MFT shipments down

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Seasonal fluctuation for all... revenues down the same as units
In reply to YouDidntDidYou, May 4, 2013

YouDidntDidYou wrote:

MichaelKJ wrote:

YouDidntDidYou wrote:

The current Mirrorless share of the interchangeable market in Japan is 49.4%....not bad in a little over 4 years?

No increase in market share over the past year.

Re: The Canon EOS M The Future of EOS M [CR1]  "Spluttered out of the gate
The Canon EOS M system hasn’t been the sales success Canon had hoped. Bad press about the autofocus and lack of lenses are probably big reasons why. There’s also a feeling Canon isn’t totally committed to the mirrorless market, as the segment hasn’t really been a dominant player in the United States, like it has in parts of Asia...."

BCN data suggest that the EOS-M has increased in popularity recently.  With EOS-M comprising 3 of the top 4 mirrorless cameras in Japan in April, if its sales have been disappointing, what does that imply about the sales of other mirrorless?

Micro Four Thirds is the top selling mount in Japan.

Let's hope it continues to be. Maybe you aren't surprised that the best selling Panasonic didn't make the top 20 last month, but I am.

living life to the Four Thirds!

1. Nor a decrease even though Mft has reduced it's targeting of camera joshi and is now more focused on canikon's traditional natural bread and butter customer.

CIPA data indicate less than 1% difference in price per MFT camera in first quarter of 2013 versus first quarter of 2012. This suggests that the success of the E-M5 was countered by sales at bargain basement prices of outdated MFT models.

2.EOS M sales imply zero about Mft sales.EOS M actually mirrors Nikon 1 trend and they'll end up in the exact same predicament.

Please explain why EOS M having 3 models in the top 20 for April in Japan says nothing about MFT sales.  Are you assuming that the EOS M is a competitor camera?

3.Panny are doing 85% right, they were doing about 70%they'll get there, they need to lead more with design and technology,  introduce more innovation, better marketing and be more assertive...

They make excellent cameras, but recent Japanese sales data are discouraging.

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