digital camera trends june 2016

Expectations

June is normally a steady month for camera shipments as most people would have bought earlier for the holidays. However, since May was very poor due to the ongoing production issues as well as the falling market trend it would be of interest to see if this was to get worse, better or stay the same. The latest camera shipment figures released by Cipa give a good indication of just where the digital camera industry is at.

We will take a look at the market as usual by camera type and geographical zone to get the bigger picture. The DSLRs vs Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (MILCs) battle will also be addressed as well as the average price for each camera type and zone. Firstly, the overall global picture for June 2016 as reported by the industry body CIPA Japan.

digital camera trends mar 2016

Expectations

May is normally a holding month in camera shipments following the main push in April. Since April was well below par, May needed to be a strong month to meet the northern hemisphere summer holiday demand. Sadly, on April 16th a series of earthquakes in Kumamoto Prefecture, South Japan caused extensive damage to manufacturing facilitites of camera components that would severely deminish camera production. The latest camera shipment figures released today by Cipa give the first indication of the scale of the problem the industry faces.

We will take a look at the market as usual by camera type and geographical zone to get the bigger picture. The DSLRs vs Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (MILCs) battle will also be addressed as well as the average price for each camera type and zone. Firstly, the overall global picture for May 2016 as reported by the industry body CIPA Japan.

digital camera trends mar 2016

Expectations

April is normally a month of growth where we expect a major push for the summer market. With March being ahead of expectations it may be that April would correct for that. The other problem to deal with was the earthquake that affected camera production, would that that be visable this month or would this be something for later.

I expect that the slowdown will continue due to the switch to other technologies, production issues as well as a drawback in the imaging industry due to 'image fatigue'

We will take a look at the market as usual by camera type and geographical zone to get the bigger picture. The DSLRs vs Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (MILCs) battle will also be addressed as well as the average price for each camera type and zone. Firstly, the overall global picture for April 2016 as reported by the industry body CIPA Japan.

digital camera trends mar 2016

Expectations

Last month, Feb 2016, bucked the normal camera shipment pattern and we had significant falls in shipments from the previous month. Would this fall continue or would we see a recovery to make up ground on poor February shipments. March is usually a steady month before the major push for summer sales starts in April.

I expect that the Compact fixed lens cameras to continue slowing down but the average unit cost to rise as more expensive models take over. Mirrorless cameras should show signs of an increase in both unit sales and average unit cost as they too go upmarket. DSLR's will slow down in the number of units shipped and the average unit cost will deteriorate as more base models are sold.

We will take a look at the market as usual by camera type and geographical zone to get the bigger picture. The DSLRs vs Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (MILCs) battle will also be addressed as well as the average price for each camera type and zone. Firstly, the overall global picture for March 2016 as reported by the industry body CIPA Japan.

Expectations

February can be a low month for camera shipments before the spring increase takes hold. This may be because of excess inventory in the distribution chain due to lower than expected holiday sales or delays in new models coming through. Sales are expected to be lower this year but a significant deterioration in the market would put a strain on the whole industry.

I expect that the Compact fixed lens cameras to continue slowing down but the average unit cost to rise as more expensive models take over. Mirrorless cameras should show signs of an increase in both unit sales and average unit cost as they too go upmarket. DSLR's will slow down in the number of units shipped and the average unit cost will deteriorate as more base models are sold.

We will take a look at the market as usual by camera type and geographical zone to get the bigger picture. The DSLRs vs Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras (MILCs) battle will also be addressed as well as the average price for each camera type and zone. Firstly, the overall global picture for February 2016 as reported by the industry body CIPA Japan.