This blog is created for entertainment purposes. It takes snapshots of the top-selling dSLRs at Amazon, and presents them in a Charts format. Even though these are snapshots, Amazon is using some form of a weighted average algorithm, so it is more than just a snapshot. We have been observing the Amazon top selling lists for many years.
It is important to note that this is not intended to be a replacement for actual sales numbers and market share data.
The purpose of this is to observe patterns and trends in the market, and have some geeky fun for gearheads along the way.
Understanding the Columns in the Charts
+ "B4": the previous position of a camera
+ "NOW": the current position of a camera
+ "Camera Name": the name of the camera kit, including the lens name (if it has lens included) along with the body color.
+ "More": this column features additional information about a particular camera, such as links to reviews, news (mini-blog) and camera-diary.
+ "Price": the price of the camera as of the time of writing. If Amazon itself is the featured seller, we only mention the price. If a well-known 3rd-party seller is the featured seller (eg Adorama, J&R World, etc) is the featured seller, we mentioned them by name. If the featured seller is unknown to most photographers, we use the blanket term "3rd party".
+ "Price Trend": this notes the price change of a camera. In general, this column only points out price-changes if the price change is $10 or more. "Up" means the price has gone up since the previous update, and "down" means the price went down since the previous update