Mirrorless Compact System Camera Sales Picking Up Steam
April 2015 Tech Trends: The 2014 holiday period was successful for the mirrorless compact system camera market. Improving upon positive sales growth throughout most of 2014, mirrorless CSC unit sales grew 33% while revenues improved by 19%. Sony continues to lead in the CSC category, accounting for three-quarters of revenues and growing 86% compared to last year.
The DSLR segment declined more sharply, falling by 10% and 14% in units and revenues, respectively, compared to holiday 2013. During holiday 2014, mirrorless CSCs accounted for 15% of detachable-lens camera units, up from 11% in 2013.—Ben Arnold, Executive Director, The NPD Group