Canon Dominates DSLR, Mirrorless and Lens Market In Japan

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BCN posted their annual “BCN Awards” and look who is ranked on top for the mirrorless and DSLR market. It appears to be true that there is life in the old dog.

Canon ranks first for DSLR and mirrorless market shares in 2018.

DSLR market shares:

  1. Canon – 57.4% share
  2. Nikon – 39.3% share
  3. Ricoh – 3.1% share

Mirrorless market share:

  1. Canon – 31.6% share
  2. Olympus – 23.5% share
  3. Sony – 22.7% share

Canon’s success in the mirrorless market is mostly because of the commercial success of the EOS M50, and also to some minor degree thanks to the new EOS R. It’s interesting to see that Nikon doesn’t show up among the first three players in the MILC market. Surprisingly the so much touted Sony mirrorless systems are not getting that much love in Japan.

Nikon still ranks first for compact cameras with 31.5%, followed by Canon with 29.8% and Sony with 11.9%.

Canon also ranks first for sold lenses with 20.7%, followed by Sigma with 15.7% and Nikon with 13.7%.

Below you see how Canon’s market share in the mirrorless market evolved since 2016.

Not bad for a company so heavily criticised. I’m curios to know how much market share Canon will gain this year because they are clearly headed to lead the market.

Nikon’s Updated Nikkor Z Lenses Roadmap (For FF MILCs)

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Nikon released this new updated Nikon Z lens roadmap. And it contains quite some changes compared to the original Photokina roadmap

NikonEye sums it up:

1) First we now know that these lenses will come in 2020:

  • 20 mm f/1,8 S
  • 50 mm f/1,2 S
  • 14-24 mm f/2,8 S

2) The 24mm f/1.8 will be released in 2019 instead of the previously suggested 2020 release

3) In 2020 we will get additional four TBA (to be announced) lenses instead of the previous three

4) In 2021 we will Nikon will announce 7 lenses instead of the previous 8

We expect Canon to release at least three new lenses for the EOS R mirrorless camera system in 2019.

Irix Confirms Lenses Are Full Compatible With Canon EOS R

Irix

Swiss manufacturer Irix published a press release where they state that the company’s lenses are full compatible with Canon EOS R cameras when the lenses are used through Cabnon’s EF to EOS R adapter.

Press release:

Irix lenses now fully compatible on Canon EOS R mount

We would like to announce and confirm that there are no issues with Irix lenses, as regards their general operation for the Canon EF mount in their current line-up when used on the Canon EOS R camera, and as released by the Canon Corporation via their Canon EOS R Adapter (Canon EF to Canon EOS R mount).

Thanks to this, it is possible to control the aperture from the camera, information about the distance transmitted to which the lens is focused, and to save full information about the exposure parameters in the EXIF format.

Compatible Irix lenses:

  • Irix 11mm f/4
  • Irix 15mm f/2.4
  • Irix 150mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro

The Best And Worst Gear Of 2018, According To DPReview TV

Chris and Jordan from DPReviewTV review the gear announced in 2018, and share their opinion about it.

According to Chris and Jordan, this is the situation:

BEST CAMERA 2018

  1. Fujifilm X-T3
  2. Sony A7 III
  3. Nikon Z 6

WORST CAMERA 2018

  1. Yashica Y35
  2. Pentax K1 II
  3. Fujifilm XF10

BEST LENS 2018

  1. Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L
  2. Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8
  3. Sony 24mm F/1.4 FE GM

WORST LENS 2018

  1. Sony 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6
  2. Nikon Z lenses, particulary the 50mm F/1.8

BEST VIDEO CAMERA 2018

  1. Panasonic GH5S
  2. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  3. DJI Mavi II Pro

And here is the video. Enjoy, and share your thoughts in the comment section.

Meyer Optik Görlitz Trademark Acquired, Lenses Will Be Made Again, No Money Back For Kickstarters

Meyer Optik Görlitz

News8.de reports that Meyer Optik Görlitz got acquired by another German company, OPC Optic. A press text can be read below.

Two important points to list:

  • OPC Optic will make Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses again
  • If you had a lens on preorder on Kickstarter/Indiegogo you will not get your money back. OPC Optic acquired the brand name but not the “net SE” company that is behind the mess. Still, OPC Optic is considering to give those people a discount on future lens purchases

The takeover by OPC Optics includes all brand rights to Meyer Optik Görlitz and the associated products. Open claims from customers and suppliers towards net SE remain with net SE.

Press release after the break.

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

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