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CIPA: February digital camera trends show strength in ILCs Market research 

CIPA: February digital camera trends show strength in ILCs

CIPA has published its February camera report, showing overall digital still camera shipments are down 26.6 percent, almost completely due to the on-going demise of the compact still camera. Interchangeable lens cameras shipments were down only about 5 percent and showed a big increase over the same month in 2016. For more information, check out the the CIPA website. Advertisements Read More
Analysis: Digital camera sales bottoming out? Market research 

Analysis: Digital camera sales bottoming out?

Felix Richter at Statisa provided an interesting chart about historical digital camera sales, featuring CIPA data. “When the first touchscreen smartphones made waves in 2007 and 2008, the camera industry was doing very well. In 2008, members of the CIPA, an association of the world’s most renowned camera makers, shipped almost 120 million digital cameras and probably didn’t worry too much... Read More
November CIPA report continues downturn News 

November CIPA report continues downturn

Japan’s Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has released its numbers for November 2017 show the continued downward trend in the digital camera market, with just 2,166,788 DSC units shipped in November 2017, or about 17% percent fewer than the same period last year. Interchangeable lens cameras are following a similar pattern, with a drop of about 20 percent for the prior... Read More
CIPA stats show big gains in mirrorless cameras Market research 

CIPA stats show big gains in mirrorless cameras

The Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has released statistics for October 2017, showing year-on-year total camera shipments down a 13%. There was a year-over-year 11% increase in the digital camera market from January to October. Compared to October 2016, 22% fewer DSLRs were shipped globally. There was a 12% rise in mirrorless cameras; this is especially impressive considering the... Read More
Sorry, Om, the camera industry was already changed a long time ago Opinion 

Sorry, Om, the camera industry was already changed a long time ago

In a recent New Yorker column, tech-industry legend Om Malik opined how the new Apple iPhone 7 “changed the camera industry forever.” He’s a little late to the party if he thinks camera companies are just now realizing the threat of the iPhone. Like many Silicon Valley tech industry pundits, Malik displays the type of flawed hindsight favoring  products and... Read More
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