Nikon takes the lead in Japan market

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by RichA, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Looks like the warmed over Rebel is still holding it's own though.

    Nikon secures top position in the Japanese DSLR market

    Nikon Corp., Tokyo, Japan, grabbed the top position in the Japanese
    DSLR market in December with a market share of 47 percent, thanks to
    strong sales of D80 and the new D40, according to the latest report by
    BCN. BCN is a market research firm constantly monitoring POS data from
    2,680 stores operated by 23 contracted major retailing companies.

    Canon Inc. gave up the lead to Nikon with a market share of 35
    percent. Pentax and Sony followed with a market share of 10 percent
    and 6 percent, respectively. Canon was the constant leader in the
    Japanese DSLR market, for example with a market share of 45 percent in
    July and 48 percent in September last year, followed by Nikon (37
    percent in July and 33 percent in September) and Pentax (10 percent in
    July and 8 percent in September).

    In terms of by-model share, however, Canon's Digital Kiss X (digital
    Rebel XTi) kept the top spot for 13 weeks consecutively with a 27.3
    percent market share in December, followed by Nikon's D80 (16.3
    percent), D40 (15.5 percent) and D200 (9.1 percent), reports JPEA
    International PEN News Weekly.

    Many industry watchers were skeptical when Nikon announced the D40,
    saying it would be difficult for Nikon to sell as it hoped in the
    market where DSLRs featuring 10-megapixel or more pixel counts are the
    mainstream. Contrary to the popular belief, however, the D40
    apparently made a good start in the Japanese market, reports PEN News
    RichA, Jan 28, 2007
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    THO Guest

    Things change quickly in the digital SLR world. It wasn't that long ago
    when the Canon fans had all but buried Nikon. The buzz around Nikon's
    equipment is much more positive today.
    THO, Jan 28, 2007
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  3. Yes, it is, and a very good thing, too. But Canon fans didn't bury
    Nikon; they slipped behind a few years ago, but are well along on the
    comeback trail now.
    John McWilliams, Jan 28, 2007
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    Ken Johnston Guest

    "It's" means IT IS.

    "Rebel is still holding it is own though"?

    Ken Johnston, Jan 28, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    Mark², Jan 28, 2007
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    C J Campbell Guest

    Yep. Those plastic cameras keep selling despite all your efforts to prevent
    C J Campbell, Jan 28, 2007
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    THO Guest

    I have nothing against plastic cameras as a whole. My favorite is an old
    Nikon 8008 which has had no durability problems whatsoever. It's the
    Canon Rebel that annoys me with its poor construction techniques. But
    what do you expect from a company that made its money from throwaway
    $200 SLRs? The bad thing is that the film rebel taught Canon that they
    could get away with selling many cameras with such lousy construction.
    Other manufacturers can make well-built profitable bodies at that price
    point so all Canon is doing is increasing their profit margins over the
    other manufacturers at our expense. And gullible photogs support them!
    THO, Jan 28, 2007
  8. RichA

    RichA Guest

    They have to have one dirt cheap model.
    The Rebel XTi is the only plastic Canon amongst 5 DSLRs.
    RichA, Jan 28, 2007
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    Phil Guest

    Phil, Jan 28, 2007
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    THO Guest

    Why? Nikon manages to ship more solidly built cameras with better
    construction for a lower price than the Rebel. (D40, D50).
    THO, Jan 30, 2007
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