Compact Sales Crumbling

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Compact Sales Crumbling
Jan 12, 2012

The numbers are coming in from 2011 and they are very ugly for compact sales. Down over 17%! That is a huge drop; really a titanic shift. Cell phones have finally gained enough traction with their cameras to do real, substantial (permanent?) damage to compact sales. Christmas sales were even more horrific, down over 22%.

Fujifilm's X series of cameras could not have come at a better time for them. They need higher margin, more expensive products to off set this huge drop in compact sales.

The future of the compact camera is very, very uncertain.

Numbers quoted above come from a market research company and related by Thom Hogan:

http://www.bythom.com

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