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Sony to Cut investment on Camera Sensor

Global digital camera market share

Sony to cut down the camera investment on CMOS image sensor division, according to recent reports published by digitimes due to shrinking camera market. such took such decision to reduce the equipment investment for CMOS image sensors.

“Sony will reduce its equipment investment for CMOS image sensors to JPY70 billion (US$691.53 million) in fiscal 2016, while maintaining its sensor production capacity at 70,000 12-inch equivalent wafers a month during the fiscal year, according to Digitimes Research.”

Camera industry shrinking rapidly since new users are looking for best camera smartphones available instead DSLRs or compact.  Take a look at comparison between smartphone vs digital camera sale

Smartphone vs Digital Camera Market Share

Samrtphones vs Digital camera

We have added the graph just to do a little comparison between the digital camera and smartphone sales. Dp share your thoughts with us.

Camera Industry Shrinking Rapidly

camer asales down

After analyzing the market trend from past few years the well known credenceresearch team created global market revenue and sales volume graph of Global interchangeable and non-interchangeable cameras.

digital camera market share going down

The purpose of this strategic research study titled “Digital Camera Market – Growth, Share, Opportunities, and Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2023”

According to the latest market report  published by the credence  Research and seats the digital camera market will fall and the shipments demand will be declined continuously in upcoming years.

Just a decade ago digital cameras was one of the world most popular products in the consumer industry, but after the announcement smartphones the sales of the compact cameras are almost touched ground, the sale of DSLR as well as mirrorless cameras also affected companies like Nikon and Canon  profit is going down every year.

Canon Profit going down – from Archives

Take a look at the list of articles below we are publishing one by one continually from the year 2012.

Take a look at the stats published by Mayflower

Camera sales down image

You can clearly see that the camera sales was on peak from 2009 to 2011, after that market started shrinking rapidly.

Olympus 2016 Financial Report - A Mixed Bag

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Olympus posted full year and last quarter results.. Financial report of Olympus says the company is facing loss in overall operating profit, but the good news is Mirrorless sales are up +5% compared to previous finical year.

Olympus report says

In the mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera field, the OM-D series and “OLYMPUS PEN-F,” etc. increased sales, with sales also boosted by a contribution from the high performance interchangeable lenses “M.ZUIKO DIGITAL PRO” series with additions of new models bringing the lineup to five models. Meanwhile, in the compact camera field, the Company continued to limit the number of units sold in response to market shrinkage. Consequently, sales in the Imaging Systems Business overall decreased year on year.

Olympus is also preparing to announce fullframe mirrorless cameras in future that will compete with Sony A7 series and will sure boost its market share.

Also see – Q1 Operating Profit of Canon Falls 39%

via – 43Rumor | Source – Olympus Global