Perhaps many as you have become aware of the prediction Yu Yoshida (Credit Suisse analyst) made at the end of 2013 for those who do not (and bear good English), here are the article in the New York Times referred to his statements:
The analyst said that this year you entered only going to survive the smartphone revolution Canon, Nikon and Sony. That reflex cameras (DSLR) will disappear and reign mirrorless cameras (mirrorless, MILC, EVIL, CSC, MSC or DSLM).
Will having only reason based on sales statistics from each company? Or will there be also taken into account other factors such as new campaigns and new features of each brand, market trends and future trends?
Dissect the situation.
The photography market is not limited to the smartphone revolution.
As was once having everyone a compact camera, it is now having a mobile data and instantly upload photos to social networks. Just around the corner is the release of the Google Glass, and who knows what new technology the future holds.
Regarding the present and near future of brands, each of which has strengths to survive this technological fashion selfie.
Since photography ceased to be an exclusive area for professionals (or wealthy of the time) to become consumer electronics, major brands have had to put aside the
crazy prices exorbitant, to make way for more reasonable and competitive numbers . Not only have they had to reform their prices, they also had to offer new features and technologically renewed to keep their customers and attract new ones.
In recent years, especially in the past since 2013, the binomial Canon-Nikon has been invaded by Sony. A company that is not only dedicated to photography, but it also has other products in their line of fire as smartphones, TVs or game consoles. Canon apart from the cameras, also has its copiers and electronic office products. The “strong” within this tripartite is Nikon, which is dedicated exclusively to photography.
These three “big” are the ones that invest in the development DSRL, but photography is not exclusive of having or not an SLR.
Panasonic, Fujifilm and Olympus offer have more bridges and mirrorless cameras. Samsung has suddenly appeared. And do not forget to Polaroid and Pentax / Ricoh. You can quote Hasselblad and Leica, but that’s another level.
Sigma also be appointed, in a matter of objectives is already at his heels (if not exceeding) some of the best in the Canon range.
Tamron and Samyang, still devoted exclusively to the objectives, whenever they do best. All this adds tandem alternative brands many points as the “Giants” put the batteries by offering better products at more competitive prices.
The Las Vegas CES 2014 (Consumer Electronic Show) left so many novelties of all brands, that it is impossible to predict what will happen in the photographic market this year and next. Removing some exceptions that do not add too many new, all households in general have done your homework.
There are bridge cameras to bore without too many features that stand out, apart from a few with great zoom and good brightness. What stands out most of these cameras is their low prices.
Objectively, they take the palm Sigma and Panasonic.
As something different, taking months announcing the Socialmatic Polaroid. A digital camera that can print photos instantly. All regain the magic and not be stepping on the Fujifilm Instax.
Developments in mirrorless are rather scarce, but encouraging. All indications are that the new is more aimed at the amateur professional user (just look at the prices), and perhaps this is the long awaited (or dreaded) Analyst prophecy.
All have invested mainly connectivity (rare is the camera that does not have Wi-Fi) rather than improve the characteristics.
If you want a summary of the latest of each brand, you can see them here (it’s in English, but looking at the pictures that illustrate it is quite indicative):
Lock and conclusion, pointing out that the advances and new contributions published every house portend an interesting photographic year. Each has its market and is difficult to predict what will happen to the reign of the three “giants”.
What will happen? Whatever happens, enjoy what comes.