Canon recently released its second quarter 2022 financial results and in an attached question and answer document about the camera market and its future, the company was surprisingly open and upfront with regard to questions about the state of the camera industry. Canon says that the camera market “has largely bottomed out at its current size” and that they expect that from here on out, the only way is up.
Of course, it was never going to happen that the camera market would disappear entirely and Canon’s always known this. But they believe that numbers have gotten as low as they’ll get and that interest in photography is on the uptake again. They also say they’ll be producing both mirrorless cameras as well as DSLRs – for now, anyway.