tkbslc wrote in post #16070021
Look at Amazon best sellers list. RX100 is at #20, but Canon has about 25 of the top 50.
Not sure how you sorted your list or when you looked this up, but as of now, the the new RX100 is at #3 for all digital cameras.
Yes, #1 and 2 are Canon cameras, but they are also priced at $79 and $199, respectively. Cheaper cameras will of course sell at higher quantities.
If you look in the compact systems cameras subcategory, then the new RX100 is #1, and Sony has 6 in the top 20. Canon has 1, likely because it's at a relatively low price point.
Ultimately, I don't think you can glean much from Amazon's best seller's list, other than to see what the top selling 20-30 products for a category are. The specific rankings constantly change. The main thing I want to address is the suggestion that Canon can do no wrong and should continue to do what they are doing because they have been successful. That kind of blind loyalty makes no sense to me because there is no question that Canon can improve on many of their product offerings, and if nothing else, they can offer much better value for the prices they charge. I mean seriously, how does it make sense for anyone to charge $500 for a standalone wireless transmitter or $300 for a standalone GPS receiver these days? Those are pretty much standard features of any electronics product these days. If you ask me, it's embarrassing that Canon has not included those features in all of their cameras for the past 2-3 years. Don't even mention how long it took them to incorporate radio communications for their flash units.
That said, I do realize that Canon can do this because people like those of us on this forum continue to buy their products anyways. That doesn't mean, however, that we shouldn't demand that Canon further improve their products and give us more for our money. The only way this will happen, of course, is if the competition continues to innovate and release better products and Canon sees us going away. When I looked for a compact camera, I bought a Sony RX100 because it was a better product than the S100. So I'm, glad that Sony has come out with these two new cameras and that other competitors are also coming up with better products. It gives us consumers more choices and puts more pressure on Canon to improve on their products.