justmeMN

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On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (114 comments in total)

On Craigslist, I have sold the same camera many times. I tell the buyer to bring cash, and we meet in an alley behind a local bar.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 58th comment | 2 replies
On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (114 comments in total)

What about buying refurbished cameras / lenses directly from the manufacturer? Prices may not be spectacular, but they come with a manufacture's warranty.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
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M Chambers: Lesson #1, read laws about reproducing federal currency in print and digital form.

Lesson #1: Know what you are talking about before you accuse others of breaking the law.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 15:51 UTC

Gloom-and-doom articles about the camera industry have become an overwrought cliché. This is dead! That is dead! Everything is dead!

In the mean time, CIPA projects that 21.79 million digital cameras will be shipped this year, and it looks like actual shipments will exceed their forecast.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 03:52 UTC as 10th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Shooting Experience (105 comments in total)

While DPR's Allison Johnson is writing silly gloom-and-doom articles about entry-level DSLRs, I suspect that this camera will sell quite well.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 03:42 UTC as 4th comment
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Boky: Canon should've used that money for R&D. They need to start making competitive cameras again.

One indicator of Canon R&D is their patent activity:

"This is the 31st consecutive year that Canon Inc., has been ranked among the top five U.S. patent holders and for the 12th consecutive year, ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents granted."

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2017/20170112-Patent/20170112-Patent

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 16:59 UTC

Nikon DL got the coveted EISA Best Vaporware Award. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 19:47 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
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justmeMN: Awards aside, #1 Canon projects a 48% ILC market share this year, and #2 Nikon projects a 23% ILC market share this fiscal year. Nikon needs to step up their game.

(The last time that #3 Sony officially reported their ILC market share, it was, by value, 14%.)

@Magnar W: Those numbers are for worldwide ILC market share. They come from the three company's financial documents.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 17:33 UTC

No fair! My grocery store throws out peppers that look like that, rather than putting them on the shelf. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 16:48 UTC as 40th comment

Awards aside, #1 Canon projects a 48% ILC market share this year, and #2 Nikon projects a 23% ILC market share this fiscal year. Nikon needs to step up their game.

(The last time that #3 Sony officially reported their ILC market share, it was, by value, 14%.)

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 16:39 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies

I didn't realize that sales promotions were considered to be news. Sony thanks you for the free advertising.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 18:39 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
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justmeMN: "the compact camera was dealt its final blow" - Allison Johnson

According to CIPA, 10.50 million compact cameras will be shipped this year.

Canon recently reported "we significantly expanded unit sales of our G-Series brand of premium models", and the Sony RX100 sells even better than that.

@Michael Long: CIPA's Jan-June unit shipment number for compact cameras is 110.8% , meaning +10.8%

It's true that compact camera sales have significantly declined, but those who declare compact cameras to be dead are overlooking the fact that millions of them continue to be sold each year.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
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justmeMN: In 1978, camera companies survived on sales of about 4 million ILCs for the year.

In 2017, ILC sales are projected (by CIPA) to be 11.20 million, and somehow that's supposed to be a huge crisis.

@TwoMetreBill: Wrong. CIPA projected 2017 ILC unit sales to be -3.4% , but the actual Jan-Jun ILC results have been +11.9%. Neither one of those figures is even close to -10% to -15%.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:06 UTC
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OneMoreComment: Smartphones "will kill compact cameras" the same way iPad was supposed to kill Personal Computers.
In their dreams

.....The instant success led Steve Jobs to predict the arrival of the “post-PC era” in 2010

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/20/the-ipad-was-supposed-to-kill-the-pc-what-happened/

@TwoMetreBill: CIPA unit shipments, Jan-Jun 2017:

Compact cameras: +10.8%

ILCs: +11.9%

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:53 UTC

In 1978, camera companies survived on sales of about 4 million ILCs for the year.

In 2017, ILC sales are projected (by CIPA) to be 11.20 million, and somehow that's supposed to be a huge crisis.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 221st comment | 2 replies

"the compact camera was dealt its final blow" - Allison Johnson

According to CIPA, 10.50 million compact cameras will be shipped this year.

Canon recently reported "we significantly expanded unit sales of our G-Series brand of premium models", and the Sony RX100 sells even better than that.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:05 UTC as 229th comment | 8 replies
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justmeMN: Entry-level ILCs are the best selling ILCs on the market.

This year, CIPA projects that 10.5 million compact cameras, and 11.20 million interchangeable-lens cameras will be shipped. That's far from dead.

"need some historical data"

I can't post it here, but CIPA has an ILC shipment graphic that goes back to 1978. The bottom line is that dramatically more ILCs are shipped per year today than were in the film era.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:47 UTC

Entry-level ILCs are the best selling ILCs on the market.

This year, CIPA projects that 10.5 million compact cameras, and 11.20 million interchangeable-lens cameras will be shipped. That's far from dead.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:15 UTC as 298th comment | 5 replies
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justmeMN: Nikon's next step is to make a KeyMission brand drone that crashes. :-)

@Gesture: Canon has done one thing in that area:

"Canon outfits industrial drone with ME20F-SH all-purpose camera"

https://www.dpreview.com/news/1167632525/canon-outfits-industrial-drone-with-me20f-sh-all-purpose-camera

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 01:28 UTC
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Kaso: A "marketing education" piece, followed by a "quickie review" piece, further padded by a "buying consideration" piece -- and there might be some other pieces in the next few days!

Does the crippled 6D Mark II deserve this kind of wide-dynamic-range coverage? Do you run out of important topics and have to resort to "milking" like Canon?

Go out and shoot.

"Do you run out of important topics..."

Yes, they must.

And DPR thanks you for clicking on this article. :-) Websites need clicks, one way or another.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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