Taipei, Friday, August 1, 2014 06:24 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
29°C
Digitimes Research: Japan-based DSC vendor shipments to fall 22.7% in fiscal 2014
Hana Hu, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 20 June 2014]

Observing Japan's mobile consumer electronics market in the second quarter of 2014, Digitimes Research found several key factors such as mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (MILC) are seeing better shipments than DSLR cameras; Japan-based DSC vendors' total shipments for fiscal 2014 (April 2014-March 2015) are estimated to fall 22.7% on year; Windows-based tablets accounted for almost 20% of Japan's total tablet sales; and NTT DoCoMo is pushing a wearable sport bracelet.

As the global DSC market continues to shrink, demand for DSLR cameras has also been affected; however, MILC models have become a new star of the DSC market with worldwide shipments reaching 266,000 units in April 2014, up 3.9% on year, performing a lot better than DSLR camera's 29.6% on-year drop.

MILC shipments in Japan suffered an on-year decline of 29.6% in April because of the country's consumption tax raise, but the drop was offset by the combined growth of 16.2% in other regions.

Japan's DSC vendors have estimated their combined shipments for fiscal 2014 to drop. Canon and Nikon are expected to see slight drops, but Sony and Fujifilm will see serious declines. The trend is also expected to boost Canon and Nikon's combined share of global DSC shipments to 66.6% in fiscal 2014, up from 60.3% in fiscal 2013.

After successfully achieving a sales share above 10% in December 2013, Windows-based tablets have seen stable sales in Japan's retail channel, and accounted for almost 20% of total tablet sales in the first quarter of 2014.

Windows-based tablets are raising demand for 8-inch and above tablets in Japan and taking market share from Android and iOS models, especially iOS-based ones. The trend shows that Apple's influence in Japan's tablet industry is not as strong as in the smartphone industry.

Japan-based telecom carrier NTT DoCoMo announced the Move Band 2 on June 4, while its competitors Softbank and KDDI also launched similar products recently. These wearable devices are capable of connecting to smartphones through apps and support several cloud services.

Since wearable device prices are not very high, paid cloud services are likely to become the focus of the telecom carriers, Digitimes Research analyzed.

Content from this blog post was provided by the Digitimes Research Tracking team, which focuses on shipment data and market trends in the global mobile device supply chain. Digitimes Research provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, China Touch Panel, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

Realtime news
  • Taiwan IC suppliers to benefit as Samsung steps up purchases of IC parts

    Bits + chips | 8h 16min ago

  • MediaTek hikes 4G smartphone solution shipment target for 2014

    Bits + chips | 8h 17min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Promotion of HEMS appliances in Japan faces problems

    Green energy | 10h 10min ago

  • Young Optics nets NT$54 million for 1H14

    Before Going to Press | 9h 28min ago

  • China market: Gome to start price-cuts to promote LCD TVs in August, says report

    Before Going to Press | 9h 32min ago

  • Teco to exhibit cloud-based smart home appliances at TAIROS

    Before Going to Press | 9h 47min ago

  • Samsung reports decreased handset and tablet shipments for 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 9h 49min ago

  • PCB/LCD equipment supplier Asia Neo Tech to debut on OTC market

    Before Going to Press | 10h 14min ago

  • Nearly 50 firms stepping into 3D printing, says ITRI

    Before Going to Press | 10h 25min ago

  • Radiant Opto-Electronics nets NT$3.07 per share for 1H14

    Before Going to Press | 10h 27min ago

  • Taiwan market: WD launches NAS HDDs

    Before Going to Press | 10h 27min ago

  • Russia market: Smartphone competition heating up

    Before Going to Press | 10h 28min ago

  • Taiwan panel makers plan to cooperate with China TV vendors to tap international market

    Before Going to Press | 10h 28min ago

  • UMC to ramp 28nm wafer capacity

    Before Going to Press | 10h 29min ago

  • Wintek becomes major touch panel supplier for Xiaomi

    Before Going to Press | 10h 30min ago

  • HTC swings to profitability in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 10h 31min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
MSI Global N750Ti TF 2GD5/OC
DIGITIMES Marketing Services
Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.