Imaging Industry Roundtable
On the mobile imaging front, with the continued advances in the imaging capabilities of smartphones, what can we look forward to on the point-and-shoot digital camera front in the years ahead?
Worswick: The improved cell phone photo capture will make shared pictures more popular than ever. The big issue will be having these devices easily move photos off the phone for printing and more permanent image retention. I believe the days of the simplest point-and-shoot camera are numbered. It will be critical for camera makers to focus on products that far exceed the performance of a multifunction device like an iPhone.
Comon: Wrong question…When will pocket cameras get phone capabilities? I think that may be right around the corner. We expect to see some upcoming releases and certainly more by before next spring.