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    Default Re: Can Sony alpha challenge the major DSLR player (Canon/Nikon)?

    It depends on how long they willing to loose money? Sony has deep pocket but I think their priority is battling the gaming console world because there is bigger $$. They are starting to loose to Xbox with the delay of PS3.
    In long run if they persistent, they may be able to knock down smaller players, but not Canon. Nikon needs to continue to offer more bang for the bucks else....???

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    Default Re: Can Sony alpha challenge the major DSLR player (Canon/Nikon)?

    Quote Originally Posted by benbean
    It depends on how long they willing to loose money? Sony has deep pocket but I think their priority is battling the gaming console world because there is bigger $$. They are starting to loose to Xbox with the delay of PS3.
    In long run if they persistent, they may be able to knock down smaller players, but not Canon. Nikon needs to continue to offer more bang for the bucks else....???
    Well... Nikon has replied with the D80, 18-135mm and also the 70-300mmVR
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    Default Re: Can Sony alpha challenge the major DSLR player (Canon/Nikon)?

    Not with the 1.2MP dslr as advertised today.

    jk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tiger
    Sony have never the intention to challenge Canon and Nikon in camera market share.

    They are more worries on another competitor, who is going introduce the "Main course" next year.
    Tot Sony is aiming for No 2 spot in 2 years.
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    Default Re: Can Sony alpha challenge the major DSLR player (Canon/Nikon)?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN
    Tot Sony is aiming for No 2 spot in 2 years.

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    Seriously speaking.

    Since Sony will rely on ex-KM for market and DSLR technology.

    I got 1 question.... I know of KM D7D being the best offering from KM recently and the rumored D9D never materialised. Now, can anyone tell me what's the "best spec" KM pro body ever. (should be flim I suppose)

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    check this out...
    http://www.konicaminoltaeurope.com/p...meras/dynax_9/
    still disgustingly expensive now..for a good reason...haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr34mc4st3r
    check this out...
    http://www.konicaminoltaeurope.com/p...meras/dynax_9/
    still disgustingly expensive now..for a good reason...haha
    not bad... But already trounced by Nikon's D2x(s).
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    Look at this....Sports Sponsoring
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    They made a toy.

    and aren't canon and nikon and pentax, etc etc all toys to some of us......I think they need to price their product correctly, if they go heads on with the nikons and canons, traditional mindset will take C or N anytime. It's first time owner of DSLR whom still have a choice....and will make a choice if the price is right, which would means 3 , 4 hundreds less then the 2 giants, like what pentax is doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    Well, they have very good marketing which is good for targeting wannabes who think that by just using a dslr, it will give them better snapshots.
    why are they targetting wannabes? is it because The Cs and the Ns are presenting themselves as so professional , they are actually scaring away these people? everybody starts as a wannabe.......if this market has been ignored by the giants, it make good sense to target it. Actually it already sounds like they are more wannabe-friendly........and might even help these people starts a great hobby.....but of course as a wannabe first.......

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    Try holding on a copy of the Sony A-100 at Parco Bugis just now. It really looks like a top especially the kit lens.

    Also find out that the listing price for both 50mm & 100mm macro lenses are same as $899. Wonder why...

    Anyway, the box of the accessories simply look like gift in orange color.

    Perhaps Sony is targeting at X'mas?

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    Default Re: Can Sony alpha challenge the major DSLR player (Canon/Nikon)?

    Quote Originally Posted by sumball
    Try holding on a copy of the Sony A-100 at Parco Bugis just now. It really looks like a top especially the kit lens.

    Also find out that the listing price for both 50mm & 100mm macro lenses are same as $899. Wonder why...

    Anyway, the box of the accessories simply look like gift in orange color.

    Perhaps Sony is targeting at X'mas?
    it's a refreshing colour la. something out of the ordinary. anyway not like you bring the box around when u go photoshoots...haha. but personally i like the box design. not too tacky, just right. good stuff.
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    Default Re: Can Sony alpha challenge the major DSLR player (Canon/Nikon)?

    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    They made a toy.
    Sony will rule the world by making the first rubberized dslr.

    You have to blow it up to shoot it.
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    Default Re: Can Sony alpha challenge the major DSLR player (Canon/Nikon)?

    Quote Originally Posted by benbean View Post
    Sony has deep pocket but I think their priority is battling the gaming console world......
    Sony may have deep pockets but Canon and Nikon have deeper cleavages.

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    Default Re: Can Sony alpha challenge the major DSLR player (Canon/Nikon)?

    yes, they can.

    Sony Electronics actually manufactured sensors for Nikon DSLRs.

    For lenses, they had Carl Zeiss as their main partnership !
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    Default Re: Can Sony alpha challenge the major DSLR player (Canon/Nikon)?

    Possible and it gives Canon and Nikon a good fight. They got stuck without IS. Many cannot change and refuse to change becos of the huge collection of their lens opps.. lenses. Canon and Nikon, although established, refuse to introduce IS on the body which I think may cost them their market share. More and more new entrants are going to Sony ..Oly becos of they are features rich. Imagine 5 stops of IS, that is amazing... maybe more in the future when the processor become more powerful.

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    Default Re: Can Sony alpha challenge the major DSLR player (Canon/Nikon)?

    Wah lao, someone just dug out this 2006 thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Wah lao, someone just dug out this 2006 thread.
    yeah lor. that poll outdated liao. must make new one.

    but my answer is no. i dun think major dslr players can challenge sony.

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    Default Re: Can Sony alpha challenge the major DSLR player (Canon/Nikon)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Would the brand be renamed :SOCANIK?
    how about NIKCASO?? or SONIKCA??

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