The 2018 BCN camera rankings are out (Nikon sales in Japan: cameras up, lenses down)


BCN published their camera rankings for 2018 and Nikon actually increased their market share in the DSLR and compact camera categories while losing lens market share for a fifth consecutive year (BCN collects sales data from approximately 2/3 of all Japanese retail stores):

Digital SLR camera

Ranking #1 #2 #3
2018 Canon 61.1% Nikon 34.4% Ricoh Imaging 4.2%)
2017 Canon 63.3% Nikon 31.6% Ricoh Imaging 4.8%
2016 Canon 56.2% Nikon 36.7% Ricoh Imaging 6.7%
2015 Canon 54.7% Nikon 39.1% Ricoh Imaging 4.5%
2014 Canon 49.2% Nikon 42.5% Ricoh Imaging 5.2%
2013 Canon 52.7% Nikon 35.1% Sony 7.1%

Digital compact camera (with integrated lens)

Ranking #1 #2 #3
2018 Canon 27.9% Nikon 25.5% Casio 17.2%
2017 Canon 27.3% Nikon 22.1% Casio 19.3%
2016 Canon 30.5% Nikon 21% Casio 14.8%
2015 Canon 28.7% Nikon 15.3% Casio 15.2%
2014 Canon 20% Nikon 15.5% Sony 15.4%
2013 Canon 17.6% Sony 16.5% Nikon 14.1%

Lenses:

Ranking #1 #2 #3
2018 Canon  Sigma  Tamron 
2017 Canon  Sigma  Nikon 
2016 Canon  Nikon  Sigma 
2015 Canon  Nikon  Sigma 
2014 Canon  Nikon  Sigma 
2013 Canon  Nikon  Tamron 

Mirrorless cameras:

Ranking #1 #2 #3
2018 Olympus 27.7% Canon 21.3% Sony 20.2%
2017 Olympus 26.8% Canon 18.5% Sony 17.9%
2016 Olympus 34.5% Sony 24.8% Canon 13.6%
2015 Sony 34.3% Olympus 22.3% Panasonic 11.9%
2014 Olympus 28.9% Sony 26.5% Panasonic 14.2%
2013 Olympus 29.8% Panasonic 23.3% Sony 20.1%

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