ICinsights camera market predictions: Camera shipments reduced to half by end 2017.

ICinsights (found via MirrorlressRumors) posted an analysis of what could happen with the camera market till end 2017. The overall camera turnover will shrink to a half by end of 2017 compared with the peak reached in 2011.  But the good news for the camera companies is that the System Camera Market is expected to growth. And that’s where companies usually have higher profit margins. As we know from previous Panasonic/Olympus financial reports both companies will focus more on that high-end camera market.

Interesting: If you look at the non conventional camera market the future looks bright. Medical cameras (where Olympus leads the market), Surveillance cameras, car cameras, tablets and smartphone cameras sales are expected to growth further.

a little bit of everything…


Panasonic GH4 – FLO$$

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review by Steve Digicams.
Sony RX10 vs. Panasonic FZ1000 : duel en basse lumière (Focus Numerique).
GH4 first impression review by Jamie Jansen.
Some thoughts on the GH3 by Duncan Martin.

Michael: Here is my second article about the Olympus E-P5: http://www.qamera.com/2014/07/08/olympus-pen-day-city/. The first one is here: http://www.qamera.com/2014/07/02/olympus-pen-ep5/

Ben:Not a rumor, but a shot I captured with the GH4…http://500px.com/photo/76314327/ So far very happy with the performance of the camera.

Xyl:Hello there, I just finished a new GH4 4K vidéo of Paris. The shots were from daytime to night time. If you’re interested you may go take a look at it on Vimeo.
http://vimeo.com/100464677

Julien:Here is a short edit of Freestyle Motocross, a profile of Julien Morel a french FMX rider. Everything is shot with the Panasonic GH3 and couple old lenses. GH4 brings prosumer cams in a new world, but the oldish GH3 is always a very good camera and give really good results. I think that the most powerful camera is your mind! https://vimeo.com/100590796

Heather & Mat: “Last night we quite literally went “shooting for the moon”!  Here we have some 4K footage from the Lumix GH4 of the super moon as it travelled up from the horizon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GocBZ_zerU

 

Panasonic doubles the camera production: Produces now 5,000 GH4 per month.

Good news for Panasonic. The demand of the latest GH4 MFT camera is much higher than they expected. The Japanese site Nikkan reports that Panasonic is now producing double as cameras as planned thanks to increased production in their Chinese fab in Xiamen. They can now make 5,000 GH4 per month.

GH4 North American store links:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

GH4 Europen store links:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian store links:
Digitalrev and Digidirect Australia.

4K cards
Kingston 16-32-64 GB SDHC UHS-I Speed Class 3 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sandisk 16-32-64 GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II Memory Card at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Transcend 64-128 GB High Speed 10 UHS-3 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic 16-32-64 GB SDHC-UHS-I U3 Card (90MB/s) at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

a little bit of everything…


Atomos Blade and Panasonic GH4 Setup Guide from Atomos Video on Vimeo.

PanaLeica 15mm review @ CameraStuffReview
Comparison between the OM-D E-M1 and the X-T1, its main competitor (Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews).
Shooting Experience: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (Dpreview).
New promotion on all Lumix cameras at Panasonic Australia.

Pier-Yves:tested the Lumix Panasonic Leica Lens 15mm f/1.7 with the DMC-GH4.
• DMC-GH4 + Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 VS Olympus 17mm f/1.8 > https://vimeo.com/99292489
• DMC-GH4 + Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 > https://vimeo.com/99273041
I chose to film in 1080p for comparison with my previous DMC-GH3.

Ruban:Filming with Ellie https://vimeo.com/99975829

Kai:Just wanted to share a video I just created in Chicago, IL for Modern Luxury / CS Magazine, a fashion/travel/nightlife oriented large publication in the US.
This video was made using the Panasonic GH4 (bought via the great Vitaliy’s website personal-view.com), G6 and GH2 using all kinds of gears (steadicam merlin, manfrotto steadimodo, tripods & slider) & lenses over a period of a 6-day fashion photo/video shoot in the end of spring, to highlight some of the nightlife hotels/lounges in Chicago. Lenses used were Canon FD 50mm F1.4 (with and without RJ Lens Turbo), SLR Magic 25mm F0.95, Olympus 9-18mm, Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8, 20mm F1.7, 14 -140mm among others. Some footage was shoot at 4K on the GH4, some others at 1080p60/96/24 fps on GH4 or G6 or GH2 (with hack).
Feel free to spot which camera was used for which sequence ;-).
Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/99548186
I’ve won quite a few awards using the Panasonic G/GH cameras in the past few years… such as PDN (Photo District News) Photo Annual in 2012, American Aperture Awards in 2013, and PDN Top Knots in 2012 & 2013. This goes to say that one doesn’t need to shoot with Canon cameras to be a professional these days.
You can see more of my works (all of them shot with micro 43 cameras) at: www.kaiducluong.com