12 August 2018

The shipment figures for the first half of 2018 have been released by CIPA. These figures relate to the Japanese companies that account for the majority of worldwide sales of stand-alone cameras.


At the start of 2018 hopes were for a -9% fall in the shipments of Compact cameras over the whole year. That is cameras with fixed lenses as opposed to interchangeable lenses. The long-running saga of the demise of these types of cameras has been the focus of these pages. A demise largely brought about by the preference of Smartphones as point and shoot cameras.

Last year saw a 5.7% rise in unit...


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Market Reports

Compact Camera Shipments Sink to New Low - H1 2018

12 August 2018
The shipment figures for the first half of 2018 have been released by CIPA. These figures relate to …

Global Digital Camera Production Report - 2014 to 2017

4 December 2017
Update: October 2017 CIPA data added.-The October 2017 update will come a disappointment to the came…

Global Digital Camera Market Report January 2017

3 March 2017
Another year begins in the Digital Camera Market and a critical year it could turn out to be. Over a…

Company Results

Nikon Financial Report Q1 FY2019 - Clearing the way for Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

8 August 2018
Nikon Corp. Q1 FY2019 Headlines (Ap 1, 2018, to Jun 30, 2019)Overall company Revenue down -2.0% Over…

Olympus Imaging Report Q1 FY2019 - Uncertainty Ahead

7 August 2018
Q1 FY2019 Headlines (Apr 1, 2018, to Jun 30, 2018)Overall company Revenue up +5% Overall company Ope…

Sony Financial Report Q2 FY2017 - Solid Results Across the Board

13 November 2017
Overall company Revenue rises +22.1% year-on-year Overall company Operating Income rises +346.4%…