CP+ 2023 CIPA report: camera average unit price is rising rapidly

The CIPA organization had an event on the CP+ show where they did display some interesting data. The graph on top show how the average price of cameras increased sharply. This is obvious as the smartphone market did up the entry level camera business. Companies now focus on making expensive models with big profit margin.

On this graph on top you see where the cameras are sold mostly. To my surprise Asia as a whole is trending below their top level of 2014. With a small recovery in 2022.

69% of all sold system cameras are mirrorless with the value being at 86%.

DSLR still sells ok in the USA and EU but not in Asia.

via DClife

First images of the new Laowa 28mm f/1.2 FE and Kamlan 70mm f/1.1 lens!

At the Cp+ show Laowa displayed the new Laowa 28mm f/1.2 FE lens! Dc.watch posted those images and some specs. I also got additional info from my source which I included here:

Specs summary:

  • Laowa 28mm f/1.2
  • Full Frame E-mount
  • manual focus
  • lens construction is 13 elements in 7 groups.
  • number of aperture blades is 13
  • shortest shooting distance is 500mm
  • maximum shooting magnification is 0.073x
  • Supports click ON/OFF switching of the aperture ring
  • 562g
  • $599
  • 600g
  • good sharpness even at f/1.2
  • High CA wide open
  • Canon RF, Sony E, Nikon Z, L mount
  • Release on March 28

And this is the new Kamlan 70mm f/1.1 manual focusing APS-C lens for Canon EF-M, Sony E, Nikon Z, and Fujifilm X mounts.

via DC.watch