Camera sales might be in decline due to the pandemic but prices are increasing

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There are few areas of life the pandemic has left untouched. We’ve experienced toilet roll shortages, increased use of single-use plastics, a ban on travel and the photography industry has experienced a massive drop in sales. 

For the last two years, even if you wanted to buy a camera, chances are you would have to wait months and months for it. Canon announced that customers were to expect at least a 6-month wait for the Canon EOS R3, Sony told customers the Sony A7R IV would be delayed due to global chip shortages and the delays of the Fujifilm GFX 100S had customers questioning if it would ever arrive. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.