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Re: Is Samsung a serious player with the GX-20

They have a long way to go. I think if anyone can make a real play it's Sigma. At the moment they keep on playing with the Foveon sensor and 4/3rds system which has real strengths but will scare pros since it interpolates too much. It also means wide angle lenses, shallow depth of field and fast optics are problematic. But they do have the system behind them which is why if they went mainstream with their sensor they could make it happen.

That's why they have the advantage over Samsung. It's a huge commitment to put together a whole system which is the problem for any new kid on the block. As well as a good range of bodies you need a selection of flashes, consumer lenses, pro lenses, in both zooms and primes, exotic lenses (Tilt and shift, ultra fast, ultra wide, super tele etc), remote releases, a spares and servicing network etc etc etc. Most brands don't have this and also at the outset they targetted the consumer with VR in the body which limits what can be done with long lenses and pro optics. So they can all sell a 2 lens outfit which may well be as good or better than the big players but I'm not sure the market is out there for another Canon or Nikon.
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