Global digital camera shipments in 2020 will be 8.88 million units, almost cut in half

the Camera and Imaging Machinery Industry Association of Japan (CIPA) released data stating that global digital camera shipments in 2020 will be 8,886,292 units, a decrease of 41.6% from 2019.

Throughout 2020, a total of 1.46 million digital cameras have been sold to China.

According to the report, the digital camera market has continued to expand since the statistics began in 1999. However, due to the impact of the global economic recession, it declined for the first time in 2009 and continued to decrease in 2011 due to the Great East Japan Earthquake and the floods in Thailand.

2017 showed an improvement, but since 2018, the sales market has fallen again. In the past two years, under the epidemic situation, countries have cancelled rallies and implemented restrictions on going out, resulting in a sharp drop in demand.

From the perspective of different models, in 2020, the shipment of built-in lens digital cameras was 3,578,643, a 47% decrease from 2019, and the shipment of interchangeable lens digital cameras was 5,307,649, a decrease of 37.3% from 2019.

CIPA predicts that global digital camera shipments will reach 9.53 million units in 2021, an increase of 7% over 2020, but still not reaching the level before the epidemic. All camera companies are vigorously developing mirrorless cameras with relatively strong demand.

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