canon eos kiss x7 japan

These are the latest camera sales figures from Japan for the month of Feb 2016. BCN publish weekly and monthly sales charts for both interchangeble lens and compact cameras in Japan. These figures come from retail sources about the actual cameras sold not just produced or shipped. They account for over 50% of total sales in Japan and so are regarded as an accurate indicator of what has sold.

These figures give valuable insight as to which brands are leading the camera markets, at least in Japan. No sales figures are provided just the ranking of camera against camera. One snag with these rankings is that it treats the same camera in different kit forms as different cameras. So in the interchangeable lens camera rankings a single camera can have more than one listing. In effect a particular camera body could be the highest selling yet not be in the top spot. So we have to take that into account before listing the winners.

Top Ranking Brands for Feb 2016 - according to how many ranking places feature in the top 50

Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Brand Top 50 Entries Monthly Change
Canon 18 +1
Nikon 17 +1
Olympus 9 0
Sony 2 -1
Panasonic 2 0
FujiFilm 1 -2
Pentax 1 0

These are the top ranking models. (US, EU)

Brand Model
Canon EOS Kiss X7 (Rebel SL1, 100D)
Canon EOS Kiss X7i (Rebel T5i, 700D)
Nikon D5500
Nikon D5300
Nikon D3300
Canon EOS Kiss X8i (Rebel T6i, 750D)
Canon EOS M2
Nikon 1 J5
Olympus Pen Lite E-PL7
Panasonic Lumix GF7

Compact Cameras

For the compact cameras again there is a difficulty in highlighting the order because the same camera in different colors gets more than one listing. Also so many models are very similar. So these are the top selling compact cameras overlooking the color and minor differences.

Brand Top 50 Entries Monthly Change
Canon 13 -1
Nikon 13 -1
Casio 9 +2
Sony 4 0
Olympus 4 0
Ricoh 3 0
FujiFilm 2 -1
Panasonic 2 +1

These are the top ranking models. (US, EU)

Brand Model
Canon IXY 160
Canon PowerShot SX710
Nikon Coolpix S3700
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Canon IXY 640
Nikon Coolpix S2900
Casio EXILIM EX-ZS190
Canon IXY 170
Canon PowerShot SX610
Olympus Stylus SH-2
Casio EXILIM EX-ZR1600

Top Ranked by Type

Type Brand Model
DSLR Canon EOS Kiss X7 (Rebel SL1, 100D)
Mirrorless Canon EOS M2
Tough Olympus Stylus TG-4
Bridge Nikon Coolpix P610
Expert Canon Powershot G7x