Stolen from 1001 Noisy Cameras
This sales chart is from North America. What I find surprising is where the D90 is placed on the chart. I expected it to be higher.
I spoke with 2 retailers in the last week and both said dSLR sales have been soft in general. There have been a few exceptions, both said the XSi was selling like gangbusters and they'd both sold their expected allotment of 5D2's. Both stores have D90's in stock as well as D700's, neither has ever run out of stock on the cameras. Economics?Ã‚Â or is the prosumer market showing signs of saturation?
The death of Canon doesn't appear to be imminent.
|1||1||Canon A590 IS||$120 (down $7)|
|4||2||Canon SD1100 IS blue||$164|
|3||3||Canon D-Rebel XSi w/18-55 EF-S IS, black [Top DSLR]||$655|
|5||4||Canon SD790 IS silver||$205 (down $15)|
|6||5||Canon SD880 IS silver [Top Wide] [Hot]||$267|
|15||6||Canon G10 [Jump]||$464 (down $24)|
|2||7||Canon SD1100 silver||$171|
|NEW||8||Sony A300 w/18-70 DT||$600 (corrected)|
|7||9||Panasonic FZ28K [Top Hyperzoom] [Top Zoom]||$303|
|8||10||Panasonic TZ5K||$230 via Vanns|
|9||11||Canon SX10 IS [Hot]||$373|
|NEW||12||Kodak C713 pink||$80 (down $10)|
|14||13||Canon SD1100 pink||$165|
|RE||14||Nikon D40 w/18-55 DX||$440 (down $16)|
|23||15||Nikon D90 w/18-105 DX VR [Jump]||$1220|
|12||16||Sony W120 black||$149|
|13||17||Panasonic TZ5A||$230 via Vanns|
|NEW||18||Canon SD880 IS gold [Hot]||$266|
|17||19||Nikon S550 black||$170|
|NEW||20||Canon SD990 IS black [Hot]||$368 (down $9)|
|11||21||Canon SD1100 brown [Drop]||$171|
|16||23||Canon 50D body only [Top Price] [Hot]||$1371 at OneCall (up $36)|
|RE||24||Canon SX110 IS black||$245|
|RE||25||Canon SD950 IS||$300 (down $11)|
Perhaps a better metric might be the actual cameras in the field. Of the DSLR’s XTi and XT dominate flickr. Followed by the D80 and D40 – it definitely requires a full life cycle to crack the top, but the 40D has only been out for a brief while relative to the rest of the list.
The market is going to feel a big hit this winter with the economy in the crapper… expect to see a more conservative canon and nikon going forward. Now is the time to push $500 entry models & P&S’s at Walmart rather than $2500 semi-pro models at smaller retailers.
The 5D2 is selling in Portugal for 2197Ã¢â€šÂ¬ how about that Nikon?!
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