is samsung even aware that uncompressed RAWs is an issue?

Started Jan 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
strata83
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In reply to Coldamus, Jan 20, 2012

Coldamus wrote:

Reporting accuracy and impartiality do not appear to be Thom's strong suit.

The Reuters article he links to states "Samsung owns only 2 percent of the global interchangeable lens camera market, which is dominated by Canon, Nikon and Sony." How did 2% magically become "not even 1%"?

Furthermore, Reuters are talking about the global interchangeable lens market including dslrs. They go on to say that milcs make up 31% of the total interchangeable lens market in Japan but only 10% in the USA. On those percentages, Samsung's share of the milc market would have been between 6.25% and 20%. Where in that range would depend on the global milc percentage of total ilc sales.

First of all, the correct link to the article is:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/11/us-ces-samsungcamera-idUSTRE80A1Q620120111

I don't know how they came to that 2% figure, but it is actually WAY too high.

In 2010, the total ILC camera shipments were 12.9 million units according to CIPA.

In 2011, this market grew 12% - again, according to CIPA - and the total shipments were 14.4 million units.

If those numbers are accurate (and I suppose they are), Samsung's market share is just 0.83%.

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