Does it bother anyone, that....

Started Jul 11, 2009 | Discussions thread
rapsel
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CIPA Production Shipment Study January - May 2009
In reply to vjayshutterbug, Jul 13, 2009

Look at this picture, which is from a german article about the study.

http: http://www.colorfoto.de/News/30402877_4f97ef9b4e .jpg (remove blanks)

compared to 2008 January - May, there ist a decrease of production and shipment by 37,9%

In Europe the number of sold DSLR units stays almoust the same (-2,5%) but the average value oft the sold units dropped dramatically (-36%)

That means that the cameras get cheaper, which is nice, but also that more and more lower price segment cameras are sold.

In the amateur / lower price segment there is a big price war at the moment in europe. The market is flodded with cheap models by the big electronic companies.

I think pentax does well to concentrate on semi-proffessional higher price segment.

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