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The S9 is selling well apparently !

pdk42

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But of course, it could just be a marketing ploy by Panasonic... how can we validate whether sales meet their expectations when we know neither the expectations nor the sales !!
But some of us pre-ordered or are thinking about to order and are looking at the availability. Panasonic probably wouldn't make a camera if the wouldn't expect a reasonable demand so they can make money with it. And if they produce to little for the expected demand, do that it's sold out quickly, they would sell less than they could by purpose. That wouldn't make much sense neither.
 
I think that they (Panasonic) might have taken a bit of a look at the G100, and come up with a bit of a plan along those lines, except in 35mm format. The G100 is pretty much universally despised on photography forums, yet Sean Robinson? from Panasonic let slip that it sells ridiculously well (his words) for them, in one of his Lumix live videos feeds. It was also marketed as a video tool. Now why, or how would a technically deficient camera be able to manage that?
Sure, they've modified the formula a little bit -taken away the EVF, but added in IBIS. Taken away autofocus in the pancake, but given us Lumix Lab. I think they've tried to make it a fun camera to play with, and experiment with, rather than a technical tour de force, chasing absolute perfection in video & stills quality. Capable of excellent results, but without costing a fortune.
I'm only throwing a few ideas out there, could be totally wrong, but if they'd already had their @r$es battered over the G100, do you think they'd be up for another round, with an even more expensive offering?
 
I think that they (Panasonic) might have taken a bit of a look at the G100, and come up with a bit of a plan along those lines, except in 35mm format. The G100 is pretty much universally despised on photography forums, yet Sean Robinson? from Panasonic let slip that it sells ridiculously well (his words) for them, in one of his Lumix live videos feeds. It was also marketed as a video tool. Now why, or how would a technically deficient camera be able to manage that?
Sure, they've modified the formula a little bit -taken away the EVF, but added in IBIS. Taken away autofocus in the pancake, but given us Lumix Lab. I think they've tried to make it a fun camera to play with, and experiment with, rather than a technical tour de force, chasing absolute perfection in video & stills quality. Capable of excellent results, but without costing a fortune.
I'm only throwing a few ideas out there, could be totally wrong, but if they'd already had their @r$es battered over the G100, do you think they'd be up for another round, with an even more expensive offering?
I agree. A fun camera that's easy to use but provides great image quality, and an app that enhances creativity.

I quite liked the first 3 minutes of this video where Dustin Armstrong talks to his wife about the S9:

 
I agree. A fun camera that's easy to use but provides great image quality, and an app that enhances creativity.

I quite liked the first 3 minutes of this video where Dustin Armstrong talks to his wife about the S9:


That's a great video. I was giggling the whole time his Wife was talking about the camera she'd choose. The complete & utter antithesis of your typical forum participant. Little wonder the camera is getting caned on gear sites & forums :)
He also makes some great points later on in the video too. I'll not dive into them, but I thought he was pretty fair and honest about it all. Thanks for posting it up
 
I think that they (Panasonic) might have taken a bit of a look at the G100, and come up with a bit of a plan along those lines, except in 35mm format. The G100 is pretty much universally despised on photography forums, yet Sean Robinson? from Panasonic let slip that it sells ridiculously well (his words) for them, in one of his Lumix live videos feeds. It was also marketed as a video tool. Now why, or how would a technically deficient camera be able to manage that?
While it doesn't mean everything, . But check this latest sales figure from Japan and see where the g100 is at

And note it's listed more than once in that list .
 
While it doesn't mean everything, . But check this latest sales figure from Japan and see where the g100 is at

And note it's listed more than once in that list .
It's the only Lumix camera in the top 50 ! The Sony XV-E10 is selling well though.

But is the Nikon D7500 (at number 50) really selling better than any other Lumix camera (than the G100)? Is the S5ii really not in the top 50? I'm suspicious/surprised by this.
 
But is the Nikon D7500 (at number 50) really selling better than any other Lumix camera
That's a £700 mid range APSC DSLR, it''s stange that would be top 50.

Wex UK don't sell it new, only have FF D6, D850 and D780 DSLRs for those die-hards, heavily/invested or work in the press or something.

To think I only went mirrorless 5 months ago already feels like years.
 
That's a £700 mid range APSC DSLR, it''s stange that would be top 50.
... Considering Z30, Z50 and ZF-C can be bought for £600-£800, roughly same money as D7500? Who knows? Japan maybe has more older photographers, Pentax still has it's biggest market there for example.
 
It's the only Lumix camera in the top 50 ! The Sony XV-E10 is selling well though.

But is the Nikon D7500 (at number 50) really selling better than any other Lumix camera (than the G100)? Is the S5ii really not in the top 50? I'm suspicious/surprised by this.

I'm not that too surprised the D7500 is on the list. I still see a lot of people shooting with DSLRs in Japan. If Nikon DSLR users want to upgrade/replace their camera, this is one of the cheapest options.

I'm also not surprised S5II is not in top 50, quite a lot of cameras I thought more popular are also not in that list, for example Z6II/Z7II, A7SIII, X100VI, Ricoh GR..etc
 
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