Though lots of the more experienced and knowledgable camera users know that mirrorless cameras have loads of advantages, the stigma that you need a DSLR to shoot professional grade images is still present in most of Europe and the USA. Vitaly from Personal View analyzed the sales of cameras and found some really startling declines. The sales in Japan grew overall, but not so much in the US and Europe. DSLRs are the only camera type that really saw growth though and there was an overall decine in sales from the previous year.
What’s the reasoning for this? Well, people honestly don’t want to have to buy a new camera every year. And many folks don’t ever purchase more than one lens. Combine the fact that smartphone sales are eating into camera sales overall and you’ve got the results of this study.