Smartphones are ubiquitous and it’s not new that its popularity really affected the DSLR market badly. However, DSLR camera is still on the sound state, but right now, gaining popularity of smartphone photography (basically with high-end smartphone) really put the point and shoot cameras market in danger zone. The advancement in the specifications and the huge investment in R&D are somehow protecting the digital cameras from the kick of smartphones and maintaining sales rate consistently.
However, to uplift the selling rate of point and shoot cameras the camera makers are now incorporating new features like in-built Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G SIM card slots, direct interface to social networking sites and email, smartphone and tablet-style touch screen interfaces, and Android operating systems to run different applications on digital cameras.
To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of digital cameras that include:
– Interchangeable lens cameras including digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras and non-reflex cameras or mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs)
– Built-in lens cameras
– Samsung Electronics
Other prominent vendors
– Casio Computer
– Leica Camera
– Seiko Epson
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