Japanese Top 3 brand for the year 2009!

BCNranking just published the market shares grouped by brand!

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Japanese Market share for compact cameras (non interchangeable lenses)

1 place (share) 2nd (share) 3rd (Shared)
2009 Canon (19.6%) Casio (18.6%) Panasonic (14.6%)
2008 Canon (18.3%) Casio (15.4%) Panasonic (15.2%)
2007 Canon (19.8%) Panasonic (16.1%) Sony (14.1%)
2006 Canon (21.0%) Casio (16.3%) Sony (15.2%)
2005 Canon (18.5%) Casio (14.7%) Panasonic (12.7%)

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Japanese Market share for cameras with interchangeable lenses

1 place (share) 2nd (share) 3rd (Shared)
2009 Canon (39.1%) Nikon (31.3%) Panasonic (8.7%)
2008 Canon (40.1%) Nikon (39.9%) Sony (9.2%)
2007 Nikon (43.8%) Canon (40.0%) Pentax (5.8%)
2006 Canon (44.6%) Nikon (33.6%) Pentax (9.2%)
2005 Canon (52.1%) Nikon (29.3%) Pentax (7.3%)

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Sony didn’t manage to get into the top 3. I am sure they want to make it right this year. I really hope they will launch some awesome new stuff.

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Where things do look better is here: Digital Camcorders market share

1 place (share) 2nd (share) 3rd (Shared)
2009 Sony (40.8%) Panasonic (24.4%) JVC (20.3%)
2008 Sony (36.1%) Panasonic (20.9%) JVC (20.7%)
2007 Sony (38.5%) JVC (20.7%) Panasonic (15.9%)
2006 Sony (35.5%) JVC (18.8%) Canon (16.3%)
2005 Sony (38.6%) Panasonic (21.1%) Canon (16.4%)
2004 Sony (44.1%) Canon (19.9%) Panasonic (18.6%)

Sonys future 32 Megapixel camera can’t compete against this thing… ;)


We are all anxiously waiting for the new High-End with over 30 Megapixel Sony Alpha camera but it will in no way come close to the 570-Megapixel Intergalactic Camera shown here! The 74 CCD sensors monster has been built at Fermilab by an international team of particle physicists and astronomers. What’s the goal? They want to solve one of the great mysteries of the cosmos: What is dark energy?

One question….what kind of lens will they use?

Source: Wired

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Japanese weekly DSLR sales rankings…

As you can see here bcnranking.jp no Sony camera made it in the top ten of the japanese weekly DSLR sales rankings. Only MicroFourThirds and the Pentax K-x are the exception in a world dominated by Canon-Nikon. If the new Sony cameras are really awesome as we hear from our sources this could change very soon… :)

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Sony announcements summary

After the recent Sony announcements I thought you would be happy to have a small summary.

1) First we have the Sony Alpha 450 which has following Key Features:

  • 14.2 effective megapixels Exmorâ„¢ CMOS sensor
  • Up to 7 fps continuous shooting
  • Manual Focus Check Live View
  • Auto HDR
  • 1,050 shot battery stamina (CIPA measurement)
  • SteadyShot INSIDE

The whole spec list is available here: https://sonyalpharumors.com/sony-a450-announced/

2) Yesterday Sony unveiled twelve new Cyber-shot compact cameras.

  • Cyber-shot DSC-HX5
  • Cyber-shot DSC-W390, W380, W370, W360, W350, W330, W320, W310
  • Cyber-shot DSC-TX7
  • Cyber-shot DSC-S2100, S2000

With the “Transfer Jet” tecnology you can transfer images on the fly from one Cybershot to another!

More infos here: https://sonyalpharumors.com/sony-unveils-twelve-cyber-shot-compact-cameras-yes-twelve/

3) And finally Sony joins the SD card world:

Click here to know more: https://sonyalpharumors.com/new-sony-sd-cards-announced/

I am happy that we were able to leak all the new Cybershot cameras one month before their announcement! Our rumors are becoming very reliable and we are almost ready to publish new Sony Alpha Camera rumors! Before that I will work on a small redesign of the website, It is time to improove it a little bit :)

Keep following us!

Andrea

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