Japan Top 10 DSLR Camera Sales Ranking in July 2009 - #1 Canon Rebel T1i2009-08-10 13:24
According to the latest BCN analysis of DSLR sales trend in Japan for the most popular DSLR camera in July 2009, the Canon EOS Kiss X3 (aka Rebel T1i & 500D) comfortably remain in the #1 spot taking an additional 6.2% in July with a total of 23% sales share. Canon Rebel T1i is doing extremely well this month considering all the new DLSRs shipping the same month from Olympus, Pentax and Sony. The lowest price for the Rebel T1i camera is around $709 (dropped from $729 last month).
The second ranking is the Nikon D90, which also done extremely well in July, gaining 4.3% sales share reaching 12.4% with a jump from #5 to #2. However, the other two entry-level Nikon DSLRs, namely the D5000 and D40, dropped a combined 8.2% of sales share in July. Hopefully the newly announced entry-level D3000 will help Nikon get back with some of the sales share in August. The lowest price for the D90 is around $797.
The third ranking is the super hot Olympus E-P1 compact Micro Four Third DSLR camera. Olympus began shipping the 12.3MP Olympus PEN E-P1 in Japan on July 3 and it quickly rise to a number 2 sales ranking position within a few days over the July 4 weekend. It later dropped to #7 position the following week. In July, the E-P1 ended up getting a total sales share of 11.7% reaching #3 position. It will be interesting to see if Olympus can keep up this momentum in the following months. The lowest price for the E-P1 is around $799.
The total sales share of all Canon DLSRs among the top 10 is 32.8%, which beat Nikon who was #1 last month at 32.1% but dropped to 25.4% in July. Olympus is the distant third at 11.7% and Panasonic is fourth at 3.9% with only one Lumix DMC-G1 model on the top 10 list. This month, the Pentax K-7 did not make it into the top 10 list, nor any of the newly released Sony DSLRs (A230, A330, A380). The August month will be interesting as there will be two new DSLRs cameras from Nikon that will begin shipping August 28, the entry-level D3000 and the pro-level D300s. The new professional level Nikon D300s is the successor to the D300. Like its predecessor, the D300s offers 12.3 megapixels of resolution, a 3-inch LCD screen, and a 51-point autofocus system. It added support for HD 720p video at 24 fps and includes an external stereo microphone input. The new entry-level D3000 from Nikon offers a number of improvements over its predecessor, the D40, including 10.2-megapixels of resolution, a 3-inch LCD, faster 11-point auto-focus, continuous shooting at 3 fps (frames per second) with full resolution, and an automatic dust-reduction system. It also comes with a function called Guide mode, which offers step-by-step instructions to DSLR beginners for choosing the right settings.
Here is the top 10 DLSR camera sales ranking in July 2009:
|Rank||Maker||DSLR Model||Launch Date||Megapixels||Sales Share|
|1||Canon||EOS Kiss X3 (aka Rebel T1i & 500D)||3/25/2009||15.1||23.0%|
|4||Canon||EOS Kiss X2 (aka Rebel XSi & 450D)||1/24/2008||12.2||7.1%|
|10||Pentax||K-m (aka K2000)
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