Good news! Camera market grows for the first time in 13 years in Japan

A female photographer uses a Nikon camera in front of a Japanese skyline
(Image credit: Nikon)

An article published in the Japanese financial newspaper, Nikkei Shimbun, reports that the country's digital camera market is in the green for the first time in over a decade. 

With new flagship releases from Nikon, Sony and Fujifilm, Japan's domestic digital camera market has slowly recovered after the pandemic – and research from Tokyo firm GFK Japan shows that this is now on the upswing. The 2023 sales volume totaled 1.2 million units, a 7% increase from the previous year.

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.