Did Sony knock Nikon out of the number 2 spot?

2 months 3 days ago #660802 by Greg Friedman
Random question.  Is Sony now the number 2 size camera maker in the world behind Canon?  Pushing Nikon to number 3?  


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2 months 3 days ago #660803 by garyrhook
Based on what metric?

And, frankly, who cares? Why is that important?


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2 months 3 days ago #660823 by michaelsmith
No, Canon is still Number 1 and Nikon still number 2. 
However camera sales have been dropping badly over past few years :(


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2 months 3 days ago #660831 by effron

michaelsmith wrote:  
However camera sales have been dropping badly over past few years :(


Not badly, it got over saturated. Most manufacturers are making gear that lasts now, we aren't seeing upgrades that we all must have...maybe just pros. Also, many are awaiting the mirrorless releases. 
Sony is a major player and much bigger than Canon if all product is counted. 

Why so serious?
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2 months 3 days ago #660923 by Greg Friedman

garyrhook wrote: Based on what metric?

And, frankly, who cares? Why is that important?


I was wondering, that's why.  Is there a problem with my question?  

Just wondering, as I said "RANDOM question".  I've been reading about Sony kicking ass, and then I seem to recall hearing something about Sony taking Nikons number two position.  While I get it, Sony has something like a  8-10 year head start in the mirrorless market.  Which seems to be the direction the market is turning.  So Nikon and Canon are playing catch up.  Canon most likely has enough market share buffer to still hold the number one spot while they get their butts in gear.  Nikon if what I seem to recall hearing doesn't.  So if this was correct, they would have slipped to number 3.  

Very relevant question, that I was curious about.  


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2 months 2 days ago #660938 by garyrhook

Greg Friedman wrote:

garyrhook wrote: Based on what metric?

And, frankly, who cares? Why is that important?


I was wondering, that's why.  Is there a problem with my question?  

Just wondering, as I said "RANDOM question".  I've been reading about Sony kicking ass, and then I seem to recall hearing something about Sony taking Nikons number two position.  While I get it, Sony has something like a  8-10 year head start in the mirrorless market.  Which seems to be the direction the market is turning.  So Nikon and Canon are playing catch up.  Canon most likely has enough market share buffer to still hold the number one spot while they get their butts in gear.  Nikon if what I seem to recall hearing doesn't.  So if this was correct, they would have slipped to number 3.  

Very relevant question, that I was curious about.  


No, of course there's nothing wrong. But even random questions can have a precipitating event: an article, some report, a commentary in a blog, etc. Asking "why" is also an effort to seek clarity in the question, because a simple question isn't always so clear. In this case, define "number 2 spot"? (You can consider that somewhat rhetorical, if you like.)

Nikon produced a line of mirrorless cameras for quite a while (recall the Nikon 1) that could be reasonably assumed to play into the technology of the Z. Canon's M series, same thing. I'm not sure claiming an 8-10 year lead is accurate? But I'm not going to go research that. A comment above points out that Nikon is still in second place.

Given what is happening with (serious) cameras (by which I mean anything with interchangeable lenses) my biggest concern is the overall health of the company, not market share. I figure that, given my age, I'll not have anything to worry about before i get to the point I can no longer make a photo.


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2 months 2 days ago #660979 by Ottis
Did you guys try the Nikon 1 J1 and J5 are the ones I remember.  I didn't like how they felt.  I have big hands and these were a no go for me.  Saw at the Photo Plus show in NYC.


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2 months 2 days ago #661050 by ThatNikonGuy
1. Canon
2. Sony
3. Nikon


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2 months 1 day ago #661244 by Crammer
I bet we are going to see a huge leap from Canon during next 12 months.  Some of the rumor sites have some sound thoughts on where Canon is going.  From recent filed patents to comments CEO has made.  All you Canon boys and girls have some new toys coming to your market soon.   Apparently there is a big upgrade coming to the EOS R as well. 


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