Who will survive the mirrorless jungle?

Started Jan 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
CannonO
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Re: Who will survive the mirrorless jungle?
In reply to KM Legacy, Jan 7, 2012

KM Legacy wrote:

"Canon & Nikon...don't want to risk their DSLR sales."

The trouble with that idea is that if mirrorless is taking away sales from DLSRs, how is it better for Canikon to have (e.g.) Sony's mirrorless doing it than Canikon's own mirrorless?

Apple never worried that the iPad might steal sales from laptops, or the iPhone from the iPad. Steve Jobs said something to the effect that it was better to steal your own lunch than to have someone else steal it. I.e. a mfr. needs to have all the bases covered.

Then there's the fact that for many customers, mirrorless will supplement their DSLR, not replace it. So Canikon are losing an opportunity to grow their overall sales.

Good point. Even just attempting mirrorless gives Canon a chance to stop sales bleeding out to other companies mirrorless lines. When it comes down to it, Canon would be wise to stand with open arms for the consumers out there who want to upgrade their P&S Powershots and such or for loyal SLR owners who want to find a lighter alternative for their collection.

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