canon eos kiss x7 japan

The Digital Camera Market sales figures from Japan have been released for March 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 March 2016 - according to how many ranking places feature in the top 80

Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Brand Top 80 Entries
Canon 28
Nikon 23
Olympus 12
Sony 8
Panasonic 4
FujiFilm 3
Pentax 2

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 D5300
Canon EOS Kiss X8i (Rebel T6i, 750D)
Nikon D5500
Nikon D3300
Nikon 1 J5
Olympus Pen Lite E-PL7
Canon EOS 8000D(Rebel T6s, 760D)
Canon EOS M3

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 80 Entries
Canon 22
Nikon 17
Casio 13
Sony 9
Olympus 7
Panasonic 6
Ricoh 4
FujiFilm 2

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

Brand Model
Canon IXY 160
Nikon Coolpix S3700
Canon PowerShot SX710
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Canon PowerShot SX610
Sony Cybershot WX350
Canon IXY 180
Canon PowerShot SX720
Casio EXILIM EX-ZR1600

Top Ranked by Type

Type Brand Model
DSLR Canon EOS Kiss X7 (Rebel SL1, 100D)
Mirrorless Nikon 1 J5
Tough Nikon Coolpix S33
Bridge Nikon Coolpix P610
Expert Canon Powershot G7x