BCN Awards has released their camera and lens market share report for 2020 in Japan. This is not a representation of worldwide sales, so please keep that in mind.
I will say that I'm surprised that Canon didn't hit the top 3 in video cameras, which is likely not too influenced by Cinema EOS, but even the more affordable offerings don't see to make much noise in Japan.
The pandemic may have affected these numbers in some way, but we won't get a picture of how they were affected for another year or two. Canon obviously sold less EOS M cameras than in 2019 and lost market share to Sony in mirrorless cameras, but the EOS R6 and EOS R5 are selling extremely well in Japan and globally, considering they're still hard to come by is good news for Canon.
- Sony: 27.4% share (2019: 22.7%)
- Canon: 23.8% share (2019: 31.6%)
- Olympus: 23.4% share (2019: 23.5%)
- Canon: 51.9% share (2019: 57.4%)
- Nikon: 44.8% share (2019: 39.3%)
- Ricoh: 3.0% share (2019: 3.1%)
- Canon 18.3% (2019: 19.9%)
- Sony 15.9% (2019: 16.9%)
- SIGMA 14.9% (2019: NA)
Fixed lens digital cameras (point & shoot)
- Canon: 39.1% share (2019: 29.8%)
- Sony: 19.7% share (2019: 11.9%)
- Fuji: 11.4% share (2019: NA)
- Sony: 37.3% share (2019: 35.1%)
- Panasonic: 32.2% share (2019: 45.8%)
- JVC Kenwood: 11.1% share (2019: 13.1%)
- GoPro: 7% share (2019: 74.3%)
- Sony: 7.5% share (2019: 8.5%)
- SAC: 6.5% share (2019: 7.2%)
Not that surprising
Re: SLR camera
It should be "Pentax" rather than "Ricoh" in the SLR market Also Canon, Nikon and Pentax are the remaining brands.
Based on Petax CEO's comment his brand may be the last SLR company after 2024.
I am really surprised that Nikon was not ranked as #3. Is Nikon selling that poorly?
To borrow a phrase: Fake News as usual
Japan Saw Mirrorless Camera Sales Jump 128.9% in October
...from the link: "The Canon EOS M50, known as the “Kiss M” in Japan, took over the top spot on the camera model sales"
And I'm reminded of the Mark Twain quote (as it pertains to the M series): "The report of my death was an exaggeration."
I'm also reminded of a much more modern word: clickbait!
With that huge amount of product they have on the stove, and the general circumstances of this data, it is probably not worth discussing any claims of doom seriously right now.
The “cinema” features are missing from the mirrorless cameras/DSLR . The entry level buyers that would buy cinema, don’t have a great option to buy into. I almost bought a C100 recently to go with my R5 but it just feels limiting.
Log, record limits, overheating, going back to micro hdmi, weird issues with hdmi out, record media limitations, no raw(w/o magic lantern). It really feels like most companies let the hardware differentiate but Canon does with the software and price.
The value buy is to get Black Magic, Sony , Panasonic or a “box” style camera and use ef lenses. There’s just no entry level, “if you want a video camera buy a cinema camera”... The market said OK.
The two go hand in hand, Nikon not having an upgrade path at all hurts z Mount too. Hate that as the market is better when there is a strong third option.
C100? Do you mean the C70?
I'm not sure what you're complaints are relating to. It wouldn't be too hard to make a long list of complaints with any of the brands you listed.
I've mentioned this before, but Canon has struggled with its cinema line. You got a hint from its quarterly reports starting from late 2019 or early 2020 when it put its cinema segment into industry and was quite silent about it after successive quarters. Multiple cinema news sites would later report that competitors like Blackmagic or Kinefinity were putting a dent into Canon's cinema market-share (At least in Asia).
I've always felt this way as well. Canon's competitive cinema products were always higher priced and had arbitrary limits imposed. Canon had done this for years and most argued that it was because they had the biggest market share and better understood the market. While that may be true for consumer products, I don't think they can argue that this same approach works in the pro segment, especially when they are NOT the market leaders in that segment.
Look at Canon's broadcast lens advertisement videos some time. They show the Canon lenses on Sony cameras. They are being realistic, broadcasters buy Sony cameras but use Canon or Fujinon lenses on them.
Canon may never be able to make up the ground, they are spending a big chunk of their war chest on acquiring industrial businesses in the imaging field. Businesses that are not adversely affected by the shift to smart phones for photography, or may benefit from it.