Translated by Google (LOL Gun actually means Canon)
It is official: Gun EOS D60 leaves the scene!
Colossal surprise this morning: career of the numerical reflex camera of Gun, the EOS D60, is already finished, hardly more than six months after its real arrival on the market!
Gun-France has just assure us officially the rumour which had circulated for a few days already: the D60 Gun stops, its manufacture is stopped and there will be no more delivery, stock being definitively exhausted!
The hare picked up by our English fellow-member dpreview.com was thus quite real: D60 leaves the scene! If you need D60 quickly, you without waiting in the retailers precipitate who have some in stock bus Canon does not deliver more.
There will be of course a substitute but, according to Gun-France, it will not be revealed before the LDC, i.e. next March.
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With the first access, this news appears incredible: D60 was revealed last February, at the time of the LDC, but it na marketed that little before lété. Its end of unexpected career represents an absolute record: hardly more than six months!
This information, from now on official, confirms the new practices of the Japanese industrialists who, since ten years, completely re-examined the way of manufacturing their products.
The time of the chains, which spent two years to be started and which sarrêtaient after several years, when the market did not manage any more to absorb their products is completed: from now on, one launches series, with quantities programmed in advance. If the product is sold badly, it is balanced when it arrives at the end of the lifetime. If it is sold well, one activates the startup following, but one starts again only exceptionally the chain!
This strategy makes it possible the marks to be very reactive on a market in complete change. But it goes against waiting of the consumers who would like that the products are durable.
One will remember the case of the Gun RT, for which Canon had clearly announced a programmed quantity, followed dune second series.
It was also the case of the Gun EOS D30, which disappeared from the market a few weeks before lannonce of D60: Gun had manufactured a série, it was past in time prévu& another model took the continuation.
Gun had thus again programmed a fixed quantity of D60 which, having been a success larger than envisaged, is exhausted before the arrival of the new models!
*** In practice, which awaits us
Official fault dinfo, we are obviously reduced by it to the assumptions. The disappearance of D60 is confirmed, which means that its replacement is imminent. But, on this point, Gun-France does not say word!
All the eyes thus turn to the LDC, which will naura place, this year, quen March!
On our side, we would see well larrivée of TWO products: a numerical reflex camera very general public and a numerical reflex camera more musclé.
D60 was built on an already old mechanical basis and which na more course. We cannot forget our reaction when we discovered lEOS-300v with his enormous reserved screen arrière& with laffichage dinfos of catch of sights. If Gun decided to graft its C-Mos on the mechanical basis very reduced of the 300v, one would obtain without surprised a EOS 300d quon imagines already at bottom price!
Of course, such an apparatus would not give satisfaction to the experts and an open hole appears between this hypothetical 300d and the very professional EOS 1Ds. There would be then a place of choice for a remake of D60 (D40, D50, D300ds??? the bets are open!) who would take again the general characteristics of them, but with a higher rate and a more powerful mode gonflage dimages!
Sil is confirmed that the numerical reflex cameras are condemned to such short commercial pursuits, many consumers could be discouraged. For much, lachat dun reflex camera is still regarded as an investment and, although dun death produced nempêche not those which are in service to continue to function, this infernal rate is, for lamator, vexatious that the firms cannot be unaware of.