Where is the industry heading - some thoughts.

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Re: Where is the industry heading - some thoughts.
In reply to GeraldW, 6 months ago

The core problem with the point-and-shoot market is that, at this point, by-and-large, cell phones are better. Equivalent image quality. Much better feature-set. Smaller. A lot of money going into cell phone cameras. P&S have stagnated -- the RX100 was the first bit of significant progress in about a decade.

I suspect cell phones will eventually get camera arrays, at which point, they'll start to eat into dSLR and mirrorless sales. 16 small sensors are arguably better than one sensor 16x as large, and the imaging system is much, much smaller.

For cameras to remain competitive, they'll need to do the same thing as the iPhone did to the feature phone -- open up and allow apps and innovation from outside. They'll also need wifi, GSM, etc.

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