2007: 131 million photo cameras

According to IDC, the sales of photo cameras progressed by 24% in 2007 to 131 million cameras. The global market is in the hands of several companies:

  • Canon: 24.5 millions (18%)
  • Sony: 20.9 millions (16%)
  • Kodak: 12.6 millions (10%)
  • Samsung: 11.7 millions (9%)
  • Nikon: 11.4 mililons (8.4%)
  • Olympus: 11.3 mililons (8.3%)

For the SLR market (Single Lens Reflex), two companies are overwhelming:

  • Canon: 43%
  • Nikon: 40%

Canon looses some ground to Nikon, but the margins were going down thanks to added competition.