Japan’s Digital Camera Shipments Soar $1.37 billion in June 2007

Japan’s CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) reported Japanese companies’ digital camera shipments for June 2007 reached 7.5743 million units, up 38.9% from the same period a year ago, which is worth of 164.11677 billion yen ($1.377165 billion), up 33% year-on-year. Among these, the unit volume of exports surged by 39.6% to 6.707653 million units, giving a market value of 142.3377 billion yen ($1.1944 billion). By pixel pitches, 6-8 megapixel models comprised the bulk by registering shipments of 4.972071 million units.

8-megapixel and more advanced models achieved a significant increase of 206.5% to 2.17 million units in unit volume and 125.0% to 73.0905 billion yen ($613.33 million) in shipment sales.Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA), is a Japan-based organization set up in July 2002 to deal with technologies related to photography. Its members are engaged with the production of film-based and digital cameras, and other related equipment.