Why does Sony have such a dominant market position in the US market

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Aberaeron Veteran Member • Posts: 7,342
Re: Why does Sony have such a dominant market position in the US market

Doug J wrote:

Evildogofdoom wrote:

I tbcass wrote:

Evildogofdoom wrote:

tbcass wrote:

Jonsi wrote:

holashobby wrote:

Out of curiosity, how did Sony build such a dominant position in the US market?

While they weren't the first mirrorless cameras they were the first to focus solely on ML

Not true because Sony has been producing SLT cameras with mirrors at the same time as mirrorless. It is true that the focus has been on mirrorless with SLT getting trickle down technology.

Some could argue that the SLT cameras ARE mirrorless.

Only because they use an EVF but in most ways they have more in common with a DSLR than a mirrorless.

Let’s see:

EVF, check

Live view only, check

no flapping mirror, check,

very fast shooting speeds (no flapping mirror), check..

There’s a lot more mirrorless, then DSLR in the SLT cameras. The separate PDAF module is the only thing they have in common with DSLRs.

In summary, they have a mirror and therefore are not mirrorless. They are also not reflex. They don't need to be force fit into either category, what's wrong with using their industry-provided designation, SLT?

Cheers,
Doug

Wrong. They are DSLR’s despite their Sony marketing designation of DSLT. They are indeed reflex cameras. Reflex means that they reflect light using mirrors and they have that. Fixed or swinging, it matters not, they are indeed single lens reflex cameras. Take the mirror away and you have a mirrorless IL camera, but the translucent part is even common to swinging mirror types.

In summary the designation of SLT is not industry-provided, but a term invented by Sony to differentiate them from cameras with swinging mirrors.

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