Olympus still dominates Japanese mirrorless market – 4 of top 10 cameras!

Olympus still dominates Japanese mirrorless market – 4 of top 10 cameras!
(Image credit: Olympus)

Despite being in the process of selling its camera business, Olympus remains the dominant force in mirrorless sales in Japan. In fact, for the first half of 2020, it is the dominant force when it comes to mirrorless cameras. 

The manufacturer has four slots in the top ten best-selling cameras, with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III at both number one (in silver) and number ten (in black) position, and the Olympus PEN E-PL9 at two (in white) and six (in brown).

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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.