For the first nine months last year the camera market was showing some signs of modest growth. This led to some optimism that the worst was over and that the camera makers could begin to move forward with some market stability on the horizon. Over the past 5 months this trend has stalled and now some signs of camera market erosion are once again evident. Should this negative trend continue it appears prudent that we should prepare ourselves for less selection and higher prices when it comes to camera gear. Continue reading Get Ready for Less Selection and Higher Prices
Our friends at Photography Life have just published a new article, Camera Market Tracking for Increases in 2017, on their website. Readers interested in seeing this new article can use the link provided. Continue reading Camera Market Tracking for Increases in 2017 on Photography Life
The June 2017 CIPA statistics are now available, which allowed us to do a brief mid-year analysis. Our assessment is that the camera market is heading for a modest increase over 2016. Continue reading Camera Market Heading for Modest Increase Over 2016
This short article provides readers with a May 2017 camera market update, using the most recent CIPA statistics. Continue reading May 2017 Camera Market Update
Readers interested in viewing a short camera market statistics article I wrote for Photography Life (Camera Market Stabilizing – April 2017 Update), can use the provided link.
This short article provides a 1st quarter 2017 camera market update based on recently available CIPA statistics. Continue reading 1st Quarter 2017 Market Update
For readers who enjoy getting periodic updates on statistics on the camera market, this year-end 2016 market update provides a few slides detailing market volumes globally and by geographic region, as well as some insights on the relative size of various regions in terms of their importance. Continue reading Year-End 2016 Market Update
The year-end CIPA data is available and I took a little time out of my schedule today to create a short update. Continue reading Camera Market Year-End 2016 Update
I had a quick look at CIPA statistics today which now include November 2016. Over the past three months there has been a bit of a recovery in the fixed lens camera market. As a result Nikon DL prospects look better than they did a few months ago. Continue reading DL prospects look better
Many people have been wondering what’s happening with the Nikon DL product line. After being announced in February of 2016 the DLs have been rumoured to have run into some kind of quality or production issue, which has postponed their availability. This issue has been dragging on for a while now. Looking at recent CIPA data (October 2016) has me beginning to wonder if the Nikon DL line may be dead in the water due to changes in market conditions. Continue reading Nikon DL dead in the water?