Canon topples Sony to reclaim mirrorless throne in Japan

Canon is king
(Image credit: Canon)

Would it surprise you to know that Canon still reins supreme in the marketplace, dominating both DSLR and mirrorless sales? Probably not. What if we told you that OM System (formerly Olympus) has the third biggest mirrorless market share, ahead of Nikon, Fujifilm and Panasonic?

Welcome to Japan, where the latest sales figures have been collated by BCN Retail – the nation’s point of sale data cruncher, which runs the numbers from the retail industry and provides year-end league tables in the form of its BCN Awards.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.