The coronavirus pandemic has affected the camera sales, which, to be honest, was quite expected. However, it’s surprising just how massive the drop is. According to the latest report, the mirrorless camera sales in Japan was slashed by whopping 75% this April compared to the same period last year.
From the last month’s report, we saw that the mirrorless camera sales dropped by 50% in March 2020 compared to March 2019. However, in April they dropped even more. BCN Retail published the report and the stats for mirrorless sales in April 2020. The data shows that units Canon, Sony and Olympus show the most significant drop in the number of units sold. Canon dropped by 20.4%, Sony by 24.5%, and Olympus by 25.8%.
“It is difficult to tell when the market will recover as it is expected that the outings and leisure activities will [not] continue for the time being,” BCN Retail writes. Indeed, since all our travels and photography gigs are uncertain, I’m pretty sure that we will see further delays, losses and drops in sales in the camera industry, and not just for mirrorless.
[via Mirrorless Rumors]