Nikon Spanked By m4/3 in DPR Review?

Started Jan 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
xlotus Regular Member • Posts: 465
Re: The Nikon 1 problems

Speaking about sales rate, if you look at Amazon best seller digital cameras for January 2012, actually none of the more recent models of mirrorless systems are currently making it to the top 100.

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Digital-Cameras/zgbs/electronics/281052/ref=zg_bs_nav_e_2_502394#1
Last time I checked a few minutes ago:

  1. 57. Sony NEX3 wtih kit lens

  2. 79. Pany GF2 with kit lens

  3. 87. Oly E-PL1 with kit lens

At the moment, Canon dominates with 15 DSLR bodies and kits plus 2 advanced compacts while Nikon has 3 DSLR body and kits.
This list may reflect sales figures of other retailers as well.

LincolnB wrote:

They have two problems.

1. The Nikon 1 is more a narrow niche camera than what they might have hoped.

2. Other mirrorless technologies have a big head start in market penetration. At current sales rates it will be a very long time before the number of Nikon 1 units sold approaches the number of Nex or M43 units in the market. It means Sony and M43 will have a larger base of lens owners to sell new cameras and new lenses to.

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