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Camera Bag Market

Camera Bag Market By Type (Shoulder Bags, Backpacks, Cases), By Material (Polyester, Leather, Cotton, Nylon), By Price Category (Low, Medium), By End Use (Professional Photographers, Non-Professional Photographers), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline)- Global Market Insights 2021 to 2031

Analysis of Camera Bag market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Market Outlook of Camera Bag

The global camera bag market is gaining momentum and is projected to expand at over 3% CAGR through 2031. With increase in requirement for various camera bags such as shoulder bags, cases, and backpacks, to name a few, manufacturers are bringing in a flurry of new products targeting diverse end users. This, in turn, is raising overall industry value.

A new report on camera bags by Fact.MR offers detailed insights of the global industry, key trends, and demand-supply patterns for the forecast period of 2021 to 2031. As stated in the report, North America and Europe will hold a major pie of the global industry share, while the market in Asia Pacific will register the fastest growth over the next ten years.

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Historical Trends Vs. Future Outlook on Camera Bag Sales

Camera bags manufacturers have been thriving on growing demand from both, professional and non-professional photographers over the past years. With increase in inclination towards photography as a hobby, apart from as a profession, manufacturers of camera bags experienced steady rise in sales. According to Fact.MR, the global market showed slow yet steady growth over the last 5 years from 2016 to 2020.

As the requirement for camera bags made from various materials such as leather, nylon, polyester, and others in getting prominence, suppliers are expected to come across more lucrative growth scope over the coming years. Advancements in online and offline distribution channels coupled with rise in adoption of cutting-edge technologies by manufacturers are expected to spur industry growth over the next ten years.

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How is Growing Inclination towards Photography Propelling Demand for Camera Bags?

With increase in polarity of photography, such as nature photography, wildlife photography, fashion photography, and others, demand for camera bags is rising steadily around the globe.

According to data revealed the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the photography industry is evolving with the proliferation of photography related activities in both, professional and non-professional domains. As stated in the report, profitability in the photography industry in the United States and the United Kingdom is 12.1% and 11.2%, respectively, which, in turn, is attracting more market players into this space.

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What are the Key Challenges Faced by Camera Bag Manufactures?

There are a few restraining factors creating challenges for camera bag manufacturers, such as-

  • Environmental policies on usage of plastics
  • Restrictions on usage of leathers due to campaigns and initiatives taken by Animal rights Organizations
  • Time-consuming process cycles

Also, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the second wave, has resulted in a temporary decline in industry growth due to shortage of material and labor, reduced photography activities, and others.

However, these restraints are expected to get reduced in the near future, creating ample opportunities for key industry players.

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Country-Wise Analysis

What are the Key Driving Factors for Camera Bag Sales in the United States?

The United States is leading in North America’s market for camera bags, and is expected to sustain is position throughout the forecast period. Growing interest in photography and advancements in the manufacturing sector are propelling growth in the U.S.

According to a report published by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the United States is one of the leading countries in North America’s photography industry. As stated in the report, PPA has brought in an extensive range of resources, initiatives, and others in order to boost the U.S. photography sector, such as-

  • Tools and resources that help photographers run profitable fulfilling businesses
  • Connecting events for like-minded professional
  • Equipment insurance
  • Strong community support and system

This, in turn, is helping camera bag manufacturers raise their profit margins further in the country.

What’s Fuelling Sales of Camera Bags in Germany?

Germany has been dominating Europe as far as camera bag sales are concerned, since the past decade, and is expected to maintain its leading position during the forecast period. Advancements in photography sector and increase in investments by key manufacturers in R&D activities are fueling sales of camera bags in Germany.

According to a report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 3% of the German population is attached to some kind of technical or other profession related to photography. Furthermore, rise in the number of photography institutes and facilities of ample of photography courses in various public universities such as Technical University of Munich, University of Bonn, University of Freigburg, and others are favoring camera bag suppliers in Germany.

According to data revealed by the European Commission (EC), there are nearly 240 universities offering photography courses in Germany, while 90% of students enroll in public universities. This explains why camera bag manufacturers are eyeing Germany in order to raise their profit margins.

Will China Remain at the Forefront of the Global Camera Bag Industry?

China is the epicenter of Asia Pacific’s market for camera bags, and is expected to exhibit hegemony throughout the forecast period. Incorporation of advanced technologies by manufacturers and increase in photography activities are spurring market growth in China.

According to data revealed by the Government of China, photography in China dates back to the early 19th century, and the industry is becoming more advanced gradually. Proliferation of photography institutes such as Tsinghua University, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, and others has also gained prominence in recent years. This, in turn, is aiding the growth of camera bag manufacturers in China.

Why are Camera Bag Manufacturers Eyeing India?

India has emerged as a highly potential market for camera bags, and is anticipated to remain in the spotlight for leading industry players. Highly developed manufacturing hubs, abundance of raw materials, and increasing demand from photographers are catalyzing growth in India.

As per data revealed by Invest India, IBEF, and other governmental organizations, the photography industry is India grew by above 15% during 2015 to 2020, and is set to expand further over the coming years. As per the data, India stock photography sales value grew from around US$ 85 million in 2015 to US$ 105 million in 2020. No doubt that camera bag suppliers are eyeing India in order to excel in this field.

Category-Wise Insights

Which Type of Camera Bag is Highly Preferred?

Presently, shoulder bags are leading the global industry, and are anticipated to remain dominant owing to various factors, such as-

  • Ease of carrying
  • Better protection
  • Suitable for diverse end users, starting from photography students to professionals

Other key segments aiding market growth are backpacks, sling bags, cases, and others.

Which Material has High Demand for Camera Bag Manufacturing?

Currently, polyester is the dominant segment in terms of material, owing to its several advantages, such as-

  • Cost-effective
  • Lightweight
  • Provides with easily printable surface
  • Comes with wide variety

Other key material segments propelling market growth are leather, cotton, nylon, and others.

Competitive Landscape

With the competition getting stricter, players in the camera bag space are focusing on diversifying their products in order to target more end users.

For instance,

  • Benro USA launched its new range of Benro Ranger Pro 400N Camera Bag, Benro Smart200 DSLR Backpack, and others, a couple of years back.
  • Peak Design recently launched its new range of Peak Design Sling Camera Bags, Peak Camera Backpacks, and others.

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report

Camera Bag Report Scope

Report Attributes


Forecast Period


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Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • the Middle East & Africa
  • Oceania

Key Countries Covered

  • US
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC Countries
  • Turkey
  • Northern Africa
  • South Africa

Key Segments Covered

  • Type
  • Material
  • Price
  • End Use
  • Distribution Channel
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Artantik LTD
  • Benro USA
  • Case Logic Group
  • Crumpler Pty Ltd
  • Gura Gear, LLC
  • Lap Shun Manufacturing Co Ltd.
  • M Billingham & Co Limited
  • The Tiffen Company, LLC
  • Think Tank Photo, Inc.
  • The Vitec Group Plc
  • Peak Design
  • Wandard

Report Coverage

  • Market Forecasts
  • Brand Share Analysis
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Market Segmentation by Category

  • Type

    • Shoulder Camera Bags
    • Backpack Camera Bags
    • Sling Camera Bags
    • Camera Cases
    • Others
  • Material

    • Polyester Camera Bags
    • Leather Camera Bags
    • Cotton Camera Bags
    • Nylon Camera Bags
    • Others
  • Price

    • Low-priced Camera Bags
    • Medium-priced Camera Bags
    • High-priced Camera Bags
  • End Use

    • Camera Bags for Professional Photographers
    • Camera Bags for Non-professional Photographers
  • Distribution Channel

    • Online
      • e-Commerce Websites
      • Company Websites
    • Offline
      • Specialty Stores
      • Hypermarkets & Supermarkets
      • Others
  • Region

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • East Asia
    • South Asia
    • Oceania

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Some of the top companies manufacturing camera bags are Peak Design, Wandard, and PGYTECH.

The United States, China, Germany, India, Japan, Canada, France, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and a few others are lucrative markets for camera bags, and are expected to dominate throughout the forecast period.

Presently, the polyester segment is the most lucrative in terms of material, and is expected to remain dominant over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

Presently, shoulder bags and backpacks have high demand, and are predicted to sustain this leading position throughout the forecast period.

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