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06-03-2019, 02:21 AM   #1

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CIPA shipments in April down 27%

The market shows no sign of recovery.27% below the 2018 figures.

Canon RP,Ricoh GR3,Panasonic FFs havent made an impression.

06-03-2019, 02:33 AM   #2
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Not particularly surprising.

As awesome as we are told that mirrorless is by its faithful on this Forum, it isn't the same paradigm shift that moving to digital from film was. Most folks at this point are pretty satisfied with what they have -- be it SLR or already existent MILC -- and they aren't rushing out to buy something new just because they are told that it is the latest and greatest.

As a footnote, I would say that the GR 3 can sell quite well or Ricoh (it has) and not shift the market much at all. It just isn't in a high volume segment, based on what it is and its pricing.
06-03-2019, 03:12 AM   #3

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-28,7% DSLR customers could be convinced of buying the product.
-15,9% DSLM customers could be convinced of buying the product.

They all seriously need to start innovating something which photographers see as a reason to buy a new camera.

For buyers it is the wrong time to invest into different systems as all this will lead to better competition and tomorrow's prices will be much better than today's.
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The problem is the rate of camera equipment is very high. The market is now mostly a replacement market rather than first time ILC buyer like it was between Y.2000 and 2010. Mirrorless isn't without issues. First, using mirrorless with an adapter doesn't bring much size reduction. Second, lens mount change disrupt the ILC model (investing in lenses long term, upgrading camera bodies), in a mature market lots of DSLR users have a decade of lenses, it's a daunting task to start over again with mirrorless especially when we have no clear idea of which mount will remain. Third, EVF aren't that good when the light isn't great the frame rate drop + lag + rolling effect when panning, that's not pleasant to see. One of our local camera shop chain here started offering Nikon Z series last year , beside DSLR. This year, they've removed the Nikon Z from their lineup, now only offering Nikon DSLR, Canon DSLR and Sony. I guess Nikon, Canon and Panasonic offered a mirrorless system influenced by Sony, rather than assessing how many of their DSLR customers would actually switch to mirrorless. That's a huge gamble because DSLR users who would switch to Sony wouldn't switch to their same brand MILC system. That's what happened to people I know use a Canon DSLR, they don't feel the need to buy an EOS R or EOS RP, they keep using their 5D.

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