I'm pretty sure it was crowd sourced so I'll bet the people who paid Canon before it was released will probably be the ones to buy it. It's not for me, but if they can use crowd sourcing to fund its development, then it probably does have a market.Like seriously, who is going to buy those?
Probably you aren't going to clip your $1000+ phone - or even a $500+ one - where you're going to clip this....Even though it is smaller than a cellphone, most people already carry a phone with them at most times which can record images and videos. I can't see something like this selling a lot of units.
My smartphone is in my dry bag as i float/fly down the river. This is clipped to my Osprey pack. One of many scenarios. Not sure why the forum geniuses cannot come up with these things.Great question. What can this thing do that the Smartphone does not do better? I wish Canon luck at selling it.
How many units of the Nikkor Z58/0.95, a manual focus prime, is Nikon going to sell at $8,000 a unit?Nikon announces Nikkor Z58/ 0.95
Canon announces clippable thingy.
Found this article posted about Ivy selling like hotcakes in Japan.
Preorders for the Canon Ivy Rec, an unusual Canon outdoor camera, fly off the shelves in Japanwww.digitalcameraworld.com
Non fish eye lens perfect for body cam, clip it on to a backpack and use it for recording activities like trekking, biking, etc... like I mentioned before this is where Nikon Keymission 80 was targetted but failed. Canon Ivy being cheaper and much easier to use will be selling with same action cam crowd who dont want a fish eye camera.I guess Canon knows their market over there, but wow...I still keep asking myself WTF would you do with these things?