The latest year-end report from Japan reveals that the new owner of the Olympus brand, OM Digital Solutions, has joined Sony and Canon as the “Big Three” of mirrorless cameras.
Sony has increased its number one share with 32% of the market (up from 27.44% last year), and Canon has also increased its number two position to 28.2% (from 23.78%). And it was OM Digital Solutions with 12.7% that made its debut with the third largest share of the mirrorless camera market.
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Of course, there’s more to this story than you can see. OM Digital purchased the struggling imaging division from Olympus. Olympus accounted for 23.37% last year, almost doubling its market share. In that sense, OM Digital is showing a big decline.
However, the fact that new ownership continues to lead giants like Fujifilm and Nikon is despite the turmoil in transfer of ownership, negative speculation from trade and the press, and minimal product launches. However, it is still a remarkable achievement. The question is, will the downtrend continue this year, or will the next new OM system camera usher in a new era?
Canon is still (almost) a king
The rest of the report from BCN Retail, which monitors POS data from about 40% of Japanese retailers, including professional camera chains, puts Canon at the top of the tree and gives a picture that is almost unsurprising. I’m drawing.
When it comes to DSLRs, Canon has a solid dominance of roosts with a 59.8% market share (up from 51.91%), Nikon is second with 33.9% (down from 44.78%), and Ricoh (Pentax camera maker). Is a very distant third, but increased by 5.8% (up from 3% last year).
Canon also offers services in the fixed lens camera category at 34.01% (down from 39.08%), followed by Sony at 23.1% (down from 19.65%) and Fujifilm at 11.6% (down from 11.41%). ..
Canon also sold more lenses than any other manufacturer, but its share dropped slightly to 34.01% (from 39.08%) and Sony increased pie slices to 23.1% (up from 19.65%). Fujifilm also achieved a slight increase at 11.6% (from 11.41%).
But when it comes to camcorders, Canon is nowhere to be found. This sector is dominated by Panasonic’s Tekken, which grew from the previous year (32.17%) to 43.6%, consuming Sony’s second-largest space, 26.3% (down from 37.27%). Claimed a 11.2% share for the first time in history.
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