Sales of the Sony A99

Started Oct 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
remylebeau Regular Member • Posts: 293
Re: Sales of the Sony A99

Dennis wrote:

It's only anecdotal evidence, but Thursday at Photoplus, the SLT counter at the Sony booth was pretty dead. I saw more people looking at the A77 and the A900 in previous years. (It didn't help that they had no cameras setup in front of a display for sampling). In contrast, the NEX counter was busy all day long (at least on the 4-5 occasions I visited or walked through) and the RX1 counter was busy all day long. I heard one lady first thing in the morning come in looking for "the MX1" ... "you know, the new one" and then started chatting up the rep at the RX1 counter.

Hopefully with Kirk Tuck and others talking up the benefits of the EVF for studio work, things will pick up a little for the A mount. It would be a shame if they don't, because they really have some excellent lenses. But it really seems like their future lies in 'e' not 'A'.

- Dennis

I noticed similar at the Henry's expo here last month, though I think that has more to do with demographic and timing. At this point those in the market for a $3000 Full Frame know all about the a99, and have pretty much made their decisions and done the testing. Where as those in the market for NEX or Cropped Sensors and in the $1500 or less range, are likely to want to try the myriad of choices before making a purchase.

FYI, the numbers for Mirrorless Sales in Japan are out and Sony is #2 after massive growth last quarter, nearly neck and neck with Oly/Pan.

Their last quarter earnings report is also out and their digital imaging division noted growing interchangeable lens system sales, their compact system is dying but that is happening across the board for that market.

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