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Link: why they’ve grown for the first time in 13 years, despite the power of iPhone and Android phones

According to research conducted by GfK Japan and shared by Nikkei Japan, digital camera sales in 2023 hit 1.2 million units in Japan alone, with a 9% increase for interchangeable-lens camera and a 6% increase for digital compacts, for a combined 7% increase. In even better news for the makers of the best cameras, sales of lenses grew by 4% too. The numbers buck a downward trend in camera sales since 2010, when the market peaked in Japan at 10.4 million units, and before smartphones came to prominence. The sales growth comes despite an overall 4% increase in the price of cameras between 2022 and 2023, plus the wide availability of phones with highly capable camera hardware and software, such as the iPhone 15 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and Google Pixel 8 Pro. #


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