Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/04/02

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Subject: [Leica] M7/MP only 5% of US Leica Sales...
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2010 07:14:52 -0400

> Good info 100 M9 units a day is probably 2000-2100 per month. If that is
> the case then unit sales of film cameras is about 5%. .
> Right now the sales of M9 is high due to it's recent introduction and
> high demand. Within a year I would expect it to reach levels comparable
> to the M8/8.2. I think that's about 1000 units per month. If film sales
> stay the same then their unit sales would rise to 9-10%.
> Still a very low number and it seems only a matter of time before Leica
> phases them out

Yes they'll come out with an M8.1  with a different sensor. Maybe a little
bit different of a sensor maybe at other times a lot different of a sensor.
They already know they can do better and they know exactly how they can do
better. Its just timing.

Mark William Rabiner

In reply to: Message from dennis at (Dennis) ([Leica] M7/MP only 5% of US Leica Sales...)