"CaNikon," the colloquial term used to describe the market dominance of Canon and Nikon, is going to have be changed. Sony has just overtaken Nikon in the full-frame interchangeable lens camera market in the U.S.
The wildly popular a7 series has been a hit that continues to grow as Sony has divided the series into specialty versions that have mostly received great reviews from photographers and videographers. In fact, the company's interchangeable lens camera and lenses are on a record sales pace this year, having grown 23 percent from the same period in 2016. Due to this, Sony now finds itself in the number two market position for full-frame interchangeable lens cameras in the U.S., ahead of Nikon and behind only Canon.
As can be seen above, Sony analysts also determined that the five-percent growth of the overall market was largely attributable to Sony's contribution, as that growth would have been a two-percent decline without their presence. Whether it's a sign of the continuing mirrorless revolution or more a sign of Nikon's woes remains to be seen, but either way, the professional camera landscape is changing in a major way. It's an exciting time to be a photographer!