Thom Hogan has a piece on his blog about the closing of Calumet. http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/calumet-closes-its-doors.html He says this about halfway down, without citation: "The average selling price from the manufacturer of compact cameras at the end of 2013 was US$120, for mirrorless US$230, for DSLRs US$432, and for lenses US$176. In other words, it’s the lower end of the market that’s been running through all these stores and keeping the manufacturing plants open." I seem to remember Olympus saying that EM5 was critical to them not losing as much money as they might have last year. I know the lower end models sell in greater numbers but do the camera makers make much of a profit? For mirrorless at least, I would think those numbers are being driven down by all the clearance sales. What am I missing here?