Sony takes Nikon’s #2 spot in interchangeable lens camera sales

Sony’s top investors, executives and analysts joined each other for a conference call recently to hear the latest financials, So far so routine, but one thing that stood out was the revelation that Sony has apparently surpassed Nikon global interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) sales.

As reported by DPReview, Sony’s finance bods pointed out that Sony’s share of the ILC sales jumped from 19 per cent in 2017 to 23 per cent in 2018, which was enough to overtake the previous second-place holder, Nikon, with both still behind Canon. It’ll definitely be interesting to see if this state of affairs continues as Canon and Nikon start to throw more of their weight behind their full-frame mirrorless systems, both of which were introduced in 2018.

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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.