Category Archives: Camera Market Statistics

2018 Camera Market at 1985 Levels

I had a few moments to look at recent statistics from the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA). Fortunately I still have some old CIPA reports that are no longer posted on the association’s website. These old reports allow me to go back as far as 1951 to look at camera market ‘total shipments’ statistics. What I discovered was that the 2018 camera market was at 1985 levels. Continue reading 2018 Camera Market at 1985 Levels

Get Ready for Less Selection and Higher Prices

For the first nine months last year the camera market was showing some signs of modest growth. This led to some optimism that the worst was over and that the camera makers could begin to move forward with some market stability on the horizon. Over the past 5 months this trend has stalled and now some signs of camera market erosion are once again evident. Should this negative trend continue it appears prudent that we should prepare ourselves for less selection and higher prices when it comes to camera gear. Continue reading Get Ready for Less Selection and Higher Prices