October 2009

Is the dSLR camera headed for extinction?
Digital SLRs have come way down in price and more and more people are buying them. Some even say they'll eat into marketshare of inexpensive compact digicams. Not so, according to an excellent article in GearLog that takes a look at the historical significance of SLR cameras. See, most people bought SLRs because they generate better pictures. But with a new generation of cameras that approach SLR quality (such as the Olympus E-P1), DSLR may become expensive niche market products once again. [Read Death of the DSLR camera at GearLog] -- Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2009 by chb

Digital photo frames coming on strong
Digital photo frames will transition from an emerging to mainstream product category in 2009, when it will exceed 25% penetration in U.S. broadband households this holiday season, according to Parks Associates. Who'd have thought? When we started Digital Camera Magazine in 1998, people laughed at the very notion of a digital picture frame. -- Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 by chb