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Digital Camera Shipments by Japanese Makers for Dec.

Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Global digital camera shipments by Japanese manufacturers fell 12.5 percent in Dec. from a year earlier, according to an industry group.

Shipments by Canon Inc., Sony Corp., Olympus Corp. and other companies declined to 7.5 million units in the month, the Tokyo-based Camera & Imaging Products Association said on its Web site. Revenue fell 28.4% to 86.9 billon yen ($1.1 billion).

===============================================================================
               Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June
               2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011     YTD
===============================================================================
             --------------Year-on-Year Percent Change (Units)-----------------
Total        -12.5%  -35.3%   -5.4%    1.0%   21.3%   14.0%    2.3%   -4.9%
 SLR         -12.0%  -33.3%    9.2%   -3.8%   14.2%    4.7%   -3.0%   -8.1%
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Domestic    -6.2%  -21.8%   -2.8%   -9.2%  -11.1%    0.3%  -12.9%  -10.1%
   SLR        -4.4%  -20.1%    7.2%  -12.0%  -15.8%   -4.2%  -16.4%  -11.4%
===============================================================================
               Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June
               2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011     YTD
===============================================================================
  Exports    -13.5%  -36.4%   -5.6%    1.9%   24.6%   15.3%    3.6%   -4.4%
   SLR       -13.2%  -34.4%    9.4%   -3.1%   17.2%    5.6%   -1.9%   -7.8%
             ---------------------Thousands of Units---------------------------
Total         7,496   8,191  12,894  13,132  11,676   9,868  10,035 115,524
 SLR          6,373   7,419   1,548  11,276   9,877   8,019   8,488  99,830
  Domestic    1,127     732     836     958     800     791     673   9,509
   SLR          967     643     162     802     669     639     543   8,040
  Exports     6,369   7,459  12,058  12,174  10,876   9,076   9,361 106,015
   SLR        5,405   6,777   1,385  10,475   9,208   7,380   7,945  91,791
             --------------Year-on-Year Percent Change (Revenue)----------------
Total        -28.4%  -45.0%   -9.3%   -2.4%   17.0%   18.7%    1.3%  -11.6%
 SLR         -26.1%  -38.5%    0.6%  -15.4%   -1.9%   -5.1%  -12.9%  -19.5%
  Domestic   -27.5%  -28.4%   -4.1%  -16.3%  -12.5%    0.7%  -18.8%  -18.2%
   SLR       -30.3%  -21.1%   -2.1%  -22.6%  -24.7%   -9.8%  -27.6%  -21.3%
  Exports    -28.6%  -46.8%   -9.8%   -0.4%   21.4%   21.2%    3.9%  -10.7%
   SLR       -25.2%  -40.3%    0.9%  -14.4%    1.5%   -4.5%  -11.1%  -19.2%

===============================================================================
               Dec.    Nov.    Oct.   Sept.    Aug.    July    June
               2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011     YTD
===============================================================================
             ---------------------Billion of Yen in Revenue---------------------
Total          86.9    91.4   155.0   162.9   145.5   138.5   137.6 1,452.2
 SLR           52.9    67.9    53.1   101.3    87.7    75.5    83.1   917.7
  Domestic     14.5    11.5    15.5    16.8    14.1    14.5    12.5   162.1
   SLR          8.9     8.3     6.3    10.8     8.9     8.5     7.5   105.2
  Exports      72.4    79.9   139.6   146.0   131.5   124.0   125.1 1,290.1
   SLR         44.0    59.7    46.8    90.4    78.7    67.0    75.7   812.5
===============================================================================

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

To contact the reporter on this story: Minh Bui in Tokyo at mbui@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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