IronFilm Posted January 8 Share Posted January 8 On 1/7/2023 at 11:40 AM, ntblowz said: In China they have special pre-order price of S5ii for around $1680ish.. Whaaat??? 😮 Why so very cheap in China? Does this hint at maybe very soon (well before next Christmas?) we'll see the S5mk3 with sales / a price reduction in the western world as well? On 1/7/2023 at 2:44 PM, A_Urquhart said: If we are talking in general terms of Panasonic v Sony rather than being camera specific, while the new S5II is a step in the right direction, Panasonic are not even playing in the same ballpark as Sony for anyone more than a hobbyist. Sony are dominating the market and Panasonic really need to start producing some exceptional cameras both at the FX3/FX30 end and to rival the FX6 if they want to compete in the next few years. Most professionals are not going to jump ship from a system of bodies and lenses unless they are given a very good reason to. Panasonic need to produce an FX6 which is as good or better than Sony's but at a much lower price for people to even consider changing system. Same for FX3 and FX30 level cameras. For enthusiasts or people who do their own projects then it's less of an issue to swap systems but to people who spend a fair amount of money on equipment, throwing that all away for a 1-5% improvement when pixel peeping is not going to happen. Panasonic have waited too long to get up to speed and without a proper video camera like the Fx6 I can't see them growing too quickly in markets other than hobbyists. 100% agreed, also Panasonic has to do this soon to try and turn the tide around. If they do bring out an EVA2 (with L Mount) and you're the only Panasonic shooter in your city and everyone else is a Sony shooter, then you're seriously crippling yourself professionally in terms of being able to get as much work as possible. Ideally this EVA2 should have came out three years ago (or even longer, heck the EVA1 should have itself came out with a mirrorless mount!!). But at least if they do an EVA2 now rather than in a couple more years (when Sony is even more entrenched) they'll have a better chance at succeeding. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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