Originally Posted by ptpdprinter
I was surprised that ILCs were down 35% in January and I don't think have recovered in the ensuing months. These are not the P&S cameras I would have expected (and which undoubtedly were also down). Are these the ASP-C kit cameras or ILCs more generally? In other words, how far up the food chain do these declines extend?
The decline is pretty much across the entire industry. The only way camera companies are able to mitigate these losses is by raising prices. We are seeing a lot more $2000 and $2400 lenses than in years past and the large drop in sales volume is the reason why. Prices will continue to go up as companies must have revenue to offset fixed costs.