Posts tagged: SLR

Nikon and Canon Offer Exciting New Camera Options for Enthusiast Photographers

David Haueter
 Sep 25, 2012

During the third week of September, many of the press and analysts that cover the photography market were in Cologne, Germany at the bi-annual Photokina trade show, Europe’s largest photography show. InfoTrends was there covering the show and even hosted an InfoBriefing about the trends that will shape the market over the next few years. For those of us that were not in Germany, the Pepcom Holiday Spectacular event in New York City gave us a chance to see some of the new cameras that were creating a buzz at the Photokina show and have not hit the shelves here in the U.S. yet.

Nikon's new D600 SLR

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Digital Interchangeable Lens Cameras: A Niche Opportunity in a Maturing Market

Eve Padula
 Jul 19, 2010

InfoTrends has been conducting end-user surveys to track the adoption and usage of digital cameras for over a decade. Our research indicates that digital cameras are now fully entrenched in the mainstream market. Thanks to falling prices and ever-improving technologies, just about anyone who is interested in owning a digital camera can now find something in their price range.

Many point & shoot camera models with features and functions that will far exceed the needs of casual photographers are currently offered for prices well below $100. At the other end of the spectrum are digital interchangeable lens cameras, which offer much more advanced features, manual controls, and considerably higher price points.

In June 2010, InfoTrends completed a comprehensive study entitled Digital SLRs and Other Interchangeable Lens Cameras: A Multi-Client Study. This study included a survey of 6,406 consumers. Of these, 1,648 individuals qualified as digital interchangeable lens camera owners (some of which were mirrorless hybrid camera owners). The results of this survey provided some interesting insights about the typical digital interchangeable lens camera owner of today. Read more »

Canon SLRs Celebrate Golden Anniversary!

Carrie Sylvester
 Jan 14, 2009
Canon Flex circa 1959

Canon Flex circa 1959

Canon USA and Japan celebrated the 50th anniversary of its single-lens reflex (SLR) camera.

According to Canon, its first film-based SLR sold in May 1959 and like a proud parent exclaimed that by year end 2008 it has sold over 53 million SLRs (39 million film SLRs and 14 million DSLRs) in 50 years. Not bad work if you can get it!

A company press release touted the year 2000 as the company’s initial entry into the digital era with the introduction of the EOS D30. In 2008, the company introduced the Rebel XSi (consumer level) and the EOS 5D Mark II (professional level) digital SLR models. Also notable is that the 5D Mark II is Canon’s first DSLR camera to incorporate full high-definition video recording. Read more »

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