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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

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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

bcn awards for japanese digital camera market 2016

Each year BCN award prizes for the leading digital products based on sales in the Japanese market. The awards have just been published and help to confirm the status of the major brands in the digital camera market.

Digital Camera with Integrated Lens (Compact Camera)

The largest part of the integrated lens camera, otherwise known as compact camera, market sales for 2015 went to the other brands. That is to say other than the top 3 specified the other brands accounted for 33.7%. The largest single brand is Canon with 30.5% of overall sales. Nikon came in second with 21% of sales followed by Casio with 14.8% of total sales.

These figures represent a marked improvement fo both Canon and Nikon who previously posted 28.7% and 15.3% respectivly.

Most popular were the Canon IXY(IXUS,ELPH) and Powershot ranges, Nikon Coolpix and Casio EXILIM ranges.

bcn award compact camera 2016

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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.