As a matter of fact, CIPA has published data for the entire 2013 year, along with previous years going back to 2003 for shipments of digital cameras with interchangeable lenses. The 2013 shipments is a 15% drop from 2012, but that's on the heels of 28%, 22%, 30%, 2%, 30%, 42%, 39% and 53% increases for each prior year.
(I have no doubt that there were those that predicted the downfall of the dSLR after CIPA published an increase of only 2% for 2009. They were just as wrong as the authors of the articles linked to in the OP.)
Yes, 2013 was lower than 2012, but it was still higher than 2011 and every year before it.
- The lens is the thing.
- 'Full Frame' is the new 'Medium Format'.
- "One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions." - Tex Johnston, Boeing 707 test pilot.
Last edited by TCav; Feb 5, 2014 at 3:37 PM.