Nikon sales drop 15%, Fujifilm sales rise 20% year-on-year in Japan

Nikon sales drop 15%, Fujifilm sales rise 20% year-on-year in Japan
Image: BCN Retail

The past year has been a tumultuous time In the camera industry's home market, Japan, with Fujifilm the only major manufacturer to see increased sales while Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus all saw sales slide – some of them very significantly.  

That's according to the latest report by BCN Retail, the Japanese body that monitors point of sale information from the country's retailers. 

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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.