"This year, we expect the global market for interchangeable lens cameras to be around 5.5 to 6 million units and more than 70 of this to be mirrorless cameras."
I got the global market of <6 million ILC numbers correct. lol
I woud not be surprised that MILC + DSLR + P&S = <7 million global market
Last Canon financial report had them at approximately 48% of that global market. Sony-branded cameras are at a distant 2nd but any digital camera brand with a Sony MF, FF or APS-C image sensor is at parity with Canon's 48%.
So they're predicting 30% of ILC sales this year to be DSLRs. That's a big drop, but still higher than I would expect. I find it surprising that people are still buying DSLRs in that sort of quantity, given that Canon is pushing the RF system so heavily.
At 30% that would be less than 900 thousand Canon DSLR bodies globally for 2023.
Buyers may prefer DSLR bodies because of price or do not want any major changes to the very last moment.
Like say you have a stockpile of CompactFlash (CF) cards and memory card readers. You only need CFast cards if you want faster than 167MB/s writes for higher bitrate 4K/8K resolution video & higher continuous FPS at a higher MP stills.
The very last bodies that uses them are the 5D Mark IV & 1D X Mark II that both came out in 2016.
As early as 2018 some countries have already stopped ordering EF & F system out of concerns of having non-moving inventory. Whatever they have in inventory by 2018 is the last orders they made before the announced transition.
On BHPhoto Nikon & Pentax do not offer DSLRs that uses CF card slots anymore. They also have these many DSLR bodies per brand
- 8 Canon
- 7 Nikon
- 6 Pentax
Canon stated in the past that so long as there are economic orders for EF bodies/lens/accessories they will continue to produce them.