InfoTrends Research Group publish this interesting article
on the digicam market: "The transition from film-based photography
to digital photography is underway worldwide. Though the complete
transition is still many years away, it is happening in all market
segments, including youth, consumer, and business. InfoTrends Research
Group, Inc.'s "1999 Low End Digital Camera Forecast Worldwide Summary"
shows that worldwide digital camera sales will top 3.6 million units
in 1999, growing at an annual rate of 36% through 2003. "A combination
of forces are driving this growth, including increasing penetration
of PCs, Internet connectivity, mass market awareness and digital photo
retail and online services," says Michelle Lampmann, market research
analyst at InfoTrends Research Group. "