(03-27-2020, 11:10 PM)Klaus Wrote: ... whether Pentax follows the plan that while CaNikon are phasing out their DSLRs, they will keep it as their niche.
Could make sense. CaNikon won't battle for a sub-10% niche whereas Pentax would be a happy camper there.
... This "is" Pentax's business plan!! (or what has to constitute as one) ......
In an interview about a year ago, Pentax stated that they were expecting a "resurgence of the DSLR" ....... which they expected to take effect after two years or so ......
Are Canikon phasing out their DSLRs yet??....... there has been a few more DSLRs, mainly from Nikon with the D780 and Canikon pro sports bodies .... this is not of a DSLR resurgence ..... more of a prolongation to it's lifespan.
One thing worth mentioning ....... Canikon must have a vast/large reserve of DSLR lenses on their warehouse shelves, which they won't be throwing in the dumpster any time soon, they will also want to turn those stocks into income which may pave the way for the last of the DSLRs ........ I'm sure Pentax's existence counts on much of the same!
Canon is trying to go head to head with Sony's ML range while Nikon trots along close behind ...... thus overall the photographic focus will remain on ML.
It's becoming clear that industry in generally is going to be hit very hard by Corovid 19 and will take several years to recover ....... this doesn't bode well for anybody and the luxury goods market which will be hit the hardest .....
...... Pentax is a small fish in Ricoh's large corporate lake, can they come out on the other side of it ??