- Jan 28, 2012
I doubt that Fuji is the driver here. The majority of M buyers are just average consumers that don't keep up on all the tech details and to them, "Fujifilm" is a name that will elicit the question "didn't they make film?". Canon has the name recognition and the store shelf space. You want a Fuji, you will need to order it because you will find them in very few stores. The Fuji system, while very elegant, is not exactly cheap when you start buying lenses and also on the heavy side when compared to the M system. The M50 II will be sold to the same folks who bought the M50 and their friends. If it is decently thought out, it will sell very well.
I was at best buy the other day and they had a canon rep there peddling the M50 with web cam kit. Apparently that is very popular, and the reps are going around to the stores as shipments arrive. They definitely know how to sell the crap out of these M line cameras. I loved my M5, but sadly it was stolen about 2 weeks ago. Looking forward to an upgrade.