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?
I had a look at the most recent CIPA data (Jan-Sept 2016) and the digital camera market has continued to soften. Unfortunately that very likely means some potential price shocks ahead. Continue reading Potential price shocks ahead
The launch of the Nikon DL series of cameras has caused a significant amount of angst among many Nikon 1 owners. Many internet chat rooms seem to be brimming with opinions on why the Nikon DL product line will replace the Nikon 1 system. Many of these viewpoints are expressed from a photographer’s perspective in terms of specific camera features and potential image quality. Putting all of that aside, if we look at recent CIPA statistics and market segmentation, the idea that the Nikon DL series will replace the Nikon 1 system appears illogical.
This is the third (and possibly final article) in our short series that discusses various aspects of the digital camera market. I have an idea for an article that would describe the importance of various regional camera markets around the globe. Readers will need to let me know if they have any interest in such a piece. This article contains some CIPA information pertaining to interchangeable lens market dynamics.
This second instalment of our small series of articles, which examine CIPA statistics related to the digital camera market, will look at winners and losers (on a relative basis). Continue reading Digital camera market winners and losers
I had a few minutes today to go on the CIPA website to take a look at the state of the camera market. Not surprisingly the overall numbers show that digital camera sales continued to decline in 2015.
This is the first of a small series of short articles that look at various statistical aspects of the digital camera market. Continue reading Digital camera sales continued to decline in 2015
There’s been some interesting debate lately about what’s ‘wrong’ with the camera market as people try to understand the rather dramatic decline in unit sales that has been happening over the past 4 or 5 years with volumes down by more than half from their peak. I’ve been letting my old, porous brain muse on this for a bit and have some perspectives to share. Continue reading Is there really anything ‘wrong’ with digital camera sales volumes?