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DPPMetro: Waiting for Pentax fans to swoop in and use this to claim that they are the #1 dSLR company in the universe.

They already tried to claim that Pentax was almost in second place behind Nikon. I don't know, if they aren't closed sooner, maybe in 20 years, when they are still peddling slrs for the hipsters of the future, they can finally be #1 at something. And maybe then they'll add 4k video and add another lens or two from the current roadmap.

I'm well aware that this thread isn't about any specific brand, and that Ricoh is one of the companies supporting CIPA. But your Pentax posts have appeared in many other threads that specifically are about other brands, which I'm sure you're well aware of.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 20:12 UTC
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rrccad: of course Damien, you get the one major important fact wrong here. it's shipments from suppliers, not sales; and value is a little more nebulous.

those will always trend depending on new releases.

but as far as mirrorless versus DSLR; the tide was going to change once Canon decided to seriously ship mirrorless cameras. By all their quarterly reports, for the last 4-5 reports, they suggest a significant uptick in mirrorless sales and shipments.

Well, in Japan at least, Canon was #2 in mirrorless last year, according to the latest BCN rankings. Those are based on sales data from about 50% of Japanese retailers. Interestingly, Olympus took the #1 spot that Sony occupied the year before, pushing Sony down to #3.

Globally, I'm pretty sure that Sony is still #1 in mirrorless, but I wouldn't be surprised if Canon is #2. Olympus is not as strong outside Asia, Panasonic has lost market share in recent years, and Fuji's share is quite small (but reportedly growing).

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
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HFLM: Another way to look at it is doing a twelve month average , i.e. from May to April the following year (from Thom Hogan). One gets:

http://www.sansmirror.com/_Media/bythom_cipa_trailing-year_med.jpeg

So hardly any growth in mirrorless, with the obvious decline in DSLR sales. Looking at a dataset comprising only a few months is prone to local extrema or short term cycles.

Thom's analysis is a better indicator of the future than short-term statistics. Mirrorless will largely replace DSLRs, but mostly because DSLR sales are declining, not because there is significant long-term growth in MILC sales.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
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Petrogel: Japan is not in Asia ?

We're not talking about physical geography here, but about markets. Japan is the home market, and therefore has a special significance for the Japanese camera makers. That's why CIPA treats it as a separate market.

Russia and Turkey are included in the European market, even though both countries are partly Asian.
Africa and Oceania (and probably the Middle East) are lumped together as 'Other', which doesn't reflect physical or political geography, either.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 18:26 UTC
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DPPMetro: Waiting for Pentax fans to swoop in and use this to claim that they are the #1 dSLR company in the universe.

They already tried to claim that Pentax was almost in second place behind Nikon. I don't know, if they aren't closed sooner, maybe in 20 years, when they are still peddling slrs for the hipsters of the future, they can finally be #1 at something. And maybe then they'll add 4k video and add another lens or two from the current roadmap.

"Pentax zealots", "in cahoots", your choice of words doesn't exactly instil confidence in your objectivity. Neither does the fact that you post comments like this again and again, even in threads about other brands than Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
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Ergo607: So where exactly does Sony SLT fit in? It are not DSLR's, nor are they mirrorless system camera's...

SLTs are usually included in the DSLR category, and Sony has always marketed them as a kind of DSLR, since they replaced the DSLRs in their line-up, and were intended as direct competitors to Canon's and Nikon's DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: CIPA is shipments, not sales. The conclusions in this article, while possibly true, are wishful thinking. Fake news.

Yes, but shipments are basically sales from corporate headquarters to regional subsidiaries, which presumably are correlated with consumer demand.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (275 comments in total)
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harry: Nikon would have made to the top of the list had it rolled out the DL models, rather than killing them.

I actually think Canon has a larger share of the enthusiast compact market than Panasonic. Point-and-shoot sales have plummeted, but Canon is still #1 in compact cameras (at least in Japan, according to BCN), so I think their G series models are selling quite well.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (275 comments in total)
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harry: Nikon would have made to the top of the list had it rolled out the DL models, rather than killing them.

There is no Panasonic/Sony duopoly, if we're talking sales/market share. Both Canon and Nikon outsell Panasonic in compact cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 22:32 UTC
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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: What new Ricoh?

This is a Pentax!

Ricoh = CX, GR, GXR,GX even PX.

The WG series was rebranded as Ricoh a couple of generations ago. They use the Pentax brand only for ILC cameras nowadays.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
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Rob890: I don't think either company, nikon or fujifilm are doing that well in their camera business. Dedicated camera sales have been spiraling down constantly for years. It's not because nikon hasn't been innovating, it's just a general consumer trend. Years ago people bought a camera because there weren't any alternatives to the sort. Now, every one with a mobile phone has potentially a good enough camera to not warrant the purchase of a separate and dedicated one. Do we really think that enthusiast and pros can keep a company afloat? Not likely. There are going to be casualties in this market and mirror less won't save anyone indefinitely.

It's not just a general consumer trend in Nikon's case, because they have lost quite a bit of market share in recent years. This means that Nikon's sales has declined faster than the camera market on average. Canon, on the other hand, has gained market share.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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tom1234567: Just a castrated D500 but its certainly NOT an upgrade to the D7200 which has better IQ and two SD-slots which is important to any serious amateur photographer.
my opinion,
as a D7200 owner I will wait for proper upgrade to the D7200?? I hope

Nikon appears to be going Backwards

Tom G

Camera manufacturers generally want you to upgrade to the next model up in the hierarchy, not to a successor model at the same level. So, Nikon wants to sell you a D500 (or a FF model), while the D7500 is probably targeted at people upgrading from a D5xxx series model.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 23:36 UTC
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JackM: OK, so why choose 28mm over 24mm? Surely cropping that little bit isn't going to hurt anything? I am often at 24mm on my 24-70 at events.

PS, to whoever clicked the "I had it" button, you are a comic genius! You should quit your day job and hit the stage!

"But I guess I don't get why anyone would limit themselves with a 28
When they could have a 24."

"My point is, a 24mm prime can basically be used as a 28, but a 28 can never be used as a 24, so why limit yourself with a 28?"

You forget that there are people, who basically never shoot wider than 28mm. There are also people who find pleasure in getting the framing right at the time of capture, rather than doing so after the fact.

I would much rather use a 28mm than a 24mm that forces me to crop the image afterwards. Just like you often are using the wide end of a 24-70, I usually have to zoom in a little before I'm happy with the framing. Different people, different preferences.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 07:57 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (471 comments in total)
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M Chambers: So what they don't like about the A77 II are the low performance at high ISO and the "poor subject tracking." Ironically these are two main reasons why it's so amazing. Name an APS-C camera with better performance of these two features.

I'm sure some here will try.

"Name an APS-C camera with better performance of these two features."

Not hard at all. The Nikon D500 is certainly one such camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 22:07 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (471 comments in total)
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DanielHG: Where's Sony A7??

It's in another roundup. The last page gives an overview of the content of all the roundups

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 22:04 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (471 comments in total)
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Elite83: Can't wait until the A7RII comes down in price. Though, I might be waiting up to half a decade to upgrade...

It's not a new article, but an update of an old one. It would be a shame to delete older comments just because the article has been updated.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
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Steve in GA: Switzerland likes to call itself a democracy, but what do you call a country that would endorse a rule like this one?

Rules or laws aren't 'democratic' in and of themselves. Democracy is a process for legislation and decision-making, and pretty much any law you can think of could be passed through a democratic process, even one to the effect of abolishing democracy.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
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Miki Nemeth: It's really astonishing how mature touch screen technology Sony used to have. It's hilarious in this respect, how hard Sony is struggling today with implementing even a semi-decent touch operability on their cameras. What happened with the old brilliant engineers of that department? I am pretty sure that the missing or super-inferior touch screens on Sony cameras are the reason that at least 10 - 20% of the potential buyers (especially youngsters) simply picks another camera from the competition.

Or maybe it tells us that Sony really isn't struggling with the implementation at all. Or even trying. They are simply cutting costs.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
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JohnnyFl: Nice now were talking, but Canon please put some money into a developing a decent FF mirrorless ILC camera please!

cdembrey didn't say that Hollywood doesn't use digital cameras, he said that they didn't use FF cameras. The Arri, RED and Sony cameras you mentioned all use Super 35 format sensors.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
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JackM: OK, so why choose 28mm over 24mm? Surely cropping that little bit isn't going to hurt anything? I am often at 24mm on my 24-70 at events.

PS, to whoever clicked the "I had it" button, you are a comic genius! You should quit your day job and hit the stage!

Perhaps because you never shoot at FLs wider than 28mm, so why would you then choose the 24mm and crop instead of shooting at your preferred FL?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
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