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- Jul 21, 2010
NIkon isn't doing that bad. 20% market share is respectableI personally think that Canon will continue to own the camera world. Its too bad that Nikon isn’t doing as well because both Canon and Nikon have vastly superior camera bodies compared to Sony.
I'm not, an M43 kit is 'almost' always going to be less expensive than APS-C. Plus Oly's are cuter, however, noise above 1600 isn't cute, lol.I am surprised Olympus out sells Panasonic.
While the % bodies is going up for Canon I highly suspect both the actual number of and the average price per body is well down. The numbers I have been wondering about are the lens sales. Any one seen any numbers?
Thanks!I can answer most of this for CR
Nikkei does it themselves, and puts the data behind a paywall.
- Total Units of all digital cameras (including compact)
- camera bodies, so those in kits as well.
- global unit sales
However as I stated on my site about this article there's something weird about their percentage gains,etc.
Yes, agreed.Just wait till the the RF F/2.8 (and eventually F/4) zooms and the next body come out
NIkon isn't doing that bad. 20% market share is respectable
I am one of those few, however a family friend bought a Sony a7r iii 6 months ago and as per our conversation last night still mastering .. the getting around menu he hasn’t took much photos yet, but is getting up to that stage soon.I can't believe it!
I want to know names, surnames and addresses of the few crazy people still buying Canon products.
I agree, and thanks for this input. Fuji Instax sales numbers are really impressive, according to Fuji's 3Q 2018 financial report. With the brilliant move to throw a Taylor Swift branded Instax in the market they have increased sales to more than 900.000 copies a month:Guys! Time for a reality check here!
I'm not even sure what they are measuring. The story reads as though they are measuring the overall camera market, which would include both DSLRs and Mirrorless and maybe even point and shoots and analog cameras.
If that's the case, remember that one of the top selling cameras worldwide is the Fuji Instax.
Not sure about M43 and Olympus. In wildlife photography e.g. I personally met in particular this year more M43 camera users with smaller tele lenses than ever before, including two people with the new E-M1X pro bodies. That's my personal experience, of course, and does not reflect real statistics. But I have also observed how Sony started to penetrate even the wildlife market. So maybe M43 isn't a completely dead end yet. In fact, when I get older and can't carry a FF system with an EF 500mm lens plus other lenses anymore, I'd seriously consider to switch to a M43 system (or whatever smaller systems will be available in future).Olympus shouldn't surprise anyone. The shine has come off the apple when it comes to M43. Fuji is making a last gasp along with Pentax. Sigma is all but buried by now, last rites are being read. M43 is, for all practcal purposes, mostly useless when it comes to legacy lenses due to the horrendous crop. I mean, when a 28mm lens is an effective 56mm, a 135mm is an effective 270mm, an a 400mm Mamiya/Sekor is an effective 800mm, there really isn't anything appealing about that market. Mine is a fine little camera, but it just is not very useful... no matter what the paid pros claim in their wedding photography world. I mean really, I have to get a 17mm Takumar the get an effective 34mm? It sucks. 8mm lens just to get an effective 16mm? Basically an M43 camera is about the same price as an RP and the RP is FF and nearly as small. Don't have that stupid 2X crop to worry with either. M43 is going to die, (My opinion) or be a very niche market. (Already is, really.)
It depends on what you are measuring - for example many of the links you posted were about FF cameras, but they are just a part of the market, and not the biggest ones. While many of us here (and other photo forums) are obsessed with the high-end models (or the ones just below), a lot of sales worldwide are made of a lot of low-end models.I don't believe any of those articles are factually incorrect, but their interpretation of figures released certainly present different conclusions.
It's not unprecedented, Samsung is the leading smartphone manufacturer by unit volume with 50% more shipments than Apple, but is only the second by revenue.With twice the market share of their nearest competitor, something would be seriously amiss if Canon is not the market leader by revenue.