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And you thought the E-M1x was expensive?

https://www.diyphotography.net/uk-re...-camera-sales/

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Re: And you thought the E-M1x was expensive?

Well look what you can get for < 2k

https://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/canon-...SAAEgIIf_D_BwE

Edit: sale ended last night, 31/1/19
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Re: And you thought the E-M1x was expensive?

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I'm sure the FFFanboys will have an answer

I wonder if they've noticed yet on dpreview...
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Re: And you thought the E-M1x was expensive?

Where's the Prof. when you need him (Professor Brian Cox, I'm looking at you).

Although the FF sensor has 4x the surface area, do the lenses scale by the same number c.f. MFT?
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Re: And you thought the E-M1x was expensive?

I love the fact that the new Panasonic 50mm f1.4 lens is heavier than the EM1X with one battery!
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Re: And you thought the E-M1x was expensive?

To be fair, that is the high res version 'equivalent' to the A7Riii, which is now around £4k with the chunky 50mm f1.4 Planar, from a proper Sony dealer (Wex). Only a few weeks ago the prices would have been even closer.

It's a waterfall pricing model in the crowding FF sector, eh.
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Re: And you thought the E-M1x was expensive?

I see the Panasonic S1 body is £2199 and the S1R is £3399 from WEX. That puts the E-M1X right between those two. I have no idea how you would work out which is the best value for money out of the three.

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I see the Panasonic S1 body is £2199 and the S1R is £3399 from WEX. That puts the E-M1X right between those two. I have not idea how you would work out which is the best value for money out of the three.

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Might be easier when some independent reviews of both have appeared and we can judge what your money's getting...

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Re: And you thought the E-M1x was expensive?

Well, I guess we are beginning to see where the photo market is heading. ILC sales are in a continual downward spiral and I suspect will eventually return to the levels that "serious" photo gear was at before the digital explosion.

For those that can still remember, in those days the proletariat bought cameras like the Kodak Instamatic and such like and often managed to make a roll of film last a year - Christmas at both ends with a summer holiday in the middle! Pros and serious amateurs meanwhile formed a much smaller niche and spent quite a lot on the gear. I remember my father buying me my first serious camera back in 1973 - a used Pentax Spotmatic II with the 50mm f14 lens. It was £92 which is about £950 in modern prices - thanks Dad!! I really wanted an OM1 but it was out of the price range.

When digital arrived the camera market exploded in size, including a massive spike in DSLRs. That led to a serious downward pressure on prices, especially in the low-end ILC market. So, we got cameras like the Canon 350d etc at amazing prices for what they delivered. The low-end m43 cameras even came in under that. The proletariat bought P+S digitals by the truckload and many ventured into the low-end DSLR/MILC world too - there were plenty of deals for twin-lens kits at £400 or thereabouts.

Now though, the smartphone has come such a long way that not only has it completely killed the P+S market, but the low-end DSLR/MILC kit is dying too. So, ILC volumes will continue to fall and the prices will go up - that's just the way it is.

I anticipate that the E-M5iii will come in at pushing £1500.
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Re: And you thought the E-M1x was expensive?

I read recently that the sales of digital cameras are heading south, whilst the sales of Instax and similar are on the up. I wonder why!
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I read recently that the sales of digital cameras are heading south, whilst the sales of Instax and similar are on the up. I wonder why!
Fashion/hip/cool/retro. Most Instax cameras will be in the bottom of people's drawers within a month and will never see the light of day again.

Purchasers would be better to buy a Canon Selphy 5x7 mini-printer and print what they take on their smartphones.
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Fashion/hip/cool/retro. Most Instax cameras will be in the bottom of people's drawers within a month and will never see the light of day again.

Purchasers would be better to buy a Canon Selphy 5x7 mini-printer and print what they take on their smartphones.
You maybe right but I'm continuing to get 'the GAS' seeing so many appetisingly good Polaroids individuals are getting using out of date film packs. Part of the appeal is the shirt¥ results - closer to reality than hyper sharp. However, I've just received an email from the Lomo crew and look what's turned up:

https://shop.lomography.com/en/diana...rce=newsletter

Bolt one of 'em to your EMIX!
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Re: And you thought the E-M1x was expensive?

Wow - a "glass" lens. I guess it tells us all about its quality when they make of point of telling us that!
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Wow - a "glass" lens. I guess it tells us all about its quality when they make of point of telling us that!
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Re: And you thought the E-M1x was expensive?

Over New Year we had a family get together. A yoof with the regulation ironic beard showed me his (I forget the brand) instant picture camera. Click - and after a delay the internal digital printer produces a single print about 2 1/4" square. (Pause for laughter). You only get 12 or 15 to a cartridge and they are expensive.

Yes. It was awful.


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