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CIPA has released the camera shipment numbers for March 2018 today and there are some interesting things going on with ILC’s.
Canon News has done their usual great breakdown of the numbers, so I don’t really need to do the same thing.
From Canon News:
….With the Kumamoto earthquake finally in the past, we see that the shipments overall for this month is almost that of the year past and maintain a little consistency from month to month at around 95% of last year’s March shipments. Japan for the first time ever has shipped more Mirrorless than DSLR’s which is an interesting notable that will have to be watched in the coming months ahead.
….DSLR’s continue to ship less, thereby raising the mirrorless market share. This month instead of looking at percentages, we’re going to look at units, where it shows a far more startling trend for DSLR’s over the last 4 or so years than it does if you looked at percentages of market.
….In summary, for this month we are seeing a more consistent picture of shipments, marginal increases to mirrorless and the continued slow decline in DSLR shipments. The interesting takeaway is that when you see a camera released, and you are puzzled to why on earth the company released it, imagine how it may fit into the different markets, whether it be for DSLR’s or for Mirrorless.
Head on over to Canon News for a lot more analysis and pretty graphs.