BCN Trends Show Sony Losing Market in Japan, Canon Steady, Nikon Gaining

Sony

BCN data for the full frame mirrorless market in Japan (April 2019) shows how Sony is slowly losing market shares in favour Nikon while Canon remains steady.

The five top ranking cameras are:

  1. Sony a7III
  2. Canon EOS RP
  3. Canon EOS R
  4. Nikon Z 6
  5. Sony a7II

Guess Sony will lose even more market shares in the next months. Besides Canon and Nikon’s offerings there is also stiff competition coming from the L-Mount front.

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Canon Supercharges BCN March 2019 Rankings

Canon

BCN rankings for March 2019 show once more that Canon is the undisputed market leaded in Japan (and in the rest of the world too).

Canon occupies the top 4 positions with the Canon Rebel T7i (EOS 800D in EU, Kiss X9i in Japan), Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D in EU, Kiss X9 in Japan) and the top selling EOS M50 (Kiss M in Japan). Interesting to see that the Sony a6400 already made its splash and ranks pretty well.

BCN is a Japanese sale statistics company giving a good view of the Japanese camera market.

Canon Dominates (again) BCN Market Rankings For February

Canon has a strong presence among the first 10 camera companies based on their market share, at least according to BCN.

  1. Canon Kiss X9 Double Zoom Kit Black 
  2. Canon Kiss X9i double zoom kit 
  3. Canon Kiss M (EOS M50) double zoom kit white 
  4. Nikon D5600 double zoom kit 
  5. Canon Kiss M (EOS M50) double zoom kit black 
  6. Olympus PEN E – PL8 EZ double zoom kit white 
  7. Canon Kiss X8i Double Zoom Kit 
  8. Sony α6400 Double zoom lens kit black 
  9. Nikon D5300 AF-P double zoom kit Olympus
  10. Olympus OM – D E – M10 Mark III EZ Double Zoom Kit Brown

Note that eight entries in the list above have an APS-C sensor, two have a 4/3 sensor.

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Canon Dominates DSLR, Mirrorless and Lens Market In Japan

Mirrorless

BCN posted their annual “BCN Awards” and look who is ranked on top for the mirrorless and DSLR market. It appears to be true that there is life in the old dog.

Canon ranks first for DSLR and mirrorless market shares in 2018.

DSLR market shares:

  1. Canon – 57.4% share
  2. Nikon – 39.3% share
  3. Ricoh – 3.1% share

Mirrorless market share:

  1. Canon – 31.6% share
  2. Olympus – 23.5% share
  3. Sony – 22.7% share

Canon’s success in the mirrorless market is mostly because of the commercial success of the EOS M50, and also to some minor degree thanks to the new EOS R. It’s interesting to see that Nikon doesn’t show up among the first three players in the MILC market. Surprisingly the so much touted Sony mirrorless systems are not getting that much love in Japan.

Nikon still ranks first for compact cameras with 31.5%, followed by Canon with 29.8% and Sony with 11.9%.

Canon also ranks first for sold lenses with 20.7%, followed by Sigma with 15.7% and Nikon with 13.7%.

Below you see how Canon’s market share in the mirrorless market evolved since 2016.

Not bad for a company so heavily criticised. I’m curios to know how much market share Canon will gain this year because they are clearly headed to lead the market.

Canon Still Dominates Camera Sales In Japan, EOS M50 Stable On Top

Canon EOS M50 Full Frame Mirrorless

BCN rankings for December 2018 show how popular Canon cameras are in Japan, and how well the EOS M50 (Kiss M in Japan) is doing.

The EOS M50 is Canon’s most popular mirrorless camera so far. It’s likely that the EOS R will sooner or later be the most popular Canon MILC but for now the little M50 is selling like hot cakes.

The EOS M line-up is Canon’s mirrorless offering with an APS-C sensor. And it is here to stay. Some weird rumors surfaced suggesting Canon will make an EOS R model with an APS-C sensor. This is unrealistic, and even Canon execs said it will not happen.

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Veni Vidi Vici – Canon Already Has 22% Of Full Frame Mirrorless Market In Japan

Full Frame Mirrorless

BCNranking posted market figures for full frame mirrorless cameras in Japan.

The Canon EOS R has just been releases, and Canon already has 22% market share for full frame mirrorless cameras in Japan.

The situation:

  1. Sony 67%
  2. Canon 22.1%
  3. Nikon 10.4%

Not bad for the company that was last to jump on the FF MILC bandwagon. It was a jump start for sure. It has to be said that Nikon’s Z6 doesn’t ship yet. However, it’s clear that Sony MILCs are going to face some serious competition. Sony dropped from a near 100% market share to 67%, and that’s not peanuts.

To us it’s clear that Canon will have more than 50% market share within a year or so, or at last when they will have released more EOS R bodies.

Full Frame Mirrorless

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