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John TF Senior Member • Posts: 1,277
Re: EOS-M Deathwatch?

Lawrencew wrote:

Lawrencew wrote:

But Canikon account for over 85% of the interchangeable lens camera market sales in the USA...


If it is a slow deathwatch, it is very slow...

And that said...


"TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Canon Corp cut its operating profit outlook for the second quarter in a row, below analysts' estimates, warning that sales of its signature high-end cameras will fall this year for the first time since their launch in 2003."

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Thanks. Further on in the same link:

Makoto Kikuchi, chief executive of Myojo Asset Management in Tokyo, said, "The slump in interchangeable-lens cameras is not due to a structural problem such as market saturation, but solely because of the worsening of the macroeconomic environment."

So from his perspective "its the economy, stupid" rather than anything inherent in the cameras.

No question that Canon has 5-10 years to sort out the mirrorless issue, at least on the pro level, but I imagine that Sony's buzz must get their attention these days. How much time do they have in the enthusiast markets? Momentum seems to shifting, that's all.

P.S.: Clearly there will be no new lenses this year, so I just ordered the EF 50/1.8, which Ivan Mueller really likes as a portrait lens on the EOS M

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