« on: December 28, 2014, 03:57:49 AM »
I'm not sure the high end camera market has shrunk that much.
Well. DSLR sales have.
Canon DSLR body sales going from 2012 to latest forcast 2014 (from their financial statements etc.): 2012 9.2 mio. units, 2013 8.0 mio. units, 2014 7.0 mio. units (est). At this rate the last Canon DSLR will be sold in 2020...
Hope Canon can turn the tide in 2015. They need to - and fast...
Problem with your logic... How many cameras did Canon introduce in 2013 and 2014?
Two of Canon's flag ship cameras are due for replacement. Something tells me that should, and it is very likely, we not only see a 5D MK IV, a 1D MK II, but perhaps a 3Ds as well, that this "slide" will be forlayed for the time being.
I don't have the exact sales figures, but I'm assuming the Rebel models sell much more (in quantities) than flagship models.
Exactly. If we talk about market size in general (so not about how much any one single camera sells in a specific time frame) I wouldn't be surprised if the high end camera market actually grew.