China's digital camera sales more than trebled in five years, according to industry sources.

China’s digital camera sales more than trebled in five years, according to industry sources.

?The digital camera market reached 10 million units in 2008, from 2.6 million-2.9m million in 2004,? reports Japanese trade publication Pen News Weekly.

?SLR-type? cameras accounted for 10% of sales.

The report was based on figures published by monthly trade magazine Photo Market which predicts that Chinese consumers will snap up 1.09m SLR-style cameras this year ? 14% more than in 2009.

Nikon and Canon dominate the market, each holding around a 40% share.