The Age of the Mass Market DSLR is about to Dawn

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by deryck lant, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. deryck  lant

    deryck lant Guest

    I thought Pentax with their huge resources would launch the
    onslaught of low cost models with the digital ist, but they are
    remaining conservative with their initial pricing. That will
    soon change.

    Warning: The following is rumour.

    Canon are to have a large launch of new equipment this week, and this
    will include digital cameras. The word on Japanese and Korean digital
    camera forums is that there will be a 6 Meg DSLR based on the Rebel.
    The DSLR will be priced at 140,000 YEN, 1179 USD for a kit including
    2 lenses. The lenses are 18-55mm and 55-200mm. With the multiplying
    factor they will cover 29-320mm.

    The lenses are similar to the Nikon DX series in that the image circle
    will only cover APS size sensors. The mount has two dots, one white for
    the new lens mount and one red for the EF mount.

    End of rumour.

    What is sure is that Nikon at next years PMA show in March will release
    a mass market camera competitive with Canon. Fuji will probably release
    lower cost models in the 4/3 System.

    End of rant.

    Deryck
     
    deryck lant, Aug 18, 2003
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  2. deryck  lant

    deryck lant Guest

    The message <Onc0b.305$>
    The Japanese rumours are very definite. If true that 1179 USD MSRP
    bundled price
    with 2 lenses could soon become 600 USD street price for body alone.
    Now that Nikon have released the D2H Canon will be working at fever pitch!

    Deryck
     
    deryck lant, Aug 19, 2003
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