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Nikkei: Canon, Sony made up 70% of the digital digicam market in 2020: Digital Images Assessment


Japanese monetary publication Nikkei has printed (soft-paywalled behind a free account) the outcomes of its 2020 ‘Main Product and Service Share Survey,’ whereby it particulars the market share of the highest 5 digital digicam producers and prime 5 sensor producers.

Nikkei’s information exhibits the digital digicam market (measured by items shipped) as a complete dropped roughly 40% in 2020, because of the shrinking market mixed with the financial impression of COVID-19. Nikkei studies 8.85 million items shipped, an identical quantity the Digital camera & Imaging Merchandise Affiliation (CIPA) reported as properly for all of 2020.

Not like CIPA, nevertheless, Nikkei breaks down the market share by model. Canon took the highest spot with 47.9 p.c of the digital digicam market, with Sony and Nikon taking second and third place with 22.1 p.c and 13.7 p.c market share, respectively. Fujifilm and Panasonic rounded out the highest 5 with 5.6 p.c and 4.4 p.c market share, respectively. Of these 5, Canon (2.5%), Sony (1.9%) and Fujifilm (900%) managed to extend their respective market share in 2020 whereas Nikon (-4.9%) and Panasonic (-.3%) each noticed their market share lower.

Canon’s EOS R5 and R6 full-frame mirrorless digicam methods.

Shifting onto CMOS picture sensor producers, Sony Semiconductor Options took the highest spot with 48.6 p.c market share whereas Samsung Electronics and Omnivision rounded out second and third place with 20.1 p.c and 12.4 p.c market share, respectively. SK Hynix and On Semiconductor snagged fourth and fifth place with 4.0 p.c and three.8 p.c, respectively.

Sony’s a9 II full-frame mirrorless digicam system.

Regardless of nonetheless holding the highest spot by a big margin, Sony Semiconductor Options noticed its market share lower by 4.9% in 2020. Samsung Electronics (+2.0%), Omnivision (+1.0%) and SK Hynix (+1.6%), alternatively, grew their market share all through the economically tumultuous yr.

General, not a lot modified within the business as a complete in 2020, as the highest 5 corporations in each the digital digicam market and CMOS picture sensor market stay unchanged. Nonetheless, there are notable movers in each the fitting and flawed instructions as Nikon continues to see the hole develop to Sony and Canon, who collectively make up precisely 70% of the digital digicam market.

Nikon’s Z6 II full-frame mirrorless digicam system.

‘CaNikon’ would possibly’ve been the tongue-in-cheek identify we’ve given the traditionally dominant digicam producers (Canon and Nikon), the truth is the market has shortly develop into dominated by Canony…or Sonon…or no matter amalgamation you favor for the Japanese producers.

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