The first half of 2012 clearly shows a big jump in production and shipment of ILCCs.
Production was up 84%, and shipments 88%. Compact digital cameras did not have such a good time.
Shipments were down 14%. D-SLR shipments followed ILCCs and were buoyant. Europe, the US and Asia saw the D-SLR market jump by 50%.
The following were the most popular ILCCs and D-SLRs in Japan in the month of June 2012:Canon EOS 600DPanasonic GF5Nikon1 J1Olympus PEN E-PL3Nikon D5100Nikon D3100Sony NEX-5Olympus PEN mini E-PM1Olympus PEN E-PL2Nikon D90
In the area of compact cameras, the following took top honours:Canon IXUS 420Canon IXUS 600Sony Cybershot DSC-WX100Canon Powershot A2300Casio Exilim EX-2R 200Nikon Coolpix S3300Panasonic Lumix DMC SZ7Fujifilm Finepix F770EXRSony Cybershot DSC-WX50Panasonic Lumix DMC-S2
H. S. Billimoria