MILCs selling poorly relative to DSLRs

Started Oct 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
jkoch2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,198
Updated numbers morbid

TrojMacReady wrote:

The figures from january until september this year (sept included as well...) show that:

Worldwide DSLR unit shipments fell by 17% compared to the same period last year.

Mirrorless shipments fell by 13% compared to the same period last year.

Ratio DSLR/Mirrorless thus improved from 4.89 to 4.66.

In terms of sales value, DSLR shipments dropped by 19.6%, Mirrorless by 5.5% over the afore mentioned period. Thus changing the shipment ratio DSLR/Mirrorless from 6.59 to 5.60.

So mirrorless "wins," even if the entire global camera industry collapses, if mirrorless sales fall less rapidly than DSLR sales?

Missing from all this analysis is any proof that any company will remain profitable, whether selling mirrorless or DLSRs, after the consumer P&S divisions shut down.  All the companies bundle the income results for "imaging" without discrete breakdown of results for product sub-groups.  Although it is widely acknowledged that recent P&S results have been horrific, and that high end unit sales are also down, there is no public information about profits or losses from mirrorless or DSLRs.  Managers anxious to protect the numbers of plants, people, or product lines under their command may also be reluctant to blow away the smoke, mirrors, and mirrorless.

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