Grim future for the camera makers?

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Grim future for the camera makers?
In reply to gloaming, Apr 28, 2013

I would guess that something like 60% of all camera purchases are by people who would rather carry all the capability they ever squeeze out of their cameras in a smaller package called a cellphone.  The beauty is that, while they wait for feedback from their sent images, they can text someone else about meeting them for dinner.  What's not to like?  And who would want to text with a three pound door-stop slung around their neck or slapping against their hip bones or belly?

I expect to see the demise of two or three camera makers, or maybe some corporate mergers first...then their demise.

The people you describe are social addicts, not photographers. They are not taking sales away from DSLRs as those people would not have bought a legit DSLR in the first place. Anybody serious about photography will buy a DSLR regardless of their phone. Seperate markets.

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