Sales of Canon’s mirrorless cameras grew by 70% in the second quarter of this year compared to 2016, thanks to high demand for its EOS M6.
Releasing its Q2 2017 financial results, Canon noted that while sales of interchangeable lens cameras as a whole declined, sales of EOS M cameras have surged.
Canon said in its report:
Within the Imaging System Business Unit, although sales volume of interchangeable-lens digital cameras declined compared with the previous year, owing to the shrinking market, unit sales of compact-system cameras, including the newly launched EOS M6, increased from the same period of previous year, allowing Canon to maintain the top share in major countries in Europe, the U.S. and Japan.
…In this quarter as well, sales remained strong, particularly for mirrorless cameras. Within this trend, we grew sales of the EOS M6, a new mirrorless camera that has been highly rated not only for its high image quality, but also for its compact and lightweight form factor. This camera was designed to capture demand from people who, for example, are considering a step up to a camera with more features and better performance. Including this factor, first half unit sales of mirrorless camera grew more than 70% compared to the same period last year, leading to overall sales growth for interchangeable-lens cameras.
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