The Japanese group CIPA published the full 2015 camera shipment report. The data are based on the world-wide shipment units collected from all Japanese manufacturers. So here are the findings:
Overall camera unit shipment (Graph above):
It shows the overall camera shipments measured in units. This includes fixed lens and system cameras (both DSLR and Mirroless). There were 35% less cameras shipped compared to 2014.
Overall system camera (DSLR+Mirrorless) unit shipment (Graph below):
Compared to 2014 companies shipped -12% cameras.
So as you see it’s the fixed lens camera marked suffering the bigger loss. Moreover the 12% decrease is also caused by the new companies strategic which focuses on premium cameras with higher profit margin.
The interesting note is that Mirrorless system cameras sold as good as in 2014. It’s basically the only camera segment not having lost terrain in 2015!