From: measekite on
On Sun, 16 Nov 2008 14:52:40 +1100, N wrote:

> ".." <Ginnaam1(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:GLMTk.1784$V71.947(a)newsfe10.iad...
>> Nikon brings out a new DSLR only to update it 6 months later. The D700 has
>> not be available that long and now they are discontinuing it and replacing
>> it with an upgrade, D700X. They did the same with the D40X introduced it
>> and
>> then 4 months later discontinued it.
>> I was looking at a D90 but if there is a chance it could be discontinued
>> in
>> 6 months maybe I should wait?
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> Do you use the same logic when buying clothes or a car?

Maybe he does not drive and does not wear clothes. Maybe he lives on an
island.
From: nospam on
In article <ZKydnVSv2YYL273UnZ2dnUVZ_uOdnZ2d(a)comcast.com>, John
McWilliams <jpmcw(a)comcast.net> wrote:

> >> Nikon is struggling to keep up with Canon, and the D700X is part of that
> >> strategy.
> >
> > struggling? nikon sold more cameras than canon did last year. a
> > bigger issue is the economy.
>
> Agreed on the economy. Where are sales figures available for Canon and
> Nikon? I would have thought only estimates were published by third
> parties.

nikon and canon report their sales and they're both very close to each
other. i was slightly off in timings, however. in 2007, although
nikon was still #2 in market share, nikon gained while canon slipped:
<http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1207604859.html>

and in the first half 2008, nikon was slightly ahead of canon, 40.7 v.
40.6:
<http://bcnranking.jp/news/0807/080724_11351.html>

in any event, it's not what i'd call struggling. if anyone is
struggling, it's pentax and olympus. oh, and sigma. :)
From: nospam on
In article <a%XTk.6299$as4.3406(a)nlpi069.nbdc.sbc.com>, measekite
<inkystinky(a)oem.com> wrote:

> But the real truth is when you look at price points most of the Nikon
> models do not compete head on with Canon models but they appear to
> interleave with them falling between them in price point and many times in
> features.

exactly. slightly different mix of features at different price points.
From: John McWilliams on
nospam wrote:
> In article <ZKydnVSv2YYL273UnZ2dnUVZ_uOdnZ2d(a)comcast.com>, John
> McWilliams <jpmcw(a)comcast.net> wrote:
>
>>>> Nikon is struggling to keep up with Canon, and the D700X is part of that
>>>> strategy.
>>> struggling? nikon sold more cameras than canon did last year. a
>>> bigger issue is the economy.
>> Agreed on the economy. Where are sales figures available for Canon and
>> Nikon? I would have thought only estimates were published by third
>> parties.
>
> nikon and canon report their sales and they're both very close to each
> other. i was slightly off in timings, however. in 2007, although
> nikon was still #2 in market share, nikon gained while canon slipped:
> <http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1207604859.html>
>
> and in the first half 2008, nikon was slightly ahead of canon, 40.7 v.
> 40.6:
> <http://bcnranking.jp/news/0807/080724_11351.html>
Can't read it!
>
> in any event, it's not what i'd call struggling. if anyone is
> struggling, it's pentax and olympus. oh, and sigma. :)

Overall sales, and some categories within this figure would be published
by both companies, but I doubt they make available figures by model.
Here's as fine a detail as I could find that Canon publishes:

Cameras
Digital cameras 75% 76% 77% 75% 76% 76%
Video cameras 7% 8% 8% 8% 8% 8%
Interchangeable lenses and others 18% 16% 15% 17% 16% 16%

From: <http://www.canon.com/ir/results/2008/rslt2008q1e.pdf>

I am surmising that Canon and Nikon release slightly more detailed info
to a trade association, so that DSLR sales can be broken out of "digital
camera" sales, a slightly broad category...


--
john mcwilliams
From: nospam on
In article <vs2dneSkS-5_xr3UnZ2dnUVZ_srinZ2d(a)comcast.com>, John
McWilliams <jpmcw(a)comcast.net> wrote:

> Overall sales, and some categories within this figure would be published
> by both companies, but I doubt they make available figures by model.

i don't think they break it down by model. as i said, nikon is not
'struggling' to keep up. both nikon and canon make great cameras, and
you can't really go wrong with either one. the real question is what
will happen to pentax and olympus...