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Will the lockdown of the photo industry ever end?

The figures on the camera market in 2020 published by the Japanese industry ­association CIPA on the occasion of the digital CP+ show a terrible picture of our industry: Only 8.9 million cameras were shipped last year, 59 percent less than the year before. In view of the Corona­ ­pandemic and the related canceled events, vacations and trips, this is no surprise, but it is still bad. Even worse: Those who had hoped that, as the last remaining photo fair with global awareness, the digital ­edition of the Japanese CP+ would ­provide new ideas to the ­industry, were ­bitterly disappointed.