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Digital camera shipments up 3.9% in May


Domestic shipments of digital cameras produced by Japanese makers rose 3.9% year on year to 780,470 units in May, an industry group said Tuesday. By value, shipments were up 0.6% at 18,387.1 million yen, the Camera & Imaging Products Association said.


Of the total, shipments of single-lens reflex cameras expanded 35.5% to 95,737 units, and those of compact cameras rose 0.6% to 684,733 units. Global digital SLR camera shipments, including shipments in Japan, surged 36.1% to 844,433 units, the association said.


Total digital camera exports grew 28.8% to 9,698,427 units, with the value up 14.6% at 177,567.66 million yen.

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