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Top 20 models in 2011

The attaced tables show top 20 best selling models (interchangeable lens cameras) in Japan this year. Source: as usual BCN announced on Dec. 28.


1. Top 20 models occupy 84.6% of the total market of interchangeable-lens cameras. It was 88.1% in 2010, 87% in 2009 and 92.3% in 2008.

2. Top two brands, Canon (27.0%) and Nikon (22.5%), have jointly less than half this year. You might recall that these big two had 77% in 2008 and 58.9 last year.

From the above two points, we can say that users preferences are now spreading over more brands and more models.
This seems to me that market is getting healthier. From users viewpoints, it means users have more choices for both brands and models.

OTH this could mean even a fiercer competition to manufacturers, as they are required to invest various resources to more models and in shorter period of time.

3. In the middle of the year, mirrorless models altoghether had a third of the market, while at the end of the year it is a quarter (25.4%). However it has now a strong foothold in the market, despite some negative forecasts a few years ago.
In the second half of this year, Pentax and Nikon joined this segment with unique sensor size and design concepts. Fujifilm will also join quite soon.

More will follow about mirrorless models separately.

4. There's only one FF model, Canon 5D Mark II which has 1.5% of the total market. (1.6% in 2010 and 2.1% in 2009).
Successful for this particular model but I do not know about other models.

I just recall that Pentax once announced a FF model and later they withdrew the press release, saying the market size would not be big enough for them to justify the investment. Was Pentax correct?

I'm a little bit worried that as far as FF models are concerned, there might not be enough competition among players so that users can get benefit from it. But yes, rumours say Nikon and Sony will introduce new models next year.

By comparing top 20 in 2011 with previous years, we can also find some changes or progress of the market in the past years. But maybe its better to avoid a long post.

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p.s. Strictly speaking, the sales shown in this table is between Jan. 1st to Dec. 20th, this year.

p.s. 2 For 2010, see http://dpnow.com/forum2/showthread.php?t=11511

p.s. 3 Canon EOS X3 = 500D. I forgot to add in the table.
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3. In the middle of the year, mirrorless models altoghether had a third of the market, while at the end of the year it is a quarter (25.4%). However it has now a strong foothold in the market, despite some negative forecasts a few years ago.
In the second half of this year, Pentax and Nikon joined this segment with unique sensor size and design concepts. Fujifilm will also join quite soon.

More will follow about mirrorless models separately.
Oops. I made a mistake. I forgot to classify Olympus E-PL1 to the mirrorless. So the total market share of the mirrorless models should be 29.2%. and my earlier comments should be ignored accordingly.
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Re: Top 20 models in 2011

For a moment I thought it was going to be something else:

http://models.com/rankings/sexiest/
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For a moment I thought it was going to be something else:

http://models.com/rankings/sexiest/
Hi, are they analog or digital?
Somehow I get accustomed to a digital like her.
we are in a digital age, as you know.


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market share: mirrorless lens-interchangeable cameras

BCN says the the mirroless cameras market share reached 41.1% in July this year, the highest ever, in the total interchangeabel lens camera market.

Out of the mirrorless segment, the top 10 best selling mirrorless cameras for this period (Jan.1 - Dec. 20) is like the attached table below.

The second graph shows the monthly market share change of each brand during Jan to Nov.

Except Feb., Oly has been always No.1.
Sony seems to be the second/third. Because of the flood in Thailand, their market share declined from Oct. to Nov., says BCN.


dark blue=Olympus
brown=Panasonic
green=Sony
purple=Nikon
light blue=Pentax

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Hi, are they analog or digital?
Somehow I get accustomed to a digital like her.
we are in a digital age, as you know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTXO7...eature=related

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The crossover between reality and the new virtual world is becoming ever closer.

My son downloads lots of Japanese anime movies and series. He has learned quite a bit of Japanese language from them, although I'm not so sure it will help him when he visits the country next year

Hopefully 2012 will be a much better year for you all.

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Re: Top 20 models in 2011

A happy new year! It's already 2012 here.
Wish you and your family a peaceful and prosperous new year.
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