Last 12 Month’s Japanese Camera Market: Canon Top Dog But It’s Fuji Who Wins

BCNRetail posted the Japanese camera market shares from April 2018 to March 2019.

  • Canon did hold 37.3% of the overall camera market shares (fixed lens plus system cameras)
  • Nikon did hold 26,7% of the overall camera market shares
  • Sony did hold 13,1% of the overall camera market shares
  • Olympus did hold 6% of the overall camera market shares
  • Fuji did hold 5.8% of the overall camera market shares

Canon is still the top dog in the bunch. But things look differently when compared to the previous year:

  • Canon sold -1,3% cameras (units of sales)
  • Nikon sold -15% cameras
  • Sony sold -6,6% cameras
  • Olympus sold -13,8% cameras
  • Fuji sold +19,4% cameras

And an even more different picture is given by the overall value of camera sales:

  • Canon camera sales value dropped -11,4% 
  • Nikon camera sales value dropped -28,5% 
  • Sony camera sales value increased +14,5% 
  • Olympus camera sales value dropped -21,3% 
  • Fuji camera sales value increased +0,6%

Canon, Nikon and Olympus saw a huge drop in overall value of the sales. Fuji on the other hand is doing pretty good, having been able to sell 19.4% more cameras than the previous year.

[via Digicameinfo via Mirrorless Rumors]

BCN Ranking shows Canon leads market in Japan, Nikon does well, Sony doesn’t count


BCN Retail published market figures for interchangeable lens cameras in Japan for the period January to June 2018.

Canon clearly leads the market and ranks best for MILCs, Nikon is present (Nikon D5300 ranks first), Sony appears to have no importance.

Among the first 10 placed, Canon hits 7 times, Nikon 3 times. Sony’s best placement is rank 15.

Canon is also leader in the mirrorless market, with the EOS M50 being the most sold mirrorless camera in Japan.

[via Digicame Info]