Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
CEA Unveils New Logos For 4K Displays
IBM Offers Watson Data Tool To the Mainstream
Microsoft Releases New Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse, PC Accessories
Toshiba Introduces New Exceria UHS-I SD Memory Cards, Transmemory Flash Drive
Nvidia SHIELD Tablet Gets 32GB Storage and 4G LTE
Micron M600 SSD Released With Dynamic SLC Cache
Orange to Buy Spanish Operator Jazztel
US Government Data Requests Increased: Google
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > Mobiles > Camera ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, April 14, 2005
Camera phones sales leap in 2004


As more photographers turn to digital photography, camera phones are emerging as unlikely winners in the battle for control of the device market.

Four times more people bought camera phones than digital still cameras in 2004, a study published by Strategy Analytics has found. In all, 257 million camera phones were shipped worldwide, compared with 68 million digital cameras, the consultancy said.

"The digital still camera market is running out of steam," said Chris Ambrosio, director of Strategy Analytics' global wireless practice.

"Camera phones will eventually capture 15% of the low-end digital still camera market by 2010, while attempts to sell households in developed markets a second or third device will be restricted by the ubiquity of multi-megapixel camera phones."

This is likely to mean that vendors such as Eastman Kodak, Canon and Fuji "will find growth harder to achieve in 2006," Ambrosio said.

However, Daniel Carp, Kodak's chief executive, disagrees.

In his keynote speech at the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association trade show last month, Carp said a Mintel market study done for Kodak found that most camera-phone owners find their devices less than satisfying, even though they used the cameras to snap about 70 billion photos last year.

According to the study, nearly two-thirds of camera-phone owners rarely, if ever, upload pictures to a computer. And 70% never or rarely send photos to other phones.

Notoriously short camera-phone battery life; unexceptional photo quality, especially in daylight; and the complexity of printing pictures are causing major headaches for camera-phone owners worldwide, Carp said.

Analysts agree that there are still issues with camera phones, particularly from a technical perspective.

"Camera phones are in no way a replacement for even a modest digital camera from a picture-quality standpoint," said Peter Aknai, a senior technology consultant at Analysys.


Previous
Next
Google launches video upload program        All News        Toshiba to use Intel 854 chipset in HD-DVD player
Mitsubishi Electric Plans to Close Its Subsidiary European Mobile Phone R&D Facility MMCE     Mobiles News      Mobile phone sales up 4.5% in 2005

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Samsung May Delay Galaxy S4 Due To Panel Manufacturing Issues
LG Optimus G LTE Smartphone Shipping Next Month
New Quad-core LG Smartphone Coming In September
Samsung Says External Source Caused Galaxy S III Fire
Galaxy Chat To Hit European Shelves This Month
Samsung Expects To Sell 10 mln Galaxy S3 Smartphones By End of July
Weak Supply Of HD Displays Will Limit Shipments Of High-end Smartphones
LG Launching Voice Recognition Service Challenging Apple's Siri And S Voice
Samsung Makes Android SAFE For Enterprises
Sharp Showcases Its "Feel UX" User Interface For Smartphones
LG Optimus L5 Makes Global Debut
LG's Quad-core Optimus 4X HD Available In Europe

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .