Japan Camera Manufacturers Association CIPA, which brings together Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sony and other photographic equipment companies, has updated its digital camera and interchangeable lens sales statistics for this year with October data. The data shows that camera sales are down compared to September, although there was an increase in the past year. The best month of the current year in terms of digital camera sales remains March.
As of October, 638,853 cameras were sold in a month, which is only 56.3% of the level reached in October last year, when 1,134,888 cameras were sold.
We managed to sell 443,501 cameras with interchangeable lenses. This is slightly better than the September figure of 429,820 pieces, but only 58.8% of the figure for October last year, equal to 754,658 pieces.
195 352 compact cameras were sold in October. For comparison, 274,882 cameras were sold in September, and 380,230 were sold in October 2020. In other words, the current figure is 69.6% of last year.
Finally, 895,790 interchangeable lenses were sold in October, which is 77.1% of October last year. Note that the sales of lenses have grown significantly compared to September.