Nikkei: Camera market down 18% in 2018, decline set to continue

(Image credit: Nikkei)

Nikkei has published its latest report on the state of the camera market – and it’s fair to say that business isn’t exactly booming.

Indeed, the trend we’ve seen for the past few years of camera sales declining has continued apace, with the overall market declining by 18% throughout the year. A few months ago we reported that the camera market has collapsed 84% since 2010, so this isn’t exactly coming as a surprise.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.