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Well the Olympus range has really always been a minortity camera. could it possibily market itself as the thinking mans camera?
I was thinking about this the other day. Marketing to their strengths as a serious tool for taking photographs, not a badge to be worn around your neck.

I don't thnk they have much of a budget, so can't compete pound for pound.

An advert with perhaps a bloke in the shop saying "Which one has the most megapixels etc. etc." with a large camera already round his neck with a ridiculously large lens and flash...while the Olympus buyer just pays and leaves, and we see him taking great photos - perhaps with some known names in the industry who shoot Olympus and related brands.

Simply "People who buy Olympus know what they're buying".

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I was thinking about this the other day. Marketing to their strengths as a serious tool for taking photographs, not a badge to be worn around your neck.

I don't thnk they have much of a budget, so can't compete pound for pound.

An advert with perhaps a bloke in the shop saying "Which one has the most megapixels etc. etc." with a large camera already round his neck with a ridiculously large lens and flash...while the Olympus buyer just pays and leaves, and we see him taking great photos - perhaps with some known names in the industry who shoot Olympus and related brands.

Simply "People who buy Olympus know what they're buying".

David.
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High pixel count, that's one for every raindrop that stops you using your camera.

Talk to Olympus, we care about the picture - not the raindrops or the pixels.


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High pixel count, that's one for every raindrop that stops you using your camera.

Talk to Olympus, we care about the picture - not the raindrops or the pixels.


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Or how about Chris Bonington (a long established Olympus user) taking a photo with the E-5 on a mountain summit in torrential rain?

........."Trust Olympus to leave you high and dry."
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........."Trust Olympus to leave you high and dry."
Ouch!

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LOL, you walked into that one John!
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