Canon loses ground in SLR market
Nikon seems to be creeping up on the camera giant Canon. Cnet reports that even though Canon remained the No. 1 SLR-maker in the world, their market share amount dropped by about four percent.
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When it comes to the strategically important and fast-growing market of SLR cameras, Canon remained No. 1 worldwide in 2007 but lost share to Nikon, new statistics show.
Canon sold 3.18 million single-lens reflex cameras in 2007 compared with Nikon’s 2.98 million, according to a study released Tuesday by market researcher IDC. That represents a 42.7 percent and 40 percent share, respectively, of the 2007 SLR market. It’s a much narrower margin for Canon than in 2006, when it had 46.7 percent of the market, compared with Nikon’s 33 percent.