Compact cameras are making a comeback according to CIPA figures

The Fujifilm X100VI which we rated best overall compact camera in our buying guide
(Image credit: Future)

The Camera and Imaging Products Association in Japan (CIPA) has released its data for March 2024, and it would seem that things are on the up for both interchangeable lens cameras and also compact cameras. 

Between January and March this year compact cameras have seen 7 percent growth in units and a 41 percent growth value year on year - fuelled by the popularity of newer all-in-one vlogging cameras, and the incredible success of the Fujifilm X100VI premium compact.

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Leonie Helm
Staff Writer

After graduating from Cardiff University with an Master's Degree in Journalism, Media and Communications Leonie developed a love of photography after taking a year out to travel around the world. 

While visiting countries such as Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh and Ukraine with her trusty Nikon, Leonie learned how to capture the beauty of these inspiring places, and her photography has accompanied her various freelance travel features. 

As well as travel photography Leonie also has a passion for wildlife photography both in the UK and abroad.