With the growing prominence of interchangeable-lens cameras and action cams on the market, camera accessories are set to remain a stable necessity for camera users in the years to come. The digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera is the most common type of interchangeable-lens camera and GoPro is the best-known action cam brand.
Lenses are expected to dominate the camera accessories market until at least the end of 2020, with trends such as the growing popularity of wildlife and fashion photography expected to contribute to continued demand. Tripods, bags and straps are also popular accessories among camera owners.
Action camera accessories include straps, mounts, tripods, and waterproof housings. Given that accessories are integral to action cam usage, demand is likely to remain strong. However, many first-time buyers opt for all-in-one packages that include both the camera and accessories. Potentially, this could limit purchases of standalone accessories.
Monthly and year-on-year trends in the camera accessories category on Alibaba.com.
Data provided by Alibaba.com as of December 2017.