Mirrorless- Continuing to Under Perform

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Chris R-UK
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Actual Figures
In reply to rattymouse, Apr 11, 2013

Thorgrem has posted Panasonic's actual presentation sheet: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/51271725

These figures show that the mirrorless market is growing significantly faster than the DSLR market and is gaining market share in terms of units.

Growth rates:

2011  DSLR +15%  Mirrorless +78%

2012  DSLR +23%  Mirrorless +43%

2013  DSLR +1-%  Mirrorless +36%  (forecasts)

sansmirror.com's statement "that mirrorless won't overtake DSLRs in sales" is wrong.  If mirrorless continues to grow faster than DSLR it will eventually overtake DSLR sales.  I repeat "if".  There are lots of "ifs" like "if" new technology doesn't obsolete both.

sansmirror.com second statement "it's not a growth market that appears to be cannibalizing DSLR sales" is correct in that the DSLR growth rate increased in 2012 although Panasonic is forecasting a slowdown in 2013.

Interestingly mirrorless has the lowest market penetration in North America and the highest in Japan and Singapore.

The figures might look different in value terms since the FF DSLR market is clearly growing faster than the APS-C market.

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