Datos relevantes, bueno, lo de relevantes es un decir:
- La primera tabla es divertida: habla de la depredación telefonillera y de la extinción de las compactas
- No soy capaz de recordar que pasó en el año 2012 y el por qué del boom de ventas ese año.
- Si soy capaz de ver que al año pasado se vendieron 4,1 millones de mirrorless y solo 1,8 millones de DSLR (70% vs 30%), y yo no estaba allí, en las “mirrorless”, digo.
The latest CIPA December numbers and comparison for the last 15 years
2012 es cuando se empezaron a vender con cierto volumen las primeras cámaras sin espejo (había modelos de Olympus, Panasonic, Sony y Fuji). Pero era solo un espejismo que se solapó con el boom de los smartphones:
The Fujifilm X-Pro1, announced in January 2012, was the first non-rangefinder mirrorless with a built-in optical viewfinder. Its hybrid viewfinder overlaid electronic information, including shifting frame-lines, to compensate for the parallax effect. Its 2016 successor, the X-Pro2, had an updated version of this viewfinder.
Beyond just consumer interest, mirrorless lens systems created significant interest from camera manufacturers as a possible alternative to high-end camera manufacturing. Mirrorless cameras have fewer moving parts than DSLRs, and are more electronic, which is an advantage to electronic manufacturers (such as Panasonic, and Samsung), while reducing the advantage that dedicated camera manufacturers have in precision mechanical engineering. Sony’s entry level full frame mirrorless α7 II camera has a 24-megapixel 5-axis stabilised sensor, but is more compact and less expensive than any full-frame sensor DSLR.
Canon was the last of the major manufacturer of DSLRs to announce their own mirrorless camera, announcing the Canon EOS M in 2012 with APS-C sensor and 18 mm registration distance similar to the one used by NEX.
In the longer term Olympus decided that mirrorless may replace DSLRs entirely in some categories; Olympus America’s DSLR product manager speculated that by 2012 Olympus DSLRs (the Olympus E system) might be mirrorless, though still using the Four Thirds System (not Micro Four Thirds).
Panasonic UK’s Lumix G product manager John Mitchell, speaking to the Press at the 2011 «Focus on Imaging» show in Birmingham, reported that Panasonic «G» camera market share was almost doubling each year, and that the UK Panasonic «G» captured over 11% of all interchangeable camera sales in the UK in 2010, and that the UK «CSC» sales made up 23% of the interchangeable lens market in the UK, and 40% in Japan.
In May 2010 the prices of interchangeable-lens camera ranged from US$550 to $800, a little higher than entry-level DSLRs and significantly more than high-end compact cameras.
Sony announced their 2011 sales statistics in September 2012, which showed that mirrorless lenses had 50% of the interchangeable lens market in Japan, 18% in Europe, and 23% worldwide. Since then, Nikon and others entered the mirrorless market.
Due to the downward trend of the world camera market, mirrorless camera sales suffered, but not as drastically and was compensated with increase by about 12 percent in the Japanese mirrorless camera market.