DIGITAL SURVEY RESULTS
cottycam at mac.com
Mon Dec 3 18:43:29 EST 2007
Okay folks, here's the results of the recent survey I took on this list.
1/ How many DSLRs do you currently own?
No surprises here.
36% have 1
44% have 2
18% have 3
and just 2% have 4 DSLR cameras
2/ How many have you owned in the past?
This was a but ambiguous - sorry about that. I meant how many had you
owned previously, and not counting current (incumbent) cameras. However:
44% had not owned any DSLRs previously
28% had owned 1 previously
18% had owned 2 previously
6 % had owned 3 previously
4 % had owned 4 previously
3/ How many years ago did you buy (not just use) your first DSLR?
An idea to see how long people have been owning (new to them) DSLRs...
6 % have owned for 6 months or less
18% have owned for 1 year
16% have owned for 2 years
22% have owned for 3 years
32% have owned for 4 years
6 % have owned for 5 years
2 % have owned for 6 years
4/ What's the longest length of time you've owned a single DSLR camera?
So how long can you stick with owning a single DSLR? Makes no
distinction as to whether or not it gets used, just owned:
6 % have owned one for about 6 months
10% have owned one for about 1 year
20% have owned one for about 2 years
32% have owned one for about 3 years
18% have owned one for about 4 years
4 % have owned one for about 5 years
4 % have owned one for about 6 years !!!
5/ When you purchased your first DSLR, did it live up to expectations?
I was curious to see what the satisfaction rate was. No surprise here.
94% replied yes
6 % replied no
6/ How long have you owned you current DSLR (if more than one, the latest) ?
So how long have owners had their latest DSLR?
8 % have had their latest toy for 1 month
2 % have had their latest toy for 2 months
2 % have had their latest toy for 3 months
6 % have had their latest toy for 4 months
1 % have had their latest toy for 5 months
8 % have had their latest toy for 6 months
2 % have had their latest toy for 9 months
52% have had their latest toy for 1 year
14% have had their latest toy for 2 years
2 % have had their latest toy for 3 years
2 % have had their latest toy for 4 years
I included the months here as many people were very specific. Most have
had their latest for about a year or less. Hmmmmm.....and so:
7/ Has your latest DSLR lived up to expectations ?
92% said yes
8 % said no
8/ If a new model is released that supersedes - improves upon - your
current or latest model, will you buy it?
50% said yes they would
42% said no they would not
8 % were feckless and shied off
9/ If a new model is released that supersedes - improves upon - your
current or latest model, will you consider your current or latest model
18% said yes it would be obsolete, although there were differing
definitions of 'obsolete' !
78% said no
4 % said yes, I mean no, I mean yes, I mean no, I mean.......
10/ Do you consider your first DSLR (whether still owned or not) 'obsolete'?
I was slightly surprised here:
only 20% said yes
and 80% said no
As for sex with a bicycle, well, there were 100% different answers, and
all amusing ;-)
So what have I learned?
See separate reply to this email.
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