Lately I don't think Canon or Nikon have either the will or resources to put up a fight against Sony, and to a lesser extent, Panasonic in the video or video/stills hybrid device markets. It looks like in the case of Nikon the best they could do is holding on to their DSLR market share for as long as they could. The same for Canon but their situation is better as they have been doing well not only in the DSLR but also in their professional C-series video camera market.
In the consumer camcorder market, it looks like everyone but Sony has resigned to the fate given to them by not only newer DSLRs but also cheaper P&S stills cameras and last but not least, cellphones. I have a feeling that even Sony themselves might be pondering the possibility of exiting this market as well if not for the emergence of 4K. You could say 4K has bought time for Sony to stay in this obviously fast shrinking market while they've tried to look for the next thing to catch on.
Last edited by P&Struefan; 08-18-2014 at 09:56 PM.