How common is this? End user or Dealer shoot-outs
Recently my company which represents a certain manufacturer has been invited to shoot-outs against other camera manufacturers. I think people would be surprised which company or companies do not get invited to these as their cameras did not meet the low light or night time requirements set by the buyer.
These are actual shootouts where the camera manufacturers are side by side, each shooting a 3-10 minute video, while various tests such as we see here on IPVM eyecharts, flashlights, etc.
I offer it all the time "bring us in for a shootout", it maybe only happens 10% of the time. And 100% of that 10% I am usually alone at 8PM (one shoot out had "am" attached to it) to take night shots and no one else wanted to show up. Amazingly I do not always win even when they thought the camera was superior...funny world. Better camera, better price, better service.. lost sale. These are top level camera manufacturers invited only so these things are "not as" price crazy.
To me the shootout is the best way for the customer to make a decision. There are manufacturers and reps willing to do it, the minimum $ or count required for this will change over time based on demand. Some of the examples above of actual shootouts were in the 16 - 40 range, with mostly all of them being Full HD.
Do you see these types of shoot-outs being requested?
Why do you think they are not asked for more?