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John R

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Video on Camera Sales stats
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:57:35 PM »

Check out this video with stats about camera sales. Many, if not most on this site already know the grim stats, but it is interesting to see this in one video in a concentrated way. One thing that surprised me was that mirrorless sales are not on the rise, and according to the presenter, are not responsible for the decline in DSLR sales. Mirrorless sales are stagnant at about 3 million per year. That surprised me. Very interesting video.

https://lensvid.com/gear/lensvid-exclusive-happened-photography-industry-2016/

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shadowblade

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Re: Video on Camera Sales stats
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 07:58:11 AM »

I would say that is largely because Sony - the class leader in mirrorless bodies - did not release a new mirrorless body in 2016.

The flurry of releases in 2014 and 2015 would have significantly boosted sales.  The lack of any releases in 2016 would have been a significant blip on the sales chart. You can't really compare a year with no releases by the class leader with years containing multiple releases.

I'd like to see what the numbers for this year show, provided the A73- and A9-series cameras are released.
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Re: Video on Camera Sales stats
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 09:36:15 AM »

I would say that is largely because Sony - the class leader in mirrorless bodies - did not release a new mirrorless body in 2016.

The flurry of releases in 2014 and 2015 would have significantly boosted sales.  The lack of any releases in 2016 would have been a significant blip on the sales chart. You can't really compare a year with no releases by the class leader with years containing multiple releases.

I'd like to see what the numbers for this year show, provided the A73- and A9-series cameras are released.

The numbers are so drastic that a release of a new camera would not affect them much at all. It's just the reality of a market that is changing. Be interesting when things all shake out who will still be standing. Remember Olympus was on the ropes...ready to go down until Sony stepped in to help them.
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Re: Video on Camera Sales stats
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 10:42:26 AM »

The rise of the phone cameras are probably responsible for the fall of dslrs. Who wants to carry a dslr around most of the time? The phone is with us, and the quality of phone images has increased a lot in the past couple of years. No, the phone is not a replacement for dslr, or mirrorless cameras, but the phone are doubtless responsible for slumping sales of point and shoots. The world is a changing.
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Re: Video on Camera Sales stats
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 11:14:30 AM »

The numbers are so drastic that a release of a new camera would not affect them much at all. It's just the reality of a market that is changing. Be interesting when things all shake out who will still be standing. Remember Olympus was on the ropes...ready to go down until Sony stepped in to help them.

There was a 4% year-on-year drop in mirrorless camera sales, without a single Sony release. That's compared to the previous year, which saw thw A72, A7r2 and A7s2 all come out.

In contrast, both Canon and Nikon had multiple SLR releases in 2016, at varying price points. They still managed to lose 14% sales numbers, against a 2015 which saw few SLR releases.

So, yes, SLRs are losing ground heavily to mirrorless cameras, in terms of relative market share, and entry-level SLRs are also suffering against smartphones (although nowhere near as much as compact cameras).
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Re: Video on Camera Sales stats
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 12:27:12 PM »

There was a 4% year-on-year drop in mirrorless camera sales, without a single Sony release. That's compared to the previous year, which saw thw A72, A7r2 and A7s2 all come out.

In contrast, both Canon and Nikon had multiple SLR releases in 2016, at varying price points. They still managed to lose 14% sales numbers, against a 2015 which saw few SLR releases.

So, yes, SLRs are losing ground heavily to mirrorless cameras, in terms of relative market share, and entry-level SLRs are also suffering against smartphones (although nowhere near as much as compact cameras).

Sony is predicting a 17% decline in revenue for their imaging division for fiscal year 2016 which ends in March.
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Re: Video on Camera Sales stats
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 07:38:28 PM »

Sony is predicting a 17% decline in revenue for their imaging division for fiscal year 2016 which ends in March.

Obviously. They didn't release much - just A-mount (much smaller user base) and low-end crop bodies. Their sales of bodies would have fallen by much more than 17%; the only reason their revenue only fell by 17% is that so much of their business is in selling sensors to others, for use in all sorts of devices.

That mirrorless held up as well as it did, sliding only 4%, without a release from Sony, while SLR sales slid despite the D5, D500, 1Dx2 and 5D4 all coming out, really shows that its market share is increasing relative to all other non-phone camera options.
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