The average camera price has tripled in the last 10 years, but why?

Canon EOS R5 sensor
The Canon EOS R5 is the latest high-end release from Canon (Image credit: James Artaius / Digital Camera World)

The price of the average interchangeable lens camera has reportedly tripled in the last ten years. According to a report by SankeiBiz x iza – via Mirrorless Rumors – in Japan, the average price for an interchangeable lens camera has increased by 200% to ¥92,000.

However, you should take this news with a grain of salt. The word average is very key here. What the average camera looks like today has changed considerably over the last ten years.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.