Administrators Andrew Reid Posted July 25, 2018 Administrators Share Posted July 25, 2018 And now I truly believe Panasonic and Olympus must go full frame too. The success of the Sony A7 series was the catalyst for Nikon's return to the mirrorless market after the failed 1 series experiment, and according to Nikkei the mirrorless market is forecast to eclipse the sales of DSLRs for the first time in 2018. So as you can see, Nikon's hand was forced. Now Canon too will be forced to put one foot in the future rather than an entire leg in the grave. Last year, of all units shipped, 7.5 million units were DSLRs, down 10% on the year, while 4 million were mirrorless, up 30%, according to CIPA. In 2018 the number of mirrorless cameras shipped are forecast to exceed those of DSLRs. That's quite a trend going on. We are looking at over 6 million mirrorless shipments vs DSLR down at 5 or even 4 million this year. If the trend continues, DSLRs (and potentially their lenses) will be obsolete in a few years. That is big news. Read the full article Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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