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2014 Camera Wrap-Up – Fewer Cameras but Plenty to Choose From

Carrie Sylvester
 Jan 5, 2015

There were some BIG ticket items on people’s gadget wish lists during 2014 – from gaming systems, hybrid laptop tablets, and flat screen TVs. Another one of the most popular gadgets people want are digital cameras (aka Phoneless Cameras).

Although there were many new camera models introduced in 2014, there were far fewer than in previous years. In 2014, there were 98 camera models introduced compared to 127 in 2013 and 146 in 2012 (Source: InfoTrends U.S. Camera Model Tracker). It is expected that the number of cameras introduced will continue to drop by anywhere between 10% to 20% in 2015.

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Lytro Runs A Sneak Play – New Features Without a New Camera

Alan Bullock
 Jun 27, 2013

In June 2011, Lytro unveiled a revolutionary camera that tossed much of what we knew about depth-of-field out the window. Using a new “light field” sensor, the camera captures color, intensity, and direction of light rays in its field of view. The result is pictures that can be “refocused” at any time after capture.

Two years later, Lytro’s current cameras include several features that were not available at launch. Read more »

Connectivity and “Smart” – Most Interesting Camera Features

Carrie Sylvester
 May 17, 2013

Just because the camera phone — you know those handy cameras on feature phones and smartphones – has become the everyday camera for many people doesn’t mean it’s all doom and gloom for traditional cameras. In the most recent InfoTrends Digital Camera End User study we found that digital cameras are still being used to take more photos on average than a camera phone and used more often for special occasion photos. The survey also asked a “blue sky” question about interest levels in some current and possible digital camera offerings. Read more »

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Rugged

Carrie Sylvester
 May 11, 2012

Cameras are facing tough competition from ever-present camera phones. It can be difficult for a new point & shoot camera to attract attention in a sea of smartphone and tablet introductions. Fortunately, digital camera vendors can stand out by introducing new models with sought-after features like rugged, go-anywhere construction, and connectivity. In the InfoTrends’ 2011 Digital Camera End-User Study, respondents were presented with current and futuristic camera features and asked to rank the importance of each feature. Connectivity and waterproof capabilities were two of the more interesting features that respondents cited. This week, Olympus and Fujifilm introduced new camera models that address these demands. Read more »

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