So far, Canon has the three best-selling mirrorless cameras in Japan for 2022, and APS-C bodies are the most popular.
BCN Retail, a company that looks at market data, just put out a list of the 10 best-selling mirrorless cameras in Japan from January to June of 2022.
It’s not too surprising that Canon is at the top of the sales charts. It is, after all, the largest camera company in the world, with a monopoly on DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, compacts, and PTZ cameras. If it has a camera and isn’t a phone, Canon probably sells it (and lots of it).
But, as always, this chart is a good reminder of which cameras most people actually buy, not the cameras that we, as experts in photography and videography, think people are buying. More to the point, it’s a reminder to anyone who wonders why Canon keeps making cameras with the EOS M system that these cameras are so popular that they can’t be stopped.
The Canon EOS M50 Mark II is at the top of both lists because it comes in both white and black. And the original Canon EOS M50 comes in at number 10. This shows that even though the Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10 have been released, the original APS-C mirrorless models from the company still have a ridiculous amount of life left in them.
And at number three is another Canon: the Canon EOS RP. It is one of only two full-frame cameras on the list, the other being the Sony A7 IV. Seven of the ten cameras on this list are APS-C, and only one, the Olympus PEN E-PL10, is a Micro Four Thirds camera.
Still, it’s interesting to see that Fujifilm, which is known for its APS-C cameras, isn’t on the list. Even the Nikon Z50 is there, but not a single X-series camera.
The full BCN+R chart looks like this (thanks to Digital Camera Info):
- The Canon EOS M50 Mark II (Double Zoom Kit) White
- Black Canon EOS M50 Mark II (Two-Zoom Kit)
- Canon RP EOS (Canon RF 24-105mm IS STM Kit)
- White Olympus PEN E-PL10 with EZ Double Zoom Kit
- Sony A7 IV
- Black Sony A6100 with two zoom lenses
- Nikon Z50 (Double Zoom Kit)
- The silver Sony A6400 (Double Zoom Lens Kit)
- Black Sony A6400
- White Canon EOS M50 (Double-Zoom Kit)