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2020 CIPA Figures Confirm the Expected: It Was a Rough Year

CIPA, the Camera and Imaging Products Association, has published its final report of camera sales and volume for 2020 and the numbers confirm what was expected: the annual downward trend of the market has continued, with 2020's numbers further damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. But it's not all bad news.

Mirrorless Camera Sales Were Down 74% in April, Reports BCN

BCN Retail has published its April report of camera sales figures in Japan and, as expected, the huge slump in sales continues apace. In March, BCN data revealed a 50% drop compared to 2019; as the pandemic continues to exert a severe economic toll, April numbers show an even greater dip.

US Camera Sales Dropped by 64% Last Month; Only Luggage is Doing Worse

As the coronavirus pandemic brings the world economy to its knees, retail intelligence firm Stackline put together a report identifying the 100 fastest growing and 100 fastest declining industries based on e-commerce data from March. No surprise, the outlook is especially grim for cameras.

2019 CIPA Figures Reveal a Rough End to a Terrible Decade for Camera Makers

CIPA—the Camera & Imaging Products Association—has released their December 2019 sales breakdown, rounding out a devastating decade for the camera industry with the worst overall year for camera sales yet. But while there's plenty of doom and gloom to go around, there's reason to be optimistic, too.

Four Reasons the Camera Market is Shrinking that Aren’t ‘Smartphones’

Photographer and occasional PetaPixel guest author Robin Wong recently published a very interesting take on a question that most people thought was settled: why is the camera market shrinking? While most people would just blame the rise of smartphones and call it a day, Wong shares a more nuanced, and possibly more accurate, list of reasons.

The Best Photography Deals of Black Friday 2019

It's the special day of the year on which people form crazy lines outside stores and scramble over each other to snag the best deals. If you're not a fan of the craziness that goes on at brick-and-mortar stores, we've scoured the Web to find some of the best Black Friday deals for photography lovers in 2019.

Canon’s Q2 2019 Financial Report Shows Steep Decline in Camera Sales

Canon released their Q2 2019 financial results earlier this week, showing that recent predictions of a steep decline in profit were on the money (so to speak). But despite reporting significant declines in both Net Sales and Unit Sales of their cameras, the company remains optimistic about its prospects in the mirrorless camera market.

Canon and Nikon Imaging Sales Drop 17%+ Over Past Year

Canon and Nikon both published their latest financial reports over the past couple of weeks, and the numbers don't paint a rosy picture for the camera industry. Both companies reported a decline in imaging business sales of around 17% over the previous year.

Canon #1 in Both DSLR and Mirrorless Sales in Japan in 2018

Sony has made big strides in the camera industry with its strong mirrorless camera offerings in recent years, but it has a long way to go before hitting its goal of being the top camera brand by 2021. The 800-pound gorilla in the industry is still Canon, which ranked #1 in both DSLR and mirrorless camera sales in Japan in the year 2018.