Dear Camera Manufacturers/Marketeers,
With the advent of the new technologies, a lot of serious photographers prefer a camera that do not have too much gimmick, but has a good sensor, good optics, easy to use layout.
We want a camera that is easy and intuitive to use, has high quality optics, has a lens that is fast, has a decent response time, has a decent size sensor – APSC or FX.
Is that such a difficult proposition ? If I look around, only Fuji has cameras that fit the bill. But the cameras are overpriced as hell (X100 or X Pro1). Amongst other manufacturers, only Sony has similar products (NEX series) but is let down by the lack of options in lenses.
People may ask – What about all the recent offerings by Lumix, Pentax, Olympus etc. ? For starters, they are 4/3 sensors, which are not much larger than the p/s cameras in the markets. Some do have decent optics, some not. But I am not surre I would want to settle for smaller sensors that APSC to start with. APSC itself is a compromise. Anything smaller ? Nyet nyet.
Is the segment for real and sizeable ? Sale of Fuji X 100 is proof enough.
So, are the manufactureres listening to their customers yet or they think they know what we want and continue to give us what we dont want ?