Japanese camera manufacturers shipped a total of 7.28 million units in July 2007, up 34.7 percent over the same month last year, indicating a surging popularity of digital SLRs, according to CIPA, the Camera & Imaging Products Association.
In dollar terms, the July shipments were valued at $1.323B, up 24.4 percent.
DSLRs alone shipped 581,522 units, a jump of 34.5 percent in July. By value, SLR camera shipments were up 16.3 percent at Â¥33.146B or $286M.
Digital camera exports in July expanded 38.2 percent to 6.45 million units, while by value they totaled $1.150B, up 28.7 percent.
Within Japan itself, domestic shipments increased by 12.8 percent to 820,000 units valued at Â¥20,037 million ($173M), an uptick of only 1.7 percent in money terms.
Digital camera exports to Europe jumped 38.5 percent, North America 37.8 percent, to the rest of Asia 30.9 percent.
[Source: CIPA, PDF 60KB]