Kodak's DSLR sales are good! (From dpreview site)

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by RichA, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    I'm surprised at this, but I guess since they were
    pretty fast off the mark with a pro DSLR they've
    carved a niche. Good for Kodak.

    As shown in the IDC report, Canon's lead is because of DSLR sales of
    1.44 million (12.63 - 11.19). That number is consistent with the
    production numbers of the various Canon DSLRs.
    Digital cameras excluding DSLRs
    1. Sony 12.32m 17.2%
    2. Canon 11.19m 15.7%
    3. Kodak 8.63m 12.1%

    These two sets of number reveal that Kodak DSLR sales are in the
    ballpark of 80,000 (give or take somewhere in between -10,000 to
    +10,000 since the numbers are rounded).

    That's a lot given that they have two DSLRs in the $3500 price range:
    DSLR/c and DSLR/n. It looks like Kodak may be doing better in DSLR
    sales than some people anticipated! Kodak is the king/queen of 35mm
    full-frame DSLRs in sales number! [given that the 1Ds Mk II production
    numbers are at least half of that number].

    Digital cameras total
    1. Canon 12.63m 17.1%
    2. Sony 12.32m 16.7%
    3. Kodak 8.71m 11.8%
    RichA, Apr 30, 2005
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  2. Kodak DSLRs are popular in studios. The noise levels are not an issue
    because the photographer is shooting at low ISO speeds, with good lighting.
    And of course many of these professional studio photographers were using
    Nikon film SLRs, so they wanted a full frame Nikon compatible D-SLR, and
    Nikon doesn't offer one yet.
    Steven M. Scharf, Apr 30, 2005
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  3. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    RichA wrote:

    Got a link to the report Rich?
    Alan Browne, Apr 30, 2005
  4. RichA

    RichA Guest

    No, sorry. The poster didn't bother, I couldn't find it.
    RichA, Apr 30, 2005
  5. RichA

    RichA Guest

    This is interesting;

    From: http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/news/articles/story_3030.html

    IDC - Top 6 global digital camera sales
    Of the 74 million digital cameras shipped last year, 2.5 million were
    SLR models, IDC said, with 58 percent sold by Tokyo- based Canon,
    compared with 3.2 percent for Kodak. IDC did not break down SLR sales
    in its 2003 ranking, when 800,000 such cameras were sold. Olympus had
    a 2004 market share of 11.2 percent. Nikon Corp. pulled ahead of Fuji
    Photo Film for fifth place with 9.3 percent to 9.1 percent for Fuji.
    All of the companies are based in Tokyo. Kodak's U.S. market share for
    digital cameras was 21.9 percent last year, while Sony had 19.4
    percent, IDC said in February.
    RichA, Apr 30, 2005
  6. I didn't bother trying to locate the exact report, but you might try a
    search at idc.com for the terms "digital SLR". A google search for the
    terms "IDC digital SLR canon" is also productive. Too lazy to read all
    the results myself atm.

    Randy W. Sims, Apr 30, 2005
  7. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    Thanks. ...the data appears to be in documents for sales by IDC.
    Prices like $500 per doc. I'd rather put that towards a new lens...

    Alan Browne, Apr 30, 2005
  8. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Might be interesting if someone posts their predictions for the market
    out to 2009.
    RichA, May 1, 2005
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