December 2010

Digital photography landscape changing
According to an article in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, US retail sales of digital point & shoot cameras were down 6% for the first 11 months of 2010 compared to 2009, and in 2009 they were already down 10% compared to 2008. Digital SLR sales, on the other hand, are booming, up 20% in 2010. That's primarily because you can now get a very decent dSLR for what you used to pay for a point & shoot just a few years ago. But point & shoots are facing another problem: smartphones. People increasingly take pictures with their smartphones, and by 2014, there may be 2 billion cameraphones, which just may squeeze inexpensive point & shoots out of business. -- Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2010 by chb