MFT shipments down

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
micronean Regular Member • Posts: 306
Re: MFT shipments down

Domagoj Batinic wrote:

MichaelKJ wrote:

Thom Hogan has an article on CIPA mirrorless shipments

Here are the quarter by quarter numbers:

  • Q1 2012: 1,043,846 units
  • Q2 2012: 882,783 units
  • Q3 2012: 876,919 units
  • Q4 2012: 1,456,054 units
  • Q1 2013: 603,532 units

with olympus about to introduce new Pen and later in the year new OM-D ,maybe it's the case of people waiting to see what improvements will be in those camera, rather then buying existing cameras

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my gear:
E-520+12-60+14-42+70-300+Sigma 105 + FL-50R+EC20 + SRF-11
and good number of legacy lenses (list in profile)

I'm thinking it may be something along those lines.

As these are numbers of units shipped, it may be a problem with the retailers moreso than with consumers. I wonder if maybe too many products last year were shipped, but not sold, and this year, retailers are holding back their orders. Also, stores like Best Buy are having their own financial problems, and never mind the small camera shops that keep closing down. So they are hesitant on making orders until there is a very popular camera coming, or until Christmas shopping season and no more.

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Olympus E-M1 Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ +2 more
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