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Other manufacturers, such as Sony, have had their mirrorless, interchangeable lensWhere to buy 1940 2200 2970 cameras in the market since 2010. Interestingly, according to IDC, sales of such devices have been extremely good in Japan, accounting for 31% of interchangeable lens camera sales, as opposed to a lukewarm response in the West, accounting for only 10% of ILC sales in the U.S.