Interesting: According to CIPA the camera market is slowly stabilizing


After three years of decreasing demand, the camera market, according to market data published by the Japan-based Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA), seems to be slowly stabilizing. As you can infer from the diagram added below, this year’s demand for interchangeable lens cameras (DSLRs and MILCs/EVILs) was only slightly below the level of last year. However, we won’t know before January next year earliest how the particularly important Christmas sales will fare. In any case, the August and September figures aren’t promising anything good.


Image source: CIPA

Sales on the compact camera market have strongly decreased again. Worldwide demand has declined by almost 22%. This may be a strong, but compared to last year (-39%), not at all an extreme decline in demand.


Image source: CIPA

You can’t draw any conclusions about single product categories only from the CIPA figures; however, the sales figures on the German photographic market in 2014 give us an idea. According to these figures, action cameras and “luxury compact cameras” keep selling increasingly better, whereas lower-priced compact cameras don’t sell at all.

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