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Digital Camera Shipments by Japanese Makers for Jan.

(Corrects by replacing SLR category with more specific IC Lens category.)

Global digital camera shipments by Japanese manufacturers fell 10.0 percent in Jan. from a year earlier, according to an industry group.

Shipments by Canon Inc. (7751), Sony Corp. (6758), Olympus Corp. (7733) and other companies declined to 5.6 million units in the month, the Tokyo- based Camera & Imaging Products Association said on its Web site. Revenue fell 11.9% to 75.5 billon yen ($0.9 billion).

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               Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
               2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011     YTD
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             --------------Year-on-Year Percent Change (Units)-----------------
Total        -10.0%  -12.5%  -35.3%   -5.4%    1.0%   21.3%   14.0%  -10.0%
 IC Lens      -1.6%  -15.2%  -49.5%    9.2%   45.7%   84.0%   84.9%   -1.6%
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               Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
               2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011     YTD
===============================================================================
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  Domestic   -11.0%   -6.2%  -21.8%   -2.8%   -9.2%  -11.1%    0.3%  -11.0%
   IC Lens     5.8%  -15.7%  -32.5%    7.2%    8.5%   24.7%   25.0%    5.8%
  Exports     -9.9%  -13.5%  -36.4%   -5.6%    1.9%   24.6%   15.3%   -9.9%
   IC Lens    -2.4%  -15.1%  -51.1%    9.4%   50.5%   91.1%   93.2%   -2.4%
             ---------------------Thousands of Units---------------------------
Total         5,585   7,496   8,191  12,894  13,132  11,676   9,868   5,585
 IC Lens        987   1,123     772   1,548   1,856   1,799   1,849     987
  Domestic      462   1,127     732     836     958     800     791     462
   IC Lens      103     160      90     162     157     130     152     103
  Exports     5,123   6,369   7,459  12,058  12,174  10,876   9,076   5,123
   IC Lens      884     963     682   1,385   1,699   1,668   1,697     884
             --------------Year-on-Year Percent Change (Revenue)----------------
Total        -11.9%  -28.4%  -45.0%   -9.3%   -2.4%   17.0%   18.7%  -11.9%
 IC Lens     -13.1%  -31.7%  -57.9%    0.6%   30.6%   65.3%   69.8%  -13.1%
  Domestic   -12.8%  -27.5%  -28.4%   -4.1%  -16.3%  -12.5%    0.7%  -12.8%
   IC Lens    -3.5%  -22.4%  -42.1%   -2.1%   -2.1%   21.4%   20.8%   -3.5%
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               Jan.    Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July
               2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011     YTD
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  Exports    -11.8%  -28.6%  -46.8%   -9.8%   -0.4%   21.4%   21.2%  -11.8%
   IC Lens   -14.3%  -33.3%  -59.7%    0.9%   35.6%   71.3%   77.3%  -14.3%
             ---------------------Billion of Yen in Revenue---------------------
Total          75.5    86.9    91.4   155.0   162.9   145.5   138.5    75.5
 IC Lens       32.8    34.0    23.5    53.1    61.6    57.9    62.9    32.8
  Domestic      7.9    14.5    11.5    15.5    16.8    14.1    14.5     7.9
   IC Lens      3.9     5.6     3.3     6.3     6.0     5.2     5.9     3.9
  Exports      67.6    72.4    79.9   139.6   146.0   131.5   124.0    67.6
   IC Lens     28.9    28.4    20.2    46.8    55.6    52.7    57.0    28.9
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NOTE: IC Lens: Interchangeable Lens camera. From January 2012, IC lens totals include SLR and non-reflex lens cameras. NOTE1: SLR: Single-lens reflex, cameras aimed at professional and serious amateur photographers. NOTE2: Due to the increase in the number of participating companies in the survey from January 2008, the comparison is not rigorously defined and the figures might be considered as reference values. NOTE3: SLR included the digital still camera of micro four thirds system.

Source: Camera & Imaging Products Association

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