Camera sales history from 2011 till today. Mirrorless hype is over. DSLR rules.


Worldwide shipments of DSLR and MR like cameras

Vitaly from Personal View (Click here) analyzed the worldwide shipment data from Japanese companies and made those graphs.

It looks to me that the Mirrorless sales are stagnating while DSLR is doing pretty well. I have not the experience to tell you why it is so. Certainly Mirrorless lacks in some areas like:

– missing FF mirrorless cameras (except of course the super expensive Leica M niche).
– people perception that “Bigger is Better”.
– Nikon and Canon conservative approach to the mirrorless world.
– Limited marketing resources of companies like Panasonic-Olympus-Pentax compared to Canon-Nikon impressive PR machine.
– limited lens range compared to DSLR systems.
– lack of optical viewfinder tech (except Fuj X PRO 1 hybrid solution).

Shipping by type in Americas and Europe.

If things will keep going like that Panasonic and Olympus may should consider to reinvest in the DSLR business. Although I don’t think that’s their plan (at least for now). Olympus is supposed to launch a new E-5 successor in early September while Panasonic quietly stepped out of the DSRL market. Maybe they should just make Mirrorless cameras…bigger? ;)

More graphs at Personal View (Click here).


Europe: Free battery grip for GH3 and E-M5 in UK.


There is some life on planet Europe too (from a deals point of view):

In UK you can claim a free battery grip for the GH3 (Click here) and for the E-M5 (Click here). UK is also the first country in the world that already discounted the price on the new E-P5 (Click here). It was indeed alreayd much too expensive before the price drop!

And now some continental Europe deals:
100 Euro off on the superb Nokton 25mm f/0.95 lens on Pixmania eBay (Click here).
If you dont’ care about the color than you can get the Violet E-Pm1 with 14-42mm lens for 187 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here).
First Olympus 75mm under 900 Euro at FotoMundus (Click here).
Free 40-150mm lens at Olympus Nordic (Click here).

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Metabones launches the new Nikon G to MFT Speed Booster!


If you own Nikon G lenses you can finally grab the just launched Speed Booster adapter for MFT! It’s in Stock on Metabones website. This si their second adapter for Micro Four Thirds after the Leica R version. And soon to come is the third adapter for OM lenses. The Metabones adapter may be pricey but do deliver a far better quality than the Lens Turbo (coming soon) or Vizelex (in Stock at Amazon) alternatives.

Click on the link to check the OM lens price and auctions on eBay: 21mm f/2.0 and 21mm f/3.5 lens, 24mm f/2.0 and 24mm f/2.8 and 24mm f/3.5 shift lens, 28mm f/2.0 and 28mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/3.5 lens, 35mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.8 shift lens, 40mm f/2.0 lens, 50mm f/1.2 and 50mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.0 macro and 50mm f/3.5 lens, 55mm f/3.5 macro lens, 85mm f/2.0 lens, 90mm f/2.0 macro lens, 100mm f/2.0 and 100mm f/2.8 lens, 135mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/3.5 lens, 180mm f/2.0 and 180mm f/2.8 lens, 200mm f/4.0 and 200mm f/5.0 lens, 250mm f/2.0 lens, 300mm f/4.5 lens, 350mm f/2.8 lens,, 400mm f/6.4 lens, 500mm f/8.0 lens, 600mm f/6.6 lens, 1000mm f/11 lens.


(UPDATED) $230 price drop on the GH3 at Amazon and BHphoto!


It’s Panasonic US deal day!

There is an huge $230 price drop on the GH3 at Amazon US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). You now pay $1,068.98 for the camera and there is also a 2% back in Reward (makes you pay $1.047 for the camera). You can also get it for $1.099 bundled with Lightroom 4 at Kenmorecamera (Click here).

And the G5 got a $100 price drop too at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).


(FT3) Some low end OMD specs…


According to one source the new low end OMD model will be priced below the new Olympus E-P5. It will have:
– Same shape as the E-M5
– Same 16MP sensor
– EVF with lower resolution EVF (compared to the 2.3 from the OMD)
– 2 axis stabilization
– no weather sealing


The source was keen to say that he is not 100% sure about the specs but that’s the official he got from “his sources”. This doens’t sound like a spectacular camera (LOL). I hope the rumor tunrs out to be not entirely true! If it’s true than the Panasonic GX7 will definitely kill the new OMD sales!

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