CIPA: DSLRs were 65% of camera shipments in 2017

Camera sales peaked in 2010, and it’s not just the smartphone’s fault

DSLR sales accounted for 65% of total camera shipments in 2017, according to the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) in Japan.

CIPA’s annual report for the year shows a strong resurgence for DSLR cameras, with mirrorless cameras making up the other 35%.

In Asia the split was closer, with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras commanding about 50-50 market share. In North America DSLRs accounted for a resounding 85% of shipments, compared to 15% mirrorless cameras.

European camera shipments fell in between Asia and North American totals.

Camera shipments grew overall in 2017, and Canon also reported a 61% growth in group net profit. The company’s marketshare remains around 50% globally.

Via Canon Rumors