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More proof that the smartphone is killing the camera market.

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by lenshoarder, May 7, 2013.

  1. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
  2. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    It looks like that's only for the Japanese market?
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    my personal numbers are up 500%.....I can't do it all by myself
     
  4. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Mine are up 33%. I now have 3, instead of 2.
     
  5. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    It's the numbers for Japanese manufacturers regardless of market. If you look at the actual numbers at CIPA, they will break it out by region: Japan, Europe, Americas. So it applies to the world wide production for Japanese manufacturers like Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Ricoh, Fuji. I guess Leica could be making up the difference. ;)
     
  6. It makes sense. Many smartphones have just as good cameras as point and shoots as long as you are taking basic photos.

    Just go to a public event and check out how many are using phone cameras.
     
  7. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris

    Well, it says "Japanese 2012 market analysis", and also a couple of the commentators after the article mention the stats are for the Japanese market. Looking at the first chart, I find the #1 ranking of the Nikon J1 perplexing, and contrary to Amazon's list of best-selling CSCs.

    Also, the article states, "In the Japanese DSLR segment Sony has a 6,1% share". If you look at the second chart, the Sony DSLR models listed add up to 6.1%.

    Anyway, even if those figures are for worldwide, I don't think it's necessarily correct to draw the conclusion that smartphones are impacting sales of CSCs, DSLRs, etc. There's been some stagnation in the ILC market for over a year in terms of marketable features, people have been waiting for "affordable" FF for some time and may be hesitant to upgrade, waiting for the "next big thing".
     
  8. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    Did you go to the CIPA website and look at the actual numbers like I suggested in my previous post?

    "Shipments of Digital Still Cameras to Japan (Classified by Model)"
    "Shipments of Digital Still Cameras to Europe(Classified by Model)"
    "Shipments of Digital Still Cameras to Americas (Classified by Model)"
    "Shipments of Digital Still Cameras to Other Areas (Classified by Model)"
     
  9. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Phones can do a pretty good job of getting those snapshot photos.
    But, it seems to me more people I know say they want better options. Yet most times when I am out it seems like I am the only one with a dedicated camera...
     
  10. hannahntilly

    hannahntilly SC Regular

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    Apr 13, 2012
    Surrey, UK
    Peter
    Doesn't that mean you're up 50%.................? :biggrin:
     
  11. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    UMMM. Maybe. Do I have to actually admit, to faulty math? Not sure I can do that.:cool:
     
  12. Judderman62

    Judderman62 SC Regular

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    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
    Mike
    and Grammar ... it's Maths not Math ;)