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This is the BEST camera yet! (Really!?)

Discussion in 'This or That? (MFT only)' started by pzlo, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. pzlo

    pzlo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 6, 2013
    Nebraska
    Phil
    After finally settling down from my recent GAS run, a common phrase became a head scratcher, "This is their best camera yet!" So my question to you guys is:

    Do you know of a camera line where the new one that came out was not considered it's lines "best camera yet?"
     
  2. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    Are you saying the E-M1 is still not the best OM-D model in the line? :)
     
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  3. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    Seeing how I need PDAF my EM1 is still better then the EM10, EM10mkii, EM5mkii (all released after my EM1). Actually, the only new feature that I would use or want is coming to my camera this month, focus bracketing.
     
  4. pzlo

    pzlo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 6, 2013
    Nebraska
    Phil
    The Olympus E-M line would fall under this then. Glad to hear there's a reason for why they feel the need to include "best yet."

    @PakkyT@PakkyT Not inferring anything! I just wasn't keeping my thoughts boxed to just one maker or type of camera.
     
  5. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    welcome to the world of marketing :).. back in the early 90's when I was working in software marketing for graphics software it seemed that every new version of the software had to have 100 new features...Obviously by version 4.0 of everything that became a struggle :)

    K
     
  6. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    I think that Panasonic's GF line is a pretty good example of the new one not being considered the "best yet", at least through the GF3.
     
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  7. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I find that funny, too. I heard it a lot with the recent Apple phone launch - "The best iPhone yet"
     
  8. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Quite often the random stuff from Leica or Hasselblad?
     
  9. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    The OM-4 wasn't better than the OM-3, if that counts?
     
  10. pzlo

    pzlo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 6, 2013
    Nebraska
    Phil
    As long as you can tell us why, you betcha that counts!
     
  11. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    But the OM4 preceded the OM3 so...
     
  12. pzlo

    pzlo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 6, 2013
    Nebraska
    Phil
    I didn't know that! So no, it wouldn't count.
     
  13. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    GF1 > GF2
     
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  14. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The EM10 was never really pushed as the best, except maybe as best "affordable" OMD. ;)