Down year for cameras affecting rate of product release?

Started May 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 9,101
Re: Down year for cameras affecting rate of product release?

Petroglyph wrote:

fakuryu wrote:

Petroglyph wrote:

Having recently read that camera sales are off by about 30% world wide. I was wondering if the rate of product releases by camera manufacturers are going to start slowing down. 2014 was Canon's "year of the lens" yet it is about 1/2 gone and only 1 new Canon lens has been announced (16-35 f/4L). All three K-mount lenses on the road map won't be heard from until at least Photokina and some maybe not even in 2014. Canon 7DII & 100-400II are still only rumours (maybe they'll be prototype at the world cup). And Sony is only releasing about 8 more cameras . Okay they are the exception.


To think of it, I guess the real reason why it is statistically down is that Canikon keeps releasing DSLRs like they were mobile phones.

You're basically saying they've flooded the market with new models (esp. consumer level) the last several years and I don't disagree. Most companies compare sales data year over year and regardless of how they arrived at the current state it can't help affect their thinking to have such a down turn.

In 2012, manufacturers were betting on a 34% increase of the ILC market. When it didn't happen, we had a "crysis"...


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