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Enter: The Smartphones, Exit:The Compact Digital Cameras

In a highly technological world of creativity and innovation. Designers and engineers always tend to build the most efficient product that could deliver multiple services from only one source. rewind back in time when photography was done using a plain camera and film, fast forward around a decade after, we noticed that these cameras were replaced with the  Digital Camera or “DigiCam” as others would call it. Then move a little further into recent times when the combination of the Digicams’ technology is mixed with a bit of an old school look, enter the SLR types.

It wouldn’t be long until old school is totally swept away with the high tech cameras, but this time not from the DSLR but from the iPhone and the Galaxy series phones. Yes, these smartphones (and many others) are making a move to have it all in one.

In a previous post, it discussed how cameras play a big role as part of the new gadget, Now we are moving into that era that according to an online report “Smartphones crushing point-and-shoot camera market”, the demand that smartphones are pounding the demand for the point-and-shoot device. After all, we would want to have a device that’s quickly capable of capturing images with the highest resolution and with lightning-quick speed. We are now seeing these in our smartphones.

Whether or not the compact digital camera demand is shrinking or not, personally, it still still comes in handy to have one of those things along with you when you need to take a quick snap of those memories as the smartphones really can’t aesthetically satisfy the feeling you get compared to the compact cameras.

How long before the Digital cameras really take a backseat and give the show to the smartphones, we can’t really say. But definitely, in another turn of another decade (or even year), many things can happen.

For a peek on a few statistics on how the digital cameras are performing, you can check the information below.

“Global shipments of digital cameras among Japanese firms tumbled about 42 percent in September from a year ago to 7.58 million units, with compact offerings falling 48 percent, according to the Association. Higher-end cameras with detachable lenses fell a more modest 7.4 percent in that time, it said.”

Read more about this here.

Olympus, Canon, Sony, and Nikon, get ready for an interesting few years to come. It’s either create a “smart-camera” with phone features to compete against the smart phone, or face the potential effects  of lowering demand.