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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.