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Dec 03, 2013 17:05 |  #46

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It's a joke because it looks like a white plastic toy which is half a step away from having its own line of pimp-my-camera stickers and a Hello Kitty edition. Like an even trashier version of the Hasselblad Lunar (which, although vastly overpriced for mere cosmetic differences, at least looks classy).

I'll have you checked into a mental asylum if you think a Lunar looks classy.


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Dec 03, 2013 20:00 |  #47

Shadowblade wrote in post #16498835 (external link)
It's a joke because it looks like a white plastic toy which is half a step away from having its own line of pimp-my-camera stickers and a Hello Kitty edition. Like an even trashier version of the Hasselblad Lunar (which, although vastly overpriced for mere cosmetic differences, at least looks classy).

tkbslc's comment still stands. your opinion is valid in your context but is showing no relevance at all to the market the camera is targeted for. just as a number of consumers in that market may have similarly strong points of view regarding the insistence of manufacturers to build black bodies.


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Dec 03, 2013 21:14 |  #48

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tkbslc's comment still stands. your opinion is valid in your context but is showing no relevance at all to the market the camera is targeted for. just as a number of consumers in that market may have similarly strong points of view regarding the insistence of manufacturers to build black bodies.

What sort of market wants a toy camera? It's too expensive and too functional to be a child's toy, but what adult would be seen in public carrying the camera equivalent of a Super Soaker wáter gun? Can't imagine anyone in Australia, or Singapore, or India, or Brazil, or Dubai, wanting to buy one.

At least black and silver cameras are 'standard' and won't look out of place in anyone's hands. Some - Leicas, for example, and some mirrorless cameras - even manage to make technology look classy. Even a red camera can stand out in the right way if the design's right, although probably more for point-and-shoot bodies. But a white plastic body with rounded safety edges is different entirely...




  
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Dec 03, 2013 21:38 |  #49

Shadowblade wrote in post #16499717 (external link)
What sort of market wants a toy camera? It's too expensive and too functional to be a child's toy, but what adult would be seen in public carrying the camera equivalent of a Super Soaker wáter gun? Can't imagine anyone in Australia, or Singapore, or India, or Brazil, or Dubai, wanting to buy one.
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Your comments are ridiculous. It's not a toy camera anymore than the black SL1 is. Is the white iphone a toy?

This is an entry level SLR. I can see lots of people, and especially women, finding the white and grey option more attractive than black.


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Dec 03, 2013 22:19 |  #50

again, it is down to taste. your taste is not universal. I don't think it looks good either but I'm open minded enough to realise that there are likely many others out there who prefer the looks.


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Dec 04, 2013 00:18 |  #51

Any of the people in the ASEAN nations will buy it, as will the Chinese and the Japanese. Since these are also the target markets for this camera, it will sell. I see people with colorful cameras here all the time. A black phone here is only black as long as it takes the person to walkto the phone cover store. There are plenty of Hello Kitty covered Iphones here.




  
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Dec 04, 2013 08:09 |  #52

I'm a Brazilian.

White looks a little bit weird, but I can see myself using one.

Why? Heat.

Like, tropical heat, scorching Sun, etc.




  
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Dec 12, 2013 15:53 |  #53

My dress or local traditional cloth is white, so my camera will be lost within white dress.

Well, long time i didn't laugh, this thread made me to laugh out a loud, keep going.


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Dec 12, 2013 23:43 |  #54

The real question is will they sell more cameras by offering it in white?


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Dec 13, 2013 00:32 |  #55

In the markets it's aimed at? Quite possibly


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Dec 13, 2013 11:22 |  #56

smythie wrote in post #16523539 (external link)
In the markets it's aimed at? Quite possibly

I wonder how many SL1's they would sell in the US if they offered it in camo?

That's the closest comparison I could come up with.


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Dec 13, 2013 16:26 |  #57

troehr wrote in post #16500116 (external link)
Any of the people in the ASEAN nations will buy it, as will the Chinese and the Japanese. Since these are also the target markets for this camera, it will sell. I see people with colorful cameras here all the time. A black phone here is only black as long as it takes the person to walkto the phone cover store. There are plenty of Hello Kitty covered Iphones here.

Hello Kitty DSLR !




  
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Dec 14, 2013 05:15 |  #58

Simple, yet revolutionary. Just brilliant. Take that, Sonikon.


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Dec 14, 2013 07:24 |  #59

My GF uses a white Nikon J1. It's a good looking camera. Strangely when I bought it for her, the salesman told me the Asian/Chinese women were buying it in droves. Whenever she uses it she gets positive feedback from people..........


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Dec 15, 2013 23:23 |  #60

So sad the Canon Malaysia no planning to sale the white version in Malaysia...


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