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Death of the Point and Shoot

ericbowles

Atlanta, US
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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Fri 01-Feb-13 11:35 AM

Herb Greenberg of CNBC presented a provocative position on the growth of cameras - the death of the digital point and shoot. Here's a good article form Photoshelter highlighting the article and the trends.
http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/01/journalist-forecasts-the-death-of-the-digital-point-and-shoot/

The articles point out that while DSLR volume is growing slowly, Point and shoot sales declined by 28% last year - 33% in the fourth quarter which is the biggest.

In contrast, phones and mobile devices almost always have cameras and produce more images than all digital cameras combined. Part of this is you shoot with the camera that is with you - and a mobile device is always with you. Part of this is the sheer volume of amateurs who take photos with phones.

The greater implication of this is the impact on the financial condition of Nikon and Canon. Canon has a huge market share in the point and shoot market - and must be the company most affected by the loss in volume. And they don't really have a viable mirrorless entry at this time. The Nikon 1 line seems to be just in time to develop a position to replace point and shoot cameras.

From my perspective, I bought multiple cameras last year including two V1 cameras. I bought another iPad and iPhone. But I have no expectation of ever buying another point and shoot.

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