Digital camera production plummeted 28.9% in the first five months of 2009, according to figures released by Japanese manufacturers.

Digital camera production plummeted 28.9% in the first five months of 2009, according to figures released by Japanese manufacturers.

Though the total number of digital SLRs made dropped 21.4%, compared to the same period the previous year, DSLR production was only down 3% on the same month in 2008.

And DSLR shipments to Europe were 2.3% higher in May 2009 than in May 2008, state the figures released by the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA).

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