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10-08-2018, 08:53 AM   #1
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DSLR Cameras are More Popular Among Point-and-Shoot and Smartphone Owners?

Says that 72% of those who are considering buying a digital interchangeable lens camera in the next year currently don’t have one, but only 33% of smartphone only owners and 42% of point and shoot camera owners are thinking of getting a mirrorless camera.


Study: DSLR Cameras are More Popular Among Point-and-Shoot and Smartphone Owners

10-08-2018, 09:00 AM   #2
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I hope Ricoh-Imaging doesn't spoil 20.000 $ on this survey.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
I hope Ricoh-Imaging doesn't spoil 20.000 $ on this survey.
I was already wondering how this could be turned into something negative for Ricoh... Nailed it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcpropilot Quote
Says that 72% of those who are considering buying a digital interchangeable lens camera in the next year currently don’t have one, but only 33% of smartphone only owners and 42% of point and shoot camera owners are thinking of getting a mirrorless camera.

Study: DSLR Cameras are More Popular Among Point-and-Shoot and Smartphone Owners
This was the "2018 US Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera (DILC) Market Study".
We would need to get similar surveys in other countries, and knowledge of what percentage of ILC's are purchased by persons who previously used 'point-and-shoot or smart phone' camera to put this data into context.

10-08-2018, 09:18 AM   #5
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Yes, the survey (like many others) seems meaningless on several levels.
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Somebody may not find it meaningless for $20,000.00. I wouldn't entirely discredit it. Looks like legit market research company who's been conducting in-depth studies of the digital interchangeable lens camera (DILC) market since 2008.


Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Key Highlights
Recommendations
Overall Market
Mirrorless Camera Vendors
DSLR Vendors
Introduction
Project Objectives
Digital Camera Market Structure
Market Drivers
Overall
Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras
Digital SLRs
Market Barriers
Overall
Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras
Digital SLRs
End User Survey Findings
Research Methodology
Camera Ownership
Demographics
Age & Gender
Household Income
Presence of Children
Publications Read
Technology Adoption
Photographer Type
Aspiring Professionals
Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras
General Photography Habits
Frequency of Camera Use
Number of Photos Taken
Photo Activities
Sharing Photos
Photo Subjects
Photo Editing Software
Digital Interchangeable Lens Cameras
Number of DILCs Owned
Brands Owned
Types of Cameras Considered
First, Replacement, or Additional Camera
Motivation for Purchase
Migration Paths
Duration of Ownership
Configuration
Price
DILCs and Wi-Fi Connectivity
Important Purchase Factors for Mirrorless Owners
Videography
Lenses
Accessories
Future Purchasing Intentions
Timeline for DILC Purchase
Type of Camera
Important Features
Brands
Purchasing Location
Information Sources
Marketing Communications
Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera Forecast
Forecast Methodology
Market Forecast
Market Situation
Unit Sales
Revenue
Average Selling Prices
Household Penetration
DSLRs vs. Mirrorless
DSLRs
Mirrorless Cameras
ILC Lenses
InfoTrends' Opinion
Appendix A: Forecast Data
DILCs
DSLRs
Mirrorless Cameras
ILC Lenses
Appendix B: Definitions
Technology Adopter Types
Photographer Types

2018 US Interchangeable Lens Camera Study

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I would not be at all surprised if most of these users do not know the difference between DSLR and mirrorless unless they are actually researching a purchase.
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I would not be surprised if most of the people "considering" buying a camera don't end up buying one at all, and instead just upgrade their iPhone.

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Based on input from students who enroll in my Basic Photography Classes, the cameras were:

Presents from boyfriends or husbands. Think pallets of camera kits in Costco and Sams Club.
Purchased by folks in mid to late life who have time and plan to travel and/ or used to have an SLR.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Brooke Meyer Quote
Based on input from students who enroll in my Basic Photography Classes, the cameras were:

Presents from boyfriends or husbands. Think pallets of camera kits in Costco and Sams Club.
Purchased by folks in mid to late life who have time and plan to travel and/ or used to have an SLR.
You should charge $ 20.000 for this information.
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mirrorless with very poor growth rates

QuoteOriginally posted by dcpropilot Quote
Says that 72% of those who are considering buying a digital interchangeable lens camera in the next year currently don’t have one, but only 33% of smartphone only owners and 42% of point and shoot camera owners are thinking of getting a mirrorless camera.

Study: DSLR Cameras are More Popular Among Point-and-Shoot and Smartphone Owners
That is perfectly in line with the latest CIPA figures:

https://photorumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CIPA-overall-shipments-graph.png

Two out of three customers buy DSLRs still.


It all over and over repeats the fact that mirrorless is just another dinosaur variant - an clunky ILC. And super expensive ones typically compared to entry level DSLR, so mirrorless is non competetitive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
I would not be at all surprised if most of these users do not know the difference between DSLR and mirrorless
Exactly. They have heard of SLR cameras, and not of mirrorless ones, and naturally want a digital one. However, wait until the salesmen start talking to them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
That is perfectly in line with the latest CIPA figures:

https://photorumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CIPA-overall-shipments-graph.png

Two out of three customers buy DSLRs still.

It all over and over repeats the fact that mirrorless is just another dinosaur variant - an clunky ILC. And super expensive ones typically compared to entry level DSLR, so mirrorless is non competetitive.
What are you looking at when you declare that MILC is "non-competitive"?

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So predictable.
If a study says the world ins't crazy about mirrorless, there's something wrong with it.

If the study doesn't support your point of view, the participants were stupid.

It get's old.

QuoteOriginally posted by Lord Lucan Quote
Exactly. They have heard of SLR cameras, and not of mirrorless ones, and naturally want a digital one. However, wait until the salesmen start talking to them.
You don't know that. But it does speak to your "people who choose DSLRs over mirrorless are stupid" mindset.

How many people on the forum did you just insult?

There are a number of folks here, myself included ( mine is a bridge camera with a EVF) who use both mirrorless and DSLR cameras, who's next camera will be a DSLR. Try and build that into your mindset.[
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
I would not be at all surprised if most of these users do not know the difference between DSLR and mirrorless unless they are actually researching a purchase.
Based on my n=1 sampling of myself I think that has a lot of validity. When I was switching from a series of point-and-shoots to a "good" camera in 2012 I didn't know the difference. And I'm an electronics engineer who is pretty interested in technical discussions and details.

If you'd asked me in 2011 if I wanted a DSLR or a mirrorless my answer would have been "uhhh... sure."
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