This means that Nikon, a Japanese camera manufacturer, may no longer produce DSLR cameras because of the increased competition, according to Nikkei Asia. There have been rumors that Nikon will instead focus on making mirrorless cameras, with the Nikon D6 being the company’s last DSLR.
In the past ten years, mirrorless cameras have taken over the market. Because they work better and are easier to carry than DSLRs. Mirrorless camera shutters don’t wear out as quickly as DSLR shutters. And they may also take pictures faster than DSLR cameras. They are now smaller and easier to carry, and the video they record is better than ever.
Also, the cameras on the best smartphones get better every year, which makes a separate camera accessory unnecessary. Because of these things, DSLR cameras are becoming less and less popular, as shown by the fact that sales are going down. The Japan Camera and Imaging Products Association say that by 2020, mirrorless cameras will have sold more than DSLRs.
About 30% of Nikon’s income comes from DSLRs, but mirrorless camera models now make up more than half of the company’s image business. But for now, they will keep making and selling the DSLR models that are already on the market.
According to the Nikkei Asia report:
Nikon’s cameras are losing ground because smartphones are getting better and better. Nikon’s challenge is to make better products than its competitors by coming up with new ideas.
DSLR cameras made by another well-known Japanese company, Canon, will also be phased out over the next few years.
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