I don’t want to say I told you so! But I might…

I’ve been saying this for some time now. The big two photography companies (Nikon and Canon) have got to keep an eye on the competition and the needs and wants of the consumer both amateur and pro. I’m reading of many hobbyists and pros that are switching from heavy dSLR gear to the lighter Sony, NEX, Fuji X and Olympus OMD cameras. Don’t question the image quality of these cameras they are there and in some cases have to be seen to be believed. Is this the slow death of dSLR’s? Its taken some time for Blackberry to succumb to the smart phone competition, but it looks like history maybe repeating itself in the camera market.

It now appears that the market is catching up with our illustrious duo and its being reflected in stock market prices! They are losing market share and in some cases rather rapidly.

Heres an article that substantiates my view, which I think you will find of interest…

http://business.financialpost.com/2013/10/05/point-shoot-collapse-why-big-camera-companies-are-the-next-blackberry/?__lsa=1076-7864

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3 thoughts on “I don’t want to say I told you so! But I might…

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I can only comment on Nikon since I have followed them for so long, but they really have to come up with a new game plan and soon. They really – in my opinion – flopped with their try at a mirrorless camera. The D610 is Nikon trying to save face and the D5300 is just not needed. They need a game changer and I don’t believe it is going to come in the form of a DSLR. Nikon needs to wake up.

    1. I used Nikon cameras for nearly 35 years. At the moment I feel sad the way things are looking for such a unique company. Only time will tell on this I just hope they have something up their sleeve.
      But upgrading cameras (ie D600-610 and D5200-5300) in my opinion is not the way to progress.

      1. I hope so to. Nikon makes great cameras. The D610 was their way of saving face. They did the same thing with the SB900-910. As for the 5300…. totally useless. They need to look around and see what other companies are doing. Sony just upped the ante in the mirrorless domain. Fuji is a game changer, plain and simple. Then you have Olympus. Nikon? where are you?

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