This is evidenced by CIPA statistics for April.
The Japanese CIPA Camera Manufacturers Association, which unites Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sony, and other industry representatives, has updated sales figures for digital cameras and interchangeable lenses. Now statistics include April indicators. Published data indicate that the collapse in the digital camera market continues.
The collapse in the digital camera market continues
Sales of digital cameras of all categories for the year decreased from 1,519,378 units to 551,377 units, that is, up to 36.3% compared with a year ago. Recall that in March sales amounted to 47.8% of the level a year ago.
In April of this year, 299,479 units were sold with interchangeable lens cameras. This is slightly higher than in March, but only 36.3% of the value recorded in April 2019, when 825,433 lenses were sold.
In April, 251,898 units were sold with non-replaceable lens cameras, which is 36.3% a year ago.