An article in the UK Amateur Photographer caught my attention in the last few weeks. The article entitled, DSLR price wars make dent in CSC sales (update), quotes Futuresource market analyst Arun Gill. In the report about the UK market for cameras he says
We believe that a more rapid uptake of CSCs is likely to be inhibited by a positive perception and preference towards the DSLR format and the key brands in this segment, respectively, particularly among entry-level users
This is clearly aimed at Canon and Nikon and their unwillingness to launch CSC's that will will compete with their Professional level DSLR's. My question is, Why should they? If lack of Pro level CSC's give the perception that they are inferior, maybe they are. Perhaps it's just that photographers in general don't share the current photo press infatuation with Mirroless CSC's.