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Old Sep 29, 2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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I posted this in the Sony forum, but curious what others think:


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Old Sep 30, 2008, 7:20 PM   #2
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Actually theses are quite sobering numbers: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=58

This is the market share for individual camera models:

Canon XSi/450D: 14.5%
Canon XTi/400D: 14.4%
Nikon D80: 13.1%
Canon 40D: 9.9%
Nikon D40: 9.2%
Nikon D60: 9.1%
Nikon D300: 4.4%
Sony A350: 4.1%
Nikon D40x: 3.8%
Sony A200: 2.8%
What this is saying is the dSLR market share is fought at the low-end where Canon is doing quite well. In fact Canon is holding close to 30% of the market with just the Rebel line alone, while it took Nikon 3 models D40, D40x, D60 and some of the D80 sale to match it (Ever wonder where Sony got the idea of introducing three low-end dSLR models at once? )

The 40D number is also interesting at 9.9% that's double that of the D300 which pretty much indicates that this market is sensitive to and segmented by price:
For example if one were to add all the XTi/XSi and 40D models up that's already 38.8% leaving only 1.8%(40.6-38.8 ) left for the remaining Canon's models (i.e. 5D, 1DMrkIII, and 1DsMrkIII combined) according to the reported total in the link...
Applying the same math to the Nikon line up leaves us with only 1.1%(40.7-39.6) market share for their D2x/D3/D700!!!

-> While very glamorous (and I would like to have one) Sony is not going to be selling many A900 according to theses numbers - I hate to see what the market share is like for the MF...
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