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As Digital Cameras Fade Away, Their Driver IC Market Evaporates
8/13/2013

The basic point-and-shoot digital camera market has fallen on hard times due to pressure from smartphone-based imaging.  (Source: Canon USA, Inc).
The basic point-and-shoot digital camera market has fallen on hard times due to pressure from smartphone-based imaging.
(Source: Canon USA, Inc).

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Bill_Jaffa
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What smartphones can't do
Bill_Jaffa   8/16/2013 4:54:48 PM
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Regardless of the number of pixels or quality of their lens, smartphones not only lack optical (true) zoom [digital zoom is a "fake" and greatly diminishes resolution]--but they don't have a socket for a tripod mount. So many of the photos taken with them come out a little fuzzy, since it is hard to hold them steady-enough while their "shutter" captures the image. It can be very frustrating--so it you want photos which are sharp, keep a regular digital still camera and a tripod handy.

Bill_Jaffa
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Oh those predictions
Bill_Jaffa   8/21/2013 3:36:27 PM
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Just to show how easy it is to be wrong in predicting the future of technology and trends, check out this EDN story on a 2005 market report claiming that smartphone cameras would actually cause the digital still camera market to grow, as users leanred to love digital photos but wanted a better camera experience:

http://www.edn.com/electronics-news/4325349/Camera-Phones-Create-Digital-Camera-Users

As they say: "oh, well, never mind!"
 


docdivakar
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As Digital Cameras Fade Away...
docdivakar   8/30/2013 5:15:39 PM
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This may be the case for the low-end point & shoot cameras BUT any day their optics is far superior to those in mobile phones.

The high end camera market is thriving and is not in any danger of going away...

MP Divakar

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