BCN+R, a big retailer and holder of one of many largest databases of digital gross sales in Japan, has published the highest ten cameras bought in 2021. Notably absent from the checklist are Nikon and Panasonic.
BCN+R repeatedly publishes development and gross sales stories throughout a number of electronics markets, together with cameras. Whereas it shouldn’t be taken because the end-all of Japanese gross sales stories, the corporate does command about 40% of the Japanese gross sales market which does make it a really strong indication of what merchandise are standard. For what it’s value, no such rating like this exists in the USA as no retailer or supplier is prepared or in a position to share its gross sales knowledge publicly. So whereas it’s not the very best knowledge, it’s a number of the solely knowledge that these inquisitive about trade developments are likely to get.
And as famous by Imaging Resource, it’s necessary to maintain a few issues in thoughts earlier than having a look on the outcomes. First, the digital camera market in Japan is extraordinarily completely different from that of North America or Europe. Japanese gross sales repeatedly present smaller compact cameras are typically extraordinarily standard, whereas the bigger and extra “skilled” our bodies that promote effectively in the USA aren’t practically as wanted. Additionally of word is that BCN+R’s checklist consists of a number of variations of the identical product by means of kits, standalone cameras, and even shade choices. Consequently, these numbers is likely to be skewed a bit.
Under are BCN+R’s top-selling cameras of 2021:
- Sony A6400 Double Zoom Lens Equipment (Black)
- Canon EOS Kiss M2 Double Zoom Equipment (White)
- Canon EOS Kiss M Double Zoom Equipment (White)
- Sony A6400 Double Zoom Lens Equipment (Silver)
- Sony ZV-E10 Energy Zoom Lens Equipment (Black)
- Canon EOS Kiss M2 Double Zoom Equipment (Black)
- Canon EOS Kiss M Double Zoom Equipment (Black)
- Fujifilm X-A5 Lens Equipment (Silver)
- Olympus PEN E-PL10 EZ Double Zoom Equipment (White)
- Fujifilm X-A5 Lens Equipment (Brown)
Clearly, the aforementioned repetition of merchandise is apparent right here. Sony and Canon each have merchandise that present up twice, which doubtlessly squeezes out the potential for the 2 digital camera corporations which are notably absent right here: Nikon and Panasonic. Each corporations launched cameras that will have theoretically been standard in Japan final 12 months: Nikon launched the Zfc whereas Panasonic launched the GH5 II. Each corporations might be absent from this checklist for a number of causes.
First, each corporations might have been squeezed out as a result of two completely different colours supplied by their opponents. Nikokn and Panasonic can also have lacked the elements to create sufficient provide to make a dent out there. Lastly, it might simply be the apparent reply: the cameras weren’t standard.
One different factor to notice is that not a single full-frame digital camera made it to the top-selling cameras in Japan checklist, which additional highlights the distinction within the japanese and western digital camera markets. That mentioned, Imaging Resource stories that the Sony A7 IV, Sony A7 III, and Canon EOS RP have all made the top-selling checklist of cameras from BCN+R final month, so it’s potential that the transition to full-frame is coming alongside in Japan, albeit slowly.