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Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2014, 12:37:33 AM »
Was in my local camera store this afternoon with a friend of my daughter and my daughter. Her friend has got into photography because of her iPhone 5 and just purchased an EOS 6d with 24-105mm f4L, 17-40mm f4L and 100mm f2.8 macro. Thats £ 2,983 minus mail-in cash back of £60.00 making £ 2,923 ($ 3,096). Its the smart phone generation that really gets into photography that will keep DSLRs as well as keen / club amateurs going. Were being pessimistic because sales are normalising but the flip side is of that 1 billion smart phones that were bought in 2013 even if a small percentage buy DSLRs that will be a large number.
Excellent point, I am sure there will be many from the "smartphone generation" who will be getting DSLRs/lenses and take photography seriously ... however, I still don't think we will see the same "frenzy" (if I can call it that) for DSLR purchases, we've witnessed in the past 5 years ... and as far as the serious photogs are concerned, I think the DSLR industry has reached a saturation point and the sales figures reflect that.
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Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
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Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« Reply #76 on: March 09, 2014, 02:27:54 PM »
Digitalrev posted the below video on youtube ... and it got me thinking about the amount of DLSRs out there. Ever since the DSLR "revolution" began I've had a total of 11 DSLRs (6 Canon & 5 Nikon) and most of them are obviously sold to upgrade to the next "better" DSLR (and I now have 3, i.e. 2 Canon & 1 Nikon) ... so, just like me there must be tons of people who have bought and sold their used DSLRs ... now if you think of all the millions of DSLRs that have been bought, most of them must have got resold to other beginner photographers or those who can't necessarily afford brand new DSLRs ... obviously there are a lot of used DSLR cameras out there that must be putting pressure on new DSLR sales ... in a way Canon/Nikon are also competing with millions of their own old models.
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Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
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