Sony reclaims top spot in Japan, but announces price hike on cameras!

Sony A7R against brightly colored background
(Image credit: Sony)

Sony has managed to recapture its top market shares for mirrorless single-lens camera sales in Japan, after choosing to resume taking orders for popular camera products. Beating out the likes of Canon, Panasonic, Nikon and Fujifilm, the brand has returned to the top ranks for the first time in nine months, since last October.

Just a few days following the BCN Retail market share report victory (see graph below), Sony Japan has also announced a price increase on many of its best Sony cameras and best Sony lenses, expected to take affect from the September 1 2022.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.