Sony overtook Nikon to become number 2 behind Canon

Today there is a press release that Sony has overtaken Nikon to become number 2 in full frame ILCs.
Is Nikon slipping ??
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-overtakes-2-position-u-s-full-frame-interchangeable-lens-camera-market/
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  • Rx4PhotoRx4Photo Posts: 1,130Member
    Yes, as has been said on several threads.
    D800 | D7000 | Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 | 24-70mm f/2.8 | 70-200mm f/2.8 | 35mm f/1.8G | 85mm f/1.4G | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM | Zeiss 100mm Makro-Planar ZF.2 | Flash controllers: Phottix Odin TTL

  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,340Member
    Nikon started slipping a while ago, it's just becoming more apparent now.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • Rx4PhotoRx4Photo Posts: 1,130Member
    Sony also has major marketing behind their products. Here's an exercise... go to YouTube and enter into the search space: "Sony Artisan" you will be guided to pages of videos about photographers touting the Sony products and how some have switched from Nikon to Sony or from Canon to Sony. Gary Fong being one of them.

    Trust me, I don't want to come across too negatively on Nikon as I'll be the first in line to buy a Nikon Df mirrorless with the silver top if they made one with similar specs as the Sony a7rII. But........still waiting.
    D800 | D7000 | Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 | 24-70mm f/2.8 | 70-200mm f/2.8 | 35mm f/1.8G | 85mm f/1.4G | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM | Zeiss 100mm Makro-Planar ZF.2 | Flash controllers: Phottix Odin TTL

  • BVSBVS Posts: 179Member
    Sony claims they're ahead of Nikon based on one month of sales data (January), which is also the month right after the holidays when all the sales are ended, and everyone who wanted a new camera probably already bought one in November or December...

    Sounds like some good spin to me.
    D7100, 85 1.8G, 50 1.8G, 35 1.8G DX, Tokina 12-28 F4, 18-140, 55-200 VR DX
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 1,039Member
    edited April 15
    Good nikon need a good kick in the ass after the stupidity of the D7500 ( D5700)
    They even left the printing + /- off the eyepiece adjuster and did not print stereo mic on the top ....what did they do inside ??
    If you own one camera its easy to sell it and change but if you have and use 4 every week like I do its not an economic proposition.
    Some teaser anouncement on whats to come would do a lot to boost nikon and stop people swopping .......
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  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 5,129Moderator
    @BVS - some good points there.
    Always learning.
  • manhattanboymanhattanboy Posts: 889Member
    With the new Sony A9, it really does look like Sony may open a small lead in the near term over Nikon.
  • MegapixelSchnitzelMegapixelSchnitzel Posts: 155Member
    Sony is a huge, diversified company. If it puts its mind to take over a market, with its vast R&D budget and manufacturing capabilities, it stands a very good chance of doing it over time. Perhaps Canon better start watching out (as I'm sure they are in closed-door boardroom meetings).
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