Last year CIPA figures show worse than ever sales for mirrorless cameras worldwide. 2014 may be a different figure. According to the global shipment figures from CIPA, market share for mirrorless cameras compared to DSLR has increased over the same period in 2013. According to CIPA figures, global shipment of DSLR falls by 22% during Jan-June 2014, compared to the same period in 2013. Global shipment of DSLR in the first six months of 2013 was 6,263,002 units while it was only 4,904,435 units in the same period in 2014. In contrast, the total global shipment of mirrorless cameras rose from 1,322,622 units in first six months of 2013 to 1,491,613 units in the same period in 2014. This is an increase of 13% over the same period last year. Over the same period, the total shipment of interchangeable lens cameras fell from 7,585,624 units in the first half of last year to 6,396,048 units this year, a drop of 16% over year on year shipment. From these figures, it is evident that the fall in shipment of interchangeable lens cameras is in the DSLR sector while mirrorless sector even saw the growth in sales figures.
Of the market share, during the same period in 2013, mirrorless cameras made up only 17% of total interchangeable lens camera shipments. However, in the first six months of 2014, the market share rose to 23% of total system camera shipments. In contrast, the total market share of DSLR falls from 83% of system camera shipment to 77%. All these data indicate that mirrorless is not dying, and actually gaining ground in 2014.
The above graphs are produced with the published data from CIPA.
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