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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Canon Maintains Lead Over Competitors in Camera Sales In 2016

Close your eyes and count till Ten, mom - Lion cub in Masai Mara, Kenya

I am on my way home after an East African Wildlife Tour. The wildlife sightings were very good and my equipment performed quite well. Accompanying me on this trip are the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-5Ds cameras, EF 400mm f/4 DO IS IIEF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens.

You can follow my travels on Facebook and Twitter. See my equipment bag and works on

Nikon started their 100th anniversary celebration at the CES 2017 earlier this month. To the causal observer, one might think they are the dominant camera manufacturer in the world. In fact, they are much smaller than Canon and Sony provides most of their sensors that go into Nikon's cameras.

BCN has recently released the 2016 sales figures for major camera manufacturers. Canon has continue to maintain the lead over its competitors. 2017 will promise to be another robust year for them with exciting new products on the horizon.

Full Year 2016 DSLR Camera Market Share (Japan)

  • Canon 63.3% (vs 56.2% in 2015)
  • Nikon 31.6%
  • Ricoh 4.8%

Full Year 2016 Mirrorless Camera Market Share (Japan)

  • Olympus 26.8
  • Canon 18.5% (vs 13.6% in 2015)
  • Sony 17.9%

Full Year 2016 Fixed Lens Camera Market Share (Japan)

  • Canon 27.3% (vs 30.5% in 2015)
  • Nikon 22.1%
  • Casio 19.3%

Full Year 2016 Lens Market Share (Japan)

  • Canon 24% (vs 24.1% in 2015)
  • Sigma 14.3%
  • Nikon 12.5%

Full Year Photo Printer Market Share (Japan)

  • Canon 53.1% (vs 56% in 2015)
  • Casio 25.0%
  • FujiFilm 18.0%

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