The Staggering Collapse of the Camera Market

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  1. bratkinson

    bratkinson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Yes yes, doom, gloom.. DSLR's are dead despite all the billions that are still being made by the companies that make them.

    Yawn.
     
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    Blah, blah, blah....
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    whilst talking about DSLRs they throw in the doom and gloom statistics of Point & Shoots a few times
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    "The camera market is already reeling from a six-year dive in demand for consumer point-and-shoots as smartphone cameras rapidly improved."
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    "Sales for compact point and shoot cameras have collapsed to an estimated 13 million in 2016 from a peak of 121.5 million in 2010"
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    "There’s a big perception that this (cell phones) is a step above a point and shoot,”
    ..

    yeah, I agree. P&S cameras are close to death. I gave mine up years ago for my cell phone.
     
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  6. robbins.photo

    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Ah crap. That's what I get for relying on that little chicken to warn us all....
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    but the chicken was right ?!?!

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    To repeat what has been said elsewhere, whats going on:
    - Smartphones are killing compact cameras.
    - Global recession affects the photography market, leading to reduced demand for system cameras as well.
    - DSLRs have reached a certain level from which there is not much more progress possible; there is simply not that much need to upgrade if you have for example a Nikon D700 (2008) or a Canon 5D Mark II (2008) and are not interested in gimmicks like video recording.
    - Mirrorless probably just did the same with the release of the Fuji X-T2. There isnt much left to improve in that camera, though Fuji obviously has still a lot to do in the lens department of that system.
     
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    As you say, nothing new about this but the Apple 7? Really, that phone is still trying to catch up to a 2 year old Samsung Galaxy s5 and the HTC one m8.
    It does outdo those other phones on price though, you can get the 12mpix Apple for 3 times the cost of the 16mpix Samsung. lol
     
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    I am reluctant to upgrade my 5D MkIII. I'm happy with it just as is.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I'm hoping Nikons new mirrorless can use the same lenses as the DSLR uses. Hopefully before the iPhone 8 renders all cameras obsolete.
    :)
     
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    Dude, you didn't get the memo? The iPhone 7s will render all other cameras obsolete. The iPhone 8 brings us world peace and the 8s solves world hunger.
     
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