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Old September 21st 04, 11:18 PM
leo
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Canon announces their new products a month, or two at the most, before they
appear in the market. Nikon's doing the FUD more than half a year away, like
the D70 and now the D2X.


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Old September 21st 04, 11:23 PM
Roland Karlsson
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"leo" wrote in
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Canon announces their new products a month, or two at the most, before
they appear in the market. Nikon's doing the FUD more than half a year
away, like the D70 and now the D2X.


Different tactics - thats all.

Both are just as valid.

A third tactic - to announce cameras that never arrive is not
a really clever tactic though - at least not in the long run.


/Roland
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Old September 21st 04, 11:23 PM
Roland Karlsson
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"leo" wrote in
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Canon announces their new products a month, or two at the most, before
they appear in the market. Nikon's doing the FUD more than half a year
away, like the D70 and now the D2X.


Different tactics - thats all.

Both are just as valid.

A third tactic - to announce cameras that never arrive is not
a really clever tactic though - at least not in the long run.


/Roland
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Old September 21st 04, 11:23 PM
Roland Karlsson
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"leo" wrote in
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Canon announces their new products a month, or two at the most, before
they appear in the market. Nikon's doing the FUD more than half a year
away, like the D70 and now the D2X.


Different tactics - thats all.

Both are just as valid.

A third tactic - to announce cameras that never arrive is not
a really clever tactic though - at least not in the long run.


/Roland
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Old September 22nd 04, 08:09 AM
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Nikon have a 3 year upgrade period and when they release a product
it is right first time - unlike the D60 which lasted a mere 7 months before
it had to be upgraded to bring it into line with the D100. Now we have the
20D which is only a slight improvement on the 10D. If the 20D
had 10 or 12 mp I might have been tempted to switch to Canon
but at 8mp the 20D appears to be a big mistake. Who's going to
buy it? Certainly not many D60, 10D or D100 owners. I'm waiting for a
D2X or D200 - can't afford Canon's upgrade path.

Graham


"leo" wrote in message
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Canon announces their new products a month, or two at the most, before

they
appear in the market. Nikon's doing the FUD more than half a year away,

like
the D70 and now the D2X.




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Old September 22nd 04, 08:09 AM
gsum
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Nikon have a 3 year upgrade period and when they release a product
it is right first time - unlike the D60 which lasted a mere 7 months before
it had to be upgraded to bring it into line with the D100. Now we have the
20D which is only a slight improvement on the 10D. If the 20D
had 10 or 12 mp I might have been tempted to switch to Canon
but at 8mp the 20D appears to be a big mistake. Who's going to
buy it? Certainly not many D60, 10D or D100 owners. I'm waiting for a
D2X or D200 - can't afford Canon's upgrade path.

Graham


"leo" wrote in message
ink.net...
Canon announces their new products a month, or two at the most, before

they
appear in the market. Nikon's doing the FUD more than half a year away,

like
the D70 and now the D2X.




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Old September 22nd 04, 08:09 AM
gsum
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Nikon have a 3 year upgrade period and when they release a product
it is right first time - unlike the D60 which lasted a mere 7 months before
it had to be upgraded to bring it into line with the D100. Now we have the
20D which is only a slight improvement on the 10D. If the 20D
had 10 or 12 mp I might have been tempted to switch to Canon
but at 8mp the 20D appears to be a big mistake. Who's going to
buy it? Certainly not many D60, 10D or D100 owners. I'm waiting for a
D2X or D200 - can't afford Canon's upgrade path.

Graham


"leo" wrote in message
ink.net...
Canon announces their new products a month, or two at the most, before

they
appear in the market. Nikon's doing the FUD more than half a year away,

like
the D70 and now the D2X.




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Old September 22nd 04, 02:17 PM
Eric Gill
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"gsum" wrote in
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Nikon have a 3 year upgrade period and when they release a product
it is right first time


What does this have to do with announcing a product six months in advance?

- unlike the D60 which lasted a mere 7 months
before it had to be upgraded to bring it into line with the D100. Now
we have the 20D which is only a slight improvement on the 10D.


If you had actually *used* the 20D, you wouldn't have said this.

If the 20D had 10 or 12 mp


....it would have cost $4,500 or more, instead of $1,500.

I might have been tempted to switch to Canon
but at 8mp the 20D appears to be a big mistake.


For who, exactly?

Who's going to buy it?


Someone who wants, oh, 90, 95% of the feature set of the 1d MkII at a
fraction of the cost.

Certainly not many D60, 10D or D100 owners.


You left out a good reason why this claim would be true.

I'm waiting for a
D2X or D200 - can't afford Canon's upgrade path.


Right, right - but you *can* afford to pay three times as much for another
camera body. Got it.

 




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