Don't get angry at me for presenting facts that do not interest you or are disagreeable.
The drop of sales I am pointing to will impact the sale price of cameras as we can see now in the present and most likely the future too.
As volume reduces the per unit sale price of cameras will only go...
Think of it this way.
You bought your camera & lens for X amount some time ago.
When its time to replace it with a future model will you be happy to pay double that?
Here's a graph of what has been happening since 1999. Numbers dont lie... prices will sky rocket beyond many's means.
Thank you for expanding my point further.
As for deep space photography it is very possible that supply of deep space hardware evaporated due to supply chain disruption while demand for it either dipped a bit or remained stable.
Hence a seller's market for deep space hardware.
For the past decade it has been a downward trend YoY
It matters to a lot of persons.
People who invested more than 1 lens or accessory to a camera body whether they're a working photographer or hobbyist.
To make it relevant to mods I've noticed about half a dozen other photo forums that shut...
It matters for these reasons
The brand/system you use may
increase in price of its current/future products as economies of scales drop
close down operations in countries with weak sales
cease having after sales support to repair your camera when it gets damage
file for bankruptcy and...
The article I linked to has all the COVID-19 details you crave for. I am not one to regurgitate it like a mama bird to its chicks as I do not see anyone here that infantile.
Now the question is will it stabilize or exceed 9 million units shipped for all 12 months of 2021 or 2022?
Or it will it...
And I personally expect November-December 2020 to not ship more than 2 million digital still cameras (DSC).
A grand total of less than 9 million DSC shipped globally for 2020.
This would be the worst year...