Following yesterday’s protection of Map Digital camera’s best-selling lenses of 2023 roundup, the favored Japanese digicam retailer has additionally published a breakdown of last year’s 10 most popular new and used cameras.
Simply as Nikon topped the lens gross sales charts with its Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens, the long-lasting digicam firm additionally captured the highest place for brand new digicam gross sales final 12 months with the favored Nikon Z8. It’s no shock that prospects in Japan have gravitated towards the Z8, because it has proved compelling to photographers worldwide and was additionally the runaway “Camera of the Year” winner within the PetaPixel Awards. In his review, Chris Niccolls referred to as the Z8 the very best digicam for many photographers. It appears that evidently many agree.
Whereas Canon didn’t ship a very stellar efficiency in lens gross sales at Map Digital camera in 2023, the corporate’s excellent R6 Mark II digicam grabbed second place for brand new digicam gross sales. The R6 II is adopted by the one different Nikon digicam launched this 12 months, the retro-inspired Zf.
Following the Z8, R6 II, and Zf are a trio of Sony cameras, the a7R V, a7 IV, and new a7C II. Just one different digicam launched in 2023 made the 12 months’s gross sales charts, the Panasonic Lumix S5 II in ninth place. It might be fascinating to see how the S5 IIX fared, as provided that the 2 cameras are virtually equivalent in options and value, it’s potential that the S5 IIX variant cannibalized a few of the S5 II’s gross sales.
By way of used digicam gross sales, the Sony a7 III was the most well-liked alternative, adopted by the Sony a7 IV and the Fujifilm X-S10, which additionally positioned on the brand new digicam gross sales chart in eighth place. Fujifilm additionally landed on the used digicam rankings, with the X-T4 in fourth place.
One thing else value noting is that the Ricoh GR IIIx premium compact digicam was the seventh-most standard new digicam in 2023 at Map Digital camera, whereas the older GR III, which is equivalent save for a shorter built-in lens, completed the 12 months within the sixth spot on the used digicam gross sales charts. Each cameras can be found brand-new nonetheless and coexist in Ricoh Pentax’s lineup, which is an fascinating divergence.
In comparison with Map Digital camera’s 2022 best-selling digicam rankings, there are some acquainted faces, together with the a7 IV, the best-selling digicam in 2022, and the X-T5, which dropped from fifth to tenth 12 months over 12 months. Disappearing from the listing altogether, amongst others, are the OM System OM-1, Nikon Z9, and Canon EOS R3, three flagship cameras sporting stacked picture sensors. This 12 months, the one digicam with a stacked sensor to crack the highest 10 is the best-selling digicam, the Z8, which incorporates the identical picture sensor because the Nikon Z9.
Will the upcoming Sony a9 III be capable of make Map Digital camera’s best-selling cameras listing for 2024? The digicam’s international shutter sensor is unbelievable, particularly for sports activities and motion images.