Mirrorless market share trends

DeeJayK

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This graph which purports to show market share by brand in the mirrorless space was posted a few days ago by FujiRumors:

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Obviously, the trend lines over the last three quarters of 2020 for both Olympus and Panasonic are worrying. If you extrapolate those numbers forward, both companies would be close to zero share by now. That said, neither company released any "breakthrough" cameras during this period, so perhaps that has something to do with it.

I'm not sure what one can glean from market share data, but I figured these numbers might be interesting to some folks here. I'm not trying to reignite the tired debate about which brand or system is "best". Unfortunately, the source of this information is a Financial Times article that sits behind a paywall, so I don't have any other context or details to share.

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Market share, or production share?

I hesitate to make any definite conclusions about market trends based purely on production numbers, and from one year only without comparing to previous years, especially considering the other things that happened around the world during that particular year.
 

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Market share, or production share?

I hesitate to make any definite conclusions about market trends based purely on production numbers, and from one year only without comparing to previous years, especially considering the other things that happened around the world during that particular year.
In the modern world of "lean" production, I'm guessing the distinction between "production share" and "market share" shouldn't be too large. If units start stacking up in warehouses production should get adjusted pretty quickly.

And yes, the last three quarters of 2020 were certainly an atypical time, but the same conditions applied for all the players in this market. And any decline in total production wouldn't be reflected in these charts.

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