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Old Sep 13, 2002, 10:42 AM   #11
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Marketing strategies are pretty hard for us ants to predict.

One scenario ..esp for the Oldyak .. would be for a company to decide to go for market share. That may mean low balling the camera and trying to make $$ on accessories and upgrades. On a prosumer camera this makes little sense because there are not many upgrades possible for a 7Hi or 5700. Bt a dSLR can be the bginning of a revenue stream.
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Old Sep 13, 2002, 11:23 AM   #12
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I wouldn't hold my breath Steves on Oly, they are not good @ low-balling. Witness the E10/20 and E100RS all good cameras but priced out of range and didn't make a dent in the market until finally discontinued! (...They have a firm grip in the underwater world however)

Rumour has it that this OlyDak also suppose to have a 'universal' lens mount so revenue stream there is not going to be promissing either! It's a game reserved for big boys with fat wallets, basically outdoing one another with Moore's law every six months (... and they are still at it in PC, printers and cell phones...)

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Old Sep 13, 2002, 12:41 PM   #13
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Perhaps. OTOH, tghe OM1 was aimed at takig over the prosumer SLR market and it id quite well.

Laso a platform change like this opnes a lot of interesting possibilities ...

e.g. an EVF camera vs an SLR, both with the same lens mount, could be a very cool marketing ploy! Moreover the lenses might "feed" chips of different resolution and price.

Who knows? One other thought .. Kodak is in deeeep trouble. Theri $$$ from film are declining. The company needs to look forward to teh future and so far they do not ahve any noteable proprietary role in the digital industry. "Owning" the lens mount coul be attractive to them.

Finally, I think you pointed out that once when escapes formt radition, the design possibioites for an Oldyak are wild! Image:

the Rolly-Oldy ... a lrgish studio cam with topside large LCD! Comes with ehad cloth!

the Leica-Oldyak ... a timy camer, ala OM1, designed for travel, comes with slouch hat.

the NIKON_OLDYAK traditonal SLR camera with TTL viewing, comes with nude model!

All of these wiht a shared lens mount!
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Old Sep 13, 2002, 1:34 PM   #14
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Well Kodak may lose their sense of direction but they still hold some pretty good asset:http://www.kodak.com/US/plugins/acro...kaf16802ce.pdf
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This sopunds a lot like the chip annoinced for the rumored Rolleu dTLR!
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oops I meant Rollei dTLR! ..as I posted earlier in the Genral topics.
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No digital camera that works is obsolete.
And they will always get less expensive.

Look for a few major surprises at Photokina, especially in the dSLR world. That's all I can say for now, it will be fun!

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