Olympus Market share up

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by drd1135, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    And it could not have happened to nicer folks! :) I also noticed that Canon, not Nikon, is #1 ins SLRs.
  2. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Good for them. Might be due to falling body prices and all of the special promos they've been having, so their margin numbers will be interesting.

    It will be an interesting year to watch with major announcements and releases coming - the new Nikons, new Sony A7000, new Canon announcements.

    Actually, I guess every year will be interesting as these companies fight overturn shrinking pie.
  3. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Bad news for Panasonic - they list third place to Canon in the mirrorless segment - shocking considering the offerings from Canon for mirrorless
  4. coffeecat

    coffeecat Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 4, 2012
    SW England
    Annoying use of maths in that article... If I had gone from 22% to 34% market share, I'd call that a 50% gain! But then percentages are often used like that, and it always annoys me. I really ought to just ignore it.
    Rant over.

    Oh, and yeah, I think the Panny thing is weird too...
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  5. sriracha

    sriracha ballistic photons Subscribing Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    market share increases while profitability went to negative... did the share gain come at the expense of reduced margins?
  6. TonyG

    TonyG Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 15, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    That's really discouraging news about Panasonic. I believe they need to reduce the number of models they produce and concentrate on them. What they are doing great now isn't working. The new 100-400mm zoom should be popular so that's a bright spot.
  7. peppermonkey

    peppermonkey Mu-43 Regular

    May 20, 2013
    Toronto, Canada
    They need to make a camera that is desirable like Olympus does. And if at all possible, include some new innovation that is also desirable, like a new sensor that has actual IQ benefits, or global shutter. Basically come up with the equivalent of Olympus's original E-M5. Personally I like what Panasonic does and their designs are good but seems looks over function, as long as that function is good enough, does better in the market place.
    Possibly design a Leica'ish camera. Heck, even collaborate with Leica for the aesthetics side of things (thinking along the lines of their M series).

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  8. ntblowz

    ntblowz Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 13, 2011
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Look at the number of thread on Olympus and Panasonic forum and why I am not surprised? Some how the major push to "4K video" instead of taking stills that majority of camera buyer do makes them alienating their existing clients.
  9. TonyG

    TonyG Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 15, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    They would probably love to provide a new sensor with significant IQ gains but none are available. It's not so bad on this forum but on another more gear oriented forum there are endless posts complaining that Olympus and Panasonic don't provide more megapixels. They are stuck trying to juggle the desires of their user base and the reality of sensor design. They have been saying for years that an increase in pixel density doesn't necessarily lead to a dramatic increase in IQ. No one believes them.
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  10. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    It's tough to be Panasonic. They threw everything but the kitchen sink (well, weather sealing) at the GX7, and then it had all its thunder stolen in the mainstream press by the E-M1, which is admittedly a higher end body.

    So afterwards, they threw everything including the kitchen sink into the GX8. Newest and best M4/3 sensor on the market, DFD, new IBIS, 4K video, weather-sealing, fully-articulated screen, all the direct physical controls imaginable, the best EVF on the entire mirrorless market. Literally the only feature it doesn't have is PDAF, which Panasonic seems opposed to implementing.

    ...and then it had all its thunder stolen by...the GX7? The fact that it's bigger than the old model? The fact that some people don't like the looks?

    I don't know. I don't understand how the GX8 doesn't constitute a "desirable" model.

    Olympus definitely has superior IBIS, but otherwise I just don't understand why there's such a disparity in the sales of the cameras. Olympus certainly has the better name recognition as an "old-school" camera brand, I guess.
  11. Benzy

    Benzy Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 18, 2014
    Just giving my perspective, but I passed on the GX8 in favor of the Olympus E-M5ii mostly for the "Pro" lenses with stabilization. The 12-40 has an edge over the pana 12-35 imo, and there's only one 40-150 f/2.8. So Oly it was.

    That being said, I seriously considered the GX8 when the PL100-400 came out. I have no objections to the GX8, and would probably enjoy using it just as much.
  12. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    Remember these are just Japanese numbers.
  13. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Actually, whilst I initially reacted negatively to the GX8, it's beginning to grow on me! If I were looking for a hump-less u43 body, I'd probably buy it in preference to the Pen F.
  14. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    I like that. No more rangefinder style. From now on it's hump-less mirrorless (more or less).
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  15. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Legend

    So are you saying that Olympus missed the boat by not using the Black Eyed Peas, "My Humps" song for their OM-D marketing.
  16. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Does that mean you couldn't shoot with a rangefinder on Wednesday because that's hump day?
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  17. TonyG

    TonyG Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 15, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    I'm not a Panasonic user but I have to say this is shocking. Panasonic makes incredible cameras and lenses.
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