2016 wasn’t exactly the best year ever, and it appears it was also pretty bad for photography. LensVid has issued a report on the camera industry facts from 2009 to 2016. When you compare camera manufacturing, sales, and shipment, you will get pretty unexpected and drastic differences. 2016 seems to be the worst year for the entire camera market so far, with the total drop of whopping 81% when compared to 2010? So, what happened? What caused these enormous drops?
Nikon have released the financial results for the Image Products Business for the first quarter of the year. The report mentions that sales have dropped 8.9%, although net income has increased 176.2% over the same period last year.
Another report by Credence Research suggests that this may be the beginning of a trend. They cite smartphones and tablets as the biggest threat to both fixed lens and interchangeable lens cameras.
Amazon has become the go-to place for holiday shopping. This year was no exception, with the Seattle-based web retailer raking in record numbers of Prime subscriptions, hardware purchases and, most importantly, overall revenue.
One of the most interesting tidbits in Amazon’s annual holiday sales report is the product that takes the top spot in the photography category.
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The general public has no real way of accurately knowing how camera sales compare with each other and while the feeling was that Sony’s mirrorless cameras are becoming extremely popular in certain regions, there is now confirmation that this is in fact correct.
According to Michael Schielhlen, a Senior Director at Zeiss, Sony sold more interchangeable lens cameras during the month of August than Canon and Nikon in Germany.
According to market research company NPD Group, the overall revenue from mirrorless cameras has grown by 16.5% over the past year while DSLR sales have dropped by ~15%.
Sony was the main benefactor, or stimulant, with an impactful 66% boost in its mirrorless camera sales.
“Growth in the mirrorless segment shows this new technology and form factor are resonating with consumers,” said Ben Arnold, an executive director at The NPD Group. “Going forward, mirrorless will continue to command a greater share of the interchangeable lens camera category.”
Strong innovation in the mirrorless market and the increasing popularity among younger people give Sony and other MILC manufacturers reason to be optimistic about the future.
Is this another sign that the DSLR market as we know it is coming to an end?
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Market research and analysis firm BCN announced the annual BCN Awards 2015.
Winners are determined based on sales volume, calculated from data gathered from thousands of sellers throughout Japan.
Canon seems to be doing better than ever, while Nikon is just barely holding its ground.
Sony gets its first taste of victory (and a painful failure) and SanDisk maintains its top spot.
A bit of digging reveals why names like Think Tank, Lowepro and Manfrotto won’t make the list.