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| p.5 #13 · Saw this image and just had to order the DP2M, couldn't fight it |
In some ways, perhaps it can be viewed as a "good" thing the DP2M is less than ideal as far as a mainstream camera goes.
I can only imagine the increased popularity, and thus increased prices they could get away with charging for it, if it happened to have amazing batter life, blazing fast AF, a great OVF or EVF, fast burst rates etc.
For those who are happy working slowing from a tripod and just who are after the best IQ in a compact package though, none of it really matters, and luckily the small demand, in the large overall picture, is a big part of why we are able to get one for $999.
If the SD15m likewise was a huge hit even at its $10k price, no way you'd be getting the same sensor tech for 1/10th the price.
I of course applaud Sigma for producing such a product, warts and all, so I do want to see them succeed, yet at the same time, part of me would be glad to see the DP's be a real bomb. I'd like to see a DP1M being blown out for $499 or so because they have been sitting on shelves for months.
I imagine many in this thread, even that aren't tempted at the current prices, do indeed have a price point where they may want to pick one up down the road if it drops cheap enough.
On the flipside though, only with the camera being a huge success could we hope to see a DP3 model ever come out, perhaps with some issues and limitations improved upon.
I'd like to think someone in HQ there is a meeting going on where some exec's are saying hey, we've got a lot of attention of this camera, and they are selling better than we planned, but some folks still aren't buying. If we can just work on X, Y, and Z, we could become a major player in the market for 2013