market pulse archives (252 posts)



Newsbytes: new Canon Pixma and Selphy printers, 24" Wacom tablet, etc, July 10, 2012
No new cameras today like the BenQ f1.8 surprise yesterday, but we had some other Newsbytes: + Canon launches three Pixma MG-series printers via Photography Blog and Engadget et al + Canon launches one new Selphy CP900 printer via Photography... Continue

Warning of Serpents: Wifi or become the mice! (market research), May 25, 2012
Oops, that title may be a better match for a pulpy fanfic blog, but it was hard to resist ;-) Amateur Photographer UK writes that a new InfoTrends market research report is ringing the alarm bell for the camera manufacturers... Continue

Market Analysis: USA Q1:2012 by IDC and NPD Group, May 8, 2012
TWICE has a detailed article talking about Q1 (first quarter of 2012) sales of digital cameras in the USA market, analysis of the segments doing well and not-so-well, and forecast for future quarters. This is actually a very good read,... Continue

DSLRs production beats mirrorless 5 to 1 in Q1 2012 according to CIPA, May 1, 2012
Since we fell into the numbers trap in the previous post, it is time to look at another snapshot of the market! Take a look at the CIPA production data in the March 2012 PDF file. Look at the columns... Continue

Interview with camera designer: Samsung NX1000 (he also did EX1/TL500), May 1, 2012
I am sure you often w[o/a]ndered what was in their heads when they designed a camera this or that way. The Samsung Imaging blog gives us some insight on the design of the new Samsung NX1000 consumer-mirrorless camera with a... Continue

Full Frame Strikes Back (Also: where have all the new APS-C traditional DSLRs gone?), March 3, 2012
With the launch of the Canon 5D Mark III, we have had five new 35mm full frame DSLRs since October 2011 (Canon 1D X, 5D Mark III, Nikon D4, D800, D800E). This is a mini-renaissance for the format. Before the... Continue

Mirrorless Big In Japan: CIPA publishes DSLR vs Mirrorless shipment data by region, February 9, 2012
CIPA is also taking part in the festivities of the CP Plus Trade Show, and DC Watch Impress has published a report from the CIPA presentation (computer-translated). Of great interest is this pie chart that shows the DSLR vs Mirrorless... Continue

Best selling cameras of our time: the iPhones, January 24, 2012
Our regular readers may recall our repeated desperate attempts to help the many tech bloggers understand why the iPhone is the most popular camera on flickr. This time we will try to make the point with these numbers: + for... Continue

Year in Review (Episode #4): Top Sellers among our Readers, January 4, 2012
Welcome to a new episode of the Year In Review series. In this episode, we look at the top selling cameras among our Readers at some of the major online retailers. Thanks to everyone for making your purchases through this... Continue

Year in Review (Episode #3): The Interchangeable Lens Cameras by numbers (Mirrorless vs DSLRs), January 1, 2012
Happy New Year! Time for episode #3 in our on-going Year in Review soap-opera. Today's episode focuses on the interchangeables of 2011 which brought us 20-something newly announced interchangeable lens (or sensor-thing) cameras... [UPDATE: Added a new chart at the... Continue

Year in Review (Episode #2): Big in Japan:: Mirrorless Gains, M43rds Wins Mirrorless segment, December 28, 2011
We continue our Year in Review series with episode #2: "Big in Japan", which mirrors last year's episode Big in Japan (2010). Here we look at the market share of interchangeable lens cameras in Japan as set forth by BCNRanking... Continue

Year in Review (Episode #1): Camera Announcements in Charts (and most by manufacturer), December 28, 2011
We are getting an earlier start this year with our Year In Review series! In this episode, we take a charts-and-graphs look at the new camera announcements in 2011. This is mirroring last year's post. Fuji may have had a... Continue

GfK UK market research: DSLR, mirrorless, superzooms bright spots (P&S down), October 26, 2011
Market research firm GfK has released some of their market research data for the first nine months of 2011 in the UK market which you can find summarized and press released at dpreview. The GfK press release is a little... Continue

iSuppli: Smartphones eating into entry-level digital cameras, October 16, 2011
Taiwan News quotes market research firm IHS iSuppli in new market research stating that entry-level digital cameras are very vulnerable to smartphones. This has been mentioned a hundred times before, but this time the analyst is being more specific on... Continue

Trend-spotting: Top 5 mirrorless camera kits on Google Product Search, October 10, 2011
Let's see what the top five mirrorless camera kits are on "Froogle" (aka "Google Product Search"). This is based on price searches, not purchases. The formula is one of many Google secrets, but observationally, it looks like a time-weighted algorithm.... Continue

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