In March, Canon managed to regain first place in the rapidly shrinking market.
The BCN Ranking website, which collects data on electronics sales in Japan, claims that in March, sales of mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses amounted to only 49.5% of the level for March 2019. At the same time, in January, an indicator of 90.1% was recorded, and in February – 76.5%, that is, the decline is rapidly increasing. Report authors attribute this to the spread of coronavirus.
Mirrorless camera sales in Japan halve over the year
If we consider the situation with manufacturers, sales of Sony cameras decreased by 44.5%, Olympus – by 54.9%, Canon – by 32.3%. As a result, Canon managed to return to first place in the ranking. Interestingly, Fujifilm managed to increase sales by 115.6%. She takes fourth place. On the graph, blue corresponds to Canon, red to Sony, green to Olympus.
Among the cameras, the most popular in March was the Canon EOS Kiss M (as the Canon EOS M50 is called in the Japanese market). Olympus PEN E-PL9 is second, and Sony α6400 is third.