Chet wrote in post #18552610
I still find it interesting when I go to venues such as the NAIAS in Detroit (Autoshow) over the weekend. Probably 85% of the folks with camera's had Canon. 70% of those had L glass. Now It's obvious I don't know the vintage of many of the bodies folks were walking around with, but Canon represents where people purchase what they see others shooting with.
Does Canon need to do better? Of course. But for many of the bread and butter users that purchase what they see, Canon wins.
everywhere i go , be it a major events looking at the pros , or a local street fairs looking at the "average joe"..
i'm talking anything from point and shoots to Pro ILC
Canon is the majority of what i see..with Nikon taking 2nd place but definetly not a close second ..,., but without a doubt 2nd place
i do see some Sony nex cameras(a6000 , a5000) and some FF a7 series..
as well as i see Lumix (Panasonic) cameras(seems popular with tourist).
not very often do i see a Fuji or Olympus
(This of course is all just my opinion , conclusions I've drawn for myself )
Any way, i think Canon will be number 1 in overall Camera Sales for a good while still , for the simple fact that they've got a name recognized as the best Camera maker only possibly Nikon will challenge that ..
that seems to be the overall mind set of the majority , pros and Full auto mode consumers .
there are still a group of people old timers and newbies who lust after Canon 5d4's and 1DX ..and consider everything else a toy.
Ask someone who is not a photographer and has no interest in learning they just want something that will give them pro looks, who makes the best Cameras .. they will almost always say Canon or Nikon
I would be super shocked if canon suddently started innovating at the level of Sony, Panaonsic Fuji etc..or forget innovation , even really cramming as many features into all their cameras like the mirroress world seems to do