The BCN awards based on 2019 sales in Japan are now out, and Canon has swept the major segments. BCN collects data from a majority of Japanese camera retailers to give a good idea of how things are going for the big manufacturers on their home turf.
Sony has made a big move in interchangeable lenses as they have passed Nikon for #2.
- Canon 56.3%
- Nikon 41.1%
- Ricoh 2.4%
- Canon 30.9%
- Sony 25.9%
- Olympus 23.4%
- Canon 39.3%
- Nikon 22.9%
- Sony 15.2%
- Canon 19.9%
- Sony 16.9%
- Nikon 14.4%
Canon News made some pretty graphs that show how the market has looked over the last 8 years.
You can see the full list of BCN award winners here.
One thing I did find interesting is that after being #2 in lenses for the past three years, Sigma fell off the radar this year. I'm guessing a couple of reasons could be that they really didn't release any blockbusters this year (the 60-600mm not generating the excitement of the earlier superzooms) and the new mounts by Canon and Nikon may have limited their sales.
It's too bad they don't distinguish between crop and full frame (at least it doesn't appear to me that they do). I would imagine that Canon's crop sensor mirrorless accounts for a high percentage of total mirrorless sales (just as crop sensors account for the bulk of DSLR sales).
All in all, good on Canon.
that system camera share report is only for the month of december.
I would imagine DSLR's dropping like flies last year hurt Sigma, et all on the third party lens side as well.
I have some doubts in these numbers :unsure:
(NOTE: I think Fuji makes great 'stuff'; I'm just being funny here.) :LOL:
Sad for such a renowned company, I still remember the glorious Spotmatics and those great lenses...:cry:
I think the dslr marketplace figures for sony look wrong. I think they are reversed. Did sony even make a dslr in 2012? In 2019 sony has 0% marketshare? Just my 2 cents.
Where are those Sony oracles predicting doom?
Canon's got the 17th consecutive number 1 in ILC market leader, and going by the rumor products & patent will continue to bag 18th,19th and so on.