The japanese website BCNranking displayed the latest data about the japanese camera market.
Most sold cameras with interchangeable lenses:
The E-PL2 is on position three with 6.4% of the whole volume share. The Panasonic GF2 is on Position 5 with 6.2%. And on position 9 you can find the in Japan only available E-PL1s.
Mirrorless Market Share (January to May 2011):
Olympus (37.95%), Sony (32.02%), Panasonic (30.03%). The year 2010 ended with following shares Panasonic (38.7%), Sony (32.2%), Olympus (29.1%).
Market share for all interchangeable cameras (Mirrorless and DSLR):
Canon (29.3%), Nikon (27.4%), Sony (15.0%), Olympus (12.7%), Panasonic (9.7%)
P.S.: 31% of all sold interchangeable cameras are Mirrorless.
One more GH2 relate news. Do you remind the battery grip announced by the chinese company Ownuser? They delayed the product release and a dpreview forum user got the following message:
“Dear sir We have project for GH2’s grip. We are very sorry, because some problems cause project delay. We also hope that GH2’s grip will be available at 7 / 31, but there may be extended to 8 / 15~30. thank!Sincerely, Ownuser Customer Service”
Pocket-Lint (Click here) tested the GF3: “Whilst the GF3 might not include everything we would have put on our wish list, for those making the step up from a point and shoot camera for the first time, this GF series Lumix is its most accessible yet. Plus, for any new users what it doesn’t offer in comparison to its predecessors won’t be missed”.
Cnet Asia (Click here) tested the new Panasonic G3: “Panasonic has impressed us with the G3’s sleek downsized chassis, but the touchscreen interface could have been more responsive“…”Though the G3 does have its quirks, the new camera offers good image quality and improved noise performance at higher ISO settings.”
The polish website with the so complicated name “Optyczne” (Click here) posted their G3 review: “After the test we have mixed feelings. On one hand, the camera offers very good image quality and low noise over a wide range of sensitivity, on the other hand, however, falls quite poorly in terms of tonal range. (google translation from polish)”
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