What's Behind the Camera Market Collapse

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  1. Derrel

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    Still waiting to hear how a former US president almost caused The Disappearance of General Motors.

    Alex is holding on line three for you.


     
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    GM literally had to cut V8s in half during the 70s because they have zero grasp of the market.

    They feel into a similar rabbit hole in the late 2000s with the HUMMER brand. A had to cut other incredibly crummy brands like daewoo, pontiac, saturn, oldsmobile.

    GM was falling before Obama came around, an injection of cash straight into the blood stream didn't seem to cure their AIDS.


    Hell, the came to market with a plug-in car, WHICH IS ALL THE FREAKING RAGE RIGHT NOW, and still failed so freaking hard. They couldn't even design it to seat 5 people...or have incredibly bad press with the fake "sudden acceleration" issue like Toyota had to deal with. I mean, the LEAF did better than it. The LEAF. smh
     
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    So, if I understand correctly what you are saying, GM caused the camera business to decline precipitously, due to their introduction of a lame electric car. Right?
     
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    nailed it.
     
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    cgw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sad how wildly OT frothing is irresistible for some.
     
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    Kind of like constantly second-guessing large multinational corporations based upon a small circle of Canadian friends... irresistible.
     
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    What it is, is off topic rhetoric that introduces political nuance where it doesn't belong.

    Stay on topic, please.
     
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    In the video that was part of the original post, the video producer cites the fact that cameras have become sufficient and that even though we may have a camera that's a little bit old, it will do everything we need. Over the past few days I have gone back and looked at some of the photos I've made as far back as 2003 and the best photos even with 2.7 megapixel cameras ( the Nikon D1 and D1h), and 6-megapixel cameras (Nikon D70 and D40, Canon 10D, and 12-12.8 megapixel (Nikon D2x and Canon 5D) still "hold up"....

    People no longer need to buy a new digital camera for good results. If you have a model that was introduced from 2009 onward, you will not be getting that much of a performance increase, in most cases of regular everyday photography.
     
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    Think you missed my point. Keep your stick on the ice, eh?
     
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    But you wont be able to take a RAW image at 24 megapixels, with a 2,000@ camera, of your whole wheat bagel that cost you 8$ at the trendy diner
     
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    I’m not sure you’ll need a Leica for that, you use that for when you want to take a pic of the flat white at your (not so) local coffee place. But remember to bring a mac and wear that hipster clothing too, you don’t want to look out of place, and preferably some hip philosophical or social realistic book too, that you can place next too that coffee, it looks great on Instagram and then you can pretend like you read that **** and drink cofffee too, but we both know you don’t, but what dos it matter, You followers don’t know.
     
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