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No red dot, no sale! :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 20:37 UTC as 249th comment
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Mordi: From the NPD market research firm:

According to The NPD Group, overall mirrorless camera revenue has grown 16.5% over the past 12 months, with DSLR sales declining approximately 15% over the same period. During this time, Sony has experienced a robust 66% boost in their company’s mirrorless camera sales, strengthening their dominant position as the #1 overall mirrorless brand, a position they have held for 4 consecutive years.

“Growth in the mirrorless segment shows this new technology and form factor are resonating with consumers,” said Ben Arnold, executive director, The NPD group. “Going forward, mirrorless will continue to command a greater share of the interchangeable lens camera category.”

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You would never know there is a slump in ILC sales on the Sony FF forum. Zeiss, Voigtlander and Samsung are cranking out great new AF and MF lenses for the A7 series, as is Sony. Lots of us ex-Nikon/ex-Canon shooters now shoot Sony - often with Canikon lenses.

@Mordi: You should have started your post with "From a Sony Press Release", because that is what you were quoting.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-mirrorless-movement-sony-boasts-record-growth-in-expanding-mirrorless-digital-camera-market-300093630.html

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 18:48 UTC
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qaz111111: Well, where is the medium format camera? We are all buying into the high end results. There are zillions of people who want and pay for L glass so they are all ready for the Medium format step up. Rumors have flown for years but nothing has materialized. Let's have it already!

Rather than medium format, it looks like Canon is going with more megapixels. They state that they are developing a "120-megapixel SLR camera".

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 15:06 UTC

And here is Sony's latest update:

http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/news/20150428_01E.pdf

Lower floor wafer manufacturing is scheduled to resume around the end of May. Upper floor operations are in worse shape.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 14:34 UTC as 5th comment

"Interchangeable lens cameras now account for 49% of total unit sales and 84% of the company's revenue." -DPR

Correction: That's 84% of camera sales revenue, not company revenue.

Canon's entire Imaging division is only 30something percent of the company's revenue.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 01:19 UTC as 19th comment
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Mordi: From the NPD market research firm:

According to The NPD Group, overall mirrorless camera revenue has grown 16.5% over the past 12 months, with DSLR sales declining approximately 15% over the same period. During this time, Sony has experienced a robust 66% boost in their company’s mirrorless camera sales, strengthening their dominant position as the #1 overall mirrorless brand, a position they have held for 4 consecutive years.

“Growth in the mirrorless segment shows this new technology and form factor are resonating with consumers,” said Ben Arnold, executive director, The NPD group. “Going forward, mirrorless will continue to command a greater share of the interchangeable lens camera category.”

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You would never know there is a slump in ILC sales on the Sony FF forum. Zeiss, Voigtlander and Samsung are cranking out great new AF and MF lenses for the A7 series, as is Sony. Lots of us ex-Nikon/ex-Canon shooters now shoot Sony - often with Canikon lenses.

Canon projects that they will sell 5.2 million interchangeable lens cameras this year. Sony is still a weak #3 in ILC sales, trailing far behind Nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 22:18 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (711 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: No camera company should be satisfied with a Silver award for a camera that has a significant placement in their lineup.

If you don't get a gold award now you aren't doing enough to stay ahead of the competition.

Canon's last Gold award was the Canon EOS 70D on Oct 31, 2013. I think that was before the "Gold" award standards were raised though. The "Gold" award means a lot more now than it did back then.

Sony has had 9 Gold Awards since then. Even Panasonic has had 5 Gold awards in that same time frame. Olympus has had 2 Gold awards since then for crying out loud.

This is just pathetic for Canon and Nikon shouldn't be applauded in that regard either. Nikon has only had 2 gold awards in that time frame.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews?category=cameras&utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

Regardless of brand, DPR Awards are meaningless. DPR writes thorough reviews though.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 19:17 UTC
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Kevin Coppalotti: Has there been any updates of the effect of the recent earthquake on camera supplies?

I don't think Canon has said a word about it, other than a press release about their related donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Sony is scheduled to release their financial results on April 28, so perhaps they will have an update. Nikon is scheduled to release their financial results on May 13th.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 02:09 UTC

Today, Sony issued another press release on the subject:

http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/news/20160422E.pdf

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 15:34 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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tkbslc: Well I guess a 2 month delay beats releasing them on time and then doing a recall 2 months later.

"The new release date has yet to be determined..." -Nikon

The length of the delay is unknown.

That said, I agree that it's better to delay than recall.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
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photofisher: Canon now has the best sensors in active production.

Breaking Fake News: Canon to supply sensors for Sony cameras. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 04:01 UTC
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graybalanced: What is it with people in the thread blaming Nikon incompetence for this? Do you have any idea how bad the Kumamoto earthquakes were? The video coming out of it was shocking...4-lane highways wiped out by landslides, bullet trains derailed, hundreds of thousands homeless due to destroyed buildings... and this is in a country with excellent earthquake preparedness as you can see in the much higher death toll in comparable earthquakes in other countries.

Remember the 2004 Asian tsunami? Hard drive production was severely constrained by factories knocked offline, and prices went way up for a while. This is that type of situation.

I have no vested interest in defending Nikon other than being interested in the DL. My SLR is Canon and my compact is Panasonic.

There will be a slight delay in the arrival of your new toys, cranky Westerers with disposable income. You'll live...

The DL delay is due to a technical problem, that has absolutely nothing to do with the earthquakes.

Nikon states that the DL delay is "due to the serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing built into the three new premium compact cameras..."

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 02:44 UTC
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webber15: Seriously cannot believe some of the aggressive and pathetic comments here attacking Nikon...if fact it just shows those posters up as "mentally challenged" in my view...

Thanks for your aggressive, pathetic, mentally challenged rant. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 01:22 UTC

Now we know why Nikon execs weren't smiling in their DPR CP+ photo. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

The Nikon DL line was delayed because of "serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing built into the three new premium compact cameras", not by anything associated with the earthquake.

http://www.nikon.com/news/2016/0420_cpx_01.htm

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 18:24 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

Nikon says "No DL", at least for now:

April 20, 2016

"In addition, the premium compact cameras, Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, and DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6, will be delayed due to the serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing built into the three new premium compact cameras, originally scheduled for a June 2016 release.
The new release date has yet to be determined and we will announce the information as soon as it is decided."

http://www.nikon.com/news/2016/0420_cpx_01.htm

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 17:46 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (372 comments in total)

This camera didn't even manage to get a Participation Award. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 23:46 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies

The world was crying out for another Messenger Bag. :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 00:59 UTC as 47th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (73 comments in total)
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killgame11: very beatiful ! is this dog or fox ?

Ahem, read the text below the photos.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Phil Garcia (73 comments in total)

These are really great/beautiful images.

(If you can't take great photos with a Canon DSLR, it's not the camera's fault.)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 15:18 UTC as 18th comment
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