Mirrorless shipments surge....

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In reply to Abrak, Nov 2, 2013

Abrak wrote:

Grevture wrote:

- Third, one thing many people tend to forget when looking at sales numbers is they tend to only reflect numbers of sold cameras (camera bodies and/or camera kits). And here is another shortcoming so far of the mirrorless - they have not generated much of secondary sales of lenses and accessories, another area where DSLR shines. I have no numbers, but it seem a substantial part of the earnings of Canon and Nikon comes from selling lenses, flashes, battery grips etc.

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I actually there is pretty good data on lens shipments (also from CIPA) which basically supports what you say.

FF lens sales are up 18% in the first 9 months at 179bn yen. Smaller than full frame lens sales APS-c, DX, and mirrorless shipments are down 2% at 194bn yen. That makes a combined lens market of 370bn yen which is 5 times the size of the 72bn yen mirrorless digital camera market.

I'll say the boldface part is pretty telling. Also that the sales of FF lenses alone - 179bn yen - is 2.5 times the value of the entire MILC market. Anyone still wonder why Sony released the A7/A7r?

In the area where I live (Sweden), the overall numbers so far for 2013 tells MILC make up slightly over 25% of the overall ILC sales - so every forth sold interchangeable lens camera was a mirrorless. But, they did only make up just over 10% of the total value of ILC sold. And that was without counting any lens sales at all. Including that, MILC probably represent less then 5% of the sold value ...

Now Sweden has been a slow MILC market compared to the global average, but I think these numbers are pretty telling. It's not really Canon and Nikon who is in trouble ...

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