State of the Mirrorless Camera Market

This is to follow up on our previous post on the most popular camera brands used, a.k.a. Apple followed by Canon and Nikon, with both the previous market leaders offering a huge range of individual cameras, so the overall popularity of individual models is likely lost in the diversity. Reference site Flickr has just released a blog entry dedicated to camera ownership that makes an interesting read regarding the state of the mirrorless camera market from 2013 to 2014.

Olympus is clearly leading the pack with it’s OM-D E-M5 used by nearly every 20th mirrorless Flickr uploader (4,7%), followed by Sony and Fujifilm cameras. If you cmopare all the data, mirrorless cameras have clearly been gaining in popularity since 2013, yet there’s also a clear shift in brand popularity. Oh, and there’s a tiny little Pentax share…

Sony by now is stealing a whopping 40% of ownership. Both Olympus and Panasonic share around a forth to a fifth of the market. Most dramatic is the rise of Fujifilm. It began the year 2013 with a share of around 10%, which has doubled to around 20% two years later. Of all the mirrorless brands, Panasonic lost the largest share within the past two years. Wouldn’t be surprised if this has to do with the bit lame designs of Lumix mirrorless cameras. Performance-wise they’re on par with the competition, just to mention the Leica-licensed optics.

Mirrorless camera ownership on Flickr 2013 - 2014
Mirrorless camera ownership on Flickr 2013 – 2014

(via Flickr)
  • Bengt Nyman

    Samsung, Nokia and Apple all deserve a mention, but it will be quite a while before you see any of them lined up in the press ditch along a football match.

  • Bengt Nyman

    Some more info about camera ownership on Flickr: