3-c. Market Share of DSL(R)
- Panasonic's sudden growth in Nov. is due to G1's launch. (G1 is included in DSL(R) category.)
- While talking about 2009, the writer of the article introduces a BCN analyst's view who says a movie mode is a key feature in entry and mid range dSLR and in some pro models as well.
- This BCN analyst also pointed out that micro 4/3 could further cultivate the dslr market
and added that non-top 2 manufactureres might choose to join the micro 4/3.
I wonder who they are. Sony? - well, less likely. Pentax? Sigma? Fujifilm? or even Samsun? How about Kodak or GE? - dunno at all. Sigma, Fujifilm and Kodak are (sleeping) members of 4/3rds club, though.
I'm not sure whether the BCN analyst meant specifically the micro 4/3 or simply meant non-mirror type dslr but that is what the ASCII writer wrote.
about the chart;
green = Nikon
dark blue = Canon
yellow = Sony
red = Panasonic
beighe = Hoya/Pentax
purple = Olympus
P.S. The article does not say annual market share. According to another article I read last week, Canon was the number one in Japan last year, although the difference between Nikon is virtually nothing. I just could not find where the article was...