Mirrorless Takes Another Hammering

Started May 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jeff
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Re: DSLR's outsell mirrorless for 2 reasons
In reply to RichRMA, May 18, 2013

RichRMA wrote:

1.  Nikon and Canon are by far the main camera sellers and they created very poor mirrorless offerings.  One whose sensor is too small to compete and the other which is just a big P&S.

The Nikon CX format is actually selling quite well. In fact, I saw one place where the J1 was the market leader in terms of units sold (not sure how current that is).  You may not like it from a technical perspective, but don't count out the CX format.  There are 100's of millions of smartphone users out there for whom the J1 and V1 would be a very nice step up.

2.  N. Americans are hyper-conservative and continue to buy predominantly big, black DSLR's because the perception is that if it's big and weighs more, it must be providing more value.

It's the Walmart mentality.

Sooner or later someone is going to get smart and create a killer product in this segment. The inertia you, I think, is because there's no one option that stands out above the others in the eyes of most consumers, so they buy based on what their friends are telling them.

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