Michelle Boczanowski

According to a new report from InfoTrends entitled Worldwide Camera Phone Forecast: 2007-2012, worldwide shipments of camera phones will jump from over 700 million units in 2007 to surpass 1.3 billion in 2012. This growth will be driven largely by the Asia-Pacific and ROW regions, where revenues will increase at respective CAGRs of 15 percent and 24 percent. While Europe has been camera phone-centric for many years, the biggest boost to unit shipments will come from the Eastern Europe, Middle Eastern, and African regions, as more camera phone players will compete to capture a share of these developing markets. InfoTrends’ Senior Research Analyst Carrie

According to a new InfoTrends report entitled North American Consumer Digital Camera Forecast: 2008-2013, digital SLRs represent the brightest spot in the digital camera market, offering vendors growth far outweighing the increase in the digital camera market as a whole. In 2007, the DSLR market grew by 40% compared to the point-and-shoot market, which grew by 24%. As growth in the compact camera market has slowed, vendors have looked to DSLRs to provide additional revenue streams. DSLR market growth is driven by lower prices, easy-to-use technology, and increased model availability. “Consumers who are upgrading to DSLRs are no longer just hobbyists, but also include

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