CIPA report indicates camera sales are struggling more than ever

CIPA report indicates camera sales are struggling more than ever
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The CIPA January 2020 report is out, and it doesn't paint a very flattering picture of the state of the camera market. CIPA reports on the sales of Interchangeable Lens DSC (Digital Still Cameras), Built-in Lens DSC and total DSC, releasing a report each month that compares sales to the previous year.

Interchangeable Lens DSC includes enthusiast and professional cameras, measuring the sales of anything from the Nikon D3500 to the Canon EOS Ra. In January 2019, Interchangeable Lens DSC sales scraped 546,188. However, in January 2020 these have fallen by around 100,000 to just 446,330. 

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.