Olympus pricing threatens their product line

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by RichA, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Amazon is listing the price of the new E-30 (kind of a entry-level to
    mid-range DSLR) at the SAME level as the pro E-3!! This is without
    precident except for when the E-1 was being discounted to $1000 and
    the E-510 came out at the same price. However, the E-1 had been on
    the market for three years at that point and Olympus had discontinued
    it and was blowing out stock.
    Now, for anyone who has used the E-1, you would know they were not
    making money selling it at $1000, it was simply too expensively built
    for that. Same thing with the E-3 which is a completely weather-
    sealed (about 2 grades better than any other camera on the market at
    this point) magnesium bodied camera. They can't afford to let it's
    price slide below about $1500 on the body. But they've brought in the
    plastic "enthusiast" level E-30 at a ridiculous $1400 list price for
    the body. So now, the formerly $1800 list E-3 body shows up at the
    same price on Amazon as the E-30, $1300.00.
    If performance can be used as an excuse for paying the same price for
    a radically inferior body (E-30) then you have to ask, why isn't
    Nikon's D90 the same price as the D300? Same situation, cheaper
    camera, newer sensor, better performance, but the D90 is $1000 while
    the D300 is still $1500+.
    RichA, Nov 20, 2008
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  2. RichA

    Ray Fischer Guest

    One's a new 12MP camera and the other's a 10MP camera that was first
    released a year ago.
    You don't get out much, do you?
    Ray Fischer, Nov 20, 2008
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  3. RichA

    RichA Guest

    And that has what to do with the fact the pricing on the E-30 is at
    least $400 too high for what it offers, compared to the competition?
    More than you, I'm not stuck in a wheelchair.
    RichA, Nov 20, 2008
  4. RichA

    Ray Fischer Guest

    I see the problem. You think that your (semi-educated) opinion is
    Truth. You think that you know more about marketing cameras then all
    of the people who do research, know the costs, and know the market.

    One wonders why you're not running your own company since you think
    you know so much better than everybody else.
    LOL! Yet another case where you think that you know more than you do.
    Ray Fischer, Nov 21, 2008
  5. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I said the same thing about the Panasonic L1 and L10, that they were
    grossly overpriced. Look how well they didn't do.
    If you can find any good reason why (for example) the E-30 as speck'd
    is worth more than Canon's 50D or nearly as much as Nikon's D300
    (which is only $200 more) you deserve a medal.
    RichA, Nov 21, 2008
  6. RichA

    Ray Fischer Guest

    But you didn't say that the Olympus was overpriced.
    Ray Fischer, Nov 22, 2008
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