Mirrorless Takes Another Hammering

Started May 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jeff
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Ratty, I'm not so sure about your thesis ....
In reply to rattymouse, May 18, 2013

rattymouse wrote:

Just Having Fun wrote:

Every camera maker said they are going to focus MORE on mirrorless.  Olympus is dropping P&S to put more into mirrorless.  Sony is getting rid of the mirror even in FF.  Nikon and Canon said they are going to spend more on it too.

Everyone seems to know the future is cameras without mirrors, except a handfull of people here.

Nonsense.  SLR's dramatically outsell mirrorless.  It is not even a contest.  Not only that, but the sales difference is INCREASING towards SLR's not mirrorless.  If this was a boxing match, it would be stopped and mirrorless would be staggering back to its corner now.

Ratty,

I'm not sure that's true. In the last year or so, mirrorless seems to have captured 20% or so of the market and appears more or less steady. The falloff in shipments over the last few months may be due to channel stuffing before Christmas.  SLR's indeed outsell mirrorless, but its still early in a classic cycle for the adoption of new technology.

In other posts you cite your experience in camera shops in China where it is evidently hard to find them on the shelves.  There could be a few reasons for that, among them would Olympus and Panasonic using different distribution channels. Or they may be in short supply.  Anecdotal observations have to be considered with a grain of salt.

As I've attempted to show with CIPA data in other posts, I don't see evidence to support "Mirrorless is getting hammered".  Am I missing something?

Jeff

I remember whe electronic typewriters made their last big push.  PCs were too expensive and no one thought they would catch on in the home.  Typewriters/wordprocessors had 90% of the market.

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