Canon and Nikon dominate the photo world, but I don't understand why.

Started 11 months ago | Discussions thread
jkoch2
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Apple and Samsung rule the imaging universe, without even trying
In reply to jidery, 11 months ago

jidery wrote:

Canon and Nikon are just boring compared to Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic, and Fuji. I don't understand why Canon and Nikon dominate with their lack of innovation.

Most cameras sold and used, these days, are in smart phones made by Apple, Samsung, Nokia, or one of the others.  The sales volume and revenues are a vast multiple of all global sales of dedicated cameras by Canon, Nikon, and all your favorites.  The margin by which the phones dominate grows every quarter.

Curiously, the phone makers achieve this without bothering with large sensors, fancy lenses, manual controls, or any sort of stabilization.

Canon and Nikon's P&S business, plus most of its ventures into "innovative" mid-range cameras, will vanish in a few years.  They will continue to rule a smaller market for traditional DSLRs purchased by a graying quotient of the population and the at-risk business of commercial photography.

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