The first position still belongs to Canon.
Sony's goal of becoming a world-leading camera manufacturer in 2021 is getting closer and closer, as it recently announced it has surpassed Nikon to stay second in the global market, just behind Canon.
In an event announcing a $ 9 billion investment in image sensor manufacturing in 2018, Sony set a goal to become the top camera company in three years, a position held by Canon. for several years. Sony has had a strong development recently, and as mentioned, it has dethroned Nikon's second place.
The Japanese electronics company shared that its market share in the still-worth camera market of $ 11.9 billion has increased from 20% in 2017 to 24% in 2018. Sony's market share in the small camera market (compact) increased from 26% to 29%, and held the top position. With the lens replacement camera (ILC), the company increased from 19% to 23%.
Sony has also announced that it held the leading position in the Full-frame camera market in the US market late last year. It now has more than 2 years to fulfill its promise and surpass Canon, to have a global top position.