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Re: Ask your questions about the new OM-D family and E-M5 camera

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Yes, my mistake it was the E-P3, but I have to say that my shots on the G3/14-45 of the same subjects were quite a bit sharper than your shots with the 12-50. I suspect the E-M5 will be on a par with the Panny for sharpness and detail but only with a better lens.

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You may be right, but the best way is to compare apples with apples and comparing one lens with another using different cameras from different manufacturers that also have very different sensors and image processors is really not very meaningful. What sharpness setting did you use, for example? Are you considering in-camera JPEGs or images developed from, RAW, etc.

Next time the sun shows its face here in Hemel Hempstead I'll do a back to back set of comparison shots with the 12-50 and 14-42 II and 14-45 Lumix on the same E-P3 body.

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Re: Early adopter promotion of HLD-6 Power Battery Holder

Outside of the Far East, the UK is one of the top markets for compact system cameras, largely because of Panasonic Lumix's success here. Twice as many CSCs are sold in the UK compared to the US market, for example. Hamburg is the Olympus Europe HQ but I understand there is a degree of freedom within the European region for individual countries concerning the marketing and Olympus UK has chosen to repeat the strategy used to promote the E-3 in the UK.

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I thought Europe was one single sales region for Olympus, but apparently the UK is a region which needs an extra sales boost. I am wondering over the reason why we only see this launch campaign in the UK? Certainly the UK is a bit odd in various ways, eg. keps their sterling (like we Scandinavians do as well with our krona/kronor), but also driving their vehicles on the other side of the road.

Or Olympus is just testing the water with having an initial sales experiment in the UK? If successful, other countries might follow?

Remember a similar launch campaign, when E-3 both with a Power Battery Holder HLD-4 & an E-series camera backpack, made an attractive offer for the early adopters 2007/2008. But the E-3 was long overdue, competition was extremely fierce, so the E-3 needed all the sales tools it could get.

I'm not so sure the OM-D is launched in such a hot hell this time. It's accompanied with a suite of three recent PEN cameras, a rather mature lens portfolio including weather resistent support og HG/SHG lenses via the MMF-3, and even the entire Panasonic system. A rich list of third party lens manufacturers are also waiting for more camera bodies sold to host their lenses.

The OM-D seems to have it's unique characteristics; Small, durable, and capable.

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Re: Early adopter promotion of HLD-6 Power Battery Holder

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Certainly the UK is a bit odd in various ways, eg. keps their sterling (like we Scandinavians do as well with our krona/kronor), but also driving their vehicles on the other side of the road.
Driving on the left isn't as unusual as some people seem to think... off the top of my head here's a few other places that do too:
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • India (that's a Billion people before we start!)
  • Pakistan
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
  • Kenya all the way down to South Africa

Though I'm not going to argue that the UK isn't a bit odd, but that's how we like it!
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Driving on the left isn't as unusual as some people seem to think... off the top of my head here's a few other places that do too:
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • India (that's a Billion people before we start!)
  • Pakistan
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
  • Kenya all the way down to South Africa

Though I'm not going to argue that the UK isn't a bit odd, but that's how we like it!
You forgot Cyprus!
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Outside of the Far East, the UK is one of the top markets for compact system cameras, largely because of Panasonic Lumix's success here. Twice as many CSCs are sold in the UK compared to the US market, for example. Hamburg is the Olympus Europe HQ but I understand there is a degree of freedom within the European region for individual countries concerning the marketing and Olympus UK has chosen to repeat the strategy used to promote the E-3 in the UK.

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I would imagine that in certain markets there is a greater propensity for camera owners to buy additional lenses and accessories, which are really profitable. If that is correct it makes sense for manufacturers to price their cameras very keenly in those markets in order to reap the benefits of additional sales. In areas where additional purchases are not so predominant manufacturers are more likey to extract as much profit as they can from the sale of each camera. I may be wrong, but it makes sense to me.
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Re: Ask your questions about the new OM-D family and E-M5 camera

The UK is also the largest Mobile [Cell] Camera Phone market in Europe and from what I read in the Times last week, Mobile phones fitted with a digital camera is now the largest photo group in the world which has affected sales of other digital photo devices. You can work the rest out.

The digital age is moving at a frightening pace and as some people have said, the days of the big heavy DSLR and their lenses are numbered although I don't think the big boys are going to throw the towel in just yet.
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You forgot Cyprus!
It was never meant to be an exhaustive list, I'm sure there must be more!
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It was never meant to be an exhaustive list, I'm sure there must be more!
I only know they drive on the left in Cyprus because I went there on honeymoon and we hired a car. Mind you, driving on the left is theoretical, they tend to spend half the time on the wrong side of the road overtaking against oncoming traffic and on blind bends - especially the taxi drivers!

Our transfer from the airport to our hotel was a reall-white knuckle ride and we were surprised to make it in one piece.
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Re: Early adopter promotion of HLD-6 Power Battery Holder

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Driving on the left isn't as unusual as some people seem to think... off the top of my head here's a few other places that do too:
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • India (that's a Billion people before we start!)
  • Pakistan
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau
  • Kenya all the way down to South Africa

Though I'm not going to argue that the UK isn't a bit odd, but that's how we like it!
You can add the Bahamas, English speaking Caribbean countries, Guyana, Suriname, Malta and Singapore

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Re: Ask your questions about the new OM-D family and E-M5 camera

Pretty common here in Northern Ontario on Friday and Saturday nights after the bars close as well....
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