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10-12-2019, 03:52 AM - 7 Likes   #1
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CIPA shipments August 2019 - DSLR gaining marketshare

Interesting to see DSLR sales still not being reached by DSLM. Actually the lead of DSLR vs DSLM widened again to 59% DSLR versus 41% DSLM.
Overall the industry saw a little upwards trend.

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Maybe perhaps the Ricoh people were not that crazy when they said some people would want to come back to OVFs...
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beholder3 is becoming our foremost chronicler and presenter of these trends. Seriously, really appreciated. So much for the imminent demise of the DSLR, which somehow has been imminent for nearly a decade now ...
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Could you post a chart from August to August to eliminate seasonal trends? Or even over a few years?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ausable Quote
Could you post a chart from August to August to eliminate seasonal trends? Or even over a few years?
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@ mistral...whats that source?



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[/COLOR]CIPA - Camera & Imaging Products Association: Digital Cameras

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Looking at the two charts, just seems too soon to make any long term predictions one way or the other.
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Let's hope we'll see some disruptive technology entering the DSLR space soon.

If it doesn't come soon, it may be too late to stop the MILCs from taking over in pieces sold.

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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
Interesting to see DSLR sales still not being reached by DSLM.
In terms of revenue MILCS have taken over recently, though.

QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
Actually the lead of DSLR vs DSLM widened again to 59% DSLR versus 41% DSLM.
That's nice to see!
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@ mistral...whats that source?



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[/COLOR]CIPA - Camera & Imaging Products Association: Digital Cameras
The source of the figures is CIPA (you gave the link), the graphs are home made.
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In terms of revenue MILCS have taken over recently, though.

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Indeed, since September 2018. During the first eight months of 2019 the SLR/MILC split is 56/44 in units (2018: 64/36) and 41/59 in (2018: 57/43).

Those cheap Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (EOS 250D / EOS Kiss X10) / EOS Rebel T7 (EOS 2000D) / EOS 4000D are still selling like hotcakes.
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Let's hope we'll see some disruptive technology entering the DSLR space soon.

If it doesn't come soon, it may be too late to stop the MILCs from taking over in pieces sold.
It's odd that it hasn't happened already though considering the amount of investment Sony, Nikon, Canon, and Panasonic have made in new MILC tech. There have been almost no new SLRs released in the last year and there have been numerous MILCs released in that same time with three new mounts (Z, RP, and L). If even thirty to forty percent of current Canon/Nikon SLR users decided to move to MILCs the graph would flip, but it didn't, saying, I think, that SLR photographers aren't as dissatisfied with SLR tech as what camera brands think.

In fact, camera sales are declining overall because of the fact that people are too satisfied with whatever they are shooting currently to upgrade.

Winder is a member of the Forum who has purchased a Sony A9 and tends to be a big proponent of their tech. While he thinks the A9 II is a good idea, it doesn't really bring enough new to the table to make him want to upgrade at the price it would take.
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In terms of revenue MILCS have taken over recently, though.
Quite irrelevant unless I was a producer/seller side marketing/advertisement person.


If my photography club has 10 members wit a K-30 and a lonely one with a Leica SL, I would laugh at anyone claiming Leica has a 70% share in our photography club. Same with CIPA figures.


I am reporting the preferences of the worldwide club of photographers.

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It's odd that it hasn't happened already though considering the amount of investment Sony, Nikon, Canon, and Panasonic have made in new MILC tech. There have been almost no new SLRs released in the last year and there have been numerous MILCs released in that same time with three new mounts (Z, RP, and L). If even thirty to forty percent of current Canon/Nikon SLR users decided to move to MILCs the graph would flip, but it didn't, saying, I think, that SLR photographers aren't as dissatisfied with SLR tech as what camera brands think.
+1

The share of DSLRs will inevitably be forced down in the long run by the maker's policy/advertising decisions, but demand simply is not there for the DSLM same-same results for more-more money.

DSLM models actively marketed/advertised freshly in 2019: 22 = 88%

DSLR models actively marketed/advertised freshly in 2019: 3 = 12%

A lot of r&d and advertising money burnt and few customers convinced to join the much hyped DSLM party.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
It's odd that it hasn't happened already though considering the amount of investment Sony, Nikon, Canon, and Panasonic have made in new MILC tech.
I'm not surprised at all.

Manufacturers that have mirrorless line ups are keen to move as many people over to their MILC technology as possible.
The more people change their camera bodies, the more will buy the mirrorless lenses that go with them.

It's a way for the industry to make everyone buy their equipment all over again.

Hence, I wouldn't expect any DSLR innovations from Canon and Nikon.

It's up to Ricoh to demonstrate the potential left in DSLRs.
If they could just make an investment, develop some really nice hybrid viewfinder technology, and show how you can have great battery life, a great viewfinder experience with all the perks of mirrorless technology (without the reduced flange distance that no one really needs), who know where that could take them.

QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I think, that SLR photographers aren't as dissatisfied with SLR tech as what camera brands think.
Certainly not.

They furthermore have quite a bit of money sunk into their systems. Some people are happy to take losses when changing systems. I think the majority are not.
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Quite irrelevant unless I was a producer/seller side marketing/advertisement person.
I don't think it is irrelevant where manufacturers are making their money.

Profit potential guides their actions.

I don't follow the numbers but it was probably a rise in MILC profits lead by Sony that convinced Canikon to finally create some competition.
If Canikon are now encouraged by good MILC sales, they will direct further investments into this area, more so than they would have naturally done to give people the chance to spend more money.

Overall, that's not good for further advancing DSLR technology.

However, as I wrote in my previous post, it positions Ricoh well to capitalise on the fact that they didn't spend a lot of money to join the mirrorless race.
They just need to believe in the success they could have and seize a great opportunity.

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