Mirrorless shipments surge....

Started Nov 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Eamon Hickey
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In reply to brownie314, Nov 2, 2013

brownie314 wrote:

This never ceases to make me laugh. Because what is not said, but what is really motivating this thread is "hey man, can't you see how much better mirrorless is than stupid dslr's - look at the sales numbers".

If your comment is aimed at the OP, Abrak, you've completely misinterpreted his post. Abrak is interested in the business of cameras (in addition, I'm sure, to photography and many other interests), and posts very astute observations about the industry and about the financial reports of individual companies. If you bothered to read his other posts on this thread, it would be clear he's not trying to defend a preferred camera type. To my eye, he has an investor's sensibility.

It's possible to have an interest in rational evaluation of the camera industry, full stop. It's also possible to have an interest in the camera industry and the ability to rationally separate one's evaluation of the business results of particular companies from one's own camera brand or one's own favorite camera companies. There are several people who hang out on these forums who are capable of this. (Also many who are not.)

I am preferring mirrorless ILC cameras these days, but my interest in how the camera business will evolve is totally separate from that. It's business curiosity.

I own a Sony CSC and an Olympus DSLR, and I like a lot of things Olympus does in ILC camera design, but I'm also able to read a P&L statement and an annual report, and so I know that Olympus's camera division, despite designing many cameras that I like (and have reviewed quite favorably), has recorded dismal business results for years. This causes me absolutely no emotional disturbance or cognitive dissonance.

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