Well well, despite all the crap about the Canon EOS M5 I get in my inbox, it appears that Japanese customers really like Canon’s feature-rich mirrorless camera.
Mirrorless Rumors posted market share figures for cameras and lenses in Japan (unfortunately with no further link to the source material. Edit: the figures appear to be drawn from the latest BCN Awards). Looking at the figures you can see that Sony lost 7% market share and that Canon gained 5% on the mirrorless market.
Canon is estimated to become the second most important mirrorless camera manufacturer in Japan in 2017, and I am sure it is to a large degree due to the excellent EOS M5 camera, and to the EOS M3 and M10, which hit the market before the M5. It appears that a lot of people waited for Canon to build a serious mirrorless camera. And Canon delivered.
The other market shares have no story. Canon rules in Japan.
Canon EOS M5 at a glance:
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 7 Image Processor
- 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
- 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth Smart
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
- Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization