Trendspotting: Large-sensor compact cameras (CNET Asia article)



CNET Asia wrote an article analyzing the Large-sensor compact market.,39001469,62058412,00.htm

Interesting Andrew Kohle (director and general manager of Canon Consumer Imaging and Information Division of Canon Singapore) said “...that the company views the Micro Four Thirds system as a niche market and the firm will continue to focus on its dSLR business instead.“.

Should we believe him? Nope. They know there is a lot of money to make in this “niche market”!


Google trends: Olympus and Panasonic


We have taken a look on google trends to see how many people is searching for Olympus and Panasonic products. The first graph below shows you the Panasonic GF1, Olympus and Nikon D5000 ranking:
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Clearly the Nikon D500 has the edge over both Olympus and Panasonic models. Without any surprise the GF1 outperforms (in google trends) the E-P1. But you have to consider the GF1 has just been released.

We also compared three Olympus cameras and nobody will be surprised to see that the E-P1 is the clear winner.

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Than we compared the brand names. Canon easily wins but we have to say that Canon produces and sells many kind of products. Panasonic doesn’t perform that well if yo consider that Nikon and Olympus have not such a big range of consumer products.
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And finally the most interesting graph…43rumors is performing very well and we are close to canonrumors and nikonrumors. We have no idea why there is a gap in July and August but anyway we will catch them very soon or not? ;)
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How would you improve 43rumors?


Our goals are:
– create new content (reviews, comparison, videos,…?)
– increase traffic volume
– increase the interests on four-thirds and microfourthirds products

Do you have some ideas?
Please comment this post and let us know what you want.


43rumors poll: Do you want a 43rumors forum?


Dear readers. Many people is asking us why we do not have our own forum. We never thought we should make one because there are so many forums around.

But maybe it would be easier to you to discuss news and rumors if we have one. Let’s decide it now!
UPDATE: We would add many features like image upload and gallery.

Which feature would you most like to see in the next free update to Camera Kompare:

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