Posts tagged: state of the industry

Generational Opportunities Exist for the Imaging Industry

Ed Lee
 Sep 16, 2015

Excerpt from Digital Imaging Reporter’s State of the Industry 2015

There has never been a higher level of interest in photos, photography and imaging. InfoTrends predicts that almost 200 billion photos will be captured by cameras, phones and tablets in the U.S. in 2016.

Our research has consistently shown that age has a dramatic impact on consumers’ usage, attitudes and purchasing habits. We believe that baby boomers provide insight into the market of the past, generation Xers shed light on today’s market, and millennials give us an idea of where the market is heading in the coming years.
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A New Market Segmentation for Capture-enabled Devices

Ed Lee
 Sep 23, 2013

Excerpt from Digital Imaging Reporter’s State of the Industry 2013

More than ever before, consumers love to take photos. InfoTrends forecasts that cameras and phones will capture over 125 billion photos in the U.S. this year. While the photography market is certainly not going away, how consumers use their cameras and what they do with their images is changing. Moving forward, InfoTrends sees the capture market dividing into four segments.

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The Mobile Convenience versus DSC Quality Battle Intensifies

Ed Lee
 Sep 15, 2011

Excerpt from Photo Industry Reporter’s State of the Industry 2011

In the war between digital still cameras and smartphones, a battle is being fought on a convenience versus quality front. Smartphones offer the convenience of instant sharing of images on social network sites and online photo services, but the image capture quality is not as good as many digital cameras.

Digital cameras offer some of the best image-capture quality, but their lack of connectivity makes the process of getting the images out of the camera and onto the Internet difficult.

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