Curious note: Sony announced four cameras this year. Lowest number ever since 1998.

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This year Sony announced the A7rIII, RX0IV, A9 and the niche oriented RX0. This is the lowest number ever since 1998 (where we had also four cameras only). This is the sign of the times. Smartphones killed the compact camera lines and manufacturer are now oriented on the high-end market only. These are the numbers showing this decline:

4 cameras announced in 2017
7 cameras in 2016
8 cameras in 2015
17 cameras in 2014
20 cameras in 2013
23 cameras in 2012
22 cameras in 2011
24 cameras in 2010
19 cameras in 2009
18 cameras in 2008
18 cameras in 2007
12 cameras in 2006
14 cameras in 2005
12 cameras in 2004
15 cameras in 2003
13 cameras in 2002
14 cameras in 2001
10 cameras in 2000
5 cameras in 1999
4 cameras in 1998

Database source: Dpreview

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