The US won't have mirrorless? (Sans Mirror)

Started Mar 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
EarthQuake Senior Member • Posts: 2,382
Re: The US won't have mirrorless? (Sans Mirror)

amalric wrote:

An interesting take by T. Hogan:

"unit shipments to North America of mirrorless cameras were only 69% in 2013 what they were in 2012. As you might expect, Asia was the big winner with flat to slightly up volume depending upon which part of Asia, though surprisingly shipments to Europe were 98% compared to last year. Somewhere in Japan there are lot of executives trying to figure out why the Americans don't want mirrorless cameras. Hint:two of the primary players (Olympus and Panasonic) have poor dealer and Big Box reach in the US: buyers just don't see them like they do Canon and Nikon DSLRs. The third big mirrorless player (that would be Sony) does better in visibility, but it's still the third player in most stores. To paraphrase, uh excuse me, parody, a TV ad here for one of the mirrorless players "small is the new invisible."



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Its nearly impossible for me to find anything other than entry level mirrorless cameras here in Iowa, even in the specialty camera stores. I pretty much have to go to Chicago to see anything interesting, like an OMD, Nex6/7, Fuji anything, etc. Stores like best buy have entry level only and often 1 year old models at that, no lenses. Its really annoying.

So this article really doesn't surprise me.

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