Sony Leapfrogs Nikon for #2 Position in the U.S. Full-Frame Interchangeable-Lens Camera Market

This morning Sony announced it has overtaken Nikon in the U.S. market for full-frame interchangeable lens cameras, one spot behind industry leader Canon. Sony leapfrogged Nikon because of the company’s 23% growth in this category with record sales in both interchangeable-lens cameras and lenses in 2017.

Sony is also the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer. As you can see from the graphic below, the full-frame market as a whole would be facing a small decline as compared to a year ago were it not for the growth experienced by Sony.

We reached out to Nikon for a response to this news but a company spokesman was unavailable to comment. You can read all about Sony’s line of interchangeable cameras on their website. And here's our review of Sony's flagship full frame mirrorless camera, the Sony A7R II.