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[filmscanners] RE: film and scanning vs digital photography

Some 2006 Japan-only figures put the 5D at a low single-digit portion of
DSLRs overall (and DSLRs are only about 5% of digital camera unit sales).
The 1Ds would be a smaller fraction still.  This is just from memory, but
together they'd be 2-3% of the DSLR market, 100,000-150,000 units. (and
that's optimistic)

Canon's profile benefits from the high visibility sports market, and for now
the 1D Mk III intro.  I'd be interested to see figures on the pro-level
market, whether by # of users or sales.  This year's total DSLRs have Nikon
doing quite well with the newer D80, D40 & D40x giving them Japan-only lead
over Canon at about 48-38% Jan-April this year.


World DSLR market in 2006 was 5.2 million units, up 39% over 2005.  Unit
sales were 46% Canon, 33% Nikon then Olympus, Sony and Pentax-Samsung at
5-6% each.  Nikon's growth was a hair under the total, Canon's was 1/4 under
with their lost market share going to Olympus and Pentax-Samsung. I'm not
sure how Sony's doing compared to Konica-Minolta -- some stories portrayed
steady sales after the Sony take-over, others told of a burst then drop off.


Bob G

-----Original Message-----
From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of gary
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 12:38 PM
To: bobgeo@dgiinc.com
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: film and scanning vs digital photography

A cropped sensor really doesn't give you more reach. If you think about
it, you could just crop a full size image to get more "reach."

R. Jackson wrote:
> On Jul 10, 2007, at 6:23 AM, Berry Ives wrote:
>> Does anyone know what is the market share of FF digital among
>> professional photographers working digitally today?
> It seems to me that most working pros are using the 1.3x crop Canons.
> I see those more than just about anything else. Of course, the crop
> factor gives their big white lenses a little more reach and the 1D
> series has always had much higher frame rates and burst capabilities
> than their full-frame 1Ds cousin. With Kodak and Contax out of the
> market that's left Canon's 5D and 1Ds as the only FF cameras that I'm
> aware of. Of course, Sony and Nikon may both have FF models waiting
> in the wings, if current rumors are accurate. Personally, I wouldn't
> mind shooting with a FF sensor, but the 1Ds is more expensive than
> I'm willing to go and the 5D (which I considered) is saddled with a
> body design and control layout from Canon's low-end cameras. If price
> were no object I'd own a 1Ds, but in addition to being expensive it's
> a real brick. It's about 3 1/2 pounds with no lens. An E-410 weighs
> less than a pound.
> -Rob

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