Executive Summary

Aug 2019
PROSPECTS
Mirrorless cameras offer bright growth spot

Digital cameras benefited from a major technological shift during the review period, following Sony’s launch of its first full-frame mirrorless camera in 2013. Sony dominated this area for much of the review period and saw considerable success, with the absence of a mirror enabling the lens to be closer to the sensor and also enabling changes to camera settings to be seen in real time, in addition to offering 100% scene coverage in the viewfinder.

Smartphone cameras continue to evolve and create heavy competition

Fixed lens cameras continued to dominate volume sales in digital cameras at the end of the review period, way ahead of SLR and compact system cameras. This is mostly due to the fact that fixed lens cameras are cheaper and more widely available compared to higher-end cameras.

Digital camcorders struggle, as digital cameras offer high quality video

Over the forecast period, imaging devices is expected to decline overall. Both fixed lens cameras and digital cameras are set to be increasingly substituted by smartphone cameras.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Trio at top extend lead thanks to mirrorless appeal

Canon maintained its leading position in imaging devices in 2019, with this player accounting for over double the share of its closest competitor Sony. Canon, Sony and third-ranked Nikon however all gained share in the year, benefiting from their offer of mirrorless cameras.

Sony and Canon target creatives and “content creators”

Both Sony and Canon sought to increase their appeal to millennials and younger adults towards the end of the review period. These consumers tend to be heavily reliant on smartphones but many are also focused on image quality, making them an attractive prospect for imaging devices players.

Nikon, Panasonic and Olympus play catch-up

Sony’s first-move advantage in mirrorless cameras continued to benefit the company at the end of the review period, with many viewing smaller players such as Nikon, Panasonic and Olympus as remaining one generation behind Sony in terms of innovation. However, these players also continue to invest heavily in research and development and are thus getting closer in terms of functionality.

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Imaging Devices in the United Kingdom - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Mirrorless cameras offer bright growth spot
Smartphone cameras continue to evolve and create heavy competition
Digital camcorders struggle, as digital cameras offer high quality video

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Trio at top extend lead thanks to mirrorless appeal
Sony and Canon target creatives and “content creators”
Nikon, Panasonic and Olympus play catch-up

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 2 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 3 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 4 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 5 Sales of Digital Cameras by Type: % Retail Volume 2014-2019
Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Imaging Devices: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Imaging Devices: % Volume 2016-2019
Table 8 Distribution of Imaging Devices by Channel: % Volume 2014-2019
Table 9 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 11 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 12 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024
Table 13 Forecast Sales of Digital Cameras by Type: % Retail Volume 2019-2024

Consumer Electronics in the United Kingdom - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Wireless speakers alluring as consumers seek convenience and ease of use
Saturation and maturity leave room for only a few products to perform well
Apple’s loses lead to Samsung, with latter benefiting from wide range
Two-legged race continues, with internet retailing gaining share from specialists
Small number of key products to drive forecast period growth

MARKET DATA

Table 14 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 15 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 16 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 17 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 18 NBO Company Shares of Consumer Electronics: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 19 LBN Brand Shares of Consumer Electronics: % Volume 2016-2019
Table 20 Distribution of Consumer Electronics by Channel: % Volume 2014-2019
Table 21 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 22 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 23 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 24 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

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