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Great points! It's like sensor prices are what they used to be in 2004! Hopefully the prices will come down to reality. Unless it's a more sinister plan to go after a mini-Leica-ish high-profit margin demographic and they don't care/plan to sell a lot of them? Kinda risky to do though given how busy and congested the enthusiast camera market is.
yeah, the woot-offs have been getting less exciting than they used to. from what I recall reading (unless I imagined it), the original founder of Woot is starting a new Woot type of a website. Maybe his no-compete agreement ended. It was a short website name, but can't remember it right now.
thanks for catching it! it is now corrected!
very good points! it will be interesting to see how 4K plays out. Will it be lukewarm like the various 3D attempts or gain more support like 1080p/BluRay? Are there enough 4K early adopters willing to pay Panasonic's high price? It may also go after and against some of the camcorders with the big zoom ratio lenses since this offers a 1-inch sensor and RAW imaging.
the prices are crazy low with one or two lenses! Just a few years ago one had to pay close to $200 to get a decent AA-powered P&S camera with a tiny 1/2.x" sensor. Now it's an interchangeable with a 1-inch sensor and RAW and other goodies!
LOL! Unless they are saving those for the Monday sessions now. But still, neither bags nor tripods/monopods combined is a shocker! :) Or maybe bags are doing the rain and snow seasons?
The Wordpress blog is not up yet. Typepad hasn't had an outage this week, so I slacked off the Wordpress project! It is going to look (at least initially) like the Camera Reviews Stream, using the default/standard WP Twenty Ten (I believe) theme. It's very lightweight and simple!
yeah, they seem to be shifting away from big deals like the old days. Perhaps the razor thin profit margins of both the camera manufacturers and Amazon's partially got in the way?
yeah, it's interesting, at times if one wants a lens, it may make more sense to buy a camera with the lens bundled than going after the lens on its own. They are probably try to encourage/subsidize new users with the camera+lens combos and once hooked, then recoup some of their "subsidies" with lens purchases.?