Canon Quickly Gains Mirrorless Market In Japan, Closing In And About To Surpass Sony

Mirroless

Things are changing in the mirrorless universe. The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 are a market hit for Canon, in Japan and around the world. And that despise all the crap that had to be thrown at Canon after launch.

BCN Ranking reports that Canon is rapidly gaining market shares for mirrorless cameras in Japan. As you can see in the picture above, Canon’s market shares are raising steadily, and it’s because the huge success of the EOS R5 and EOS R6. I have no doubts that Canon will soon surpass Sony in mirrorless market shares.

There is more to learn from the BNC Report. You can see that Nikon struggles to grow market shares, that Panasonic is getting better (thanks to the S5), and the Sigma is not selling as much Sigma FPs as they likely wished.

  • Nikon is struggling (a lot)
  • Panasonic S5 finally moved up the market shares for Panasonic
  • Sigma is falling after the initial FP sales

Machine translated from BCN’s report:

As of April, the decline in mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras was greater than that of the interchangeable lens type as a whole, and the number of units sold was 19.7% year-on-year, a decrease of more than 80%. However, it recovered rapidly after July. In September, the number of units sold was 97.8% compared to the same month of the previous year, and the amount was 90.3%, approaching the same level as the previous year. In reaction to the last-minute purchase before the tax increase that occurred in September last year, the number of interchangeable lenses as a whole increased temporarily to 52.1% and the amount of money was 56.3%. In such an environment, full-size mirrorless cameras are doing very well.

The positive environment for cameras, such as the Go To Travel Campaign, has been set up, and new full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras are being released one after another. Canon will release the EOS RP in April, the R5 in July, and the R6 in August. Nikon released the Z5 in August, and Panasonic released the LUMIX S5 in September. After October, Sony will release the α7C and α7S III, and Nikon will release the Z6II and Z7II. Consumers’ choices are expanding all at once, and the camera market is returning to its bustling atmosphere.

The manufacturer share has also changed. Until the summer of 2018, Sony maintained a nearly 100% share of the market. Nikon and Canon entered the market one after another in the fall of 2018. Panasonic entered the market in February 2019 and Sigma entered the market in October, and the full-size mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera market was launched in earnest. However, the structure in which Sony maintains a market share of 50% or more has not changed, and the situation of one-strong vs. others has continued.

This year, sales of new products introduced by Canon in particular increased, and the share of sales volume was 34.7%. It is just behind Sony, which has fallen to 43.9%. Nikon’s flagship product has not yet been released, and the momentum is the same as before. With the introduction of a low-priced model, Panasonic has finally gained a presence despite its single-digit share of 5.8%. Sigma, which temporarily overtook Nikon, has only one model in its lineup, so it has been overtaken by Panasonic and is content with 2.6%.

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

Canon EOS R5 & EOS R6 Review, And Comparison With Sony a7R IV & a7 III

Sony A7R IV Eos R6 Review

We love comparison review, don’t we? And even more when Canon camera tech is compared to Sony camera tech, as in this EOS R5 and EOS R6 review.

Coming from Hyun Ralph Jeong, the 26 minutes review below looks at the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6, and how do they stack up against Sony’s a7R IV and a7 III. One of those reviews we recommend you watch.

The EOS R5 is highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for EOS R6 review stuff see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS R6:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Sony a7R IV:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Sony a7 III:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Industry News: Sony Announced The Sony A7c, World’s Smallest FF MILC

Sony A7c

Sony announced the Sony A7c, touted as a concept camera, and the world’s smallest full frame mirrorless camera.

You can preorder the new Sony A7c starting $1,799 at B&H Photo and Adorama.

B&H Explora has an article about the Sony A7c.

Sony press release:

Sony Electronics Introduces Alpha 7C Camera and Zoom Lens, the World’s Smallest and Lightest(i) Full-frame Camera System

Sony Electronics – 09/15/2020

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14, 2020 — Today, Sony Electronics Inc. announced several additions to an already impressive imaging lineup — the Alpha 7C full-frame camera (model ILCE-7C), the FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 (model SEL2860) zoom lens and HVL-F28RM flash.

The Alpha 7C is the world’s smallest and lightestii full-frame body with uncompromising performance, featuring advanced AF (autofocus), high-resolution 4K videoiii capabilities and more. When paired with the world’s smallest and lightestiv FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 standard zoom lens, this versatile combination delivers an experience unlike any other, maximizing portability and versatility without sacrificing any of the power of full-frame imaging. The HVL-F28RM flash allows users to broaden their photo expressions with outstanding compactness, and an intelligent light intensity control linked to camera face detectionv.

“We are committed to creating the best tools possible, based on the needs of our customers,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics. “The new Alpha 7C camera and FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 zoom lens pack many of our most advanced imaging technologies in a brand new design that is the smallest and lightest full-frame camera and lens system in the world. This opens up a new world of possibilities for creators, giving them the uncompromised power of a full-frame system in the palm of their hand.”

New Alpha 7C: Uncompromised Full-frame Performance in a Compact Design
The new Alpha 7C combines Sony’s full-frame image quality, advanced AF capabilities and versatile video shooting functions in a stunningly light and compact design. The new camera features a 24.2MP (approx. effective) 35mm full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ image processing engine, offering high sensitivity, outstanding resolution, 15-stopvi wide dynamic range and high-speed image data processing. 

Measuring only 4.9 inches x 2.8 inches x 2.2 inches (124.0mm x 71.1mm x 59.7mm) and weighing just 18oz (509g)vii, the Alpha 7C is similar in size and weight to an APS-C cameraviii, with only 1 percent more weight than the Alpha 6600. The Alpha 7C achieves the world’s smallest and lightest compact bodyii through upgraded 5-axis in-body stabilization and shutter units, and the utilization of magnesium alloy monocoque construction, often used in the bodies of cars and aircraft. Even in this compact body, the Alpha 7C features a 5-stepix stabilization effect that allows for shooting snaps without a tripod. Moreover, despite the compact body, the high-capacity NP-FZ100 battery provides enough power for long shooting durations and to capture up to an industry-leadingx 740 imagesxi when using the LCD monitor, or 680 imagesxi when using the viewfinder.

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Images Of Sony A7c Mirrorless Concept Camera Leak Ahead Of Announcement

Sony A7c

Sony is set to soon announce a new mirrorless camera, the Sony A7c, touted as a “concept” camera.

Images of the upcoming Sony A7c leaked over the web. There is also a set of rumored specifications, posted over at Sony Alpha Rumors:

  • Announcement Sept 15 at 2am London time
  • Similar Sony A7III specs with 24MP sensor
  • Same A7sIII fully articulating screen
  • Autofocus algorithm is the one from the A7sIII
  • 4k@30p
  • Body shape similar to the A6600 with EVF in the corner (note: it’s NOT a pop-up EVF)
  • IBIS
  • The camera will be marketed for vlogging
  • Battery is NP-FZ100
  • USB C
  • Single SD card slot
  • Mic-in and a headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi (11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth
  • Price will be above A7III (2.100 Euro and 2399 Euro with kit lens)
  • Comes with a new collapsible 28-60mm f/4-5.6 lens

Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 vs Sony a7S III For Vlogging Comparison

Eos R5 Vs Eos R6

The year 2020 didn’t just have Covid-19, it also saw the announcement of the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6. Two important milestones in Canon’s history. Another camera that was announced just a few weeks ago is the Sony a7S III.

So, how do the EOS R5 vs EOS R6 vs Sony a7S III cameras compare for a vlogging experience? Tony & Chelsea Northrup try to answer.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6. My opinion(s) about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS R6 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

The Ultimate Video Shootout, feat. Canon EOS R5 vs Sony A7S III vs EOS-1D X Mark III

Sony A7S III

How do the Canon EOS R5 and Sony a7S III and Canon EOS-1D X Mark III compare and hold up to each other when it comes to video?

That’s what Parker Walbeck discusses in the video shootout in his 25 minutes video below. Enjoy.

All Canon EOS R5 coverage is listed here, Sony a7S III stuff is listed here, and to learn more about the EOS-1D X Mark III see here.