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01-19-2010, 05:01 PM   #106
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I lost these links so I've bumped up this thread

I lost these links so I've bumped up this thread

QuoteOriginally posted by Samsungian Quote
Man for weeks I've been trying to remember who makes the annual camera sales and dslr sales available in their $4,500 report. Then it hit me! IDC and I located the very thread I first read about them, IDC. Google them if you want to read more:

"IDC Cameras 2007"

Here's the thread I first read:

IDC global camera and DSLR rankings for 2005-2006 - Canon EOS Forum

And the Reuters article:


TOKYO ? Canon Inc. won the top market share in global digital camera shipments in 2006, and South Korea's Samsung Electronics jumped up the ranks to 5th place from 9th a year ago, researcher IDC said on Tuesday.

Tokyo-based Canon shipped 19.7 million digital cameras in 2006, accounting for 18.7 per cent of the overall market. Canon's shipments jumped 23.3 per cent from 2005, IDC said.

Industry wide digital camera shipments in 2006 rose 14.5 per cent to 106 million units from a year earlier, driven by the strong popularity of single-lens reflex (DSLR) models geared for photo enthusiasts and professionals and growing demand in emerging markets, IDC said.

DSLR shipments grew 39 per cent to 5 million units last year.

Sony Corp. was No. 2 in the market with a 15.8 per cent share, up from 15.2 per cent in 2005, benefiting from its entry into the DSLR market, IDC said.

Eastman Kodak, the only U.S. company among the top five digital camera makers, ranked third with 10 per cent, a drop from its 14.2 per cent share a year earlier. Olympus Corp., which came in fourth, trimmed its share to 8.6 per cent from 9.8 per cent in 2005.

"The big winner in 2006 was Samsung, who displaced Nikon and became the fifth-largest seller of digital cameras in the world," said Christopher Chute, an IDC analyst.

Samsung expanded its market share to 7.8 per cent in 2006, a huge jump from the 3.8 per cent it had a year earlier. Its shipments more than doubled, IDC said.

Nikon Corp., the world's second-biggest maker of professional cameras after Canon, ranked No. 6 in the overall digital camera market with a 7.6 per cent market share in 2006.

Canon also dominated the booming DSLR market, securing a 46.7 per cent share in 2006, with its shipments rising 30.7 per cent from a year earlier. But its share was trimmed from the 49.5 per cent it had in 2006 amid increased competition from rivals.

Nikon secured the No. 2 position in DSLRs with a 33 per cent market share. Its shipments jumped 35.9 per cent.

Sony, which bought the DSLR unit of Konica Minolta Holdings shipped 326,240 DSLRs in 2006, accounting for 6.2 per cent of the market.

Global Digital Still Camera Shipments by Vendor 2006 and 2005

Shipments Share(%) Shipments Share(%)

1. Canon 19,747,351 (18.7) 16,030,746 (17.4)

2. Sony 16,718,209 (15.8) 14,024,195 (15.2)

3. Kodak 10,567,943 (10.0) 13,144,883 (14.2)

4. Olympus 9,117,141 (8.6) 9,089,576 (9.8)

5. Samsung 8,281,648 (7.8) 3,546,367 (3.8)

6. Nikon 8,060,250 (7.6) 7,251,566 (7.9)

Global Digital SLR Camera Shipments by Vendor 2006 and 2005

Shipments Share(%) Shipments Share(%)

1. Canon 2,460,339 (46.7) 1,882,162 (49.5)

2. Nikon 1,740,169 (33.0) 1,280,172 (33.7)

3. Sony 326,240 (6.2) 0 0.0

4. Olympus 311,116 (5.9) 217,135 (5.7)

5. Pentax 285,932 (5.4) 175,112 (4.6)

(Source: IDC) "

>>>>>>>>>>>In just 85 days IDC will publish their 2008 sales numbers so we'll have a clue how the dslr and point and shoot numbers fleshed out. Now remember this report is 2006 for 2005 and 2006 so only Canon made full frame dslrs. Nikon and sony both offered full frame dslrs in 2008. For nikon they had two, D3 then D700 and Sony just recently added their first one A900.

For Me, Global unit numbers are far more revealing than Japan homemarket camera sales.

>>>>>>>>>And for sake of completeness and in one location here's the slash gear top 20 pie chart link for Japan only in year 2008 camera sales:

“Big Two” continue to stomp Digital SLR market in Japan - SlashGear

>>>>>>>>>>>>>Here's 2007 camera totals and some dslr totals. I'll post a better link when I come across it. You know, one that shows total dslr for Pentax in 2007 in global market:

Canon loses SLR share, as Nikon surges | Underexposed - CNET News

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Japanese Market share for cameras with interchangeable lenses

1 place (share) 2nd (share) 3rd (Shared)
2009 Canon (39.1%) Nikon (31.3%) Panasonic (8.7%)
2008 Canon (40.1%) Nikon (39.9%) Sony (9.2%)
2007 Nikon (43.8%) Canon (40.0%) Pentax (5.8%)
2006 Canon (44.6%) Nikon (33.6%) Pentax (9.2%)
2005 Canon (52.1%) Nikon (29.3%) Pentax (7.3%)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alfisti Quote
Those numbers are unweighted though. One needs to weight the results with the average profile of the buyer and i'd hazard a guess to say the average Pentax buyer is far more informed and does more research than the average entry level consumer that beafs up Canikons numbers.

It's like those JD Power initial quality ratings that almost ALWAYS have Hyundai on top ... most because the buyer expects less than what they'd get in the under performing Porsche.
We bought Elantras in 2002 and 2003. Two cars, 14 total years on the road, four total repair visits, $0.00 in repair charges. (Extended bumper-to-bumper warranty - 10 years/100,000 miles).

I expect that's a pretty good record regardless of initial price.

While I wouldn't compare performance or styling to anything by Porsche, I'm perfectly happy with repair record and quality of dealer service. I expect I'll still be driving that 2002 in 2012.


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