New numbers released this week from market research company GFK show Sony compact cameras holding a strong lead over Samsung Electronics cameras since March of this year.
“In the Korean compact camera market, the portion of high-end cameras was 14 percent in 2012 but grew to 28 percent in 2013 and then to 41 percent in July this year, with almost 50 percent of market share in this market,” said a Sony Korea spokesperson in response to the GFK study.
Samsung Electronics has also fallen behind Sony in mirroless camera market share with the Japanese company capturing 55 percent. Samsung has seen its share steadily drop from around 30 percent last year to 20 percent for the first half of this year.
Traditional market leaders such as Canon, Nikon, and Olympus have been largely left in the wake of the Samsung vs. Sony battle for Korean consumers. Experts attribute Sony’s rise back on top to advanced imaging technology and digital image sensors which have led the global industry.
In popular tech website CNET’s yearly ranking of the top 10 compact cameras, Sony garnered four spots including number one, followed by Japanese rival Fujifilm with three spots in the top 10.
Sony to post $2.14 billion loss as mobile growth slows (NY Times)
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