canon eos kiss x7i

When it comes to finding camera sales facts and figures for individual brands it is quite difficult. Except when it comes to Japan. 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.

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 Jan 2016 - according to how many ranking places feature in the top 50

Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Brand Top 50 Entries Monthly Change
Canon 17 -4
Nikon 16 +2
Olympus 9 0
FujiFilm 3 +2
Sony 3 -1
Panasonic 2 0
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 D3300
Nikon D5500
Canon EOS Kiss X8i (Rebel T6i, 750D)
Nikon D5300
Canon EOS M2
Nikon 1 J5
Olympus Pen Lite E-PL6
Olympus Pen Lite E-PL7

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 14 +1
Nikon 14 +1
Casio 7 -1
Sony 4 -1
Olympus 4 +1
FujiFilm 3 -1
Ricoh 3 0
Panasonic 1 0

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

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

Top Ranked by Type

Type Brand Model
DSLR Canon EOS Kiss X7 (Rebel SL1, 100D)
Mirrorless Canon EOS M2
Tough Nikon Coolpix S33
Bridge Nikon Coolpix P610
Expert Canon Powershot G7x