Posts tagged: Digital Image

Digital Interchangeable Lens Cameras: A Niche Opportunity in a Maturing Market

Eve Padula
 Jul 19, 2010

InfoTrends has been conducting end-user surveys to track the adoption and usage of digital cameras for over a decade. Our research indicates that digital cameras are now fully entrenched in the mainstream market. Thanks to falling prices and ever-improving technologies, just about anyone who is interested in owning a digital camera can now find something in their price range.

Many point & shoot camera models with features and functions that will far exceed the needs of casual photographers are currently offered for prices well below $100. At the other end of the spectrum are digital interchangeable lens cameras, which offer much more advanced features, manual controls, and considerably higher price points.

In June 2010, InfoTrends completed a comprehensive study entitled Digital SLRs and Other Interchangeable Lens Cameras: A Multi-Client Study. This study included a survey of 6,406 consumers. Of these, 1,648 individuals qualified as digital interchangeable lens camera owners (some of which were mirrorless hybrid camera owners). The results of this survey provided some interesting insights about the typical digital interchangeable lens camera owner of today. Read more »

Online photo sharing breaks into everyday LIFE

Carrie Sylvester
 Nov 21, 2008

Reading a Photo District News (PDN) news feed yesterday morning, I saw that LIFE Magazine images will be available for public search and viewing on Google Images. Back in September, LIFE partnered with Getty Images to breathe (forgive the term) new life into the brand.


LIFE Images Google Landing Page

LIFE Images Google Landing Page

The new service went public this week with an estimated 2 million images. LIFE’s full historic archive of nearly 10 million images, many previously unpublished, is expected to be online by February 2009. The ability to search is being brought about through a revenue share agreement between the companies. Not to worry, Getty won’t lose money; the free sharing is for personal use rather than commercial use.

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