Sony knocks Canon off the top spot for mirrorless camera sales

Sony FE 35mm F1.4 G Master
(Image credit: Sony)

It's official – Sony has managed to overtake Canon when it comes to sales for mirrorless cameras. In 2019 Sony's market share was 22.7% compared to Canon's healthy 31.6% share. However, Canon has seen a drop in market share across the board for both DSLR and mirrorless cameras in 2020's BCN report. 

Due to this Sony has managed to sneak the number one spot away from Canon, with the company's market share increasing to 27.4% – and Canon's dropping down to just 23.8%, which is a considerable fall. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!