatever they want, I do not care. It's not like I'm going to buy it without ever looking at the feature/specification list, price, & preferably handling it, in person, at a store.
 

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Personally I think it’s good news to simplify the names
OM1D is a hell of a lot easier on the brain and the tongue than OM-D E-M1 and the proposed designations have got to be better for people new to the system looking at them in stores etc
Btw, does anyone actually say the whole "ou-em-dash-dee ee-dash-em-one?" and if so, why on earth? People should just say "ee-em-one" and be done with it. Everyone knows what you mean. But yeah, when searching the cameras online, the longer the name, the more garbage the search results have.
 

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Not sure why people get wound up over naming conventions. When I buy a camera, or lens, it's on the balance of features to cost. They could call it whatever they want, I do not care. It's not like I'm going to buy it without ever looking at the feature/specification list, price, & preferably handling it, in person, at a store.
I only get 'wound up' when people can't name the camera they are using by using confusing abbreviations that are ambiguous or just wrong, despite the model name being obvious on the camera. ;)
 
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Only Nikon has a legitimate reason to torture the english speaking market with strange naming schemes: They have been trying for decades to persuade the press to properly pronounce Nikon as “Neekon” yet the press carries on its wrong “Naikon” mantra.
 

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Not sure why people get wound up over naming conventions.
Well because this is the internet.

And I don't think people give a lot of thought to the names of the models they own but it can be very confusing if you are not familiar with a brand or line of cameras and are trying to research potential model when you are in the market. For example, I am not familiar with Panasonic cameras, I have seen all the names thrown about here, but it doesn't seem like their names make a lot of sense half the time either and I would be hard pressed at first trying to determine which are the high end flagship models and which are the lower tiered ones simply looking at the model names.
 

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Not sure why people get wound up over naming conventions. When I buy a camera, or lens, it's on the balance of features to cost. They could call it whatever they want, I do not care. It's not like I'm going to buy it without ever looking at the feature/specification list, price, & preferably handling it, in person, at a store.
The thread is about the camera names, as clearly stated in the thread title, and no one has even suggested that a camera's name would ever factor into their decision to buy it or not. We are just staying on topic and giving our opinions about the new names. The real question is why YOU are getting so wound up? The thread title is clear, so if you are not interested at all in the topic, as you so clearly state and as suggested by your strawman argument, then don't click on the thread and don't post anymore in it. Simple.
 

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Not sure why people get wound up over naming conventions. When I buy a camera, or lens, it's on the balance of features to cost. They could call it whatever they want, I do not care. It's not like I'm going to buy it without ever looking at the feature/specification list, price, & preferably handling it, in person, at a store.
See I'm just the opposite. If I see an item with a catchy name, I pound that "Add to cart" button immediately, without a care in the world about the function, features, specifications, cost, value, whatever.

- K
 
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