BCN has released their 2018 sales awards for Japan, and Canon has had a really good year on its home turf. Capturing both the #1 position in DSLR market share as well mirrorless market share for 2018.
Canon’s DSLR market share was at 57.4% in 2018, with Nikon taking the second spot at 39.3% and Ricoh rounding out the top 3 at 3.1%. Nikon did gain some market share at Canon’s expense, and this is probably because of the fantastic D850 and Canon’s lack of new prosumer DSLRs in 2018.
In mirrorless, Canon has taken the lead in market share at 31.6% on the strength of the EOS M50 and EOS R. Olympus finished second at 23.5% and Sony rounds out the top 3 at 22.7%
In lenses, Canon continues to remain on top with 20.7% of all lenses sold in Japan. Sigma continues to do well capturing the second spot at 15.7% and Nikon finishes third at 13.7%
For all the flack Canon gets, they remain a sales success in Japan at least.
Canon News has a further breakdown of the numbers, you can check it out here.