But are we approaching a discontinuity?And yet...over 2018 full year and even December alone, DSLRs outsold MILCs worldwide.
And yet...Canon sold more FF cameras domestically in 2018 than anyone else, in spite of only having a FF MILC model for the last quarter of the year.
And yet, a couple of weeks ago in Japan, 4 of the top 5 and 6 of the top 10 ILCs sold were DSLRs, and the fact that all of the top 10 are kitted with 1-2 lenses suggests these are mostly new buyers choosing DSLRs (and there are DSLRs higher on the list than cheaper MILCs, so it’s not solely budget driven).
So, the facts show your statement above to be wrong. Plus, DSLRs are selling better than MILCs in Japan, which is the market where MILCs enjoy their highest popularity. So...even more wrong.
Canon is going great guns with DSLR sales, but they have just introduced the R, which despite the lack of native lenses (more on the way), is selling very well. Now they are going to introduce a budget FF model that does not cost much more than an 80D, and that has great potential to put a huge kink in high end crop sales. M sales continue to be good.
This points to a shift in Canon sales to mirrorless. How much, and which remains dominant, is up to debate, but change is happening.