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Re: Why does Canon release 17 new powershot cameras per YEAR?
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2013, 07:21:37 AM »
Because Canon can....

And when you look at other P&S manufacturer.. it´s not different there.

Or look at Mobile Phones.
98% don´t really need the latest features but everyone wants them.
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Re: Why does Canon release 17 new powershot cameras per YEAR?
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2013, 07:50:20 AM »
Some of the models are the actually the same camera, but sold via different retailers, ixus 125 vs ixus 127 for example?  The shops that stock the 'exclusive' model with free case.

My Powershot SX was the exact same as the model up but without GPS.  It lives in my glovebox.  I'm probably going to buy a very cheap original rebel for my holidays this year, as the compacts just don't cut it.  Don't want to take anything worth more than £250 as thats my upper holiday insurance limit.

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Re: Why does Canon release 17 new powershot cameras per YEAR?
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2013, 08:19:51 AM »
Another reason might be that P&S cameras are single production runs only, with many parts outsourced.
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Re: Why does Canon release 17 new powershot cameras per YEAR?
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2013, 09:23:11 AM »
Canon's philosophy " if you build it, they buy it".

I'm glad EOS-M didn't do well. Let see what Canon can do with their next mirrorless cameras.
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Re: Why does Canon release 17 new powershot cameras per YEAR?
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2013, 11:21:21 AM »
Canon's philosophy " if you build it, they buy it".

I'm glad EOS-M didn't do well. Let see what Canon can do with their next mirrorless cameras.

what does "not well" means?

when canons masaya maeda says a camera does not sell well (or as expected) then pentax or ricoh would still be very happy with the sales numbers.

i read that at least in japan the EOS M was for some time in the top 5 of the most sold mirrorless cameras. BNC ranking = 9.2% market share.

to know what "well" really means we need some hard numbers.
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Re: Why does Canon release 17 new powershot cameras per YEAR?
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2013, 04:28:38 PM »
Canon's philosophy " if you build it, they buy it".

I'm glad EOS-M didn't do well. Let see what Canon can do with their next mirrorless cameras.

what does "not well" means?

when canons masaya maeda says a camera does not sell well (or as expected) then pentax or ricoh would still be very happy with the sales numbers.

i read that at least in japan the EOS M was for some time in the top 5 of the most sold mirrorless cameras. BNC ranking = 9.2% market share.

to know what "well" really means we need some hard numbers.

Let take CRs site and see how many members using EOS-M, or should I say happy with AF.

Where can I get the data showing Canon EOS-M is "top 5 of the most sold mirrorless cameras. BNC ranking = 9.2% market share."?

I see alot of this, but Canon EOS-M is no where to be found.
http://www.cameradebate.com/2012/top-10-selling-csc-milc-july-2012-ranking/
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Re: Why does Canon release 17 new powershot cameras per YEAR?
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2013, 04:36:31 AM »
Let take CRs site and see how many members using EOS-M, or should I say happy with AF.

LOL.. well lets go to a ferrari meeting and look how many are happy with a VW golf.

people here are in no way representative for an average customer, you should have learned that by now.  ;)



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Where can I get the data showing Canon EOS-M is "top 5 of the most sold mirrorless cameras. BNC ranking = 9.2% market share."?

well BNC ranking i guess?  :P

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I see alot of this, but Canon EOS-M is no where to be found.

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EOS M was for some time in the top 5 of the most sold mirrorless cameras

when i remember right it was reported in oktober 2012, that the EOS-M was on third spot in japan.

ps: the EOS M was announced on 23. july 2012... so don´t wonder that it does not show up in a july 2012 ranking.

http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/07/canon-eos-m-official/
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Re: Why does Canon release 17 new powershot cameras per YEAR?
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2013, 08:02:19 AM »
Because the market demands new models all the time...

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Re: Why does Canon release 17 new powershot cameras per YEAR?
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2013, 06:38:41 AM »
P&S is a vastly different item than dslrs as others noted and it abides to different rules. When someone goes in a shop for a 2k+ camera he usually knows damn well what he wants to buy, on the other hand, someone looking for a P&S usually doesnt have a clue and will buy whatever the salesperson convinces him to or whatever tickles his fancy. And its in this aspect that having dozens of new models every year makes sense. Think about toothpastes in the supermarket. Every brand has dozens with slight different characteristics (and usually the same paste inside). The reason for this?
Shelf space.
Think about it. Having the best toothpaste in the world is not enough to guarantee sales when its just 1 item in a shelf of 50. Whereas if you could have 15+...

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Re: Why does Canon release 17 new powershot cameras per YEAR?
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