Sales of high-end DSLRs and lenses are plunging
Sales of all cameras are getting killed by smart phones with cameras built in – no one thought this would impact the high end though:
This year, shipments of whats called “interchangeable-lens cameras”—high-end models that let users swap out different lenses—are diving suddenly after years of robust growth. Most of those are digital single-lens reflex, or DSLR, cameras—the bulky models used by professional photographers and enthusiasts.
Research firm IDC expects shipments of such cameras to fall 9.1% to 17.4 million units from 19.1 million units last year.